Guidelines for release names

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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]].
 
== Releases ==
 
 
[[Name suggestions for Fedora 11]]
 
  
 
== Suggestion table ==
 
== Suggestion table ==
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== Release Names ==
 
== Release Names ==
  
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=== Current ===
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[[Name suggestions for {{FedoraVersion|long|next}}]]
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=== Prior Releases ===
 
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/Names
 
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/Names

Revision as of 00:11, 2 December 2008

This page documents how Fedora releases should be named.

Contents

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

The first row is a template provided for educational purposes only.

Name "Is a..." Tested Approved
TestName name used for a Fedora distro Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT Checkmark.png

Release Names

Current

Name suggestions for Fedora 22

Prior Releases