This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 11 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.
Sulphur -> Cambridge -> <blank>? Cambridge is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.
The link between Sulphur and Cambridge was "both are cities." The link between Cambridge and the new name must be different than that link.
- Name collection: Dec 2, 2008 - Dec 8, 2008
- List to Fedora Board: Dec 9, 2008 - Dec 15, 2008
- Board approved list to Legal: Dec 16, 2008 - Jan 4, 2009
- Community vote on final name: Jan 5, 2009 - Jan 9, 2009
- Name announced: Jan 10, 2009
|Name||"Is a..."||Tested||Initial Approval||Board Approved||Legal Approved|
|Phlogiston||is a theory like Cambridge Theory of distribution||Google search for +software, +computer, +IT, +hardware turned up nothing obvious.|
|Fredrikshald||is a bay on Victoria Island, Nunavut, Canada, as is Cambridge Bay||Google search for +software, +computer, +IT, +hardware turned up nothing obvious, other bays on Victoria Island caused numerous hits since they were English names.|
|CabbageSoup||is a diet, so is Cambridge||nothing obvious|
|YoungHeart||is a soccer club in New Zealand.||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT|
|Windsor||is a British Dukedom that was created for an abdicated king because Dukedom of Cambrdige was extant at the time||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (conflict with an IT service firm: http://www.windsorcorp.com/)|
|Hamline||is a university.||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (there is a university with the same name)|
|Oxford||is a university in England||Nothing obvious at first search|
|Helsinki||as Cambridge, is a university and city in Finland||Linux 1.0 was published in March 1994 here, and Fedora 11 will mark the 15th anniversary.|
|Claddagh||is a type of Ring||Nothing obvious as top hits|
|Nebula||is a strange name for Fedora release.||Nothing obvious|
|Dictator||was a ship in the Union navy||No apparent conflicts (probably for obvious reasons)|
|Leonidas||was a ship in the Union navy||No apparent conflicts|
|Claypool||Actors in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (Ed Cambridge, Les Claypool)||Google search +software, +computer (small business in Arizona), +Linux, +IT|
|Gokyo||Cambridge is door to higher education so is Gokyo door to zenith of world||No conflict|
|Persian||is a shade of blue||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT - dominated by use as an adjective rather than in any product names|
|Catania||is one of the oldest universities of Sicily||NO conflict|
|Hazzard||part of the "dukes of..." title||Nothing obviously conflicting|
|Zampone||type of sausage||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows nothing obvious in top hits|
|Blood||also a type of sausage (and think of the artwork!)||Nothing obvious|
|Fanbore||is a compound word which consists of an electrically driven device and a construction||Nothing found on Google|
|Athens||Cambridge is where the oldest American university is located, Athens where the oldest, public American university is located||USPTO lists 97 trademark inclusions, all that are related to software or similar technology are cancelled or dead. Other considerations are Williamsburg (second oldest American) or Chapel Hill (debatable as the oldest public, American and also in NC near Red Hat HQ). I like Athens the most because it's short (2 syllables like most of the prior names), begins with "A" (the next generation of Fedora) and links to many things outside American influence (which should please our European colleagues).|
|Occidental||Also a college||Nothing found on Google|
|Sapienza||It is the largest European university and the most ancient of the city of Rome. ("Sapienza" means "knowledge")||Nothing obvious|
|Galápagos||is a place central to Charles Darwins discovery of natural selection, so is Cambridge||Nothing found on Google|
|Kalasasaya||is the name of an ancient temple that refers a solid rock.||Google search +Kalasasaya|
|Alcalá||Spanish university founded in 1499 -- birthplace of Cervantes||No apparent conflicts|
|Yo-Yo||is a term used to describe a form of dieting.||Some google hits about the XO, no conflicts as far as I can tell|
|Euryalus||is the name of a British Royal Navy ship that (to add a bit more historical interest) served as flagship to admirals that served under Horatio Nelson at major actions. (Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, who fought alongside Nelson at Trafalgar, transferred his flag from the Royal Sovereign to the Euryalus briefly after the Royal Sovereign was taken under tow and Admiral Sir Thomas Graves, who fought alongside Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen, used the Cambridge as his flaghip during the Spanish armament)||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows nothing obvious in top hits|
|Imperial||Cambridge is a university, and so is Imperial (College, London).||http://imperialsoftwaresystems.com/index.php|
|Plantin||Cambridge (university press) is a historical press so is Plantin Press in antwerp||see http://www.cambridge.org and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantin_Press|
|Edsac||Cambridge is an early computer so is Edsac||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious trademark conflict and EDSAC was an acronym and presumably not a trademark|
|Pancetta||Cambridge is a kind of diet, as is a 'Pancetta' diet (italian). Mmm.||Atkins|
|Universe||Universe is a location, and Cambridge is, too. Plus, our universe is blue!||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious conflict|
|Trinity||Cambridge has a College named Trinity as there is a University Trinity in San Antonio Texas.|
|π||π (Pi) is deeply connected with science, as well as Cambridge||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious conflict|
How to use this table
- Come up with a name idea. Put the name in the first column.
- Determine whether it passes the "is-a" test. You must be able to complete the sentence "Cambridge is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Cambridge to Sulphur. Mark the link in the appropriate column, such as "river in Kazakhstan," "deep-sea organism."
- Don't choose obvious links, because they usually result in uninteresting names.
- Don't choose very general names or unclear links.
- Do choose obscure links to interesting things, which makes for a better name.
- Do avoid all previous links wherever possible.
- Do make sure there are at least a couple of ways to link out of the new name to the next name -- and they must be unique too!
- Use Google to search for possible trademark collisions. First search for the term itself along with "+software", and then broaden your search to include "+computer", "+hardware", "+technology", "+IT", and so on. Do not skimp on this step.
- If you find a collision, it is best to find another name. Names that cause collisions will be eliminated by Red Hat's Legal department and thus waste their time, which is a valuable commodity for Fedora. Help us maximize their effectiveness by weeding out names that are trademarks of other entities, especially those in the IT industry.
- If the collision is outside the IT/computing market, you can still submit the name but you should note the collision in the "Tested" column, and include a link to the site where the collision was found.
- If you find no collisions, make that notation in the "Tested" column.
- Do not mark the approval columns. These are reserved for the approval authorities such as the Board and Red Hat Legal.
|Name||"Is a..."||Tested||Initial Approval||Board Approved||Legal Approved|
|Stonehenge||is a famous British landmark||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (conflict with an IT service firm: http://www.stonehengeit.com/) (conflict with software company: http://www.eznumerologysoftware.com/) (conflict with well-known Perl consultancy: http://www.stonehenge.com/)|
|Wroclaw||is an education city (Wroclaw university of technology, Wroclaw University etc) like Cambridge||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (reuses the 'city' link that is forbidden)|
|Yaxn||is "Plus, More" in Mamaindé language - Mamaindé is a brazilian indian tribe||Mamaindé dictionary - http://orbita.starmedia.com/~i.n.d.i.o.s/mamainde1.htm (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Bacon||George Cambridge is Knight Grand Cross and Francis Bacon is also a Knight||http://baconsoft.com/ (conflict with software company|
|Bacon||is a cut of meat taken from the sides, belly, or back of a pig that has been cured, smoked, or both.||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT Pass (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Alexandria||was a library/research institution and is a university||Book management software for GNOME, library management software (http://goalexandria.com/ (conflict with software products)|
|Hewish||He's a british radio astronomer who has discovered the pulsars. He has worked in Cambridge University.||Nothing obvious (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Puppis||A star (actually L2 Puppis) researched by Cambridge University in 1881 which was determined to have bands in it's spectrum..it was also considered, at that time, to be the southern most object ever observed from that location||No conflicts found on Google (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Glasses||is a creation from 1284||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (Cambridge University was founded around 1209 - 1284 was the founding of Peterhouse college, some time later) (incorrect factual information)|
|Paisley Caves||source of interesting coprolites||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows nothing obvious in top hits (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Commodore||... a personal computer from the 1980's as was Cambridge (aka Sinclair)||Commodore is also a common word in English so it is fairly safe (obvious conflict with computer related technology)|
|Somerville||Cambridge is a city near Boston, and so is Somerville.||(reuses forbidden city link)|
|Tokyo||Cambridge is a city with several prestigious universities in it, and so is Tokyo.||(reuses forbidden city link)|
|Boston||Cambridge is a city on the MBTA subway system, and so is Boston.||(reuses forbidden city link)|
|Lexington||Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County in Massachusetts, and so is Lexington.||(reuses forbidden city link)|
|Eagle||Only freedom.||(does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Canterbury||Cambridge is a city in the UK that was once invaded by the Romans, and so is Canterbury.||(reuses forbidden city link)|
|Longfellow||American educator and poet. Famous resident of Cambridge, MA||(does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|New York||Cambridge contains an area named Central Square, as does New York.||(reuses forbidden city link)|