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>, and so is <new name>.
The link between Sulphur and Cambridge was "both are cities." The link between Cambridge and the new name must be different than that link.
Note: 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 Cambridge.
- 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||"Is a..."||Tested||Initial Approval||Board Approved||Legal Approved|
|Soble||is a former Soviet spy ring.||No conflicts found. Soble is the last name of a few artists and Alan Soble(an American philosopher.|
|Pickard||is part of the name of Reverend Octavius Pickard-Cambridge.||This offers the options to use a mispelling of a Star Trek character's name for future releases. Poss. Conflicts: Pickard Hardware (http://www.pickardhardware.co.uk), Pickard Computer Consulting of Syracuse, Utah|
|Slamdance||is the name of a film festival||Cambridge -> Film Festival -> Slamdance -- offers several next options. Search for "+software", "+computer", "+hardware", "+technology", and "+IT"|
|Phlogiston||is a theory like Cambridge Theory of distribution||Google search for +software, +computer, +IT, +hardware turned up nothing obvious.|
|Fredrikshald||is a bay on Victoria Island, Nunavut, Canada, as is Cambridge Bay||Google search for +software, +computer, +IT, +hardware turned up nothing obvious, other bays on Victoria Island caused numerous hits since they were English names.|
|Cabbage Soup||is a diet, so is Cambridge||nothing obvious|
|YoungHeart||is a soccer club in New Zealand. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_(soccer) and http://www.rsssf.com/tablesn/nz05.html||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT|
|Windsor||is a British Dukedom that was created for an abdicated king because Dukedom of Cambrdige was extant at the time||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (conflict with an IT service firm: http://www.windsorcorp.com/)|
|Hamline||is a university.||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (there is a university with the same name)|
|Oxford||is a university in England||Oxford Software (recruitment software -http://www.oxfordsoftware.com/). Also a local consulting group in Oxfordshire.|
|Helsinki||as Cambridge, is a university and city in Finland||Linux 1.0 was published in March 1994 here, and Fedora 11 will mark the 15th anniversary.|
|Dictator||was a ship in the Union navy||No apparent conflicts (probably for obvious reasons)|
|Leonidas||was a ship in the Union navy||No apparent conflicts|
|Claypool||Actors in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (Ed Cambridge, Les Claypool)||Google search +software, +computer (small business in Arizona), +Linux, +IT|
|Persian||is a shade of blue||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT - dominated by use as an adjective rather than in any product names|
|Catania||is one of the oldest universities of Sicily||NO conflict|
|Hazzard||part of the "dukes of..." title||Nothing obviously conflicting|
|Zampone||type of sausage||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows nothing obvious in top hits|
|Blood||also a type of sausage (and think of the artwork!)||Nothing obvious|
|Black||also a type of sausage||Nothing obvious - lots of 'Black <foo>' software/Linux|
|Fanbore||is a compound word which consists of an electrically driven device and a construction||Nothing found on Google|
|Occidental||Also a college||Nothing found on Google|
|Sapienza||It is the largest European university and the most ancient of the city of Rome. ("Sapienza" means "knowledge")||Nothing obvious|
|Galápagos||is a place central to Charles Darwins discovery of natural selection, so is Cambridge||Nothing found on Google|
|Alcalá||Spanish university founded in 1499 -- birthplace of Cervantes||No apparent conflicts|
|Yo-Yo||is a term used to describe a form of dieting.||Some google hits about the XO, no conflicts as far as I can tell|
|Euryalus||is the name of a British Royal Navy ship that (to add a bit more historical interest) served as flagship to admirals that served under Horatio Nelson at major actions. (Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, who fought alongside Nelson at Trafalgar, transferred his flag from the Royal Sovereign to the Euryalus briefly after the Royal Sovereign was taken under tow and Admiral Sir Thomas Graves, who fought alongside Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen, used the Cambridge as his flaghip during the Spanish armament)||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows nothing obvious in top hits|
|Imperial||Cambridge is a university, and so is Imperial (College, London).||http://imperialsoftwaresystems.com/index.php|
|Plantin||Cambridge (university press) is a historical press so is Plantin Press in antwerp||see http://www.cambridge.org and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantin_Press|
|Random||Cambridge (University Press) and Random (House) are publishers||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows a few "Random Number Generator" applications, but nothing that could be trademarked, the word is simply used in context. -- I think the proper usage here for the link would be the full 'Random House'|
|Edsac||Cambridge is an early computer so is Edsac||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious trademark conflict and EDSAC was an acronym and presumably not a trademark|
|Calamares||(USS) Cambridge is an old steamship, and so is (USS) Calamares||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious trademark conflict|
|Canadiana||(USS) Cambridge is an old steamship, and so is (SS) Canadiana||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious trademark conflict|
|Nugent||Like Cambridge, Nugent is an earldom||No obvious software/computer-related links. Name of a computer lab at the University of Arizona|
|New York||Cambridge contains an area named Central Square, as does New York.||(reuses forbidden city link) I do not think this rejection is fair. Central Square is an "area" (village) in New York *State*. The rule says you can't use the *city* link but it does not forbid the use of a location link. If it does then it needs to be reworded.|
|Eel Pie||Like Cambridge, Eel Pie is a British publishing company||no obvious links|
|Caffe Latte||Like Cambridge, Caffe Latte is a line of Vera Bradley designer luggage.|
|Peacock||Like Cambridge, Peacock is a line of Vera Bradley designer luggage.|
|Night Owl||Like Cambridge, Night Owl is a line of Vera Bradley designer luggage.|
|Oneida||Like Cambridge, Oneida is a brand of silverware.|
|Couture||Like Cambridge, Couture is a line of Mikasa dinnerware.|
|Edge||Like Cambridge, Edge is the last name of a crew member of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Ubuntu release Edgy Eft?|
|Galway||Like Cambridge, Galway is the last name of a crew member of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|
|Aldwych||is a theatre in London's West End||Google search for +software, +computer, +hardware, +technology, +IT, +Linux turned up nothing obvious.|
|Duchess||is a theatre in London's West End||Google search for +software, +computer, +hardware, +technology, +IT, +Linux turned up nothing obvious.|
|Lyric||is a theatre in London's West End||Google search for +software, +computer, +hardware, +technology, +IT, +Linux turned up nothing obvious.|
|Nalanda||Nalanda is one of the first great universities in recorded history|
|Taxila||Taxila or Takshasila is one of ancient university in the world as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taxila is a butterfly too.|
|Arastradero||Like Cambridge, Arastradero is the name of a street in Palo Alto, CA||no obvious links...|
|Brasilia||Brasilia and Cambridge are counted among the greatest and most respectable University in their countries|
|Sorbonne||is the oldest and best known French university in Paris. It's an university, as Cambridge.||No conflicts found as far as I can tell.|
|Magic Bred||is an anagram of Cambridge|
|Cavendish||is an experiment, Cambridge is an experiment resubmitted|
|Aqueduct||is a bridge|
|Marshall||is a company that sells audio equipment (Cambridge SoundWorks / Marshall Amps, which, it must be noted, go up to 11)||There's a "Marshal Software" with 1 "L", and various tiny IT consulting/support firms owned by people named "Marshall"...|
|Athabasca||is a university (in Canada) with a Press. All works of Athabasca University Press are available online under a Creative Commons license||There is a university, and also a software company that publishes a Camp Management software|
Approval Mark Legend
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 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.
- 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||Board Approved||Legal Approved|
|Stonehenge||is a famous British landmark||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (conflict with an IT service firm: http://www.stonehengeit.com/) (conflict with software company: http://www.eznumerologysoftware.com/) (conflict with well-known Perl consultancy: http://www.stonehenge.com/)|
|Wroclaw||is an education city (Wroclaw university of technology, Wroclaw University etc) like Cambridge||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (reuses the 'city' link that is forbidden)|
|Yaxn||is "Plus, More" in Mamaindé language - Mamaindé is a brazilian indian tribe||Mamaindé dictionary - http://orbita.starmedia.com/~i.n.d.i.o.s/mamainde1.htm (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Bacon||George Cambridge is Knight Grand Cross and Francis Bacon is also a Knight||http://baconsoft.com/ (conflict with software company|
|Bacon||is a cut of meat taken from the sides, belly, or back of a pig that has been cured, smoked, or both.||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT Pass (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Alexandria||was a library/research institution and is a university||Book management software for GNOME, library management software (http://goalexandria.com/ (conflict with software products)|
|Hewish||He's a british radio astronomer who has discovered the pulsars. He has worked in Cambridge University.||Nothing obvious (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Puppis||A star (actually L2 Puppis) researched by Cambridge University in 1881 which was determined to have bands in it's spectrum..it was also considered, at that time, to be the southern most object ever observed from that location||No conflicts found on Google (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Glasses||is a creation from 1284||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT (Cambridge University was founded around 1209 - 1284 was the founding of Peterhouse college, some time later) (incorrect factual information)|
|Paisley Caves||source of interesting coprolites||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows nothing obvious in top hits (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Commodore||... a personal computer from the 1980's as was Cambridge (aka Sinclair)||Commodore is also a common word in English so it is fairly safe (obvious conflict with computer related technology)|
|Somerville||Cambridge is a city near Boston, and so is Somerville.||(reuses forbidden city link)|
|Tokyo||Cambridge is a city with several prestigious universities in it, and so is Tokyo.||(reuses forbidden city link)|
|Eagle||Only freedom.||(does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Longfellow||American educator and poet. Famous resident of Cambridge, MA||(does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Gokyo||Cambridge is door to higher education so is Gokyo door to zenith of world||No conflict (does not meet the 'is a' link rule fully (metaphor is overdoing it))|
|π||π (Pi) is deeply connected with science, as well as Cambridge||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious conflict (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Nebula||is a strange name for Fedora release.||Nothing obvious (is a' link too vague)|
|Universe||Universe is a location, and Cambridge is, too. Plus, our universe is blue!||Google search +software, +computer, +Linux, +IT shows no obvious conflict ( 'is a' link too vague)|
|Athens||Cambridge is where the oldest American university is located, Athens where the oldest, public American university is located||USPTO lists 97 trademark inclusions, all that are related to software or similar technology are cancelled or dead. Other considerations are Williamsburg (second oldest American) or Chapel Hill (debatable as the oldest public, American and also in NC near Red Hat HQ). I like Athens the most because it's short (2 syllables like most of the prior names), begins with "A" (the next generation of Fedora) and links to many things outside American influence (which should please our European colleagues). (reuses forbidden city link, unless it's Athens University)|
|Trinity||Cambridge has a College named Trinity as there is a University Trinity in San Antonio Texas.||Trinity Software #1 (http://www.trinitysoftware.com/), Trinity Software #2 (http://www.trinitysoft.net/), Trinity Rescue Kit (Linux distro -http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12) (too many related uses of the name)|
|Harvard||is a University in Cambridge, MA||(does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Kalasasaya||is the name of an ancient temple that refers a solid rock.||Google search +Kalasasaya (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Canterbury||Cambridge is a location that was once invaded by the Romans, and so is Canterbury.||(reuses forbidden city link) <= reworded as to not use the city link. The link is still between Cambridge, the city, and Canterbury, the city, regardless of the wording.|
|Boston||Cambridge has stops on the MBTA subway system, and so does Boston.||(reuses forbidden city link) <= reworded as to not use the city link - See above|
|Lexington||Cambridge is located in Middlesex County in Massachusetts, and so is Lexington.||(reuses forbidden city link) <= reworded - See above|
|Hawking||is famous cosmologican, professor of Maths on Cambridge University||(does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Turing||Cambridge is a city in the US, it is also a university in the UK. Alan Turing attended Cambridge University and is often considered to be the father of the modern computer.||No obvious commercial links, tons of computer related links. (does not meet the 'is a' link rule, as google shows no evidence of a 'Turing University' )|
|linuxcolor||linuxcolor||(does not meet the 'is a' line rule)|
|Stroke||is related to rowing.||No conflicts found. Stroke is term for rower on "port" side of boat. (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Claddagh||is a type of Ring||Nothing obvious as top hits (does not meet the 'is a' link rule) Claddagh is a ring you wear on your finger. The Cambridge Ring was a network architecture, similar to token ring|
|Starkbierzeit||Beer festival!||(reuses forbidden city link) If you can come up with a city _other_ than Cambridge that has a beer festival called 'Cambridge Beer Festival' then this would be allowed|
|Crystal||A rock formed by solidification of a substance||No conflicts found. (does not follow the 'is a' link rule)|
|Eclipse||Both Soccer clubs.||Eclipse Foundation, with Eclipse software already in Fedora (http://eclipse.org/)|
|Sangai||is a endangered Brow-antlered deer found only in Keibul Lamjao at Manipur, which is also the only floating national park in the world.||nothing obvious (does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Spinal Tap||fictitious band from the mocumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" - "The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and..." - "Eleven. Exactly. One louder." Possible Links: Cambridge is an album by the band Lemon Heads and Spinal Tap is a band. Spinal Taps are often performed at Mass General Hospital which is right across the Longfellow bridge from Cambridge, MA. Tony Hendra, one of the stars of Spinal Tap wrote a book called "Father Joe" where the main character goes to Cambridge University||(does not meet the 'is a' link rule)|
|Atreides||Like Cambridge, Atreides is a dukedom||No obvious software/computer-related links, aside from adaptations of the books (conflict -- Google clearly shows two firms trading under this name in the software/services business)|
|Pancetta||Cambridge is a kind of diet, as is a 'Pancetta' diet (italian). Mmm. (No recognized diet by that name, thus fails "is-a" test)||Atkins|
|Maxwell||(Mw) is a compound derived CGS unit measuring magnetic flux. James Clerk Maxwell Road in Cambridge, which runs beside the Cavendish Laboratory. See wikipedia We could use this a a spring board to coffee aka maxwell house||Google search for +software, +computer , +it , returns Maxwell Software (conflict with software company. also doesn't meet 'is a' link rule)|
|Zakir||Ustad Zakir Hussain is a bridge across nations. Cambridge 'a bridge on river Granta'||(does not meet 'is a' link rule. The metaphor is a bit over-reaching|