The September 13, 2004 issue of CNET News.com summarizes the support garnered by the Free Standards Group for LSB 2.0. “A number of software makers and well-known IT vendors have agreed to endorse the Free Standards Group’s latest Linux standard to help create common ground for companies building open-source technologies.”
Check out the May 2004 issue of Linux Journal and read the article “How to Build LSB Applications.” The article was authored by Stuart Anderson, lead developer of the LSB Written Specification, who writes:
Don’t leave your Linux software stuck on one distribution.
The March 22, 2004 issue of Express Computer India features this overview of Linux printing systems — from CUPS to LPRng. The OpenPrinting Workgroup of the Free Standards Group is also mentioned:
This workgroup, comprised of many industry experts, is defining APIs and standards that will bring Linux up to speed with its competitors.
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.”