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Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 02:38:00 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: closed-list membership transition

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 02:36:34PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> Per the Chromium OS FAQ:
> it appears that Chrome OS is only available with a Chromebook purchase,
> but those may be purchased from multiple OEMs.  I think this latter fact
> qualifies Chrome OS for the closed list since it's similar to how
> multiple hardware product vendors redistribute the distros of MontaVista
> Software and Wind River, who we accepted (thereby setting a precedent).
> "Multiple" is the keyword here.  (We might have difficulty making a
> determination in case a distro is only used by a very low and fixed
> number of hardware vendors, though - like just two.)
> Also, Chromium OS is generally available, albeit not in a form suitable
> for end-users (there's a public git repository, but no images ready to
> boot/install).  Arguably, this makes Chromium OS eligible too, and I
> guess the security team behind Chrome OS and Chromium OS is the same.

Is this the real Chromium OS thing pre-built for end-users? -

Anyway, I updated my notes on Kees' subscription to the linux-distros
list noting that he's there for Chrome OS now, even though in practice I
think Kees also remains active at Debian/Ubuntu, which is great.


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