I'm happy to be a part of the Linux Standard Base working meeting this Monday through Wednesday. I've seen a lot of progress in the past couple of months and am very excited about the doors that a Linux standard opens.
There are a lot of people, from a lot of Linux companies and outside application developers, participating next week. While there is always some disagreement over finer points, the movement is almost universally in the same direction. Seeing support for this from so many places makes me happy.