[CentOS] Re: is CentOS an LSB certified product?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jun 18 18:20:54 UTC 2008


on 6-18-2008 6:55 AM Johnny Hughes spake the following:
> Nicholas wrote:
>> Herrold,
>>
>> I meant RH, in terms of the RHEL distro. I look forward to have centos 
>> gain the LSB, what is needed for the pass thru? is the main CentOS 
>> community interested?
>>
>> As for the rest, thank you for the sharing of info.
>>
>> The LSB should be concern to encourage developers to built stuff that 
>> can be used across distros. LSB should reduce problems of desktop 
>> users who have been finding difficulty in getting stuff like printer 
>> drivers and other paraphernalia. The more distros adopting LSB then 
>> more developers/manufacturers will be encouraged on the use of LSB.
> 
> Well .. I have run the latest testing scripts and CentOS-5.1 passes the 
> 3.1 LSB for Core and Desktop.
> 
> It does not pass the 3.2 LSB tests yet (neither does RHEL-5).
> 
> I will work with Russ to see if I can get CentOS certified without 
> paying $20,000.00 a year to make it happen.
> 
> If we have to pay for this, well we can't be certified.
> 
> Note, only one version of Ubuntu (6.0.6 LTS) and no Debian or Fedora 
> versions are certified.
> 
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
I really believe that any "standards" organization that charges that much is 
just extorting money for a small perceived benefit.
If it passes the testing scripts, that should be enough for a "free" 
distribution. Microsoft does the same thing for its "certified" drivers. They 
charge an extortion fee for the service.
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