[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]
Since 1979 (or thereabouts), Linux and UNIX-like
operating systems have followed a particular, if arcane, way of
organizing files. Now the Fedora Project is proposing a plan that
will drastically change the way this filesystem hierarchy stores
binary applications… if they can work out the potential kinks.
Specifically, the developers in the Fedora Project are proposing
to move all executable files into the /usr/bin directory and their
libraries into /usr/lib or /usr/lib64, as needed.