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Fedora Project Taking Ideas For Next Release Name
by Lisa Hoover - Dec. 02, 2008Comments (10)
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Distribution naming schemes are one of the more humorous aspects of the open source community. Ubuntu uses an adjective followed by an animal name (Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope), while Debian names releases after characters in the movie "Toy Story" (Sarge, Etch, Lenny). Fedora's method is a bit more obscure, but no less clever. The Fedora Project is calling for suggestions on what to name Fedora 11. If you're a contributing member of the Fedora community and want to take a stab at bestowing a title on the distro's next release, here what you need to know. Fedora release names follow the "___ is a ____, and so is ____" rule. For example, the last two releases were named Sulpur and Cambridge, and the link between the two is that they are both cities. Therefore, any name suggested for Fedora 11 must somehow relate to the name of it's predecessor, Cambridge. According to Fedora's guidelines, your idea will pass the stiff test if it "[shows] how the name meets the 'is-a" test.' For example, 'Schnozz is a ____, and so is Keister.' Names for releases N and N+1 must be related, and names for releases N and N+2 cannot share the same relationship." Naming suggestions must also include brief documented searches that the name is not already in use elsewhere or an otherwise bad choice -- that it means something undesirable in a foreign language, for instance. Suggestions so far include, Hazzard, Occidental, Claypool, and Kalasasaya. Think you've got the perfect name for Fedora 11? Let yourself be heard.
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by Anon on Dec. 02, 2008Wow! This is taking Geekdom to a whole new level. Pick a name and move on already...Just because its Open source doesn't mean "the community" has to vote on EVERYTHING...
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by Jack G on Dec. 02, 2008@Anon - they are not voting - they are asking for ideas. You do get the difference, right? Given your lack of understanding, let me spell it out.
Vote: "Is @Anon a tool?" Results: "500 = Yes; 0 = No";
Idea: "What would you classify @Anon as?"
#1: "A Tool"
#2: "A n00b"
#3: "Flame-baiter"
You get it now?
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by an anonymous user on Dec. 02, 2008@Jack G, how about contributing names to Fedora instead...
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by an anonymous user on Dec. 03, 2008what about 'seven'? *smirk
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by an anonymous user on Dec. 03, 2008Cambridge is a Linux release name and so is Intrepid Ibex.
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by an anonymous user on Dec. 03, 2008Vista?
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by Matt Kukowski on Dec. 04, 2008FEDORA is a type of HAT. Get it? It is a distro for the community and for RED HAT.
Fedora Definition:
Popular hat shape of the 1950s, made from a soft felt and noticeable by it’s center crease on the head. A pinched front and a snapped brim.
So, naturally, the next version of Fedora, should be of that of a HAT name. What name that should be, I dont care, you guys decide.
:)
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by Matt Kukowski on Dec. 04, 2008FEDORA is a type of HAT. Get it? It is a distro for the community and for RED HAT.
Fedora Definition:
Popular hat shape of the 1950s, made from a soft felt and noticeable by it’s center crease on the head. A pinched front and a snapped brim.
So, naturally, the next version of Fedora, should be of that of a HAT name. What name that should be, I dont care, you guys decide.
:)
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by Jack G on Dec. 04, 2008@Anon: Touche!
How about 'The Galleria'?
Cambridge is a Mall and so is The Galleria'...
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by waqas on May. 28, 2009Cambridge → Leonidas → Sphinx or Chimera--- Leonidas is a lion (it means Lion in greek), and so is Sphinx or Chimera
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