Linux Industry Unites Behind LSB Desktop Project
LSB Facilitates the Growth of Linux Desktop
Oct. 20, 2005 03:45 PM
The Free Standards Group, a not for profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, and the LSB workgroup, has announced thirteen leading Linux vendors have united behind its new Linux Standard Base Desktop project and pledged their support.
"Adobe applauds the Free Standards Group and the new Linux Standard Base Desktop Project," said Patrice Lagrange, director, Linux Strategy and Market Development, Adobe Systems, "This effort to standardize the components that make up the Linux desktop will go a long way in making support for multiple Linux distributions possible for ISVs like Adobe."
"While it's great to talk about common Linux standards, the devil is in the details, which is why the leadership of the Free
Standards Group is vital to our real world success," said Ian Murdock, Debian founder and leader of the DCC Alliance. "Linux
desktop usage has its own set of demands above and beyond the LSB server definitions, and we welcome the LSB Desktop Project as the venue in which we can focus on, and hash out, these essential requirements."
"As a leading provider of Linux solutions, including desktop PCs and workstations, HP is very pleased to see the formation of
the LSB Desktop Project," said Efrain Rovira, worldwide director of marketing, Open Source and Linux Organization, HP.
"LSB will deliver enhanced portability and standardization, enabling customers to choose which desktop technology makes most sense for them while also facilitating the continued growth of Linux in that sector. We're happy to continue to support the
LSB and Free Standards Group in our efforts to further Linux momentum."