[CentOS] Documentation link on new Firefox CentOS 7 splash screen

Sun Jan 18 08:45:47 UTC 2015
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 01/18/2015 02:14 AM, Mark LaPierre wrote:
> On 01/15/15 22:55, Darr247 wrote:
>> On 16 January 2015 @00:34 zulu, Digimer wrote:
>>> So either the link should be changed or the linked page should be
>>> updated.
>> Well, until someone rewrites the redhat docs so they don't violate
>> copyright laws, and links to them on that centos.org/docs page, I'll
>> continue perusing and referring to the RHEL 6 and 7 documentation.
>> _______________________________________________
> Alright then.  May I suggest a solution that might satisfy both opinions.
> On the documentation page where the links to CentOS [345] are found
> place a statement to this effect:
> "CentOS is functionally equivalent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

but its not.

> and is based on the same code, as released by Red Hat, and rebuilt by
> the CentOS community."  At this point briefly explain the moral

that does not make it functionally equivalent.

> conundrum that prevents you from linking directly to the RHEL
> documentation.  Then provide the appropriate link to the appropriate
> RHEL documentation with the explanation that, "this is a link to the
> documentation for RHEL upon which CentOS is based."  There you have a
> disclaimer as well as an attribution.
> What say yea to this proposal?

why not just say 'CentOS Linux is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sources as released via git.centos.org and therefore documentation
applicable to Red Hat Enterprise Linux should largely apply to CentOS
Linux of the same version, architecture and release.'

And leave it at that ( note: no linking, therefore no assertions of
compatibility or equivallencce ).

> An undocumented computer program differs only slightly from a video
> game.  Both are filled with mysteries, puzzles, and unanswered questions.

Therefore, lets do the right thing - get the means together in community
to adapt those docs, brand them accordingly and publish them under

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