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Right thanks for reading, if i redesign a Linux distribution i.e change splash screen, colours, change the apps that come with it, change the name etc. will it become a ...
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- 05-28-2007 #1
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If i redesign the look of Linux will it become a separate distribution?
Right thanks for reading, if i redesign a Linux distribution i.e change splash screen, colours, change the apps that come with it, change the name etc. will it become a separate distribution that i could then offer to the public?
- 05-28-2007 #2
You can fork a linux distribution pretty much as please.
Some distro's artwork isn't gpled (fedora I think? ) so all that needs to be removed if you plan to distribute it. Just make sure you don't violate any licences and you can call it whatever you like.
- 05-28-2007 #3
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- May 2007
so i could change some of its colours and features and it would be my own distribution?
- 05-28-2007 #4
There's no definition for distro, but changing everything like themes, wallpapers, default installed programs will create a fork you can redistribute.
Just don't redistribute copyrighted stuff, everything else is covered by the GPL
You can read it like this
man gplPut your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
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- 05-28-2007 #5
You can change it however you please, but changing the default wallpaper and splash screen hardly justifies a whole new distro.
Distro's tend to be judged by their package management, and default installed programs, or by some "cool new thing" that they bring to linux -- not by the artwork.
But (as far as I know) the GPL gives you the freedom to do this, as long as you abide by certain conditions.Registered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
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