[CentOS] Creating an alternitive install CD for CentOS 5.2 (w/ patched mkinitrd)

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Sat Mar 7 18:05:12 UTC 2009


 

> -----Original Message-----
> 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 
> respins.  
> > 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 
> identity.

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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