[CentOS-devel] Defining what CentOS is

Dag Wieers dag at centos.org
Tue Dec 23 01:31:21 UTC 2008


On Tue, 23 Dec 2008, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> Ned Slider wrote:
>> I agree with Dag that solution providers shouldn't be able to sell it as
>> CentOS if it clearly isn't because they've modified, disabled or removed
>> key parts of the system.
>
> ok, so lets be clear about one thing - no-one except CentOS.org can
> distribute anything called 'CentOS'. Everything else is just 'derived
> from, based on, using parts of, inspired from etc.

So can they distribute centos-release verbatim ? Because that is the 
problem to me. They may state somewhere that it is based on, but the users 
sees /etc/redhat-release and that clearly says CentOS.

The user thinks he is getting CentOS and we are expecting different things 
when giving support. Yum problems clearly are the big offender here, but I 
can imagine other things as well. I'd prefer to clearly state that 
centos-release cannot be distributed if it does not comply with some 
rules. (We can of course also forbid distributing some other things that 
hold CentOS in that case)

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