Commercial Debian based distro
This isn't a strictly development related post, but I'm not entirely
certain were else to send it:
My company, New Mexico Software, Inc. is a long time user of Debian as
both desktop and server in our products and hosting operations. Over the
course of this use we have developed an in-house desktop distribution
based on Debian and we are considering bringing it to market as a
commerical offering (By way of support and integration).
It is based on Debian unstable, with a custom installer and run-time
hardware autodetection for sound, input, network, disk & X drivers that
we've developed (basically you can install the os on any common x86
machine with 2 key presses after booting from the cd, and be up and
running in X with networking and sound). It also has a a slightly
patched gnome 2.6 with a default panel layout more closely resembling
windows 2000 as our target market is largely Windows migrants.
As the vast majority of the ground work for this is layed by Debian's
developers, it's users and the free software community at large, we want
to make sure we do the right thing from the beginning.
First of all, what can we do to aide and compensate Debian, beyond
offering and donating development time, hardware, and distribution
mirrors to the project?
Secondly, As we want to not only give credit where credit is due, but
publicise Debian and SPI as the basis for our products existence, is
there an approval process for including debian logos and trademarks on
commerical box art, advertising materials, and documentation or is
simply abiding by the trademarks and license details sufficient?
details about our company are available at http://www.nmxs.com/
Thanks in advance,
Cody Pisto <firstname.lastname@example.org>