OET News: IBM’s Chiphopper Gives ISVs a Running Start to Linux

OET News describes IBM’s new Chiphopper as “a lab-to-marketplace program for ISVs, designed to make Linux an easier target for their existing apps and a more profitable one… For applications written directly to the operating system, IBM takes the most open approach of basing portability on the industry standard Linux Standards Base (LSB) specification maintained by the Free Standards Group (FSB). In addition, Chiphopper supports LSB applications that use popular open extensions including OpenLDAP, OpenSSL, Kerberos, PHP, Perl and Python.”