[Printing-summit] [lsb-discuss] Printer/driver testing and certification

Doug Beattie dbb at beatties.us
Sat Aug 19 10:46:26 PDT 2006


Dan, what do you mean with "All LSB Certified printers work on all LSB
Certified distros"?

Last I remember the LSB was not about hardware, but software. The key
word Rajesh used was "drivers". This is not hardware. Also, unless
things have changed drastically since some of us became less involved
the LSB did not get involved at the "kernel/driver" level either.
Perhaps the wording should talk more about the higher level
communications between ISV apps and the print services the distros
provide being LSB certified. Agreeing on and standardizing this area
would be more in line with the original concepts on which the LSB was
founded.

It would be nice to get printer makers onboard, but that is not really
related specifically to the LSB standards.

Doug


On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 02:33:06PM -0700, Dan Kohn wrote:
> Hi, I believe I am the new person to whom Mats refers.  I'm Dan Kohn,  
> the new VP, Business Development for the FSG.
> 
> Actually though, Amanda, as Director of Marketing, is responsible for  
> the branding, and Jim Zemlin has a lot of branding expertise as  
> well.  But I certainly have been strongly encouraging the FSG to add  
> branding as a core focus of our organization and that is very much  
> the direction we're heading.
> 
> Rajesh said:
> > "All LSB certified printer drivers will work on all LSB certified  
> > distros"
> 
> I just want to emphasize how much I support this.  I would simply it,  
> though, to: "All LSB Certified printers work on all LSB Certified  
> distros".
> 
> Please be assured that if you (with Ian's help) can develop the  
> testing infrastructure to make the certification meaningful, we will  
> do everything possible to get the distros and printing vendors onboard.
> 
>             - dan
> -- 
> Dan Kohn <mailto:dan at dankohn.com>
> <http://www.dankohn.com/>  <tel:+1-415-233-1000>
> 
> 
> On Aug 18, 2006, at 9:31 AM, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> 
> >
> >>> What do you think? Instead of creating a separate
> >> certification program, we should use the existing brand and
> >> certification program that is well suited for this.
> >>
> >> Existing certification program? Id there already an existing
> >> certification program for printers and/or printer drivers at
> >> LSB or FSG?
> >
> > In any case FSG has a new person whose responsibilities
> > include branding strategy, and decisions on such topics
> > will need to rest there.
> >
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