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LSB Recognized by ISO

News surfaced today that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has approved the Linux Standards Base (LSB) as an international standard. The LSB 2.0.1 core specification has been accepted by the ISO and will be published as International Standard 23360.

In my eyes, this is a big indicator of Linux’s maturity. Does Linux still need growth in some areas to be more competitive with Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, Solaris, or Mac OS X? Yes, certainly. And yet, at the same time, Linux has strengths all its own as well. This recognition by the ISO of the Linux Standards Base serves to further legitimize Linux as a viable and worthy competitor to the proprietary operating systems listed above.

(By the way, you’ll note that I did not include Novell’s Open Enterprise Server in the list of operating systems above because it is, of course, based on Linux.)

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