YES Linux Goals

Arthur Copeland

This document is Licensed under the GPL

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1. Overview
2. Goals
3. Conclusion

1. Overview

The purpose of building this document is to inform the YES Linux Community what our goals and objectives are in creating YES Linux. The audience of this guide is any current User or potential User of YES Linux.

2. Goals

First and foremost we want YES Linux to become the Premier Distribution for a SOHO (Small Office and Home Office) that want to create or has an existing internet business. We plan on accomplishing this buy being the most secure, easy to use, and completely integrated distribution available specifically designed for a SOHO. Next we plan on removing our current dependency on RedHat 9 and migrating to an LFS Distribution. Our next migration plan will probably be to tiny sofa, whether it is tiny sofa or not the next migration will be source based, then on to LFS. We want to create a new way of dealing with software and how to manage it (create, install, remove, update) allowing for side by side execution. We want a true independent browser based installer that is not dependant on any one Package System, such as RPM because of the inherent flaws like the ability to rollback. We want our distribution to be able to run multiple versions of applications side by side, so users have the ability to test new versions of applications without the fear on breaking a current stable system, we are looking into relink as a possible solution. We want to integrate a dynamic Web Services broker/micro kernel so that applications on YES Linux can seamlessly integrate with each other, ie a Web Service communication bus. We want all integrated internet applications on YES Linux to communicate through web services using the above micro kernel. We want to have a Live CD version of YES Linux, so people can try before they buy, but the Live Server should be able to do everything the other edition can.

We want YES Linux to be trivial for other organizations to build completely custom labeled distributions from it if they wish to add features. For example if someone wants to build a distribution that is an integrated itunes server, or a VoIP server for a SOHO.

Ultimately we want a SOHO to become instantly productive once they decide to install YES Linux or one of its derivatives, so they can compete against larger organizations effectively.

We pledge to always release YES Linux under the GPL.

3. Conclusion

For more information email [email protected].