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| Amaldi || * is one of the ESA's ATV spacecraft. || none that I found || || ATV-1 was the Jules Verne, ATV-2 was the Johannes Kepler, ATV-3 is the Edoardo Amaldi ||  || ||

Revision as of 15:11, 14 September 2011

Name suggestions are now being accepted. Please read the guidelines before contributing to maximize chances that your suggestion can be on the ballot.


This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 17 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Lovelock → Verne → <new name>? Verne is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.

The link between Lovelock and Verne was "both are names of futurologists". The link between Verne and the new Fedora 17 release name must be different than that link, and different from any other previous link.

General links automatically rejected
General links such as "is a word" or "is a location", while technically within the scope of the rules, will most certainly be rejected by the Fedora Board. Remember, the goal is to come up with a creative link to Verne. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Other futurologists
  • Names of living people
  • Well-known trademarks
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: 13 September through 20 September
  • List to Fedora Board: 20 September through 23 September
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: 24 September through 30 September
  • Community vote on final name: 30 September through 06 October
  • Name announced: 07 October

Name Suggestions

Please read carefully.
The instructions below will help prevent some suggestions from being eliminated early.

How to use this table

  1. Come up with a name idea. Put the name in the first column.
  2. Determine whether it passes the "is-a" test. You must be able to truthfully complete the sentence "Verne is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Lovelock to Verne, nor any other previous link. Mark the link in the appropriate column, such as "type of chemical reaction," "deep-sea organism."
    • Don't choose obvious links, because they usually result in uninteresting names.
    • Don't choose very general names or unclear links.
    • Don't choose names of living people, or well-known trademarks.
    • 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Do not mark the approval columns. These are reserved for the approval authorities such as the Board and Red Hat Legal.

Suggestion Table

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Comments Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved
Lorenz was a Nobel Prize winning Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist. Does not pass the "Is a..." test.
Potter Verne Swain and T.J. Potter were both side wheel steam boats Various approaches for themes
Erwin son of a famous scientist Max Planck and Emmett Brown being the fathers of Erwin Planck and Verne Brown Atoms and stuff given Erwin Schrödinger too
Neptune Jules Verne is best known for his visionary ideas and prophecy: inventions that were made real decades later than he "discovered" them on paper. Neptune is the first "fictional" planet discovered on paper by mathematical prediction proved to be real. This is a common word used in some two- or three-letter names. Does not pass the "Is a..." test. Neptune is 17 times the mass of the Earth. It was first discovered on paper when Jules Verne was 17 years old. :) Neptune: the other Blue Planet in the Solar System. I think this planet fits the Fedora's style quite well, though I am not an artist.
Rocky Ripple town in Indiana,_Indiana,_Indiana Infinitely themeable!
Rutan Name of an aircraft designer and pilot of the first aircraft to go around the world (Dick Rutan ) Does not pass the "Is a..." test. Verne wrote "Around the world in 80 days" so there is a connection Aircraft, blue sky etc
Hugo Verne was a client of Pierre-Jules Hetzel, so was Victor Hugo Hugo's visual art would provide ample inspirational material
Omoto Verne is a mount and so is Mt. Omoto (Okinawa's tallest mountain) No collisions. A japanese oriented theme, mixed with nature:
Shakespeare Verne was a playwright, so was Shakespeare Lots of non-copyright stuff available
Ramon Verne is a name of a crater (on the moon) and Ramon is a name of a crater (on Earth) Desert landscape
Morgan He was one of the most notorious and successful privateers of all time, and one of the most ruthless who worked in the Spanish Main. Does not pass the "Is a..." test. privateers of all time
Alcatraz Both Verne and Alcatraz are/were island prisons There is a computer game and a Software company prisons, islands, ... rocks?
Fenimore Verne Gagne was a 1947 NFL Draft pick and so was Bob Fenimore
Balboa Verne is a explorer, conquistador and so is Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador.
Lundmark Eroded crater on the far side of the Moon and located to the northwest is the flooded Jules Verne. Images of Sweeden, more space/astronomy ideas, clusters, nebulae, galaxies, light distribution (prisms, etc.)
Koch Crater on the far side of the Moon, to the south-southeast of the walled plain Jules Verne. Images of Germany, science/medical equipment, microscopes, bacteria/microrganisms.
Pavlov Large lunar crater on the far side of the Moon and located just to the southeast of it is the crater Jules Verne. Images of Russia, dogs, bells, whistles, metronomes, tuning forks.
Delaney Verne is a first name of Old French origins which means "from alder grove", as Delaney is. [1] A forest of trees in the birch family.
Coral Captain Nemo is a fictional character featured in Jules Verne's novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874). Nemo is also a character producted by Pixar and so is Colar Tens of conflicts, see Google 1 and Google 2
Percheron Percheron is a large draft horse breed from France known for intelligence and willingness to work, used as war horses, pulling stage coaches and other heavy labor. Does not pass the "Is a..." test. Verne and the Percheron are both from France. The Percheron represents strength and stamina. Aspects of its heritage, such as
>Warhorse: battle, military, middle ages & parades
>Stagecoach: travel, terrain, travelers & towns
>Farm Labor: earthy & labor
>Composition such as the dark color, strength & size.
Never Never is a town in Russia and a crater on Mars. Never is an anagram of Verne. Both are craters (Verne is a lunar crater).
Piccard Auguste Piccard was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer and invented a deep boat called Bathyscaphe - btw this would be a great name as well - which reached a record maximum depth of about 11,000 meters. Auguste Piccard and Jules Verne both died on March 24th He made height records in ballooning as well. Interesting family history as well: His grandson Betrand will try to orbit the earth with a solar plane in one or two years deep boat, ballooning, ...
Shitton Falls Unincorporated municipality in the state of Indiana Although, I personally think it is pronounced "She-ten Falls" Stuff involving waterfalls, or stuff involving chocolate (maybe hire some of the artists from Ubuntu's "Human" era to help us!)
Drake Larry Verne was a novelty singer who performed a hit song named "Mr. Custer", and so was Charlie Drake (well, it was a cover, but you get the picture). Potential, but it is a common term for a dragon (or duck) Not to be confused with those which are dapper. Oh, many: fire, dragon scale patterns, elements evoking or representing a dragon, etc.
Apollo is crater on the moon Red Hat Linux 5.2 was codenamed 'Apollo'. Verne and apollo are both names of moon craters Apollo was also the name of a nasa program including the apollo eleven mission
Farragut Verne is a storyteller about a Commander Farragut (in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea) as is David Glasgow Farragut a real life naval commander, officer and admiral (d. 1870) potential software collisions -
Aristarchus Verne is a lunar crater, and so is Aristarchus. Aristarchus of Samos was the first to present a heliocentric model of the solar system. He also applied logic to estimate the size of the Earth, the size and distance to Moon, the size and and distance to Sun. Sun, solar system, lunar craters, stars in the sky, sculpture of Aristarchus, etc.
Panguipulli Verne is a lake, and so is Panguipulli. I've not found any software company or software podruct related Panguipulli comes from "Pangui" (cougar), and "Pulli" (hill), both words in Mapudungun, meaning "Hill of the cougar". Animal, wild animals, mountains, hills, etc.
Gernsback Along with Jules Verne and H. G. Wells was known as one of the "Fathers of Science Fiction" Google appears to only find links to information about the man himself. [2] Sci-Fi, especially something resembling early 20th century SF illustrations
McFly * is a character in Back to the Future III minor software matches Verne is one of Doc Brown's sons in BTTF3 DeLorean, Doc Brown's locomotive time machine, etc.
Bonaparte * is a famous Frenchman minor software matches, [3], [4] Strictly speaking, Napoleon was Corsican
Grimm * is a top ten translated author. minor software matches, [5], [6] [7] Jules Verne is #2, Jacob Grimm is #10. A Grimm in Harry Potter lore is a large black dog and Grimm's Fairy Tales ought to be a rich source of themes
Mini Verne Troyer is an actor who played mini-me - maybe naming distro mini will help to keep the bloat down? Mini Cars, but really - no one can claim a trademark on a word "anything small or little" will do as a theme - dolphin turns to porpoise and so on
Any small hat (Zucchetto, Fez, Tubeteika, etc.) Verne Troyer is an actor who played mini-me - small hat will me Fedora's mini-me.
Amaldi * is one of the ESA's ATV spacecraft. none that I found ATV-1 was the Jules Verne, ATV-2 was the Johannes Kepler, ATV-3 is the Edoardo Amaldi

Approval Mark Legend

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Rejected Suggestions

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Comment Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved