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.”
The standards group will make certain the right software is developed so that different speech synthesizers, keyboards and other devices will work with any Linux operating system software or applications…
Round-up of recent mentions of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and the Free Standards Group: The Contra Costa Times describes the momentum of “Linux fever” in the East Bay — and beyond — and recognizes the LSB certification program as one factor that has helped Linux gain acceptance in IT.
Patricia Daukantas of Government Computer News interviews Rob Walker of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Scott McNeil of the Free Standards Group in this August 5, 2003 article:
DISA today will begin recommending that Defense Department organizations buy and build applications that comply with the Linux Standard Base (LSB), said Rob Walker, DISA’s program manager for the Common Operating Environment.
Barbara French of Tekrati interviews industry analysts on their observations at LinuxWorld New York 2003. George Weiss, Garter vice president and research director in hardware and operating systems is interviewed: “[Weiss] cited continued strong, unqualified support from major vendors for organizations like the Free Standards Group, OSDL and inhouse technology labs. ‘Standards compliance initiatives — like the Linux Standards Base — are a crucial cog in making this work.’ “
This essay originally appeared in Red Hat’s “Under the Brim” on August 9, 2002. In it, Red Hat explains why it supports and contributes to the Free Standards Group, the Linux Standard Base and the Linux Internationalization Initiative (Li18nux) and why it’s committed to obtaining LSB Certification by the end of the month.
Industry research firm Aberdeen has published a report on the Free Standards Group (March 2002). Written by analyst Bill Claybrook, the report poses the question: “The Linux Standard Base: How Will It Benefit Linux?” Read the research abstract here. (Note: Access to the rest of the report requires registration.) In the report, Claybrook writes: