Evan Leibovitch reviews the history of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) in this May 16, 2000 article on ZDNet . Includes quotes from Dan Quinlan, who says:
“We have a good group of people…and they’re all focused on what we need to do.”
Another quote from the article:
“The LSB is sensitive to the fine line between creating standards and inhibiting innovation, especially within a community as diverse as Linux’s is. So the LSB’s target is actually quite specific: define a minimum Linux base upon which developers can depend for consistent locations and programming interfaces.”
Read the entire article here.