Linux Standards Base
Chapter 1. Software Installation
Applications shall either be packaged in the RPM packaging format as defined in this specification, or supply an installer which is LSB conforming (for example, calls LSB commands and utilities). [37
Distributions shall provide a mechanism for installing applications in this packaging format with some restrictions listed below. [38
I posted the above excerpt because I am curious on what the community thinks about LSB declaring "rpm" as the
packaging format. I do realize that footer  allows for others, but it sparked my curiosity enough to want to inquire with in the community.