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The Distributions Take a Stand on Standards


Norman M. Jacobowitz Issue #62, June 1999 Mr. Jacobowitz talks about standards with representatives of the various distributions by e-mail and at the LinuxWorld Expo. With all of the recent debate about standardization and the future of Linux standards, it’s natural to wonder where the major Linux distributions and other key industry players stand on the subject. So, to find ...

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The Past and Future of Linux Standards

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Daniel Quinlan Issue #62, June 1999 “The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.” –Professor Andrew S. Tanebaum (author of MINIX). Despite their well-earned reputation as a source of confusion, standards are one of the enabling factors behind the success of Linux. If it were not for the adoption of the right ...

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