Free Standards Group Announces General Availability Of Linux Standard Base 2.0: I believe that one of the true keys of Linux success is standardization between distributions. There was an attempt some time ago with United Linux to create a standard file system, but Red Hat never signed on so it didn’t get far.
Today, however, we have the Free Standards Group, of which Red Hat is a member.
The Free Standards Group also announced today that the standard has earned support from the majority of Linux distribution vendors throughout the world, marking a significant stage in the deployment of a true global standard for Linux.
As for United Linux, it’s still around with Suse as its only remaining major player. (But Caldera — now SCO — is in there, so how can you lose…)