Talk:Arch-based distributions

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Trademark infringements

I've removed the following projects from this article since they appear to misuse the Arch Linux trademark:

  • ArchBang
  • Arch Anywhere update: [1]
  • Artix Linux
  • Happy Hacking Linux

See [2] for the email I've sent on this regard to If I get a response that said distributions have authorization to use the Arch Linux trademark, they can be readded to this article. -- Alad (talk) 11:42, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Artix Linux[3] has now changed its tag-line from "Your Arch, your init" to "Your GNU/Linux, your init", and so, is no longer in violation of the TrademarkPolicy. The entry has been added back.

Alpine Linux

Why did you undo my edit Alad?

Head on a Stick (talk) 20:03, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

[4] which was linked in that BBS thread... the "part" in this case is APKBUILD and related tools, which are a near-copy of PKGBUILD except adapted for the (a)sh shell. -- Alad (talk) 20:39, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
Whilst it may be true that the `abuild` script used to convert APKBUILDs to .apk packages is based on `makepkg` (the script describes itself as a "light version of makepkg"), I do not think this justifies Alpine's place on this list — no parts of pacman (or libalpm(3)) are used in the packaging system and Alpine itself is compiled using Gentoo's portage system. Head on a Stick (talk) 20:58, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
I'll leave the discussion open for a third opinion... -- Alad (talk) 17:08, 30 September 2017 (UTC)