The publication of “Building Applications with the Linux Standards Base” is announced by IBM Press on November 12th, 2004. This publication will be “the authoritative hands-on guide for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other Linux application and software developers on how to create, test and certify software to be LSB 2.0-compliant.”
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.