[lsb-discuss] [Printing-summit] Printer/driver testing andcertification

Dan Kohn dan at dankohn.com
Mon Aug 21 10:44:29 PDT 2006

Sorry, I meant upload to the FSG.  I do believe that the FSG is by  
far the best placed organization to certify printers and distros to  
work together.  That's not been a part of the LSB before, but I think  
it adds value for everyone to add it going forward.

            - dan
Dan Kohn <mailto:dan at dankohn.com>
<http://www.dankohn.com/>  <tel:+1-415-233-1000>

On Aug 21, 2006, at 10:08 AM, Nick Stoughton wrote:

> On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 06:39 -0700, Dan Kohn wrote:
>> Jens, thanks for your thoughts.  In short, the LSB Certification
>> process consists of self-testing, combined with as comprehensive a
>> test suite as we can build.  The results of the test suite are
>> uploaded to the LSB.  We're not looking to test the printers (or
>> apps, or distros) ourselves.
> Dan ... it is vital to grasp the difference between the LSB, the Linux
> Standard base, which is a specification with a program of other
> supporting features, and the FSG, the Free Standards group, which is a
> commercial entity responsible for the LSB certification program.
> The results of the test suite have absolutely no place in the
> specification, and should NOT be uploaded to the LSB! On the other  
> hand,
> they are an essential part of the certification process, and should be
> uploaded to the FSG, who should be auditing them.
> And as Doug said earlier, are we really expecting to have hardware  
> tests
> as a part of the certification program? This is definitely going off
> track!
> -- 
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> USENIX Standards Liaison                Fax:  510 548 5738

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