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Post subject: Desktop - aptosid Spanish Windows customization distro  PostPosted: 10.11.2010, 12:47



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Hello,

I made two flavors of aptosid: a CD and a DVD, both kept the same desktop.

It is all translated in Spanish.

The CD is the "light" version, with minimal programs, the DVD version is the "full", which has these packages:

. LXDE with "Windows-like" feeling (buttons, bars, etc).
. SeaMonkey (not Iceape because of the Spanish translation)
. Java
. Flash
. OOffice
. Skype
. Arno's Iptables Firewall
. ClamTK
. Pinta
. and more...

As usual, LXDE aids in keeping the great speed aptosid has, while this version serves as a path to a lot of "non-linux geeks" people who don't know what a console is.

Has been a little tricky to build it (I had to even recompile the lxpanel deb package to scale the Liberation font), but I think it is a good scam for the people who don't know what Linux is.

I'll wait your comments.

/Juan.
 
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Post subject: RE: Desktop - aptosid Spanish Windows customization distro  PostPosted: 10.11.2010, 13:31
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You can use your own build for yourself, but I think, you should not distribute your provate build with the name "aptosid".

Especially, when you include non-free software since aptosid project is distributed with a declaration (in the top of the first page of the aptosid.com):
      Quote:

aptosid is an operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux unstable branch, codenamed sid, and our ISOs hold fast to the core values and the Social Contract of Debian (DSFG).


I think it goes for every remastering and even private ISO build with pyfll, when you want to
publicly distribute it, you _should_ change config so that it will have another name than "aptosid", and you distribute it with your responsability...(inluding prividing sources for GPL programs, etc.)... completely separated from "aptosid" project.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 10.11.2010, 15:18



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I never said I am going to distribute it, and of course if I do, I'll try to put my own copyright and restrictions.

I just wanted comments on the Windows-like imitation, to improve the quality of it, in the sense that non-gurus could adapt more easily to aptosid (or Linux, whatever you want to call it, for this case is the same for me).


Taking advantage of your comment, I ask you this:

I am not a lawyer, but if you don't declare what base of OS you are using, why are you forced to give sources of what?

I think that a more convenient way is to get responsible for only what I did (software, special configurations, etc), not with what I based my distro (debian, aptosid), and I don't necessary have to give the sources, or declare them GPL, for what I did.


Thanks for your answer.

/Juan.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 10.11.2010, 15:25
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      jclevien wrote:
I am not a lawyer, but if you don't declare what base of OS you are using, why are you forced to give sources of what?

Each and every piece of software has a licence. E.g. if the software is licenced with GPL you have to provide the source code whenever you are asked by a person you distributed your binary solution to.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html

If you have a close look at the release folder of aptosid, we are providing the sources of each and every release:
http://debian.tu-bs.de/project/aptosid/release/

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