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

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Tue Jul 1 17:41:27 UTC 2008

Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>> 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"
> LSB or Linux Standard Base, is a way of assuring VARs, developers and
> contractors that the Linux systems that are certified under this all
> have a standard file system structure and contain a defined set of
> minimum system utilities.
> This way when they write software they can be rest assured that if the
> system is LSB certified that it will contain the 'bash' utility, that
> utility will be in /usr/bin, man pages will be in /usr/share/man, etc.
> This way they only have to write 1 set of installation packages and
> not a separate package for each Linux distribution they wish to
> develop for.
> -Ross
> ______________________________________________________________________
Cool, thanx for the explanation :) I suppose it doesn't change the 
licensing at all.


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Rudi Ahlers
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