Linux Aims for ISO Status reports on the Free Standards Group’s designation by ISO / IEC JTC1 as a PAS submitter (”an organization qualified to submit specs”) and the pending public review of LSB 2.0 — expected to be announced on Jan. 29, 2004.

ISO approval would give Linux an official imprimatur not currently enjoyed by the more pervasive Windows operating system. “Government and large corporations often require ISO certification of their products…This would make Linux a much safer bet.”
ISO would also formalize what’s rapidly becoming a de facto standard within the open-source world. All the major commercial Linux vendors…support the current LSB, release 1.3. That list includes Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, Debian, and TurboLinux, among others.

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