The support that the Linux Standard Base has garnered from ISVs signals that the “Linux Standard Base (LSB) has come of age and is now ready to be pushed in new directions to make it more usable and useful.”
Ed Scannel reports in his InfoWorld SMB Blog that the Free Standards Group has picked up momentum with the endorsement of the LSB by top tier application vendors including Oracle, IBM’s Software group, Novell, and MYSQL.
Read Jan Stafford’s interview with Jim Zemlin to find out how the “Free Standards Group (FSG) is fighting to keep Linux from following the path of Unix, which branched off into several proprietary operating systems, forcing developers to write single-vendor applications. FSG executive director Jim Zemlin is leading that advance and waving the flag of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) all the way.”
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).