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

Nicholas nicholas at oscc.org.my
Fri Jun 27 06:40:17 UTC 2008


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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