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

Sun Jan 18 19:29:24 UTC 2015
Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca>

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 [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
> 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?

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