[CentOS] Creating an alternitive install CD for CentOS 5.2 (w/ patched mkinitrd)
jpyeron at pdinc.us
Sat Mar 7 18:05:12 UTC 2009
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> From: centos-bounces at centos.org
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Les Mikesell
> Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 17:59
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Creating an alternitive install CD for
> CentOS 5.2 (w/ patched mkinitrd)
> R P Herrold wrote:
> > Here is the fallout: The poor end user 'knows' it was
> CentOS, because
> > she was told by the respinner that it is 'CentOS with just
> one package
> > replaced'. Who gets the black eye here?
> > Who bears the support load of sorting out what happened
> when the poor
> > hurt user shows up in what she thinks is the correct support venue,
> > barely able to describe her VOIP turnkey box's operation?
> > The answer is, of course, the main mother-ship CentOS project folks.
> > And it is not right that people do this to us, but it is
> also hard to
> > stop. Probably the only real solution is to enforce the CentOS
> > trademark on the art and brand packages, and prohibit respins
> > containing such (just as the upstream does).
> > Sad, but true.
> > There is a reason the core CentOS group are skittish about
> > We'll have to discuss this seriously.
> I can see your point about the brand value you have embedded
> into the packages, but it also seems wrong to make everyone
> who wants to improve it or adapt to some additional purpose
> repeat all the rebranding work from scratch.
> How hard would it be to generate an 'unbranded' drop in
> replacement package for everything specifically Centos - or a
> framework so others could share the work? That way everyone
> who needed to replace a driver wouldn't have to repeat all
> this work unless they wanted to create their own unique brand
Kinky idea, I like it.
> If you think respins containing Centos branding are wrong,
> make it easy to to the right thing.
> Les Mikesell
> lesmikesell at gmail.com
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