[openbeos] Re: news: development mailing list, distro guidelines

Hi Waldemar,

Waldemar Kornewald wrote:
On 5/19/07, Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki) <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Waldemar Kornewald wrote:
> Also, we've published the distro guidelines. Read the full news here:
> http://haiku-os.org/news/2007-05-15/haiku_distribution_guidelines_released_and_development_mailing_list_created
>

Are demo live CDs and/or virtual machines created by third parties for
the only purpose of promoting Haiku subject to any guidelines?

We don't have such guidelines, but if you build our source and add
your own apps to it you basically have your own distro. ;) If you're
doing this under the Haiku umbrella (i.e.: officially) or if you only
promote a clean build from our repo I think it's fine to call it an
unstable pre-alpha Haiku build.

Let me give you an example.

Let's say that a user group in country X will be attending an open source conference, and they want to hand out either a Haiku live CD or a CD with a Haiku VMWare image of their making with some customizations like, say, a few additional apps, fonts to support their language, a little localized documentation, and perhaps branding/contact info specific to their user group.

The above example is not a clean build from the repo, nor is it official, but it's not meant to be anything beyond a CD for demo or promotional purposes. As a matter of fact, it may most likely be a one-time thing created for a specific event.

Would this still be considered a third party distro?

If not, what guidelines would such work be subject to, if any?

Cheers,

Koki


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