We wish to distribute a GNU system with all the qualities that Ubuntu
has, but since we do not believe in distributing non-free software, we
want to take it out of the system. We don't even want to offer it in our
utilities (like, in Synaptic or whatever).
So technically, it will be a Ubuntu system. Allthough it will not be
called Ubuntu and it will not look like it. Sorry for not being clear on
tis 2006-03-28 klockan 12:17 -0500 skrev Nicholas Battaglia:
> Is this for internal use, as in, your "not-for-profit entity" only?
> Again, not sure if this is a "fork" as much as it is a direct port.
> Why not just use Ubuntu and just customize it to your liking?
> On 3/28/06, Jon Kristensen <jon.kristensen@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> tis 2006-03-28 klockan 10:59 -0500 skrev Michael Beattie:
> > On 3/28/06, Jon Kristensen <jon.kristensen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Hello (again) developers!
> > >
> > > I posted a mail on this list a couple of days ago where I
> asked about
> > > Ubuntu forking (thanks for your kind replies!), and now I
> got another
> > > question. It's not about Ubuntu development so it might
> not be relevant
> > > to bring it up here, but in that case, please point me to
> the relevant
> > > list. Thanks a lot!
> > >
> > > Say that I would fork Ubuntu, making only small changes
> that does not
> > > effect the system's packages. Would it be OK for that
> system to use
> > > Ubuntu's official package archives, or are they for Ubuntu
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance!
> > >
> > If you arent changing the system packages, what are you
> > exactly? That doesnt sound like an Ubuntu fork...
> Well, if the not-for-profit entity that I represent will go
> through with
> this, it will differ from Ubuntu in the following ways (or
> * It will not offer any non-free packages at all
> * It will look slightly different
> * We may change the installation application
> Note that this project is not commercial.
> Jon Kristensen
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