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Re: Respin (revisited)



On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:57:57 -0500
Mike McGrath <mmcgrath redhat com> wrote:

> Can someone give me a technical definition of exactly what Fedora is 
> considering a respin?  Seems like a lot of people say "A respin is super 
> top of cool shape in the world!!1!!one!"  But I'm not quite sure what 
> that means?  Take the following three scenarios:
> 
> Scenario 1) Using only software available on our mirrors, someone has 
> created a respin and wants us to host it. 
> 
> Scenario 2) Using only software available on our mirrors, someone has 
> created a respin by mixing our mirrors with some re-compiled software 
> and wants us to host it.  The main difference here is they have 
> re-compiled one or two of our SRPMS with different flags *or* they've 
> taken the F7 distribution and merged some SRPMS from rawhide in it.  
> Again, this is all fedora software though it has been 'altered' in a way 
> that is different from how we ship it.
> 
> Scenario 3) Using software available on our mirrors as well as some 
> backgrounds and templates available on a creative commons website (or 
> some other Open Source content website) a user has created a respin and 
> wants us to host it.
> 
> Which of the above scenarios are we considering 'OK'?

All of them need Board ack before being called "Fedora".

> Second, when we agree that something is an official spin, answer the 
> following questions:
> What are they asking us to do?

Allow them to use the Fedora name and logos?

> Is this a bootable CD/DVD?
> A live cd?
> Is this the RPMS and boot images?
> Could it be all of the above?

I think it can be all of the above...

> How does the user keep this re-spin up to date?

I don't understand that question.

> Is what we are storing just a diff of what they've changed?
> When do we stop hosting something, does it have the same release cycle 
> as the rest of Fedora?

I don't think we've ever hosted a respin before.

josh


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