[Accessibility] Conformance Statement Draft--For Wednesday's Telecon

George Kraft gk4 at austin.ibm.com
Fri Aug 19 07:50:29 PDT 2005

After rereading the FSGA Conformance Statement, I believe it is
mislabeled.  I believe what has been written is the benefits of


Below is the FSG Certification Authority's definition of conformance,
compliance used for the, and certification with examples with respect to
the LSB product standards.


CONFORMANCE requirements are stated in a specification (they are an
agreed set of rules defining what it means to meet the requirements of a
specification). [there should be a lot of "shall provide" and "may
provide" statements one must follow.]

Example: http://refspecs.freestandards.org/LSB_2.1.0/LSB-Core-generic/LSB-Core-generic/implementation.html

COMPLIANCE is a claim of conformance.

Example: http://www.redhat.com/en_us/USA/Home/Company/News%2Band%2BEvents/Red%2BHat%2BPress%2BRelease%2BArchive/2004/Red%2BHat%2BEnterprise%2BLinux%2Bv.3%2BHas%2BBecome%2BFirst%2BVendor%2Bto%2BAchieve%2BLSB%2BInternationalization%2BRuntime%2BEnvironment%2BCertification.html

CERTIFICATION is proof of compliance (by some agreed measure, sometimes
this is not total proof, sometimes there is an attached warranty,
sometimes there is a logo or mark that can be used in association with a
certified product).

Example: http://www.linuxbase.org/test/registered.html

George (gk4)

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