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 www.dccalliance.org.
"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
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 www.dccalliance.org.
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), LinEx.org
(Junta de Extremadura), Linspire, Inc., MEPIS LLC, Progeny, Sun Wah,
UserLinux, and Xandros, Inc. For more information, please visit
For more information, please contact:
DCC Press Contact/Linspire, Inc.
SOURCE The DCC Alliance