Nice ideas but
First off the name has to change. We need a generic name not deb not rpm something that does the same thing but has a new name. What are the chances of RH buying into this :D. Second as for the LSB endorsing anything they are not worth the paper their charter is written on. They are tainted just looking at the things comming out of it shows you this. There are just to many conflicts of interest going on they have whored them selves out look at who hosts the site the mailing list etc... You have to stay neutral and this they have failed to do. Even if they say they aren't which they may not be you must stay neutral and accept nothing from the companies you are going to try and have conform to your standards.
Does he get paid for this
I can not believe someone that has been in the job area for anytime would make those assumptions about Slackware. It is by far the most secure flavor out there. And there are lists and sites for Slackware www.slackware.com and www.linuxmafia.org just to name two. When I do a comparison of changelogs I see RH has about 10+ security fixes and growing fast Slackware only has 2. In the 5.2 vs 4.0 we saw about 30vs3 . Redhat is good mind you but should be saved for the workstation or webserver with no users type install. As long as they try and change programs from the original authors intent they will have this problem they taint about 40% of the apps included if you look at the odd ball versions they give them. Slackware on the other hand uses programs as is and does virtually no modifications which always seems to get RH in trouble. They have this mindset that once they "brand" a program the user thinks its going to be better I this is almost never the case and alot of this is done by what I call "KTWFF" Kids That Work For Free. As for the others Mandrake is nothing more than a modified RH and falls into the same catagory Debian is pretty good about security but also gets prone to the above but is still much better. Sorry to flame on so much but the public is so miss-informed that it just scares me sometimes and the RH jaugernaut scares me also. I have been in this biz for some years now and when I get hired for consult and I find they are running RH that is the first thing to go I dont knot have the time to try and keep up with it. Flame off