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

Dan Kohn dan at dankohn.com
Mon Aug 21 13:39:39 PDT 2006

Also, the FSG is a non-profit, not a commercial entity.

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

On Aug 21, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Dan Kohn wrote:

> 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!
>> -- 
>> Nick Stoughton                          Cell: 510 388 1413
>> USENIX Standards Liaison                Fax:  510 548 5738
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