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InfoWorld: Linux Standard Base Gains ISV Support

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.

Expanded ISV Support Gives Linux More Bite

Peter Galli for eWEEK reports that the “Free Standards Group is embarking on an aggressive campaign to recruit independent software vendors as members.”

SearchEnterpriseLinux: FSG rallies against ‘Unix-ization’ of Linux

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: 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).

LinuxPlanet: Free Standards Group Has Goals in Sight

LinuxPlanet’s Brian Proffitt looks at why the idea of Linux fragmentation may be an urban legend.

CRN: IBM ‘Chiphopper’ Ensures ISVs’ Linux Apps Run On All eServers

Paula Rooney for CRN reports that IBM will be launching “Chiphopper”, a new program that will be “a reference implementation of the LSB that tests C and C++ code specifically for IBM systems

Eweek: New Industry Consortium Rallies Around Linux Standard Base

In its November 16, 2004 issue, Eweek reports on the debut of the Linux Core Consortium, with implementation of the LSB 2.0 serving as its common core.

ZDNet UK: Microsoft debases Linux standards

Nick McGrath, head of platform strategy at Microsoft, says the LSB “will be a big challenge for the Linux community — commercial advantage is what most organisations are looking for.” However, as ZDNet UK reports in its February 1st 2005 issue, this charge is being rejected by major Linux vendors who have demonstrated their ability to cooperate by pledging support to the LSB.

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