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Name the Fedora IoT Edition

We need your help naming the Fedora IoT Edition. Submit your nominations below. Note that this is a "brand" name, not a per-release name.

Name suggestions

Put your name suggestions below. Please don't submit anything we can't accept (trademarks, names of living people, obviously offensive terms, etc). If it has a connection to a term understood by the IoT or edge device communities, please include an explanation.

Suggested Name Suggested by Explanation
Crown alfalco In reference to the crown of a fedora hat.
CharIoTeer bcotton It has "IoT" in it (this is not a real suggestion, just an example)
Edgy McEdgeface pbrobinson Because it's the law!
Edge tdawson The boring, but logical name
SilverBlueServer tdawson Because it's the SilverBlue tech, for servers
IogurT lruzicka Because everyone likes it and it has IoT in it, if you change spelling a bit, thus everybody gets it.
Frontier lorbus The 'leading edge'
IoT Edge lorbus Catch all, boring but logical
Orbit lorbus On the edge of the known galaxy. Would also play nice with possible alignment with CoreOS in a future not so far far away...
Tiny yaneti Because the goals align. Think OpenWRT but Fedora (where possible)
Nookless darkaxl017 nothing offline (Fedora Nookless rocks! ...I think :) )
Fedora IoT kparal simple, clear, consistent, everybody already knows it
MiniBlue torbuntu Uses rpm-ostree tech like SilverBlue, but for IoT devices
NanoBlue torbuntu Same reason as MiniBlue but Nano has a different ring to it
Verge lhc130 Synonymous to Edge
Everywhere Till Because it will be
Brim Till It's the edge of a Fedora
Conductor sgallagh These devices will be directing the endpoint devices like a conductor directs an orchestra
Orchestra sgallagh Similar to above, but includes the musicians as well
Wintermute sgallagh One half of a super-AI entity from Neuromancer
Proletarian sgallagh Basically an underpaid worker!
Things schlauerlauer Simple and descriptive
Light schlauerlauer Because it is a light fedora, running on light devices
Hub sumantrom A lot of devices will connect to it and it will be a hub
Nucliya sumantrom important part of a cell, has "Cli" on it and cells are the building block
Altair sumantrom one of the brightest star of in the night sky, even though its star, its not spherical but flat kinda like a iot board.
Entity laubersm Synonym for thing
Compass laubersm Synonym for edge with some pretty interesting definitions on its own particularly as a transitive verb. (Thank you merriam-webster)
Thimble whot It's a tiny little hat but goes not where hats usually go
HAL2020 x3mboy Heuristic Algorithmic, no more to say
Coke Machine x3mboy In reference to the arguably first IoT device


  • 2-15 March 2020: Name suggestions collected
  • 16 March 2020: IoT team removes unusable suggestions
  • 17 March 2020: Fedora Program Manager sets up an election
  • 18-25 March 2020: Fedora community (CLA +1 required) votes on names
  • 26 March 2020: Top three names sent to Red Hat Legal for final check