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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".


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    Linux Engineer psic's Avatar
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    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Theoretically, yes, anyone can create their own linux, though I'm not sure about the specific licenses (like the Red Hat example you mentioned). For some info on the GPL, check

    Or just toss 'GPL' into google
    Stumbling around the 'net:

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