On 18/01/15 03:45 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote: > 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  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 > centos.org Is it legal to copy the documentation and replace trademarks? IANAL... :) Alternatively, if we can't copy RHEL docs, can we copy Fedora 12~13, 18~19 docs and adapt as needed? Or would be have to write everything from scratch? -- Digimer Papers and Projects: https://alteeve.ca/w/ What if the cure for cancer is trapped in the mind of a person without access to education?