[lsb-discuss] [Printing-summit] Printer/driver testing andcertification
dan at dankohn.com
Mon Aug 21 13:39:39 PDT 2006
Also, the FSG is a non-profit, not a commercial entity.
Dan Kohn <mailto:dan at dankohn.com>
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
>> 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
>> 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
>> as a part of the certification program? This is definitely going off
>> Nick Stoughton Cell: 510 388 1413
>> USENIX Standards Liaison Fax: 510 548 5738
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