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bob
21st April 2010, 01:51 PM
Fedora 13 is just around the corner, so it's time for us to kick off
the naming process for the next Fedora release. You can make a
suggestion for the name for Fedora 14 here:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Name_suggestions_for_Fedora_14
Remember that there are *instructions and guidelines* at the page that
you must follow if you want your name to be considered. For instance,
there must be an "is-a" link between the name Goddard and the name
you suggest. That link must be different than previous links for
Fedora release names. Please be sure to conduct the required searches
for brand and trademark names that might cause us problems.

Read the full guidelines at that page, where you can also find full
schedule details for the release naming process. Suggestions will be
collected until Tuesday, April 27, and voting will happen starting
Tuesday, May 4!

--- Paul Frields

bob
21st April 2010, 01:59 PM
...so, I'm thinking "Hellblazer" , based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Constantine . All in favor.... :D

Aw crapple...now that I've fixed "Constantine -> Goddard", that's out. :(

Simian Man
21st April 2010, 02:17 PM
Shouldn't it link to "Goddard" instead of "Constantine"?

Not that I don't totally love "Hellblazer" as a Fedora release name!

sirdilznik
21st April 2010, 02:28 PM
No new suggestions are needed. There is no conceivable way to top "Bacon". Even if a different name is picked I'm still personally going to call F14 "Bacon" and will set up a delicious looking pork-themed wallpaper and motif. :cool:

bob
21st April 2010, 02:45 PM
Yeah, Paul may have had a bad night last night. The copied thread was a correction of an earlier botch and still had a bork. So, I'll fix it for him.

bob
21st April 2010, 02:50 PM
Okay then... how about BEER? Obvious connection: Robert H. Goddard -> Liquid Fuel for Rockets -> Liquid Fuel for People -> Beer! :D

Simian Man
21st April 2010, 03:56 PM
Okay then... how about BEER? Obvious connection: Robert H. Goddard -> Liquid Fuel for Rockets -> Liquid Fuel for People -> Beer! :D

There is already a suggestion of "Guiness". Though the reference is not the beer, it's still what I'd think of.

There are a whole bunch of connections you can make from the Goddard Crater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goddard_%28crater%29). Personally I like "Beaverhead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaverhead_crater)" :).

beaker_
21st April 2010, 04:02 PM
+1 for beer, the foundation of a healthy and meaningful relationship. And custom spins like Cervasa has a nice ring to it.

joe.pelayo
21st April 2010, 05:00 PM
Don't know if it complies with the guidelines but, what about "Bulldozer"? It implies force, heavy equipment (Linux) and the fact that it is mostly used to push large amounts of data around.

Thanks,
Joe.

diamond_ramsey
21st April 2010, 11:53 PM
:) bob, thank you for your posts. :)


Okay then... how about BEER? Obvious connection: Robert H. Goddard -> Liquid Fuel for Rockets -> Liquid Fuel for People -> Beer! :D

Concur, +1 for beer! :)

Would micro brewery versions be useful in the included set? :D

I love Sam Adams as well as Anchor Steam ===> :p

Sending positive Fedora 12/Fedora 13 and eventually Fedora 14 "liquid" fuel power to you all now. :cool:

CiaW
22nd April 2010, 04:08 AM
+1 for bacon! Maybe because I'm hungry... and +1 for Anchor Steam, though I can't find it in this neck of the woods, I'm pretty sure.

Adunaic
22nd April 2010, 11:41 AM
I'm in favour of Guinness, but only so the next one can be:

Sir Alec Guinness is a KBE and so is Bill Gates.

stevea
23rd April 2010, 07:27 AM
:) bob, thank you for your posts. :)

Concur, +1 for beer! :)

Would micro brewery versions be useful in the included set? :D

I love Sam Adams as well as Anchor Steam ===> :p

Sending positive Fedora 12/Fedora 13 and eventually Fedora 14 "liquid" fuel power to you all now. :cool:

Koch's Sam Adams, Boston brewing is way to big to be a micro. Fritz Maytag's (same Maytag) Anchor brewing is too. At that size these are called craft breweries.

I like the idea.




I'm in favour of Guinness, but only so the next one can be:

Sir Alec Guinness is a KBE and so is Bill Gates.

If wikipedia is right (always questionable) then Alec Guinness was a CBE and a Kt but not a KBE. OTOH there is always the Yoda connection and Stephen Hawking is a CBE.

billy123
23rd April 2010, 09:04 AM
Goddard was a ship (http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5259446) and so is the Unicorn.

Fedora Unicorn.


Unicorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_the_Unicorn) is a ship from the Tintin comic series. Others possible names from ships related to the same series:

Fedora Karaboudjan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crab_with_the_Golden_Claws)
Fedora Sirius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rackham's_Treasure)

BugRocks1
23rd April 2010, 01:25 PM
Large Magellanic Cloud
Via Lactea
Silver River
Edmontonia(armored dinossaur)
Megalodon(very big fish)
Samurai
Underdog
Cardinal Poin(guiding the future)
Underground tube
Flightless Bird Revolutions

---------- Post added at 04:25 AM CDT ---------- Previous post was at 04:20 AM CDT ----------

Manta
Island
Perdition Island
TechnoPirates
Penguin Sting

Lernatix
23rd April 2010, 05:41 PM
Hi guys, just installing F12 tonight after Sony killed YDL support for PS3, here's my input on the F14 name.

Barry Sheene was a motorcycle racer as was Peter Goddard.

Fedora Sheene themes should be easy to manage. ;)



Also, kinda like the F14 - Tomcat reference. (Pity it fails the "test")

The “sound barrier” was first broken Robert Hutchins Goddard, as did the F14 Tomcat years later.

Themes, again, should be easy.

brunson
23rd April 2010, 10:18 PM
"The Test" is lame.

Memysabu
26th April 2010, 06:46 PM
+1 for Bacon Im sure some dude named goddard ate bacon.

diamond_ramsey
27th April 2010, 12:57 AM
+1 for Bacon Im sure some dude named goddard ate bacon.

+1 for bacon! :)

"Beggin' Strips Commercial ITS BACON!" -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CErapf79rqM

"...I CAN'T REEEEEEAAAAAD!!.."

bob
4th May 2010, 03:41 AM
Oh my.... Paul just gave some voting info for those qualified to do so. Here's the choices:

Fytnargin
Hoppin
Laramie
Laughlin
Mitikas
Ventnor

Yep, "F14" will be the official name as far as the users are concerned. :p

Dan
4th May 2010, 04:14 AM
Good, Gawd! Surely they jest! <..:eek:..>

forkbomb
4th May 2010, 04:37 AM
:eek:
I think the devs of Ubuntu and Fedora secretly have a gentleman's wager over who can come up with the most ridiculous name. :rolleyes:

---------- Post added at 10:37 PM CDT ---------- Previous post was at 10:36 PM CDT ----------


Fytnargin
Fedora 15: Qwyjibo

smr54
4th May 2010, 05:24 AM
Apple 12.5 American Domestic Shorthair

Ubuntu's names do tend to be a bit more catchy though--I think more people will say Karmic, Lucid, or whatever than Constantine.

From Phoronix (I wound up there, googling the meaning of Fytnargin)



Is it just me or is this the worst selection of possible codenames for Fedora yet? Could Fedora 14 really be known as Fytnargin? (It's apparently a Russian mountain.)

Firewing1
4th May 2010, 06:42 AM
Fedora 15: Qwyjibo
That's hilarious, I'm actually laughing out loud now :D

fatleader
10th May 2010, 07:17 AM
Goddard was a ship (http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5259446) and so is the Unicorn.

Fedora Unicorn.


Unicorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_the_Unicorn) is a ship from the Tintin comic series. Others possible names from ships related to the same series:

Fedora Karaboudjan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crab_with_the_Golden_Claws)
Fedora Sirius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rackham's_Treasure)

+1 Fedora 15: Unicorn
haha, i'm up for that. :cool:

forkbomb
10th May 2010, 08:09 AM
Hmm... if we're on the topic of obscure ship references, I'd be game for Weatherlight. Though the legal team wouldn't.

That or "Nebuchadnezzar" or "Icharus" or "Gnosis" or "Mjolnir"... heck, all the ship names from the Matrix mythos were good.

*looks around sheepishly and stops flexing nerd muscles*

bob
10th May 2010, 07:56 PM
Just in, from Paul:


Thank you to the community for helping us select the name of the
followup to Fedora 13, "Goddard." The Fedora 14 release name is:

Laughlin

Yep, could have been a LOT worse.

Dan
10th May 2010, 07:58 PM
Meh. It was a gamble.


<..:p..>

mh3rn4nd3z3
11th May 2010, 04:17 AM
Yep, could have been a LOT worse.

What's worse than Laughlin?

lol, this will be the first time I ditch a distro because of its code-name... :(

Min
11th May 2010, 07:17 AM
Laugh?

Come on, most people will refer it by F14, anyway.
ps: Fytnargin is better IMO.

JONOR
11th May 2010, 09:10 AM
Laughlin, that will be a chuckle then. :p

leigh123linux
11th May 2010, 09:39 AM
What's worse than Laughlin?

lol, this will be the first time I ditch a distro because of its code-name... :(

All the other release candidate names :p

Fytnargin
Hoppin
Laramie
Mitikas
Ventnor

mh3rn4nd3z3
12th May 2010, 04:59 AM
All the other release candidate names :p

Fytnargin
Hoppin
Laramie
Mitikas
Ventnor

I say we fire the guy in charge of the names :D

Babylon5Nut
13th May 2010, 12:03 AM
Ok, I've read the rules and wiki article. However, I really don't understand the whole relationship thingy. Then, in looking at the names used, I'm sorry, but it just doesn't make any sense to me, either.

Here's the relevant rules:


To suggest a name, a community member must:

Show how the name meets the "is-a" test. For example, "Schnozz is a ___, and so is Keister."

Names for N and N+1 must be related, and names for releases N and N+2 cannot share the same relationship.
The "is-a" relationship must be reasonably novel. For example, "is a brand of automobile" is reasonably novel. The relationship "is a brand of automobile only manufactured in Uzbekistan" is much better. The relationship "is a word with seven letters" is not sufficiently novel.
Preference is given to names showing relationships never before used in a release (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/History_of_Fedora_release_names).
Names of living people or well-known trademarks or goods will be rejected by Red Hat Legal. Try to find a more unusual link.
Document preliminary searches showing the name is not encumbered by trademarks or other use that makes it a bad or risky choice.

Highlighted is what I don't get. Can someone here please give me a better explanation than what's posted? I dunno, maybe it's just me, but the names chosen also don't make any kind of rational sense either.

Besides, naming shouldn't be some kind of game. In my opinion, I would think that naming should do something to promote the legitimacy of Linux as an overall platform and Fedora in particular. It's bad enough we can't get any kind of unity or solidarity across distros, but shouldn't the names be less whimsical and "inside-baseball"-ish and instead be something that people in the general public would have even the remotest chance of understanding?

Thanks!

mh3rn4nd3z3
13th May 2010, 02:15 AM
Ok, I've read the rules and wiki article. However, I really don't understand the whole relationship thingy. Then, in looking at the names used, I'm sorry, but it just doesn't make any sense to me, either.
Thanks!

lol.

Just let it go man, Fedora does a bunch weird stuff... the name is the one you should be worried about least... :p

Just accept the silly names. :D

forkbomb
13th May 2010, 02:32 AM
lol.

Just let it go man, Fedora does a bunch weird stuff... the name is the one you should be worried about least... :p

Just accept the silly names. :D

Agreed. We all know that everybody calls it F11, F12, F13, etc... not, well, whatever the codenames for those releases are. For all the ado about the codename, nobody really gives a crap when the rubber hits the road.

Babylon5Nut
13th May 2010, 03:36 AM
lol.

Just let it go man, Fedora does a bunch weird stuff... the name is the one you should be worried about least... :p

Just accept the silly names. :D


Agreed. We all know that everybody calls it F11, F12, F13, etc... not, well, whatever the codenames for those releases are. For all the ado about the codename, nobody really gives a crap when the rubber hits the road.

But -- to paraphrase Khan Noonian Singh -- they task me. They task me, and I shall have them. I'll chase them 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares maelstrom and 'round perdition's flames before I give them up!"

No, no, no... Just kidding. :p :D

Yeah, I don't really give a... well... I am unconcerned with what they call each release. I was simply curious if anybody could actually explain it.

GoinEasy9
13th May 2010, 03:51 AM
http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2010/05/fedora-14-linux-headed-to-laug.html

The first submission for F15 is at the bottom of the article.

Laughlin is also a town in Nevada, which easily sets up at one name voting option for Fedora 15 in 2011. How about the Fedora 15 Vegas Release? Viva Fedora?
Then, instead of a spaceman, we could feature "The Girls of Glitter Gulch". :D

Babylon5Nut
26th May 2010, 08:33 PM
http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2010/05/fedora-14-linux-headed-to-laug.html

The first submission for F15 is at the bottom of the article.

Then, instead of a spaceman, we could feature "The Girls of Glitter Gulch". :D

Well, you know, the funny thing is that perhaps naming releases after (relatively) obscure city names might be rather interesting.

Heck, Douglas Adams did rather well with his two books, The Meaning of Liff (http://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Liff-Douglas-Adams/dp/0330281216) and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (http://www.amazon.com/Deeper-Meaning-Liff-Dictionary-Yet-But/dp/0307236013/ref=pd_sim_b_1). We're all a bunch of fun-loving people, right? Why can't we do something like that instead?

kyryder
26th May 2010, 08:42 PM
Whilst on the road I noticed a little town called Goddard here in Ky. I have passed through there many times not noticing the name and distracted by a neat old covered bridge until recently.http://maps.google.com/m?q=goddard+ky&hq&hnear=Goddard%2C+KY%2C+USA&ll=38.362578%2C-83.614636&z=8

Ky

Dan
26th May 2010, 08:48 PM
Hmmm.

By those standards, "PepperMill" works. Which, by the way, leaves a very interesting set of possibilities open for the screen art. <..:eek:..>


<..:p..>

jpollard
26th May 2010, 09:26 PM
If you see Penguin Sting, then you should also like....

Emperor Penguin

Though I also like Bacon, but as in Roger Bacon, not Bacon bits... :)

Isidore Nabi
29th May 2010, 03:32 PM
+1 for "Bacon"

Here is a handy image to use for the download button:
http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/data/500/receive-bacon.png

5hady
31st May 2010, 06:41 AM
Oh I was so close!

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=233640