[CentOS-devel] Defining what CentOS is

Jean-Marc LIGER jean-marc.liger at siris.sorbonne.fr
Tue Dec 23 09:45:31 UTC 2008


Ned Slider a écrit :
> 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.
>>
>>     
>
> Agreed - I think the gripes I see mainly stem from hosting providers 
> selling solutions that are based on CentOS as CentOS... the /based on/ 
> seems to get forgotten somewhere along the line. Their not distributing 
> it, just selling a solution using it or based on it.

Things should be more simple if providers could targeted theirs products 
as a single name branded repo, the same way that centosplus repo deals 
with other centos upstream repos.


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