Two questions about UNIX(r) certification.

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at
Thu Oct 18 10:37:19 PDT 2007

I recently noticed that Apple's new OS, Leopard, is Unix certified.

I'd imagine that the big reason that FreeBSD hasn't done this yet is: It 
costs a lot of money.

That said, if in theory one were to try to get the operating system 
certified (say, to increase awareness and market share versus the 

a) approximately how much money is "a lot"?


b) How far short, technically, does FreeBSD fall from the standard (we'll 
ignore operational semantics for the time being)



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