Lately I have been watching a couple of threads related to Ubuntu packaging and publishing whichs makes me feel something is wrong.
With all respect, I believe Matt was probably dreaming when he came up with the "We’ve packaged all of the free software" title. There are plenty of applications not properly archive maintained or even packaged due to the lack of human resources.
Then Jorge on this article narrowed the issue to the the centralized versus distributed model. It's a bit concerning the argument which involves "iPhone’s app store", will Ubuntu app store follow iPhone's restrictive strategy because *some* people like it ?
Opinions apart, there will be a new process for applications inclusion which is great but which I am afraid will be commercially oriented. If Ubuntu does not have the resources to handle the current community oriented package inclusion process for development releases, REVU I really don't see how it will be able to handle post release inclusions unless there is revenue involved.