History of Fedora release names

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This page documents the release names for current and previous releases of Fedora. In much older releases the name was decided by a small group of people internal to Red Hat, but has become a community process in later releases.

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Release name relationships

Name n and n+1 must share an is-a (not a has-a) relationship, but n and n+2 must not share the same is-a relationship as n and n+1. The release names we put up for vote tend to have multiple meanings so as to allow us to select a new name with a different relationship for the next release. It is part of the fun!

Guidelines for release names

Release name history

Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)

Fedora 16 (Verne)

Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

Fedora 14 (Laughlin)

Fedora 13 (Goddard)

Fedora 12 (Constantine)

Fedora 11 (Leonidas)

Fedora 10 (Cambridge)

Fedora 9 (Sulphur)

Fedora 8 (Werewolf)

Fedora 7 (Moonshine)

Fedora Core 6 (Zod)

Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux)

Fedora Core 4 (Stentz)

Fedora Core 3 (Heidelberg)

Fedora Core 2 (Tettnang)

Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow)