Live from the Third Annual Atlanta Linux Showcase 2000: Todd Weiss of Computerworld reports on the Free Standards Group’s release of the first version of the Linux Development Platform Specification. Read the article as seen on CNN.com. 
Excerpts from the article:
“This is a big thing,” said Scott McNeil… “Predating Linux, Unix was always trying to be unified, with no success.” Now, with the adoption of Linux specifications, the future of Linux standardization looks brighter, he said. “To come out with the first version of a new standard is big stuff.”
The new specifications will mean that Linux developers will be able to work with standardized tools, kernels, and libraries that will allow their work to function properly across other Linux distributions, McNeil said.