Ralf S. Engelschall writes: "I'm proundly announcing today the release of OpenPKG 1.0, the world of cross-platform RPM-based Unix software packaging. A flexible and powerful software packaging facility, OpenPKG eases installation and administration of Unix software across several platforms. It primarily targets the Unix platforms FreeBSD, Linux and Solaris, but is portable across mostly all modern Unix flavors. OpenPKG was created in November 2000 and after over one year of development it is already a mature technology in production use. It is available as Open Source and is further maintained by both my development team at Cable & Wireless Germany and our contributors. For more details visit openpkg.org and ftp.openpkg.org."