Linux vendors standardize on LSB 4.0 as 4.1 enters Beta
In July of 2008, the Linux Foundation started the process for standardizing Linux with the Linux Standards Base 4.0 spec.
This week, after a couple years of official availability the Linux Foundation is set to formally announce that all of the leading commercial Linux vendors have now certified to LSB 4.0.
What took them so long?
Yes, I agree that LSB is an important tool to make sure that there is some degree of standardization across all Linux distributions. But the issue of packaging and broader dependencies is still a big one (for me) at least. The same RPM that I get for Fedora won't work on Ubuntu and Ubuntu DEB packages won't work on SUSE etc etc.