Joined the Austin Group

So I signed up (privately, in a personal capacity) to the Austin Group lists. I want to get more involved in both POSIX, and in LSB. Both of these are fundamental standards of which we need more, not fewer. There’s a reason why increasing amounts of hardware works with Linux (other than purely the dedicated work of many developers) and that is because today’s hardware is built using well defined standards. A lot of fundamental software is, too, but far from all of it. I think a lot of people simply dismiss efforts like LSB as being stuffy and antiquated, completely failing to see the value in not repeating the UNIX Wars. I have a lot of standards reading to do myself, and I don’t profess to be an expert on the LSB (yet), but I do plan on that changing.


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