Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Feb 2008 13:42 UTC, submitted by Karl
Linux Already at their second beta release [German], Zebuntu is an Xfce-based Ubuntu distribution with heavy - you guessed it - Zeta influences. Bernd Korz explains the goals of Zebuntu in the project's announcement [German]: "Our goal is to use BlueEyedOS to offer a new platform for our former Zeta customers. In the future, Zeta, BeOS, as well as any future Haiku applications, will run natively on Zebuntu. This also offers a distinct advantage for developers for these platforms; they can use Zebuntu to develop for their platforms while utilising the performance and versatility of Linux." In other words, run BeOS applications on Linux. They have not forgotten about BFS support either. The project is, of course, completely open source. The website is only available in German for now, but Zebuntu developer Leszek Lesner confirmed to me that work is being done on an English variant (there already is an English development blog). Download the second beta from their download page, and, of course, see some screenshots.
Thread beginning with comment 301477
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Bernd for President!
by Leszek Lesner on Tue 19th Feb 2008 19:35 UTC in reply to "Bernd for President!"
Leszek Lesner
Member since:
2007-04-08

miqlas go away for yourself if you don't know anything.

We never ever violeted any trademarks from canonical.

Please read it for yourself:
http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/trademarkpolicy

Especially the Permitted Use and "Derived Works" Section.

Leave Bernd out of this. If you have some problems with him its your problem.
We just want to create a Operating System that looks and behaves like our beloved BeOS/ZETA.

Edited 2008-02-19 19:40 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 6

RE[2]: Bernd for President!
by fithisux on Tue 19th Feb 2008 20:09 in reply to "RE: Bernd for President!"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

If blueeyed os can work on it it can be a great platform to develop Haiku software and put it back to haiku when it is finished. I would appreciate if Bernd and his coworkers can contribute to Haiku or even open source their additions to Zeta.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Bernd for President!
by r_a_trip on Tue 19th Feb 2008 21:06 in reply to "RE: Bernd for President!"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Snip:

Therefore, if you are creating a derivative of Ubuntu, you may use the Trademarks in association with the software product provided:

* the changes are minimal and unsubstantial, as described above

* there is no commercial intent associated with the new product

* the Trademark is used in a way that makes it clear that your project is a development effort related to the Ubuntu source, but that the software you are working upon is not in fact Ubuntu as distributed by the Ubuntu project. The approved naming scheme to facilitate this is through designation “Remix”. For instance, a new ISO image which has been packaged special tools for software developers could be called “Ubuntu, Developers Remix”, or an image was has been created with Thai language packs could be called "Ubuntu Thai Remix". Words such as "Edition" and "Version" should be avoided, as they have specific meaning within the Ubuntu project. Prefixes, such as “ThaiBuntu” should also be avoided. Any other naming scheme will require explicit permission.

* there is no suggestion (through words or appearance) that your project is approved, sponsored, or affiliated with Ubuntu or its related projects unless it has been approved by and is governed by the Ubuntu Community Council.
[/i]

So apart from the (violated?) minimal changes clause, why is it called Zebuntu and not Ubuntu Zeta Remix?

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[3]: Bernd for President!
by zizban on Tue 19th Feb 2008 23:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Bernd for President!"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Man, you need to relax. In all seriousness, if this wasn't Beos-ish and have Bernd involved, you wouldn't care. You have an axe to grind, grind it elsewhere.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Bernd for President!
by pepa on Wed 20th Feb 2008 06:57 in reply to "RE: Bernd for President!"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

I would think this applies:

If you are producing a new product which is based on Ubuntu but which has more substantial changes than those described above as a Remix, you are allowed to state (and we would encourage you to do so) that your product is "derived from Ubuntu", "based on Ubuntu", or "a derivative of Ubuntu" but you may not use the Trademarks to refer to your product. In some cases you may be allowed to use the Trademarks, but we'll need to discuss that. In that event, these products will need a trademark license, and such a license can be revoked if the nature of your divergence from Ubuntu changes.

Reply Parent Score: 2