[CentOS-devel] Question about generating a spin of CentOS 7

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 16:59:14 UTC 2014

On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> Legalese is much worse than rocket science.  Where does a VM image fit
>> in this scheme?  Can people build a VM image with an application
>> installed for distribution and still identify the base system name?
>> And if so, how/why is that different from any other copy?
> No, The CentOS team creates VMs and cloud images and distributes them.
> Those are official.  Things created by someone else are not official.
> This is for YOUR protection.

So all of the VMs out there with apps pre-installed should _not_
mention the name of the base OS they use?

> You can give people CentOS ISOs and call that CentOS, you can use CentOS
> to create 'Your Thing' and give that to people as 'Your Thing'.  You
> can't call 'Your Thing' CentOS.  Why, because 'Your Thing' is not
> actually CentOS. You can say 'Your Thing' is based on CentOS (if you
> modified CentOS) .. or you can say 'Your Thing' runs on CentOS if you
> distribute 'Your Thing' and an unmodified CentOS on the same media and
> install it via a kickstart.

So even if the resulting copy is identical, there is a difference in
what it should be called?  Or can you call it the same once it is
done, just not the piece that does the installing?

   Les Mikesell
     lesmiksell at gmail.com

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