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This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 11 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Sulphur -> Cambridge -> <blank>? Cambridge is a <blank>, <New name> is a <blank>.

The link between Sulphur and Cambridge was "both are U.S. cities." The link between Cambridge and the new name must be different than that link.

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: Dec 2, 2008 - Dec 8, 2008
  • List to Fedora Board: Dec 9, 2008 - Dec 15, 2008
  • Board approved list to Legal: Dec 16, 2008 - Jan 4, 2009
  • Community vote on final name: Jan 5, 2009 - Jan 9, 2009
  • Name announced: Jan 10, 2009

Name Suggestions

Name "Is a..." Tested Approved
TestName name used for a Fedora distro Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT Checkmark.png
Stonehenge is a famous British landmark Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (conflict with an IT service firm:
YoungHeart is a soccer club in New Zealand. Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT

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 complete the sentence "Cambridge is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Cambridge to Sulphur. Mark the link in the appropriate column, such as "river in Kazakhstan," "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.
  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.