Anonymous Reader writes "I'll admit it; the concept of finding a road that meets in the middle with regards to RPM and DEB packages has crossed my mind before. And yet in the end, I decided to let it go. After all, I’m not all that convinced that it will ever happen anyway.
Then I came across this piece about something that Mark Shuttleworth , the person behind the Ubuntu movement, had written, and I was intrigued. He points out that in many ways, the differences between the two packaging formats are more hindrance than help to the end user. Could this really be true? Ah, that is the real question, I suspect."