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Through the years of Linux development, many people have asked the question, "What is being done to test Linux?" Historically, Linux testing efforts have been primarily informal and ad-hoc in nature. Users of Linux simply use it for their own normal purposes and report any problems they find. Little has been done to bring any organized testing effort to Linux though. This matter improved somewhat in May of 2000 when Silicon Graphics Inc. introduced the first version of the Linux Test Project (LTP). Since that time, many individuals in the open source community and even companies such as IBM ®, OSDL , and BULL ® have contributed to the LTP.

Paul Larson 2002-09-11