[CentOS-devel] Defining what CentOS is

Jim Wildman jim at rossberry.com
Mon Dec 22 22:34:55 UTC 2008


On Mon, 22 Dec 2008, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> Its not immediately clear as to who this is targeting. Is it for people
> who base their products off CentOS ? or is it for the Users who end up
> with broken setups ? The reason for my confusion is that the doc seems
> to target the product builders, but the support issue is something that
> comes down to the users.
>
> Also, as far as I am concerned, if their product has >= 1 rpm taken from
> CentOS, then thats what it is, based on CentOS, based around CentOS,
> incorporating CentOS, whatever one might term it as. If its got bits
> from CentOS, they should be able to tell people its got bits from CentOS.

coming to it 'cold', I assumed it was targetted at those basing 'product'
on CentOS.  Sort of a short version of how to live well with the 
community.

I suggest a piece on or link to good rpm naming/disttag usage, etc.

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