Government Computer News: DISA Recommends Compliance with Linux Standard

Patricia Daukantas of Government Computer News interviews Rob Walker of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Scott McNeil of the Free Standards Group in this August 5, 2003 article:
DISA today will begin recommending that Defense Department organizations buy and build applications that comply with the Linux Standard Base (LSB), said Rob Walker, DISA’s program manager for the Common Operating Environment.

Another excerpt:
The certification also gives Defense officials the consistency across the Unix world that they were trying to accomplish with COE, the Kernel Platform Certification process and Unix vendors for the past seven years, Walker said.
“We now don’t have to go through this with the Linux community,” Walker said.

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The announcement that DISA is adopting the LSB was also mentioned in a news article that appeared on CNET.