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Re: Request for Trademark Approval (Fedora AOS Spin)

From:  Jeroen van Meeuwen <>
Subject:  Re: Request for Trademark Approval (Fedora AOS Spin)
Date:  Fri, 29 Aug 2008 02:09:37 +0200
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A little clarification on the disabling of SELinux and so forth;

the maximum an AOS can do to form a viable basis for all kinds of weird 
appliance stuff to be built upon is to set SELinux to permissive. You 
won't see many appliances out there actually having SELinux enforcing 
(or actually having SELinux at all). It'll most likely not be very 
sustainable for appliance builders to move their work into something 
that can cope with the SELinux culprit. This is a side-note as to why it 
is not unreasonable to disable SELinux on this particular spin.

On the other hand, of course we do have an agenda to push and that 
agenda includes SELinux as being one of the core features of the entire 
Fedora line of products (including the few enterprise linux spin-offs). 
It's one of the main features and we would rather see appliances built 
upon an AOS that has SELinux enforcing by default while it can still be 

Whether we consider SELinux to be a main feature that has to be included 
(enforcing) on every spin impacts our ability to really do the 
customization that we find important, too. I'm thinking that a security 
/ forensics spin (extended rescue environment on live media) will not 
want to have SELinux do anything either (especially not restorecon), and 
will maybe have to set it to permissive.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

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