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Old 02-24-2005, 05:13 AM   #1
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can anyone create a new distro??

Hi all,
can anyone create a new distro from a existing one with a new name?
Let me more clarify it. Someone has Redhat 9. I think source code is
available with Redhat 9,don't it?
Now, does he modify the source code (Linux source code means kernel,right?) and release a new disro with his own liberty?
Or, else h/she has to modify it under any license or agreement?

If it possible h/she might put h/her name on it as "xyz 1.0". So,RedHat 9.0
will be "xyz 1.0".

Old 02-24-2005, 07:34 AM   #2
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People are doing it everyday and you'll notice some of the bigger players have done the same. Mandrake spun off of Redhat originally, tons of Debian clones.. etc.


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