Editor’s Note: The availability of competing technical standards is one reason why OMB Circular A-119 has been updated to provide enhanced treatment of market-driven consortia standards, see here.
From: ars technica
Red Hat developer’s Flatpak installs apps on Fedora, Ubuntu, and other distros.
by Jon Brodkin
Linux developers are going to have more than one choice for building secure, cross-distribution applications.
Ubuntu’s “snap” applications recently went cross-platform, having been ported to other Linux distros including Debian, Arch, Fedora, and Gentoo. The goal is to simplify packaging of applications. Instead of building a deb package for Ubuntu and an RPM for Fedora, a developer could package the application as a snap and have it installed on just about any Linux distribution.