> What makes Debian great is not its packaging format (which is just an ar file) but the Debian packaging policy.
So? Those who want to distribute software must learn both to use a different tool (the LSB has selected RPM) and to respect a policy.
If one tool has been selected by the distributions then you'd only have to respect the policy as the tool would be already known..
If Debian developpers doesn't care that much about the .deb format why do they stick with it?
I don't care which packaging format is used, but what is very important is that there should be as few as possible..