|| ||Scott McNeil <email@example.com>|
|| ||Linux Weekly News <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||Extending Linux|
|| ||Mon, 16 Sep 2002 19:25:58 -0700|
As you know, LSB 1.2 is complete.
Now it is time to expand LSB's coverage, to better meet the needs of
Linux based application developers and "normalize" the use and
acceptance of free and open source software.
While the LSB is already moving forward with planned updates that will
include more interfaces (such as C++) and features (such as
standardized package management) we need your input. We need to know
what interfaces and features future versions of the LSB should
include. For that mater, we need to know what interfaces and features
Linux itself is missing.
Our goal is to increase compatibility among runtime environments. With
this, application developers will find it easier to develop their
applications for Linux with less concern for having to support the
variations in APIs that they face today. Greater adoption of Linux by
application developers will mean more applications and functionality
for the platform.
This is the brainstorming phase, all ideas are welcome. Think about
what you would like done in an ideal world with unlimited resources.
Lastly, as you may know, we have modularized our standards (i.e.:
LSB, Li18nux, OpenPrinting, etc.) so don't worry about the LSB
becoming too large to be functional. We can always put features
outside of the "LSB core" and into a modular and potentially optional
Go to www.freestandards.org/linuxfuture to add your input.
Free Standards Group
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