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

  • From: "Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki)" <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 12:37:22 -0700

Hi Hugo,

Hugo Santos wrote:
 What you describe is indeed a new distribution in the sense that you
are modifying the original by adding applications, drivers, etc. I
think in these cases where the amount of modifications is small,
people should just ask Haiku Inc. permission to make an authorized
custom build, which Haiku Inc. will evaluate case by case. If it is
the original distribution repackaged as a CD with some additional
applications, it will be fairly simple to decide. But whether it is a
CD or not, it doesn't change the fact that it is a new distribution.

I understand the meaning of the word distro.

But put aside the strict meaning of the word for a moment, and think what the benefits and drawbacks of such a strict interpretation for demos are for Haiku. :)



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