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Linux Standard Base BoFS

Mats Wichmann (mats.d.wichmann@intel.com)

The Linux Standard Base is the community forum for the Linux-related standardization work. LSB is at the core a project to develop a standard application portability platform - an environment that applications can count on to be present and work predictably. The specification covers many aspects of application requirements including installation guidelines, file locations, libraries and interfaces, etc. The LSB is very much a best-practice specification, a term which we consider defined as "if all the major distros are shipping it...". During the past 18 months there's been a lot of evolution in the LSB project, including the addition of desktop interfaces, work on packaging and printing, runtime languages (like Python and Perl), evolution of the testing framework, and the transition to a new organization, the Linux Foundation. The BOF will provide a venue to discuss all things LSB.