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oldtopman
21st July 2010, 06:42 PM
I'm trying to make my own fedora-based-distro and realized that I didn't have the time to do updates, patches, and bugfixes. I decided that a remaster/spin/whatever was my best bet so I could use the Fedora bug reporting/fixing system. Is there any way to change all of the fedora logos and names to something else? Sorry if i'm unclear.

SiliconSlick
21st July 2010, 08:29 PM
For a start, see:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Branding

Then google "Fedora branding"... or "CentOS branding"... (CentOS has to replace all the Redhat artwork)

SS

oldtopman
21st July 2010, 10:03 PM
And after all that, it will still use all your updates amirite?

Also; Can I just remove the offending artwork rather than replace it, I'm not exactly an artist.

SiliconSlick
21st July 2010, 10:35 PM
I'm not entirely sure of the details, legal or otherwise, but I'm fairly certain they are going to want you to host your own repo which has your customized packages as well as the "stock" fedora packages.

I doubt it is a trivial exercise. I'd do some more googling on it... here.s another link that might help:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JeroenVanMeeuwen/Revisor/RebrandHowto

but the googling to learn everything involved in the process is going be the easy part.

Good luck.

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oldtopman
22nd July 2010, 08:07 PM
O.K that answers a lot. But my original question was unclear (sorry). Perhaps it should read as:

Hi everyone, I'm trying to make a fedora spin/revisor/repackage/whatever and don't have the time to do bugfixes or updates. Because I don't have that time, I need to use your updates and bugfixes. To release my "distro/release/sub-distro" on my own site what should I do about the copyrighted and trademarked stuff? Should I/do I/can I rebrand it?

Dies
22nd July 2010, 08:50 PM
O.K that answers a lot. But my original question was unclear (sorry). Perhaps it should read as:

Hi everyone, I'm trying to make a fedora spin/revisor/repackage/whatever and don't have the time to do bugfixes or updates. Because I don't have that time, I need to use your updates and bugfixes. To release my "distro/release/sub-distro" on my own site what should I do about the copyrighted and trademarked stuff? Should I/do I/can I rebrand it?

If you don't even have the time to do your own research, i.e. read the Fedora project website, search Google, etc. I doubt very much you'll be successful at even re-branding Fedora, let alone get anyone to prefer it over Fedora...

SiliconSlick
22nd July 2010, 09:54 PM
I'd have agree with Dies. It is a lot easier to customize a stock Fedora install with kickstart and/or cfengine (along with a repo for any additional custom (e.g. theme) packages) then to completely rebrand it. And, as Dies mentions, there is a wealth of info to find on the Fedora site on how to do it "right" which is bound to better than what any one tells you here in the forum.

e.g.

(for you own custom spin)
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureGenericLogos

(for a Fedora hosted spin)
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CustomSpins
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/CustomSpins
http://spins.fedoraproject.org/support

Seek and ye shall find the answer ye seek.

SS

oldtopman
22nd July 2010, 11:29 PM
(for you own custom spin)
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureGenericLogos

Seek and ye shall find the answer ye seek.


I don't see how that installs generic logos. Is that saying that if I remove fedora-logos I will have a generic branded distro or is there an other package I have to install:confused:.

EDIT: So I remove "fedora-logos" and install "generic-logos" and that will remove the trademarked and copyrighted images?

RahulSundaram
24th July 2010, 04:16 AM
Hi,

Yes. That is correct.

kurtdriver
24th July 2010, 04:53 AM
yumdownloader --source generic-logos
This will download a source rpm into the current directory, and you can click away on images. If you like them just do

yum install generic-logos

oldtopman
25th July 2010, 01:38 PM
Thanks everyone! Wish me luck here (http://sites.google.com/site/toohalves/):).

kurtdriver
25th July 2010, 05:10 PM
Thanks everyone! Wish me luck here (http://sites.google.com/site/toohalves/):).

I think you might want to edit that link a little, point it to home, perhaps. The best of luck to you guys.
Edit Your page doesn't explain the purpose of your project. If you want us to download it, you'll have to persuade us.

oldtopman
25th July 2010, 11:16 PM
We link to Fedora on the downloads page. Also, thank you for the feedback, if anyone else has ideas for improving the site, check here (http://sites.google.com/site/toohalves/contact):cool:.