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Old 08-28-2017, 06:35 AM   #1
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Cucumber...


http://www.cucumberlinux.com/

Cucumber Linux aims to provide a Linux distribution that is usable as an every day, general purpose operating system. It aims to this in as minimalistic a way as possible and in a way that follows the Unix Philosophy. Cucumber Linux favors simplicity and modularity of design over simplicity of use. While developed independently, Cucumber's design is heavily influenced by Slackware Linux...

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=cucumber
 
Old 08-28-2017, 08:49 AM   #2
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No thanks. I'll stick with the real thing.
 
Old 08-28-2017, 08:59 AM   #3
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First thought: "wow, even their web design looks like slackware.com"
 
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:01 AM   #4
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Hi,

Why move from the real thing? No gains by using a fork to feed the ego of a copier!

Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:23 AM   #5
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Uh.....no. Slackware is the only distribution for me.
 
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:44 AM   #6
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"A huge thanks goes out to Patrick Volkerding of Slackware Linux and the Linux from Scratch development team. I couldn't have done it without inspiration from your systems and guidance from your buildscripts."

That's fine and stuff, but I have to ask ... why? It seems like he's just trying to recreate Slackware, and even using parts of Slackware's SlackBuild scripts.

Edit: and also using the same package management tools.

Last edited by montagdude; 08-28-2017 at 10:48 AM.
 
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:13 AM   #7
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"Cool."
 
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:31 PM   #8
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IANAL and I should MYOB ... but I wonder ...

Is it OK with Pat to re-license Slackware as Cucumber under the MIT License ?

-- kjh

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Old 08-28-2017, 04:30 PM   #9
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It seems like a good thing to me. Forks and derivatives help spread Slackware-like knowledge. Even if Cucumber is a copy or "dies on the vine" it's fun to see how others imitate the best Linux distro ever!
 
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:33 PM   #10
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IANAL and I should MYOB ... but I wonder ...

Is it OK with Pat to re-license Slackware as Cucumber under the MIT License ?

-- kjh
I don't see anything saying you can't do that in the standard slackware license, for example from pkgtools.
Quote:
# Copyright 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Patrick Volkerding, Moorhead, MN USA
# Copyright 2001, 2004 Slackware Linux, Inc., Concord, CA USA
# All rights reserved.
# Copyright 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 Patrick Volkerding, Sebeka, MN, USA
#
# Redistribution and use of this script, with or without modification, is
# permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
#
# 1. Redistributions of this script must retain the above copyright
# notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
#
# THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
# WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
# MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO
# EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
# SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
# PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS;
# OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR
# OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF
# ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
#
 
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:03 PM   #11
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Cucumber has me confused on the meaning of "Based on: Independent."

Well they had to start somewhere and they chose a great place to start, as long as they don't step on any copyrights then I don't see what the problem is, and overtime they'll probably drift away onto their own thing. A college student started it.
 
Old 08-28-2017, 05:43 PM   #12
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rofl, cucumber linux.

what's next, Pumpkin linux ?
 
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:32 PM   #13
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I guess cucumber because onebuck already introduced carrot back in 2014....
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ot-4175516202/
 
Old 08-28-2017, 07:48 PM   #14
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Let's not forget the irish version potato linux.
 
Old 08-28-2017, 08:55 PM   #15
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I think you all are being a little hard on Cucumber.

If someone wants to fork Slackware, at least it's not yet another *buntu (though I do think the comment about the derivative website is valid).

I'm downloading the *.iso now and will throw into VirtualBox tomorrow or the next day, just to see what it looks like.
 
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