Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Apr 2008 23:39 UTC, submitted by TheNerd
BeOS & Derivatives Every now and then, the Haiku mailing lists explode with emails about something called the distribution guidelines. The Haiku guys set up a set of guidelines with regards to use of the Haiku trademarks and logos; the "Haiku" name may not be used in the distribution's name, official trademarks and logos must be excluded, but the Haiku icons and artwork may be used. In addition to these cosmetic and trademark issues, the guidelines explain what is needed in order to receive the official "Haiku compatible" logo.
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RE[5]: Comment by TheNerd
by petterhj on Mon 21st Apr 2008 09:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by TheNerd"
petterhj
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"Good point: but you do not need to create a distro for this. An applications pack the users can download would perfectly serve this purpose, and it would save you (and me) from the burden of having to deal with branding, trademarks, guidelines, etc. ;)


Actually, he does. This is the only way new testers can test and report on broken software.
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Thats bull. He could easily have mad an application pack, or better, a BFS intialized VMWare "disk-file" with the increased size and applications. Then he just could have made a new VMX file with this in mind, so that people could download the vmware file and just place the "official" haiku.vmdk in the same folder. No need to update the pack as often, but only when new software is to be included.

But I guess it just isn't as "cool" as to be the one in charge of the "first Haiku distro" and so on.

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