LSB Achieves ISO Approval
Yesterday the Free Standards Group announced that the LSB has achieved approval as an official international standard. You can read the press release here. This is a huge achievement for the LSB and the Linux operating system. As the release states:
ISO approval shows the world that Linux is a serious, mainstream operating system, a serious companion to POSIX systems. It provides a benchmark between procurement and vendor, preserving healthy competition without allowing fragmentation of the market. Standards have been shown to contribute more to economic growth than patents and licenses combined, and the LSB will open the door to Linux as a requirement in large scale (e.g. Government) procurements. The approval of the LSB also makes it easier for individuals, companies and governments to concentrate their efforts on one unified program.