[CentOS-devel] Question about generating a spin of CentOS 7
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?
lesmiksell at gmail.com
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