[CentOS] FYI: CentOS legalese

Mon Feb 24 15:44:47 UTC 2014
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On 2014-02-24, Brian Miller <centos at fullnote.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-02-24 at 12:28 +0000, jb wrote:
>> http://nerdvittles.com/?p=8721
> The author of those pieces needs to read a bit closer.  His claim:
>         In a nutshell, the new RedHat Terms of Service outlaw use of
>         CentOS in any product ???unless the combined distribution is an
>         official CentOS distribution.???
> is not supported by any evidence he provides.  What is made clear is
> that one cannot use the CentOS marks (ie logos, etc.) in a derivative
> distribution.

The actual text from what the original blog author cites

"Use of the CentOS Marks to identify software that combines any portion
of the CentOS software with any other software , unless the combined
distribution is an official CentOS distribution. For example, you may
not distribute a combination of the CentOS software with software
released by the FooStack project under the name ''CentOS FooStack

So the guidelines prohibit the use of CentOS *Marks*, not CentOS in his
hypothetical scenario.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us