Name suggestions for Fedora 14
This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 14 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.
- 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
How to use this table
- Come up with a name idea. Put the name in the first column.
- 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!
- 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.
- Do not mark the approval columns. These are reserved for the approval authorities such as the Board and Red Hat Legal.
|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||Themeable according to his great roles in Shakespeare plays like MacBeth Henry V (Not convinced this is an appropriate visual theme. --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|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||Themeable according to his great historical roles (Not convinced this is an appropriate visual theme. --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|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.||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.||Scientist, city... (Not convinced this is an appropriate visual theme. --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Baudelaire||Stuart Leslie Goddard is a famous artist with bipolar disorder. So was Charles Baudelaire.||I couldn't find anything related to software/IT/technology trademarks.||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... (Could you please elaborate a bit more about the types of poetry/writing he did, and whether or not the subject matter is appropriate for a Fedora theme? --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Tsiolkovsky||Robert H. Goddard was an early rocketry pioneer and so was Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.||No easy collisions in software, IT, computers, technology||Plenty of theme opportunities in rockets and spaceflight (Please let's not repeat the visual theme of F13 in F14. Been there, done that, we need something fresh. --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Button||Goddard is a typo in the name of a famous film director. So is Button. ||No obvious collisions||(How will the design team create a visual theme around this name? --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Mitikas||Goddard is a peak  so is Mitikas.|
|Rubbia||Peter Goddard is a mathematical physicist and Carlo Rubbia  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||It can be themeable according to physics, atoms, and maybe CERN (These suggestions are not very inspired, can you try to come up with something more compelling? --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Neper||Goddard is a Moon crater in Mare Marginis  so is his nearest brother - Neper.||Neper project not updated for about year ||space, stars, galaxies, lunar modules, possibly black and white theme also view of earth from moon is amazing (We've done space twice now F10 and F13. I really would rather us not repeat a space theme again in F14. --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Tudek||Goddard is an archaeological site  in North America where a 2nd century Norwegian coin was found. Tudek is also an archaeological site in North America.||No collisions found||Themed with artifacts, exploration, maps, compasses (Indiana Jones type stuff) (Could you tell us a bit more about the specifics of the Goddard site and what properties of it might make a compelling visual theme? --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Fytnargin||Goddard is a mountain with elevation 4134m and so is Fytnargin in Russia||None found|
|Chaplin||Paulette Goddard was a silent film's actress also was Charles Chaplin||genetic haplotype software, very old||Actors, Silent films, 1920' (Not yet convinced this is an appropriate visual theme. Can you come up with some more specific and compelling ideas? --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Laughlin||Robert Goddard was a professor of physics, and so is Robert Laughlin.. 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]||Something that can illustrate the emergence concept, like multiple objects combined to create a new one (more complex).|
|Beardmore||The Goddard coin is an ancient Norse artifact and so are the Beardmore Relics .||No software related trademarks found||Vikings, sea, ships, medieval weapons, exploration, artifacts|
|Lausanna (or Lausanne)||Goddard is the name of a main belt asteroid, named in memory of the American rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard. Lausanna is a main belt asteroid too, named after the Swiss town Lausanne. (Lausanna is the old spelling of Lausanne.)||Not found|| Lausanne is famous for its geographical situation on the shores of Lake Geneva (lac léman) and vis-à-vis to the Alps (view from near Lausanne, lac léman), so possible themes are lake, mountains (Alps), town, vines, ships etc.
asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general etc. (We've done space themes in F10 and F13. It's getting old and tired. --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))
|Alfvén||Goddard 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. The asteroid Alfvén is named after Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén, a (plasma) physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Phisics for his work on magnetohydrodynamics.(Alfvén is also the name of a great Swedish composer so there are many possible names for Fedora 15.)||Not found|| abstract themes on magnetohydrodynamics or plasma phenomena (e.g. earth’s magnetic field, plasma globe or thunder), maybe including the Fedora logo (similar the great DNA theme in FC 6)
asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general etc. (We've done space themes in F10 and F13. It's getting old and tired. --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))
|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'.||Reusing old Red Hat Linux names is not preferred.||Themeable according to his great movies like "Lawrance of Arabia" (an arabic like dessert theme) (I'm not convinced this makes for a compelling visual theme. --Duffy 03:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC))|
|Astro||Goddard is a fictional dog character in a cartoon series and so is Astro.||Many collisions with computer stores.|
|Marshall||Goddard is a space flight center and so is Marshall.||Numerous collisions in technology and computers.||(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.||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.||[Negative connotations. --pfrields]||Lots of vortices themes options.|
|Shepard||Robert H. Goddard was an American rocketry pioneer, Alan Shepard was the first American in space.||||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.||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.||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 ||Lakeland Micro||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]||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]||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.||Very common name, not unusual enough.||Educational or learning theme|
|(Pallas)||Goddard 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 ||asteroids, astronomy/cosmos in general, Greco-Roman mythology etc.|
|Europa||(For the case that there is a trademark problem with “Pallas”:) Europa is also (among others) the name of an asteroid.||Too generic to be a trademark problem IMHO. [Europa Software could be a problem. --pfrields]||thousand of possibilities (see also above)|
|Valentine (or Valentina)||Robert Goddard was a rocketry pioneer, and so is first woman in space||Valentine Services|
|Paulette||Paulette Goddard - American film and theatre actress, major star of the Paramount Studio in the 1940s||Paulette Electronics||(retro?) movie industry|
|Amelia||Robert Goddard was a rocketry pioneer, and so is Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and setting many aviation records||Amelia Computer Repair Services , Camp Amelia Technology Literacy Group  (East Palo Alto, California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that develops and distributes technology education software)||planes, air, flights|
|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.||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||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||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).||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||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  which provides nearly endless possibilities.|
|Saturn||It's a planet (named after a Roman god) and the rocket used for the Apollo program||It has been used before in the industry for a gaming console.||Common name. Does not pass "is a" test.||The rings of Saturn can be visualized in a theme.|
- Stuart Leslie Goddard uses the stage name Adam Ant.
- Here is a confirmation of the relation.
- "Button" being a typo in the name of Tim Burton. Yeah, that's a completely bogus relation. :)
- Goddard Archaeological Site
- Tudek Archaeological Site
- http://www.goddardkansas.us/, http://www.lakelandgov.net/
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)
Approval Mark Legend
|Name||"Is a..."||Tested||Initial Approval||Comment||Themeable||Board Approved||Legal Approved|