The Linux Core Consortium was launched Wednesday by four Linux companies: Conectiva of Brazil, Mandrakesoft of France, Progeny of the United States and Turbolinux of Japan. The group's goal is to "create a common core implementation of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 2.0" guideline. After accomplishing its goal, the end product will serve as the nucleus of each respective company's future Linux releases.
This is the second time that top Linux companies have attempted such a feat. You may recall the now-defunct UnitedLinux project, which included Conectiva, Turbolinux, SuSE Linux, and now Linux's greatest foe, the SCO Group.
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