Are any modifications to the FHS being worked on (by the Linux Foundation)? explains the myriad benefits of a simpler and more consistent filesystem hierarchy, but also that without any cross-OS standardization, such efforts are as much of a disadvantage as they are an advantage.

Consequently, is the Linux Foundation drafting a Filesystem Hierarchy Standard 3.1 or 4.0?

Given the lack of activity on the mailing list that would be used to discuss revisions to the standard, I think it’s safe to say the answer is no.

Even if a group was working on a revised standard, the standard is supposed to reflect consensus, so I suspect you’d have a hard time getting it updated to follow GoboLinux-style practices.

Answered By: Stephen Kitt
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