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You have lost me, Why should KDE crash, when there is no KDE installed, Trinity is installed not KDE, as for the repo's they default to Squeeze, Squeeze Security, Squeeze Multimedia, and Trinity, so where is the newer software coming from,
What it will give users of older low spec systems, is a system that is up to date and can be used with the confidence with apps from Squeeze,


It's Just what i am looking for. i am really looking forward to this release.

Will it be released as a CD sized .iso file?


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For clarification, the Mepis name and logo are protected. My assumption is if you start with Mepis, appreciably change it and call it something else , there is no issue. Is that right?

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That's my understanding. The MEPIS name & logo are trademarked and you need permission distribute a product using them.
With a few exceptions, all the code bits including the installer & MEPIS utilities are under Free and/or open source licenses and can be used.

Those exceptions are things like Skype, Dropbox and possibly some firmware. IIRC, the default software licenses for Skype & Dropbox don't allow redistribution so Warren had to get permission. At one time he also included RealPlayer which, again is not normally redistributable. In the past I know some of the wireless firmware had similar legal issues - I don't believe it does anymore but I'm not at all sure.

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For clarification, the Mepis name and logo are protected. My assumption is if you start with Mepis, appreciably change it and call it something else , there is no issue. Is that right?
I'm not a lawyer, but that is also how I understand it.

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For clarification, the Mepis name and logo are protected. My assumption is if you start with Mepis, appreciably change it and call it something else , there is no issue. Is that right?

Since Danum has already given us many excellent remasters wth names including "Mepis" without any protest from WW, I don't see why another should matter. Perhaps the problem only surfaces if DistroWatch is asked to list the remastered product?
I wish I had never raised the issue. :embarrassed: But now I can only apologize.


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richb wrote:
For clarification, the Mepis name and logo are protected. My assumption is if you start with Mepis, appreciably change it and call it something else , there is no issue. Is that right?

Since Danum has already given us many excellent remasters wth names including "Mepis" without any protest from WW, I don't see why another should matter. Perhaps the problem only surfaces if DistroWatch is asked to list the remastered product?
I wish I had never raised the issue. :embarrassed: But now I can only apologize.

The issue has never been raised in the past. Since the question was raised, I am just requesting a clarification. I am not the expert on this.

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richb wrote:
The issue has never been raised in the past. Since the question was raised, I am just requesting a clarification. I am not the expert on this.

I too am no expert. The issue did arise when MEC made a remaster which he eventually named "Anubis-Linux"


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richb wrote:
The issue has never been raised in the past. Since the question was raised, I am just requesting a clarification. I am not the expert on this.

I too am no expert. The issue did arise when MEC made a remaster which he eventually named "Anubis-Linux"

Thanks for the reminder.

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Perhaps the problem only surfaces if DistroWatch is asked to list the remastered product?
Well, that's the distinction I tried to make that set off the firestorm.

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