Advisor: Standardizing Linux
This May 12, 2000 article in Advisor magazine observes that the LSB and LI18NUX have merged to form the Free Standards Group, and explains what the new group will do this way:
The Free Standards Group will use experiences from the LSB and LI18NUX to make sure the Linux operating system doesn’t become fragmented or break into multiple versions. To prevent this from happening, they’re promoting a specification that will mean that any LSB-compliant application will run successfully on any LSB-compliant Linux distributions. The group says it is sensitive to the fact that development shouldn’t be stifled, and is working on a common subset of Linux that will work for everyone.