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Revision as of 14:36, 3 December 2008

Contents

Rules

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.

Note: 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 Cambridge.

Naming Schedule

  • 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 Suggestions

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Board Approved Legal Approved
Soble is a former Soviet spy ring. No conflicts found. Soble is the last name of a few artists and Alan Soble(an American philosopher. Checkmark.png
Pickard is part of the name of Reverend Octavius Pickard-Cambridge. This offers the options to use a mispelling of a Star Trek character's name for future releases. Poss. Conflicts: Pickard Hardware (http://www.pickardhardware.co.uk), Pickard Computer Consulting of Syracuse, Utah
Slamdance is the name of a film festival Cambridge -> Film Festival -> Slamdance -- offers several next options. Search for "+software", "+computer", "+hardware", "+technology", and "+IT"
Phlogiston is a theory like Cambridge Theory of distribution Google search for +software, +computer, +IT, +hardware turned up nothing obvious. Checkmark.png
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. Checkmark.png
Cabbage Soup is a diet, so is Cambridge nothing obvious
YoungHeart is a soccer club in New Zealand. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_(soccer) and http://www.rsssf.com/tablesn/nz05.html 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 Oxford Software (recruitment software -http://www.oxfordsoftware.com/). Also a local consulting group in Oxfordshire.
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.
Dictator was a ship in the Union navy No apparent conflicts (probably for obvious reasons) Checkmark.png
Leonidas was a ship in the Union navy No apparent conflicts Checkmark.png
Claypool Actors in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (Ed Cambridge, Les Claypool) Google search +software, +computer (small business in Arizona), +Linux, +IT Checkmark.png
Persian is a shade of blue Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT - dominated by use as an adjective rather than in any product names Checkmark.png
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 Checkmark.png
Blood also a type of sausage (and think of the artwork!) Nothing obvious Checkmark.png
Black also a type of sausage Nothing obvious - lots of 'Black <foo>' software/Linux Checkmark.png
Fanbore is a compound word which consists of an electrically driven device and a construction Nothing found on Google
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
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
Random Cambridge (University Press) and Random (House) are publishers Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows a few "Random Number Generator" applications, but nothing that could be trademarked, the word is simply used in context. -- I think the proper usage here for the link would be the full 'Random House' Warning.png
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
Calamares (USS) Cambridge is an old steamship, and so is (USS) Calamares Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious trademark conflict
Canadiana (USS) Cambridge is an old steamship, and so is (SS) Canadiana Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious trademark conflict
Pancetta Cambridge is a kind of diet, as is a 'Pancetta' diet (italian). Mmm. (Google has only 7 results for 'pancetta diet' - is this a real recognized diet?) -- (Oh, I can assure you, Bacon (aka: Pancetta) is very real :) ( Atkins
Nugent Like Cambridge, Nugent is an earldom No obvious software/computer-related links. Name of a computer lab at the University of Arizona
Atreides Like Cambridge, Atreides is a dukedom No obvious software/computer-related links, aside from adaptations of the books
New York Cambridge contains an area named Central Square, as does New York. (reuses forbidden city link) I do not think this rejection is fair. Central Square is an "area" (village) in New York *State*. The rule says you can't use the *city* link but it does not forbid the use of a location link. If it does then it needs to be reworded. Warning.png
Eel Pie Like Cambridge, Eel Pie is a British publishing company no obvious links
Caffe Latte Like Cambridge, Caffe Latte is a line of Vera Bradley designer luggage.
Peacock Like Cambridge, Peacock is a line of Vera Bradley designer luggage.
Night Owl Like Cambridge, Night Owl is a line of Vera Bradley designer luggage.
Oneida Like Cambridge, Oneida is a brand of silverware.
Couture Like Cambridge, Couture is a line of Mikasa dinnerware.
Edge Like Cambridge, Edge is the last name of a crew member of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Checkmark.png
Galway Like Cambridge, Galway is the last name of a crew member of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Aldwych is a theatre in London's West End Google search for +software, +computer, +hardware, +technology, +IT, +Linux turned up nothing obvious.
Duchess is a theatre in London's West End Google search for +software, +computer, +hardware, +technology, +IT, +Linux turned up nothing obvious.
Lyric is a theatre in London's West End Google search for +software, +computer, +hardware, +technology, +IT, +Linux turned up nothing obvious.
Nalanda Nalanda is one of the first great universities in recorded history
Taxila Taxila or Takshasila is one of ancient university in the world as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taxila is a butterfly too.
Arastradero Like Cambridge, Arastradero is the name of a street in Palo Alto, CA no obvious links...
Brasilia Brasilia and Cambridge are counted among the greatest and most respectable University in their countries Google search for +software, +computer, +hardware, +technology, +IT, +Linux turned up nothing obvious.
Sorbonne is the oldest and best known French university in Paris. It's an university, as Cambridge. No conflicts found as far as I can tell.
Magic Bred is an anagram of Cambridge Google search for +software, +computer, +hardware, +technology, +IT, +Linux turned up nothing obvious.
Cavendish is an experiment, Cambridge is an experiment resubmitted
Aqueduct is a bridge
Marshall is a company that sells audio equipment (Cambridge SoundWorks / Marshall Amps, which, it must be noted, go up to 11) There's a "Marshal Software" with 1 "L", and various tiny IT consulting/support firms owned by people named "Marshall"...

Approval Mark Legend

Approval Mark Meaning
Checkmark.png Approved
Stop (medium size).png Rejected
Warning.png Under review

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 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!
  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.

Rejected Suggestions

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/) Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
Bacon George Cambridge is Knight Grand Cross and Francis Bacon is also a Knight http://baconsoft.com/ (conflict with software company Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
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) Stop (medium size).png
Somerville Cambridge is a city near Boston, and so is Somerville. (reuses forbidden city link) Stop (medium size).png
Tokyo Cambridge is a city with several prestigious universities in it, and so is Tokyo. (reuses forbidden city link) Stop (medium size).png
Eagle Only freedom. (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Stop (medium size).png
Longfellow American educator and poet. Famous resident of Cambridge, MA (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Stop (medium size).png
Gokyo Cambridge is door to higher education so is Gokyo door to zenith of world No conflict (does not meet the 'is a' link rule fully (metaphor is overdoing it)) Stop (medium size).png
π π (Pi) is deeply connected with science, as well as Cambridge Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious conflict (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Stop (medium size).png
Nebula is a strange name for Fedora release. Nothing obvious (is a' link too vague) Stop (medium size).png
Universe Universe is a location, and Cambridge is, too. Plus, our universe is blue! Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious conflict ( 'is a' link too vague) Stop (medium size).png
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). (reuses forbidden city link, unless it's Athens University) Stop (medium size).png
Trinity Cambridge has a College named Trinity as there is a University Trinity in San Antonio Texas. Trinity Software #1 (http://www.trinitysoftware.com/), Trinity Software #2 (http://www.trinitysoft.net/), Trinity Rescue Kit (Linux distro -http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12) (too many related uses of the name) Stop (medium size).png
Harvard is a University in Cambridge, MA (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Stop (medium size).png
Kalasasaya is the name of an ancient temple that refers a solid rock. Google search +Kalasasaya (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Stop (medium size).png
Canterbury Cambridge is a location that was once invaded by the Romans, and so is Canterbury. (reuses forbidden city link) <= reworded as to not use the city link. The link is still between Cambridge, the city, and Canterbury, the city, regardless of the wording. Stop (medium size).png
Boston Cambridge has stops on the MBTA subway system, and so does Boston. (reuses forbidden city link) <= reworded as to not use the city link - See above Stop (medium size).png
Lexington Cambridge is located in Middlesex County in Massachusetts, and so is Lexington. (reuses forbidden city link) <= reworded - See above Stop (medium size).png
Hawking is famous cosmologican, professor of Maths on Cambridge University (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Stop (medium size).png
Turing Cambridge is a city in the US, it is also a university in the UK. Alan Turing attended Cambridge University and is often considered to be the father of the modern computer. No obvious commercial links, tons of computer related links. (does not meet the 'is a' link rule, as google shows no evidence of a 'Turing University' ) Stop (medium size).png
linuxcolor linuxcolor (does not meet the 'is a' line rule) Stop (medium size).png
Stroke is related to rowing. No conflicts found. Stroke is term for rower on "port" side of boat. (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Stop (medium size).png
Claddagh is a type of Ring Nothing obvious as top hits (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Claddagh is a ring you wear on your finger. The Cambridge Ring was a network architecture, similar to token ring Stop (medium size).png
Starkbierzeit Beer festival! (reuses forbidden city link) If you can come up with a city _other_ than Cambridge that has a beer festival called 'Cambridge Beer Festival' then this would be allowed Stop (medium size).png
Crystal A rock formed by solidification of a substance No conflicts found. (does not follow the 'is a' link rule) Stop (medium size).png
Eclipse Both Soccer clubs. Eclipse Foundation, with Eclipse software already in Fedora (http://eclipse.org/) Stop (medium size).png