mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 13 20:32:18 GMT 2006
On Sat, Dec 09, 2006 at 12:48:44PM -0500, Evan Hazlett wrote:
> greetings all...
> i am evan hazlett, and the creator of a project called "Reconstructor". I
> have had growing concerns with some unintentional effects it has caused. I
> will briefly describe what it does. Reconstructor allows the customization
> (usplash, gnome, software, etc.) of the Ubuntu Live CD. I originally
> created it because I had a standard set of software and settings that I
> didn't like to reconfigure for every machine when I reinstalled Ubuntu. The
> concerns I have is there are some people that are using it to create their
> own distros (although most are no more than ubuntu with some extra software
> and artwork) and are offering them for download.
> I wanted to get the thoughts from the ubuntu developers on this. I'm sure
> some of you have heard of Reconstructor and probably even seen some of the
> projects i mentioned. I do NOT want to take away from the ubuntu community
> in any way, shape, or form, and i feel my project could cause some problems
> if not used as suggested (personal customization).
The creation of derivative distributions based on Ubuntu, where the
trademark is respected according to our policy, is not only allowed, it
is encouraged. If your tool makes this process easier, then everyone is
happy. Thanks for your concern.
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