Name suggestions for Fedora 16

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Revision as of 19:50, 3 March 2011

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READ THE GUIDELINES!
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 16 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Laughlin → Lovelock → <new name>? Lovelock is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.

The link between Laughlin and Lovelock was "both are names of cities in Nevada, USA." The link between Laughlin 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 Lovelock. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Other cities in Nevada
  • Names of living people
  • Well-known trademarks
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: 3 March through 10 March
  • List to Fedora Board: 11 March through 14 March
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: 15 March through 22 March
  • Community vote on final name: 23 March through 29 March
  • Name announced: 30 March

Name Suggestions

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Please read carefully.
The instructions below will help prevent some suggestions from being eliminated early.

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 "Lovelock is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Laughlin to Lovelock, 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.
    • Don't choose names of living people, or well-known trademarks.
    • 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
Noguera Ray Lovelock is an actor and so is Hector Noguera I didn't find any "Noguera Software" or so. Hollywood, Movies, Paparazzi, trees (Noguera come from nogal "nut tree")
Barona 1/4 mile race track no collisions
Jay Lovelock is a Victory and so is Jay. no collisions "Jay" in Sanskrit means victory.
Bonnet Lovelock is a theory of gravity and so is Gauss-Bonnet.
Sagan Carl Sagan was an astronomer, writer and educator and shared an office with James Lovelock (also an astronamer) at one point, and whose first wife, Lynn Margulis, was intimately involved in the development of James Lovelock’s theories. no collisons Space, astronomy, extra terrestrial life
Rasputin Lovelock is a rock band and so is Rasputin Music, psychedelia, psychic
Ringworld Lovelock is a science fiction novel, and so is Ringworld There is a Ringworld computer game, no other collisions Rings, SciFi
Lightbody Jack Lovelock is a 1500 m Olympic Champion, and so is Jim Lightbody There is a Lightbody & Bird Ltd in computer development (no web page), no other collisions Light (radiation, weight)
McLuhan James Lovelock is a futurist, and so was Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) None obvious McLuhan coined the term 'the global village' and celebrates his centennial this year
Talladega Lovelock, Nev., has a speedway, and so does Talladega, Ala. None (though a lot of, um, crashes with Daytona, unfortunately.) Denotes speed, grabs attention of NASCAR fans; Talladega is NASCAR's "other" superspeedway


Approval Mark Legend

Approval Mark Meaning
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Rejected Suggestions

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Comment Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved