Its not a matter of licensing.
Since the days of various Linux distros, coming up with diff schemes
made it difficult for developers to target a Linux. Hence the need to
give the source, go compile in your own system mentality. This puts
off many non techie ppl.
Just imagine when a driver or application can be packaged irregardless
of the linux distro and it doesnt need a technical person to install.
Wont this makes it easier for entry into Linux? for end-user and
Rudi Ahlers wrote:
Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
Rudi Ahlers wrote:
Sorry to ask this, but what exactly is the LSB? What will CentOS
(and probably) the community gain from it? I mean, apart from
RedHat Enterprise, Suse Enterpise and the other commercial Linux's,
most other linuxes are not certified AFAIK.
I know CentOS stands out above the rest in many areas, and is very
close to RedHat, in many aspects. But won't a certification shove
it into the commercial software "class"
LSB or Linux Standard Base, is a way of assuring VARs, developers and
contractors that the Linux systems that are certified under this all
have a standard file system structure and contain a defined set of
minimum system utilities.
This way when they write software they can be rest assured that if the
system is LSB certified that it will contain the 'bash' utility, that
utility will be in /usr/bin, man pages will be in /usr/share/man, etc.
This way they only have to write 1 set of installation packages and
not a separate package for each Linux distribution they wish to
Cool, thanx for the explanation
I suppose it doesn't change the
licensing at all.
Sure, it will make the transition smoother for gamers, sound engineers,
etc who need those extra drivers, but how would it work for the
different distro's? I mean, if we have CentOS LSB, and the directory &
file structure is standard complaint, does it mean other distro's will
need todo that as well, or will it mean that hardware developers will
only write their drivers for the specific distro's which are LSB complaint?
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