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

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Tue Jul 1 17:27:33 UTC 2008

Nicholas wrote:
> Wow!
> Thats a lot of money. The Pass thru mentioned, does it also mean that 
> payment need to be made?
> I wonder what is the purpose of them charging so much?
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> 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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>> _______________________________________________
Sorry to ask this, but what exactly is the LSB? What will CentOS (and 
probably) the community gain from it? I mean, apart from RedHat 
Enterprise, Suse Enterpise and the other commercial Linux's, most other 
linuxes are not certified AFAIK.

I know CentOS stands out above the rest in many areas, and is very close 
to RedHat, in many aspects. But won't a certification shove it into the 
commercial software "class"


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