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The Value of Standards (Cont’d)
Today, all the major vendors have implemented the Single UNIX Specification
The UNIX 95, UNIX 98 and UNIX 03 marks are validated using extensive tests that allow objective determination of conformance and backed up by a unique vendor guarantee –
Vendors continue to add value to the UNIX system , particularly in areas of new technology - always built on top of the concensus standard.
The commonality of a standard core allows leads to added value:
From System vendors who can concentrate on adding value in new innovative area
From Software vendors who through spending less time porting their products can add value into their applications