Two questions about UNIX(r) certification.

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Oct 18 10:42:15 PDT 2007

Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> I recently noticed that Apple's new OS, Leopard, is Unix certified.

"UNIX Certified" what the #@$#$@ does that mean as far I know no one is
in a position to make such a statement except maybe the current owner of
the Unix trademark (sco if I am not mistaken)
> I'd imagine that the big reason that FreeBSD hasn't done this yet is:
> It costs a lot of money.

And give SCO a reason to actually consolidate it's illegitimate claim to
be the steward of Unix when there is no such thing beyond the holder of
the trademark.
> That said, if in theory one were to try to get the operating system
> certified (say, to increase awareness and market share versus the
> penguinistas)...
> a) approximately how much money is "a lot"?
> and
> b) How far short, technically, does FreeBSD fall from the standard
> (we'll ignore operational semantics for the time being)

 MacOS-X is FreeBSD at it's core thus we are ready now (actually all
that is required is POSIX complience)

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