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Old 09-24-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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A Simple Distro


Are you legally allowed to just change the logo & name of a distro, say debian or Xubuntu, to make a new distro? And then evenutally add more packages or remove certain componets etc....?
 
Old 09-24-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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Yes you can they are released under GPL. Hence Centos for instance rebuilding the RHEL distro.

There are already a stream of distro's that remake slax with different packages and rebrand it. Largely a waste of time in my opinion as it doesn't bring new ideas to linux.
 
Old 09-25-2006, 02:25 PM   #3
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So they basically changed the name and logo and released it?
 
Old 09-25-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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Pretty much. They had to remove anything that was particular to Red Hat - logos, names and any programs that weren't GPL'd and then released it as CentOS (originally Whitebox).
 
  


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