In this May 8, 2000 article in Computerworld , Dominique Deckmyn writes about the Linux Standard Base Project and the Linux Internationalization Initiative joining forces to form the Free Standards Group. He interviews analysts Dan Kusnetzky of IDC and Stacey Quandt of Giga Information Group, as well as the Free Standards Group’s very own Dan Quinlan.
This quote from analyst Dan Kusnetzky of IDC says it all:
“This is really important to the future of Linux,” said Dan Kusnetzky, an analyst at IDC, in Framingham, Mass.
Kusnetzky said the broad industry support for the new group could virtually assure that application vendors will adopt the specification. “If this means that [the group’s supporters] will comply with the standards promulgated by the group, the majority of Linux software will automatically follow the standards,” Kusnetzky said.
Read the article as seen on Computerworld here .