Guidelines for release names

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= Naming process =
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* Names are suggested by the community.
 
* Names are suggested by the community.
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* The final release name is decided through a community vote.
 
* The final release name is decided through a community vote.
 
* Problems are resolved through the [[Board | Fedora Board]] and the [[FPL]].
 
* Problems are resolved through the [[Board | Fedora Board]] and the [[FPL]].
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= Suggestion table =
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Revision as of 00:27, 15 July 2008

Summary

  • Names are suggested by the community.
    • The fedora-devel-list mailing list was previously used for suggestions.
    • Beginning with Fedora 11, name suggestions are solicited through a wiki page.
  • 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 releases N and N+1 must be related, and names for releases N and N+2 cannot share the same relationship.
    • Document preliminary searches showing the name is not encumbered by trademarks or other use that makes it a bad or risky choice.
  • Names are vetted through the Red Hat Legal department for a more intensive trademark search.
  • The Fedora Board is responsible for making sure the name ballot is of sufficient size and composition.
  • The final release name is decided through a community vote.
  • Problems are resolved through the Fedora Board and the FPL.

Suggestion table

Name "Is a..." Tested Approved