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Re: [Lsb-wg] opposition to LSB 2.0 rc1


Alan Cox wrote:

On Iau, 2004-07-29 at 17:13, Benjamin Kosnik wrote:

These objections have been explained to the LSB, and their response
has not been satisfactory, although this effort is ongoing. Proposals
to drop the C++ parts of the LSB 2.0 specification were specifically
voted down.

Does the gcc steering committee have a formal opinion on the situation ?

The opinion of the FSF (I don't remember RMS's exact wording) is that a "Linux Standard Base" is not relevant to GNU.

In fact, it's kind of strange:  LSB seems to be trying to define an
application binary interface (in the general sense, including file
system standards), for which the choise of kernel should have no
relevancy (except for marketing).  E.g. it seems perfectly reasonable
for a BSD-based system to support such a standard, except perhaps
for the unnecessarily polarizing name.
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