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| Guinness || Sir Alec Guinness was a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays in great movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Hotel Paradiso and so on. || No easy collisions in IT, computers, technology. Red Hat 7 was codenamed 'Guinness'. || {{caution}} || Reusing old Red Hat Linux names is not preferred. || Themeable according to his great movies like "Lawrance of Arabia" (an arabic like dessert theme)  || ||
 
 
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| Scofield || Paul Scofield was a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays great roles in Shakespeare dramas. || "Scofield Associates," local Maryland (USA) vendor, probably low risk since they don't even have a web site || {{check}} || || Themeable according to his great roles in Shakespeare plays like MacBeth Henry V || ||
 
| Scofield || Paul Scofield was a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays great roles in Shakespeare dramas. || "Scofield Associates," local Maryland (USA) vendor, probably low risk since they don't even have a web site || {{check}} || || Themeable according to his great roles in Shakespeare plays like MacBeth Henry V || ||
 
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| Bhanji or Kingsley|| "Sir Ben Kingsley born as Krishna Bhanji is a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays historical persons like Mahatma Gandhi, Simon Wiesenthal and Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin || {{check}} || {{check}} || || Themeable according to his great historical roles  || ||
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| Bhanji or Kingsley|| "Sir Ben Kingsley born as Krishna Bhanji is a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays historical persons like Mahatma Gandhi, Simon Wiesenthal and Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin || None found || {{check}} || || Themeable according to his great historical roles  || ||
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| Astro || Goddard is a fictional dog character in a cartoon series and so is Astro. || Many collisions with computer stores. || {{caution}} || || || ||
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| '''Bacon''' || Like Willoughby Goddard, Kevin Bacon is a legendary actor (although not British). (Furthermore Bacon as well as Goddard are both names of asteroids discovered by van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I. and Gehrels, T.) || There's a Bacon Software and there's Jono Bacon, but we seem ok in terms of operating systems/Linux-related collisions. || {{check}} || || Infinite possibilities.  Bacon strips, cute little piggies in the background, a Canadian Bacon wallpaper for our users in that country.  And other scientific stuff too, I suppose. Bonus: using "is a person to whom other people claim connection" as the connection - see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erd%C5%91s_number Erdos number] - we could name F15 "Erdos," which gives us the option of linking out to tons of cool math stuff. || ||
 
| '''Bacon''' || Like Willoughby Goddard, Kevin Bacon is a legendary actor (although not British). (Furthermore Bacon as well as Goddard are both names of asteroids discovered by van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I. and Gehrels, T.) || There's a Bacon Software and there's Jono Bacon, but we seem ok in terms of operating systems/Linux-related collisions. || {{check}} || || Infinite possibilities.  Bacon strips, cute little piggies in the background, a Canadian Bacon wallpaper for our users in that country.  And other scientific stuff too, I suppose. Bonus: using "is a person to whom other people claim connection" as the connection - see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erd%C5%91s_number Erdos number] - we could name F15 "Erdos," which gives us the option of linking out to tons of cool math stuff. || ||
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| Marshall || Goddard is a space flight center and so is Marshall. || Numerous collisions in technology and computers. || {{caution}} || || (a) Historical Western Films (b) Rebuilding (Marshall Plan) || ||
 
 
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| Korolyov || Goddard is a space flight center and so is Korolyov. || {{check}} || {{check}} || || Scientist, city... || ||
 
| Korolyov || Goddard is a space flight center and so is Korolyov. || {{check}} || {{check}} || || Scientist, city... || ||
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| Neutron|| Goddard is the name of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Neutron Jimmy Neutron's] dog in a cartoon series. Jimmy Neutron was also a scientist in the series. || Numerous computer stores. || {{caution}} || || Lots of color scheme options with atoms, neutrons, protons, etc. || ||
 
 
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| Baudelaire || Stuart Leslie Goddard<ref>Stuart Leslie Goddard uses the stage name [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Ant Adam Ant].</ref> is a famous artist with bipolar disorder. So was Charles Baudelaire.<ref>Here is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_with_bipolar_disorder confirmation of the relation].</ref> || I couldn't find anything related to software/IT/technology trademarks. || {{check}} || || Baudelaire was an french writer/poet, so his work could probably inspire our artists. Only the name of his most famous work "Les fleurs du Mal" (meaning "The flowers of Evil") could provide some ideas... || ||
 
| Baudelaire || Stuart Leslie Goddard<ref>Stuart Leslie Goddard uses the stage name [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Ant Adam Ant].</ref> is a famous artist with bipolar disorder. So was Charles Baudelaire.<ref>Here is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_with_bipolar_disorder confirmation of the relation].</ref> || I couldn't find anything related to software/IT/technology trademarks. || {{check}} || || Baudelaire was an french writer/poet, so his work could probably inspire our artists. Only the name of his most famous work "Les fleurs du Mal" (meaning "The flowers of Evil") could provide some ideas... || ||
 
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| Tsiolkovsky || Robert H. Goddard was an early rocketry pioneer and so was Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. || No easy collisions in software, IT, computers, technology || {{check}} || || Plenty of theme opportunities in rockets and spaceflight || ||
 
| Tsiolkovsky || Robert H. Goddard was an early rocketry pioneer and so was Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. || No easy collisions in software, IT, computers, technology || {{check}} || || Plenty of theme opportunities in rockets and spaceflight || ||
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| Vortex|| Goddard is the name of a main character in Jimmy Neutron cartoon series, so is Cindy Vortex. || Numerous collisions in IT and computers. || {{caution}} || ''[Negative connotations. --[[User:Pfrields|pfrields]]]'' || Lots of vortices themes options. || ||
 
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| Shepherd || Robert H. Goddard was an American rocketry pioneer, Alan Shepherd was the first American in space. || [http://www.shepherdsoftware.com/] || {{caution}} || || Exploring more opportunities in space related themes. || ||
 
 
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| Button || Goddard is a typo in the name of a famous film director. So is Button. <ref>"Button" being a typo in the name of Tim Burton. Yeah, that's a completely bogus relation. :)</ref> || No obvious collisions || {{check}} || || || ||
 
| Button || Goddard is a typo in the name of a famous film director. So is Button. <ref>"Button" being a typo in the name of Tim Burton. Yeah, that's a completely bogus relation. :)</ref> || No obvious collisions || {{check}} || || || ||
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| Katyusha || Goddard was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry , and  "Katyusha multiple rocket launchers" is a type of rocket artillery first built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II. || [http://www.katyusharecords.com/ Katyusha Records] software, but this looks to be a dead project. || {{warning}} || Does not pass "is a" test || Themable according to its use in wars till today, so fedora will have: Power, Speed, Weapon...|| ||
 
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| Aberdeen || Goddard is a place in Maryland, as is Aberdeen. || [http://www.aberdeen.com/ Aberdeen Group] offers services in IT/consulting industry. || {{caution}} || || Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD is a leader in United States Army research and development, so Army related themes would be appropriate. || ||
 
 
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| Mitikas || Goddard is a peak <ref>http://www.climber.org/reports/2005/1456.html</ref> so is Mitikas. || {{check}} || {{check}} || || || ||
 
| Mitikas || Goddard is a peak <ref>http://www.climber.org/reports/2005/1456.html</ref> so is Mitikas. || {{check}} || {{check}} || || || ||
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| Neper || Goddard is a Moon crater in Mare Marginis <ref> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Marginis </ref> so is his nearest brother - Neper. ||  Neper project not updated for about year <ref> http://sourceforge.net/projects/neper/ </ref> || {{check}} || || space, stars, galaxies, lunar modules, possibly black and white theme also view of earth from moon is amazing || ||  
 
| Neper || Goddard is a Moon crater in Mare Marginis <ref> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Marginis </ref> so is his nearest brother - Neper. ||  Neper project not updated for about year <ref> http://sourceforge.net/projects/neper/ </ref> || {{check}} || || space, stars, galaxies, lunar modules, possibly black and white theme also view of earth from moon is amazing || ||  
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| Elizabeth || Robert H. Goddard is a famous person who lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, so is Elizabeth Bishop, a highly-regarded 20th century poet. || No collisions, only localized results pertaining to Elizabeth, New Jersey. || {{caution}} || Very common name, not unusual enough. || Elizabeth Bishop was poet laurete of the United States from 1949 - 1950; a noir theme reflecting the style of the era would work well (watch the film "LA Confidential"; also think about the color scheme of 1950s retro-noir ads you've seen).  || ||
 
 
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| Tudek || Goddard is an archaeological site <ref>[http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/voyage/subset/vinland/archeo.html Goddard Archaeological Site]</ref> in North America where a 2nd century Norwegian coin was found.  Tudek is also an archaeological site in North America.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudek_Site Tudek Archaeological Site]</ref>  || No collisions found || {{check}} || || Themed with artifacts, exploration, maps, compasses (Indiana Jones type stuff) || ||
 
| Tudek || Goddard is an archaeological site <ref>[http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/voyage/subset/vinland/archeo.html Goddard Archaeological Site]</ref> in North America where a 2nd century Norwegian coin was found.  Tudek is also an archaeological site in North America.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudek_Site Tudek Archaeological Site]</ref>  || No collisions found || {{check}} || || Themed with artifacts, exploration, maps, compasses (Indiana Jones type stuff) || ||
 
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| Fytnargin || Goddard is a mountain with elevation 4134m and so is Fytnargin in Russia || None found || {{check}} || || || ||
 
| Fytnargin || Goddard is a mountain with elevation 4134m and so is Fytnargin in Russia || None found || {{check}} || || || ||
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| Adam || Stuart Leslie Goddard uses the stage name [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Ant Adam Ant].  || Many collisions in software field || {{warning}} || Does not pass "is a" test || theme around biblical Genesis story || ||
 
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| Lakeland || Goddard is a fast growing city in Kansas and so is Lakeland in Florida <ref>http://www.goddardkansas.us/, http://www.lakelandgov.net/</ref>|| [http://www.lakelandmicro.com/ Lakeland Micro] || {{caution}} || || Swans are kind of a mascot for the city.  Also, the Florida aspect could be included with Sunny skies or beaches. || ||
 
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| Worcester || Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945), U.S. professor of physics and scientist, was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry. Goddard was born in 1882 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is often referred to as the "Heart of the Commonwealth". || A few local store collisions, nothing in OS field || {{warning}} || Does not pass "is a" test || || ||
 
 
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| Chaplin || Paulette Goddard<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulette_Goddard</ref> was a silent film's actress also was Charles Chaplin  || [http://genetics.emory.edu/labs/epstein/software/chaplin/ genetic haplotype software], very old || {{check}} || || Actors, Silent films, 1920' || ||
 
| Chaplin || Paulette Goddard<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulette_Goddard</ref> was a silent film's actress also was Charles Chaplin  || [http://genetics.emory.edu/labs/epstein/software/chaplin/ genetic haplotype software], very old || {{check}} || || Actors, Silent films, 1920' || ||
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| Beardmore || The Goddard coin in an ancient Norse artifact and so are the Beardmore Relics <ref> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beardmore_Relics</ref>. || No software related trademarks found || {{check}} || || Vikings, sea, ships, medieval weapons, exploration, artifacts || ||
 
| Beardmore || The Goddard coin in an ancient Norse artifact and so are the Beardmore Relics <ref> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beardmore_Relics</ref>. || No software related trademarks found || {{check}} || || Vikings, sea, ships, medieval weapons, exploration, artifacts || ||
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| Lausanna || Goddard<ref name="nasa"/> and [http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=1938+Lausanna Lausanna] are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt”. Lausanna is the old spelling of Lausanne, a town in Switzerland, so Fedora 15 could be named after another Swiss town/village. || Not found || {{check}} || || asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general etc. || ||
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| Alfvén || Goddard<ref name="nasa"/> and [http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=1778+Alfven Alfvén] are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt” that are both discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels. Alfvén is also the name of a great Swedish composer so there are many possible names for Fedora 15. || Not found || {{check}} || || asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general etc. || ||
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| Guinness || Sir Alec Guinness was a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays in great movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Hotel Paradiso and so on. || No easy collisions in IT, computers, technology. Red Hat 7 was codenamed 'Guinness'. || {{caution}} || Reusing old Red Hat Linux names is not preferred. || Themeable according to his great movies like "Lawrance of Arabia" (an arabic like dessert theme)  || ||
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| Astro || Goddard is a fictional dog character in a cartoon series and so is Astro. || Many collisions with computer stores. || {{caution}} || || || ||
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| Marshall || Goddard is a space flight center and so is Marshall. || Numerous collisions in technology and computers. || {{caution}} || || (a) Historical Western Films (b) Rebuilding (Marshall Plan) || ||
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| Neutron|| Goddard is the name of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Neutron Jimmy Neutron's] dog in a cartoon series. Jimmy Neutron was also a scientist in the series. || Numerous computer stores. || {{caution}} || || Lots of color scheme options with atoms, neutrons, protons, etc. || ||
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| Vortex|| Goddard is the name of a main character in Jimmy Neutron cartoon series, so is Cindy Vortex. || Numerous collisions in IT and computers. || {{caution}} || ''[Negative connotations. --[[User:Pfrields|pfrields]]]'' || Lots of vortices themes options. || ||
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| Shepherd || Robert H. Goddard was an American rocketry pioneer, Alan Shepherd was the first American in space. || [http://www.shepherdsoftware.com/] || {{caution}} || || Exploring more opportunities in space related themes. || ||
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| Aberdeen || Goddard is a place in Maryland, as is Aberdeen. || [http://www.aberdeen.com/ Aberdeen Group] offers services in IT/consulting industry. || {{caution}} || || Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD is a leader in United States Army research and development, so Army related themes would be appropriate. || ||
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| Elizabeth || Robert H. Goddard is a famous person who lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, so is Elizabeth Bishop, a highly-regarded 20th century poet. || No collisions, only localized results pertaining to Elizabeth, New Jersey. || {{caution}} || Very common name, not unusual enough. || Elizabeth Bishop was poet laurete of the United States from 1949 - 1950; a noir theme reflecting the style of the era would work well (watch the film "LA Confidential"; also think about the color scheme of 1950s retro-noir ads you've seen).  || ||
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| Lakeland || Goddard is a fast growing city in Kansas and so is Lakeland in Florida <ref>http://www.goddardkansas.us/, http://www.lakelandgov.net/</ref>|| [http://www.lakelandmicro.com/ Lakeland Micro] || {{caution}} || || Swans are kind of a mascot for the city.  Also, the Florida aspect could be included with Sunny skies or beaches. || ||
 
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| Turing || Peter Goddard is a British scientist educated at Cambridge University, as was Alan Turing || There is a trademark held by Holt Software Associates for their language "Turing", I don't know if that would preclude its use here.  It would seem that Alan Turing himself is more commonly associated with the term than their product. [[http://www.turingsoft.com/profile.htm Turing Pvt Ltd] also generates a hit. --[[User:Pfrields|pfrields]]]''|| {{caution}} || || I think some cool things could be done with the concept of a Turing engine or cryptography. || ||
 
| Turing || Peter Goddard is a British scientist educated at Cambridge University, as was Alan Turing || There is a trademark held by Holt Software Associates for their language "Turing", I don't know if that would preclude its use here.  It would seem that Alan Turing himself is more commonly associated with the term than their product. [[http://www.turingsoft.com/profile.htm Turing Pvt Ltd] also generates a hit. --[[User:Pfrields|pfrields]]]''|| {{caution}} || || I think some cool things could be done with the concept of a Turing engine or cryptography. || ||
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| Robert || Goddard is an American college established in 1863 (in Vermont), and so is Robert (in Turkey). || No obvious IT trademark on Robert; Robert Ludlum (an author, deceased) apparently a trademark of Myn Pyn, LLC.  Robert Young was CEO of Red Hat.  || {{caution}} || Very common name, not unusual enough. || Educational or learning theme || ||
 
| Robert || Goddard is an American college established in 1863 (in Vermont), and so is Robert (in Turkey). || No obvious IT trademark on Robert; Robert Ludlum (an author, deceased) apparently a trademark of Myn Pyn, LLC.  Robert Young was CEO of Red Hat.  || {{caution}} || Very common name, not unusual enough. || Educational or learning theme || ||
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| Emancipation || Goddard (College) is an American institution established in 1863, and so is the Emancipation Proclamation (something of a stretch, but a cool name, imo -- note that 1863 was the year the announcement made in 1862 went into effect). || "Software Emancipation Technology" was a software company in Massachusetts that appears to now be called "Progress Software" (and "Upspring" prior to that).  || {{warning}} || Does not pass "is a" test || Freedom/Liberation theme || ||
 
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| Apollo || Goddard Space Flight Center is a NASA installation. The Apollo Program was NASA's project to land the first human on the moon. Apollo M. O. Smith was an American rocket scientist as was Robert H. Goddard. || Since Apollo was both an Ancient Greek as well as a Roman god, there are plenty of collisions everywhere (including hard- and software products and companies) but exactly because of the fact that the term has been used for literally thousands of years and is very famous it's so generic that I don't think that should be much of a trademark problem. Apollo was the codename for Red Hat Linux 5.2 || {{warning}} || Reusing old Red Hat Linux names is not preferred. Does not pass "is a" test. || Ancient Greek and Roman gods, mythology. The fact that he was god of music, healing, prophecy and enlightenment seems to fit Fedora as a project well. There seems to be an Apollo in almost everything <ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_(disambiguation)</ref> which provides nearly endless possibilities. || ||
 
 
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| (Pallas) || Goddard<ref name="nasa">http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=9252+Goddard</ref> and [http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2+Pallas Pallas] are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt”. The latter is also the largest asteroid and the the second asteroid to have been discovered. || See the comment above. Otherwise there are thousands of other names of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_planets asteroids] that could be used instead of “Pallas” (but they would probably be less nice ^^). '''Update:''' Could be a trademark issue, see <ref>http://www.architext.de/aktuelles/</ref> || {{caution}} || || asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general, Greco-Roman mythology etc.<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallas</ref> || ||  
 
| (Pallas) || Goddard<ref name="nasa">http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=9252+Goddard</ref> and [http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2+Pallas Pallas] are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt”. The latter is also the largest asteroid and the the second asteroid to have been discovered. || See the comment above. Otherwise there are thousands of other names of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_planets asteroids] that could be used instead of “Pallas” (but they would probably be less nice ^^). '''Update:''' Could be a trademark issue, see <ref>http://www.architext.de/aktuelles/</ref> || {{caution}} || || asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general, Greco-Roman mythology etc.<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallas</ref> || ||  
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| Europa || (For the case that there is a trademark problem with “Pallas”:) Europa is also (among others) the name of an asteroid.<ref>http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=52+Europa</ref> || Too generic to be a trademark problem IMHO. ''[[http://www.europasw.com/ Europa Software] could be a problem. --[[User:Pfrields|pfrields]]]'' || {{caution}} || || thousand of possibilities (see also above) || ||
 
| Europa || (For the case that there is a trademark problem with “Pallas”:) Europa is also (among others) the name of an asteroid.<ref>http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=52+Europa</ref> || Too generic to be a trademark problem IMHO. ''[[http://www.europasw.com/ Europa Software] could be a problem. --[[User:Pfrields|pfrields]]]'' || {{caution}} || || thousand of possibilities (see also above) || ||
 
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| Lausanna || Goddard<ref name="nasa"/> and [http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=1938+Lausanna Lausanna] are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt”. Lausanna is the old spelling of Lausanne, a town in Switzerland, so Fedora 15 could be named after another Swiss town/village. || Not found || {{check}} || || asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general etc. || ||
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| Katyusha || Goddard was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry , and  "Katyusha multiple rocket launchers" is a type of rocket artillery first built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II. || [http://www.katyusharecords.com/ Katyusha Records] software, but this looks to be a dead project. || {{warning}} || Does not pass "is a" test || Themable according to its use in wars till today, so fedora will have: Power, Speed, Weapon...|| ||
 
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| Alfvén || Goddard<ref name="nasa"/> and [http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=1778+Alfven Alfvén] are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt” that are both discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels. Alfvén is also the name of a great Swedish composer so there are many possible names for Fedora 15. || Not found || {{check}} || || asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general etc. || ||
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| Adam || Stuart Leslie Goddard uses the stage name [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Ant Adam Ant].  || Many collisions in software field || {{warning}} || Does not pass "is a" test || theme around biblical Genesis story || ||
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| Worcester || Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945), U.S. professor of physics and scientist, was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry. Goddard was born in 1882 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is often referred to as the "Heart of the Commonwealth". || A few local store collisions, nothing in OS field || {{warning}} || Does not pass "is a" test || || ||
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| Emancipation || Goddard (College) is an American institution established in 1863, and so is the Emancipation Proclamation (something of a stretch, but a cool name, imo -- note that 1863 was the year the announcement made in 1862 went into effect). || "Software Emancipation Technology" was a software company in Massachusetts that appears to now be called "Progress Software" (and "Upspring" prior to that).  || {{warning}} || Does not pass "is a" test || Freedom/Liberation theme || ||
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| Apollo || Goddard Space Flight Center is a NASA installation. The Apollo Program was NASA's project to land the first human on the moon. Apollo M. O. Smith was an American rocket scientist as was Robert H. Goddard. || Since Apollo was both an Ancient Greek as well as a Roman god, there are plenty of collisions everywhere (including hard- and software products and companies) but exactly because of the fact that the term has been used for literally thousands of years and is very famous it's so generic that I don't think that should be much of a trademark problem. Apollo was the codename for Red Hat Linux 5.2 || {{warning}} || Reusing old Red Hat Linux names is not preferred. Does not pass "is a" test. || Ancient Greek and Roman gods, mythology. The fact that he was god of music, healing, prophecy and enlightenment seems to fit Fedora as a project well. There seems to be an Apollo in almost everything <ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_(disambiguation)</ref> which provides nearly endless possibilities. || ||
 
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Name suggestions are now being accepted. Please read the guidelines before contributing to maximize chances that your suggestion can be on the ballot.

Contents

Rules

This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 13 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Constantine → Goddard → <new name>? Goddard is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.

The link between Constantine and Goddard was "both are names of rocket scientists." The link between Goddard and the new name must be different than that link, and different from any other previous link.

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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 Goddard. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Other kinds of scientists
  • ...
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

PROPOSED:

  • Name collection: April 21 to April 27
  • List to Fedora Board: April 27 to April 29
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: April 29 to May 3
  • Community vote on final name: May 4 to 10
  • Name announced: May 11

Name Suggestions

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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 "Goddard is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Constantine to Goddard, 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.
    • 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
Scofield Paul Scofield was a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays great roles in Shakespeare dramas. "Scofield Associates," local Maryland (USA) vendor, probably low risk since they don't even have a web site Checkmark.png Themeable according to his great roles in Shakespeare plays like MacBeth Henry V
Bhanji or Kingsley "Sir Ben Kingsley born as Krishna Bhanji is a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays historical persons like Mahatma Gandhi, Simon Wiesenthal and Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin None found Checkmark.png Themeable according to his great historical roles
Bacon Like Willoughby Goddard, Kevin Bacon is a legendary actor (although not British). (Furthermore Bacon as well as Goddard are both names of asteroids discovered by van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I. and Gehrels, T.) There's a Bacon Software and there's Jono Bacon, but we seem ok in terms of operating systems/Linux-related collisions. Checkmark.png Infinite possibilities. Bacon strips, cute little piggies in the background, a Canadian Bacon wallpaper for our users in that country. And other scientific stuff too, I suppose. Bonus: using "is a person to whom other people claim connection" as the connection - see Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and the Erdos number - we could name F15 "Erdos," which gives us the option of linking out to tons of cool math stuff.
Korolyov Goddard is a space flight center and so is Korolyov. Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Scientist, city...
Baudelaire Stuart Leslie Goddard[1] is a famous artist with bipolar disorder. So was Charles Baudelaire.[2] I couldn't find anything related to software/IT/technology trademarks. Checkmark.png Baudelaire was an french writer/poet, so his work could probably inspire our artists. Only the name of his most famous work "Les fleurs du Mal" (meaning "The flowers of Evil") could provide some ideas...
Tsiolkovsky Robert H. Goddard was an early rocketry pioneer and so was Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. No easy collisions in software, IT, computers, technology Checkmark.png Plenty of theme opportunities in rockets and spaceflight
Button Goddard is a typo in the name of a famous film director. So is Button. [3] No obvious collisions Checkmark.png
Mitikas Goddard is a peak [4] so is Mitikas. Checkmark.png Checkmark.png
Rubbia Peter Goddard is a mathematical physicist and Carlo Rubbia [5] is a physicist who won a Nobel Prize in Physics for work leading to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN. No collisions Checkmark.png It can be themeable according to physics, atoms, and maybe CERN
Neper Goddard is a Moon crater in Mare Marginis [6] so is his nearest brother - Neper. Neper project not updated for about year [7] Checkmark.png space, stars, galaxies, lunar modules, possibly black and white theme also view of earth from moon is amazing
Tudek Goddard is an archaeological site [8] in North America where a 2nd century Norwegian coin was found. Tudek is also an archaeological site in North America.[9] No collisions found Checkmark.png Themed with artifacts, exploration, maps, compasses (Indiana Jones type stuff)
Fytnargin Goddard is a mountain with elevation 4134m and so is Fytnargin in Russia None found Checkmark.png
Chaplin Paulette Goddard[10] was a silent film's actress also was Charles Chaplin genetic haplotype software, very old Checkmark.png Actors, Silent films, 1920'
Laughlin Robert Goddard was a professor of physics, and so is Robert Laughlin.[11]. He was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics for his explanation of the fractional quantum Hall effect. Moreover he argues for emergence which is a concept that says "The whole is more than the sum of its parts". Fedora is more than a sum of softwares. Laughlin is a town in Nevada (USA). John Mc Laughlin is a musician. Clarence John Laughlin was a photographer. Laughlin is also a memorial hosptial in Tennessee. [Nothing specific in software. --pfrields] Checkmark.png Something that can illustrate the emergence concept, like multiple objects combined to create a new one (more complex).
Beardmore The Goddard coin in an ancient Norse artifact and so are the Beardmore Relics [12]. No software related trademarks found Checkmark.png Vikings, sea, ships, medieval weapons, exploration, artifacts
Lausanna Goddard[13] and Lausanna are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt”. Lausanna is the old spelling of Lausanne, a town in Switzerland, so Fedora 15 could be named after another Swiss town/village. Not found Checkmark.png asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general etc.
Alfvén Goddard[13] and Alfvén are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt” that are both discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels. Alfvén is also the name of a great Swedish composer so there are many possible names for Fedora 15. Not found Checkmark.png asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general etc.
Guinness Sir Alec Guinness was a legendary british actor like Willoughby Goddard. He plays in great movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Hotel Paradiso and so on. No easy collisions in IT, computers, technology. Red Hat 7 was codenamed 'Guinness'. Warning.png Reusing old Red Hat Linux names is not preferred. Themeable according to his great movies like "Lawrance of Arabia" (an arabic like dessert theme)
Astro Goddard is a fictional dog character in a cartoon series and so is Astro. Many collisions with computer stores. Warning.png
Marshall Goddard is a space flight center and so is Marshall. Numerous collisions in technology and computers. Warning.png (a) Historical Western Films (b) Rebuilding (Marshall Plan)
Neutron Goddard is the name of Jimmy Neutron's dog in a cartoon series. Jimmy Neutron was also a scientist in the series. Numerous computer stores. Warning.png Lots of color scheme options with atoms, neutrons, protons, etc.
Vortex Goddard is the name of a main character in Jimmy Neutron cartoon series, so is Cindy Vortex. Numerous collisions in IT and computers. Warning.png [Negative connotations. --pfrields] Lots of vortices themes options.
Shepherd Robert H. Goddard was an American rocketry pioneer, Alan Shepherd was the first American in space. [1] Warning.png Exploring more opportunities in space related themes.
Aberdeen Goddard is a place in Maryland, as is Aberdeen. Aberdeen Group offers services in IT/consulting industry. Warning.png Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD is a leader in United States Army research and development, so Army related themes would be appropriate.
Elizabeth Robert H. Goddard is a famous person who lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, so is Elizabeth Bishop, a highly-regarded 20th century poet. No collisions, only localized results pertaining to Elizabeth, New Jersey. Warning.png Very common name, not unusual enough. Elizabeth Bishop was poet laurete of the United States from 1949 - 1950; a noir theme reflecting the style of the era would work well (watch the film "LA Confidential"; also think about the color scheme of 1950s retro-noir ads you've seen).
Lakeland Goddard is a fast growing city in Kansas and so is Lakeland in Florida [14] Lakeland Micro Warning.png Swans are kind of a mascot for the city. Also, the Florida aspect could be included with Sunny skies or beaches.
Turing Peter Goddard is a British scientist educated at Cambridge University, as was Alan Turing There is a trademark held by Holt Software Associates for their language "Turing", I don't know if that would preclude its use here. It would seem that Alan Turing himself is more commonly associated with the term than their product. [Turing Pvt Ltd also generates a hit. --pfrields] Warning.png I think some cool things could be done with the concept of a Turing engine or cryptography.
Gama Goddard (,John) was a famous explorer and goal achiever, as was Vasco da Gama (15th century Portuguese Navigator known worldwide as he spearheaded the World Discoveries). No coalitions with IT world [GNU Gama and NEES grid certificate management software show up, not sure about TMs. --pfrields] Warning.png Freedom (adventure, exploration), First (First in many things as Vasco da Gama), Friends (explore together) > convert to freedom, exploration, first, leading. Not much problems with internationalization of "Gama" where it's very close in phonetics to "gamma".
Robert Goddard is an American college established in 1863 (in Vermont), and so is Robert (in Turkey). No obvious IT trademark on Robert; Robert Ludlum (an author, deceased) apparently a trademark of Myn Pyn, LLC. Robert Young was CEO of Red Hat. Warning.png Very common name, not unusual enough. Educational or learning theme
(Pallas) Goddard[13] and Pallas are both asteroids of the so-called “main belt”. The latter is also the largest asteroid and the the second asteroid to have been discovered. See the comment above. Otherwise there are thousands of other names of asteroids that could be used instead of “Pallas” (but they would probably be less nice ^^). Update: Could be a trademark issue, see [15] Warning.png asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general, Greco-Roman mythology etc.[16]
Europa (For the case that there is a trademark problem with “Pallas”:) Europa is also (among others) the name of an asteroid.[17] Too generic to be a trademark problem IMHO. [Europa Software could be a problem. --pfrields] Warning.png thousand of possibilities (see also above)
Katyusha Goddard was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry , and "Katyusha multiple rocket launchers" is a type of rocket artillery first built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II. Katyusha Records software, but this looks to be a dead project. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is a" test Themable according to its use in wars till today, so fedora will have: Power, Speed, Weapon...
Adam Stuart Leslie Goddard uses the stage name Adam Ant. Many collisions in software field Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is a" test theme around biblical Genesis story
Worcester Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945), U.S. professor of physics and scientist, was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry. Goddard was born in 1882 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is often referred to as the "Heart of the Commonwealth". A few local store collisions, nothing in OS field Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is a" test
Emancipation Goddard (College) is an American institution established in 1863, and so is the Emancipation Proclamation (something of a stretch, but a cool name, imo -- note that 1863 was the year the announcement made in 1862 went into effect). "Software Emancipation Technology" was a software company in Massachusetts that appears to now be called "Progress Software" (and "Upspring" prior to that). Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is a" test Freedom/Liberation theme
Apollo Goddard Space Flight Center is a NASA installation. The Apollo Program was NASA's project to land the first human on the moon. Apollo M. O. Smith was an American rocket scientist as was Robert H. Goddard. Since Apollo was both an Ancient Greek as well as a Roman god, there are plenty of collisions everywhere (including hard- and software products and companies) but exactly because of the fact that the term has been used for literally thousands of years and is very famous it's so generic that I don't think that should be much of a trademark problem. Apollo was the codename for Red Hat Linux 5.2 Stop (medium size).png Reusing old Red Hat Linux names is not preferred. Does not pass "is a" test. Ancient Greek and Roman gods, mythology. The fact that he was god of music, healing, prophecy and enlightenment seems to fit Fedora as a project well. There seems to be an Apollo in almost everything [18] which provides nearly endless possibilities.
  1. Stuart Leslie Goddard uses the stage name Adam Ant.
  2. Here is a confirmation of the relation.
  3. "Button" being a typo in the name of Tim Burton. Yeah, that's a completely bogus relation. :)
  4. http://www.climber.org/reports/2005/1456.html
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Rubbia
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Marginis
  7. http://sourceforge.net/projects/neper/
  8. Goddard Archaeological Site
  9. Tudek Archaeological Site
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulette_Goddard
  11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_B._Laughlin
  12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beardmore_Relics
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=9252+Goddard
  14. http://www.goddardkansas.us/, http://www.lakelandgov.net/
  15. http://www.architext.de/aktuelles/
  16. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallas
  17. http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=52+Europa
  18. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_(disambiguation)

Various connections that could be explored. "Goddard is a ..."

  • a lunar crater
  • a drinking vessel
  • a major space science laboratory
  • a French film director from the mid-20th century (note: it's Jean-Luc Godard, with one d)
  • ...

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Rejected Suggestions

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