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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 ...
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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".

    Thanks
    Nazib

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    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 http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

    Or just toss 'GPL' into google
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