The DCC Alliance Releases Common, Standards-Compliant Core for Debian GNU/Linux Distributions

Major Linux Vendors Reach Major Milestone in Advancing Enterprise Adoption of

Debian GNU/Linux

Dec 06, 2005, 00:00 ET from The DCC Alliance

    INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Major Linux vendors and
 non-profit organizations today officially released DCC 3.0, a common,
 standards-compliant Debian core to serve as the basis for DCC Alliance member
 distributions and further the commercial adoption of Debian GNU/Linux.  DCC
 3.0 is fully compliant with the Linux Standards Base (LSB) 3.0, permitting
 independent software vendors (ISVs) and independent hardware vendors (IHVs) to
 port or write single versions of their products for Linux that will run on all
 Linux distributions based on the DCC as well as other LSB-compliant
 distributions.  For more information, please visit
     "The release of DCC 3.0 is a major milestone in our organization's brief
 history, and tangible proof that through intense collaborative effort, members
 with diverse objectives can rally around industry standards to advance our
 common commercial interests," said Ian Murdock, Debian founder and leader of
 the DCC Alliance.  "Debian GNU/Linux already enjoys a worldwide reputation,
 and DCC 3.0 is a practical first step by our alliance to help Debian achieve
 its rightful place in the enterprise space."
     DCC as the Basis for Member Distributions and Certification
     The DCC is not a complete Linux distribution -- it is a common core
 comprised of essential programs or "packages" from Debian GNU/Linux, combined
 with member contributed additions to attain LSB compliance and achieve broad
 commercial acceptance and support.  Users will not install the DCC directly;
 rather, they will install a Linux distribution from one of the DCC Alliance
 members.  The Alliance will guarantee application compatibility across these
 Linux distributions, as well as provide a single certification for independent
 software vendors (ISVs) and independent hardware vendors (IHVs) that applies
 to all of the member distributions.
     Alliance members will integrate the DCC into their products as part of
 their normal release cycles in 2005 and 2006.
     DCC Reference Implementation Available for Testing
     In addition to the DCC common core itself, the DCC Alliance has produced a
 DCC Reference Implementation (DCCRI).  The DCCRI is a minimal DCC-based Linux
 distribution designed to serve as a vehicle for experimentation and
 integration testing, as well as the baseline for the DCC Alliance
 certification program.
     For more information about the DCC and the DCC Alliance, including how to
 get involved in development of the common core, how to join the DCC Alliance,
 and how to build a DCC-based distribution, please visit
     About the DCC Alliance
     The DCC Alliance is an association of organizations and individuals to
 assemble a common, standards-based core for Debian-based Linux distributions
 and accelerate worldwide commercial adoption of Debian GNU/Linux.  Founding
 members of the Alliance include credativ, KNOPPER.NET (KNOPPIX),
 (Junta de Extremadura), Linspire, Inc., MEPIS LLC, Progeny, Sun Wah,
 UserLinux, and Xandros, Inc.  For more information, please visit
     For more information, please contact:
     Heather MacKenzie
     DCC Press Contact/Linspire, Inc.
     858-587-6700 x263
     858-587-8095 (Fax)

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