"This article ties together a number of exciting ideas in the
Free/Open Source (FOSS) community, to suggest a new direction for
the Linux distribution. Many of these ideas are also applicable to
"Although there are several mature, high quality distributions
available, Linux has had a very hard time breaking through in
certain markets, such as the desktop. In addition, the internet,
which has already dramatically transformed the environment for
other content-creating industries, may now alter the established
methods for software packaging and installation..."
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