Just a quick note to avi: rpm need not change name. I believe that, officially, RPM now stands for "RPM Package Manager". If people keep calling it "Red Hat Package Manager", it's because they want to. Of course, Red Hat seems to still call it Red Hat Package Manager, but so do I, at times. Furthermore, rpm is not Linux-specific, so the lpm name would not be a good idea. And I don't see what makes sourceforge.net more neutral than rpm.org.
One more thing about the Freshmeat editorial claudio wrote: several people (including people I never heard of) have asked me if the opinions in the article are Conectiva's (with one n:)) official position. Well, no. But the discussion it raises will hopefully be useful. I like to see people got tired of discussing irrelevant things like package managers endlessly, it shows the community is a little more mature. Package managing is a extremely boring thing, and the less people care about it, the better (I think). Kudos to claudio for the editorial.