New Specification Enables Easy Portability of Development for Linux

The Free Standards Group has released the first version of the Linux Development Platform Specification (LDPS), which allows for portability in application development across all generally available Linux distributions. This is a crucial step towards creating a common platform for distributors, application vendors, and users, and will greatly simplify the process of building Linux-based applications. The LDPS is just the first of many planned specifications aimed at helping both Open Source developers and companies to port applications to Linux. Members of the Free Standards Group's list of supporters include IDC, GCC steering committee member Gerald Pfeifer, and others. The Free Standards Group is a non-profit corporation organized to accelerate the use and acceptance of Open Source technologies through the application, development, and promotion of standards.