The X/Open Portability Guide, published by the X/Open Company, Ltd., is
a more general standard than POSIX. X/Open owns the Unix copyright and
the XPG specifies the requirements for systems which are intended to be
a Unix system.
The GNU C library complies to the X/Open Portability Guide, Issue 4.2,
with all extensions common to XSI (X/Open System Interface)
compliant systems and also all X/Open UNIX extensions.
The additions on top of POSIX are mainly derived from functionality
available in System V and BSD systems. Some of the really bad
mistakes in System V systems were corrected, though. Since
fulfilling the XPG standard with the Unix extensions is a
precondition for getting the Unix brand chances are good that the
functionality is available on commercial systems.
Published under the terms of the GNU General Public License