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This page introduces the '''Fedora Remix''', which is a combination of Fedora software, with or without add-ons, that can be created by any community member at any time.  A Fedora Remix can be made for specific hardware platforms, or to provide a platform that enables specific interest groups or communities of use.
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This page introduces the '''Fedora Remix''', which is a combination of Fedora software, with or without add-ons, that can be created by any community member at any time to produce interesting and compelling products.
  
 
== What is a Fedora Remix? ==
 
== What is a Fedora Remix? ==
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* Or any of countless other applications...
 
* Or any of countless other applications...
  
== How do I make one? ==
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{{Admon/important | "Fedora Remix" and "Fedora" are separate and distinct. | Do not confuse official Fedora distributions with a Fedora Remix.  Fedora Remix products allow anyone in the community to create special derivations that may contain some Fedora software.  The official Fedora platform contains only 100% free and open source software that is legally redistributable everywhere in the world.}}
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Fedora is a completely free and redistributable computing platform that can be "remixed" into different combinations of software.  It can also be combined with other, non-Fedora software to produce interesting and compelling products.  A Fedora Remix product may contain some software that is [[ForbiddenItems | forbidden to include in Fedora itself]].
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== How do I remix Fedora? ==
  
 
You can use the remixing tools that come with Fedora, including:
 
You can use the remixing tools that come with Fedora, including:
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There are '''trademark restrictions''' on just using the word "Fedora," or the official Fedora logo for your remix.  We reserve the official "Fedora" name and trademarks for the official products we publish straight from the Fedora Project.  You may not use these without permission, except as written in our [[Legal/Trademark_guidelines | trademark guidelines]].
 
There are '''trademark restrictions''' on just using the word "Fedora," or the official Fedora logo for your remix.  We reserve the official "Fedora" name and trademarks for the official products we publish straight from the Fedora Project.  You may not use these without permission, except as written in our [[Legal/Trademark_guidelines | trademark guidelines]].
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== Are Remixes and Spins different? ==
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'''Yes.''' A Remix can be created by anyone with our tools, and labeled with the special "Fedora Remix" mark as set out in that logo's [[Legal/Secondary_trademark_usage_guidelines | guidelines page]].  A Spin, on the other hand, contains ''only'' 100% Fedora software, not combined with any other third-party software, has been approved by the Fedora [[Spins_SIG]], and granted the "Fedora" name by the Fedora Project [[Board]].  Spins are usually carried on our [http://torrents.fedoraproject.org/ BitTorrent server] and [http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/ official mirrors].
  
 
== How do I find out more? ==
 
== How do I find out more? ==
  
 
You can sign up for the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fedora-spins fedora-spins mailing list] if you need any help with creating your Fedora Remix.
 
You can sign up for the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fedora-spins fedora-spins mailing list] if you need any help with creating your Fedora Remix.

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This page introduces the Fedora Remix, which is a combination of Fedora software, with or without add-ons, that can be created by any community member at any time to produce interesting and compelling products.

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What is a Fedora Remix?

A Fedora Remix is a combination of Fedora software, with or without third-party software, that any community member can create at any time. You can use a Fedora Remix to:

  • Target a specific hardware platform like a netbook, router, or other device
  • Provide an appropriate combination of software for a specific interest group, like artists, musicians, software developers, educators, craftsmen, et al.
  • Demonstrate a layered product using the Fedora platform as the underlying operating system
  • Build a portable, bootable environment for a classroom
  • Offer promotional materials to customers inside a fully customizable OS
  • Or any of countless other applications...
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"Fedora Remix" and "Fedora" are separate and distinct.
Do not confuse official Fedora distributions with a Fedora Remix. Fedora Remix products allow anyone in the community to create special derivations that may contain some Fedora software. The official Fedora platform contains only 100% free and open source software that is legally redistributable everywhere in the world.

Fedora is a completely free and redistributable computing platform that can be "remixed" into different combinations of software. It can also be combined with other, non-Fedora software to produce interesting and compelling products. A Fedora Remix product may contain some software that is forbidden to include in Fedora itself.

How do I remix Fedora?

You can use the remixing tools that come with Fedora, including:

  • livecd-tools - for creating bootable and installable Live media for CD/DVD/USB
  • pungi - for creating install-only media
  • revisor - a flexible alternative for creating installation media

Most Fedora Remix creators want to use the Live media creation tools, since they create a complete bootable environment ready to distribute to users. To read more about how to use the Live media creation tools, look at How to create and use Fedora Live CD.

Are there legal restrictions?

Laws concerning software differ by region, so the Fedora Project can't advise everyone on how each region works. The tools for creating a Fedora Remix give you everything you need to make a Remix; it's up to you to decide how you want to put the software together.

You can call your product a Fedora Remix without even asking -- just go ahead and do it! We also provide complete guidelines and a logo you can freely use to label your Fedora Remix.

There are trademark restrictions on just using the word "Fedora," or the official Fedora logo for your remix. We reserve the official "Fedora" name and trademarks for the official products we publish straight from the Fedora Project. You may not use these without permission, except as written in our trademark guidelines.

Are Remixes and Spins different?

Yes. A Remix can be created by anyone with our tools, and labeled with the special "Fedora Remix" mark as set out in that logo's guidelines page. A Spin, on the other hand, contains only 100% Fedora software, not combined with any other third-party software, has been approved by the Fedora Spins_SIG, and granted the "Fedora" name by the Fedora Project Board. Spins are usually carried on our BitTorrent server and official mirrors.

How do I find out more?

You can sign up for the fedora-spins mailing list if you need any help with creating your Fedora Remix.