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

On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 05:05:21PM -0700, Nathan Myers wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 06:36:14PM -0500, Christopher Yeoh wrote:
> > As for the name - the motivation for the project primarily came from
> > people who used Linux kernel based systems, and the name ended up
> > including Linux.
> It would be much more apt to call this thing the GSB, GNU Standard Base.  

While Nathan has a point (in almost all cases the LSB specifies the
behavior of GNU software, and not the behavior of the Linux kernel), it
isn't necessarily about GNU either (after all, the C++ ABI is based on a
negotiation that involved both GCC developers and proprietary compiler
vendors who compete with GCC), and I don't care to repeat the "GNU/Linux"
name fight again.  BSD-based distributions or Solaris x86, with
appropriate packages, might well be able to meet the standard, or to come
sufficiently close that it still serves as a binary application
portability mechanism.

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