Question About Becoming LSB Certified..?!

Dan Kegel dank at
Fri Aug 16 06:38:14 PDT 2002

Mark Constable wrote:
> On Friday 16 August 2002 16:38, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> > ...
> > The certification logo is just a step further, designed
> > to give confidence to those folks that need the extra
> > reassurance of an independent impartial audit of the
> > compliance claims. That extra step consts some money
> > to achieve.
> As in "how much" ?
> So does that mean "you guys" will control whether any particular
> distro is LSB compliant or not and unless participants pay some
> amount of money they can never be offically sanctioned as a truly
> LSB compliant system ?

Oh, relax.  All the test suites are open, you can run your own
conformance tests.  With small distros, all people care about is
that their programs run!  The large distros need the official seal
so corporate buyers won't balk.  Once you are worried about that
problem, you can afford the fee for the official testing.

If you want to worry about restrictive compliance testing regimes,
go check out what it takes to be certified as Java 1.4 compliant,
or J2EE compliant.  Sun makes it *very*, *very* expensive, and in fact,
more or less impossible.

- Dan

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