The Free Standards Group has announced that they will make a standard API for Linux, making it easier to run applications across different versions of Linux! The FSG consists of members like IBM, COMPAQ, DELL, Oracle, RedHat and SuSE.

Those are mighty good news. I was a little worried when i found out Red-Hat included a not yet released (modified?) version of the C-compiler GCC in RH7.2. It seemed to me they were on their way to create their very own version of Linux. But now I realise they're not!

It's important that the different distros pull in the same direction, that's the only way to increase Linux' market-shares.

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