This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 12 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.
Cambridge → Leonidas → <new name>? Leonidas is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.
The link between Cambridge and Leonidas was "both are ships of the United States Navy." The link between Leonidas and the new name must be different than that link, and different from any other previous link.
- Name collection: May 18 - May 23
- List to Fedora Board: May 24 - May 27
- Board approved list to Legal: May 28 - June 8
- Community vote on final name: June 9 - June 22, 2009
- Name announced: June 27, 2009
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 truthfully complete the sentence "Leonidas is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Cambridge to Leonidas, nor any other previous link. 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||Themeable||Board Approved||Legal Approved|
|Ada||Township in Michigan||No apparent conflicts|
|Ahasuerus||was also a King present at the Battle of Thermopylae played by Richard Egan in a film||No apparent conflicts|
|Amyklas||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Anaxander||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts|
|Argalos||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Aristotle||was a teacher of Alexander The Great||Software company|
|Attila||is a film role played by Gerard Butler|
|Aurora||City in St. Louis County, Minnesota||Reuses the SPARC port name...|
|Behrman||... neighborhood of New Orleans, LA, USA||Behrman is a publisher that publishes software books, but there is no software by that name that I can find|
|Benedictus||a part of the eucharistic prayer, song by Simon and Garfunkel, name of XVI Popes|
|Bengal||City in St. Louis County, Minnesota; also, cat-related name||Possibly an Ubuntu spin called Royal Bengal?|
|Bonaparte||Leader of a great army, also a gifted strategist||There are no meaningful IT related results for Bonaparte, besides the usual strategy games appearance|
|Brasilia||Capital city of Brazil as Leonidas is a city in Minessota||No conflict found|
|Cacao||Cacao is used to make chocolate|
|Chestnut||Joey Chestnut is a famous (SJSU) Spartan|
|Chilon||was a famous ancient Spartan (out links: a place in Bolivia, a "chateau" in Switzerland, a philosopher)||No apparent conflicts|
|Chionis||was a famous Ancient Spartan||No apparent conflicts|
|Chuck Norris||is a real bad ass that can beat an army almost alone||No apparent conflicts||'real bad ass' is a rather tenuous "is-a" link|
|Connor||is also an "immortal", from the Highlander movies|
|Constantine||Township in St. Joseph County, Michigan||No apparent conflicts|
|Coolidge||was a poet||No apparent conflicts|
|Côte d'Or||is a well-known Belgian chocolate (even if it's now owned by an american company)||No apparent conflicts|
|Custer||was also a leader of a famous last stand||No apparent conflicts|
|Darius||was a Great King of Persia, Darius the Great||No apparent conflicts|
|Destination||... route after rom over more than one way.||No apparent conflicts||Does not pass "is-a" test. Please rephrase if necessary.|
|Dillard||... neighborhood of New Orleans, LA, USA||Dillard's is a department store chain, no software references|
|Dioxippus||Was an ancient greek wrestler|
|Dracula||is a film role played by Gerard Butler|
|Elvis||Leonidas was a king; Elvis is The King, mama!||The name 'Elvis' is not copyrighted. You can link out to almost anything with this - music, movies, Olympics, etc.|
|Enipeas||is a river in Mountain Olympus||No apparent conflicts|
|Epictetus||was greek||No apparent conflicts|
|Eurotas||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts|
|FLaming Sword||is a Flower (Bromeliad Vriesea splendens) as Leonidas is a kind of roses. Both are flowers.||There is a screen saver that has a flaming sword as descriptive name, but it is not a brand name. There is a novel. The name also partially match a TV serie. In the other hand, it is highly "themable"|
|Fred||is a Brazilian soccer player||http://www.photonengr.com/software.html (Optical engineering software)|
|Galler||Belgian chocolate. Gall also defines as "brazen boldness coupled with impudent assurance and insolence", which is fitting.||No apparent conflicts|
|Godiva||is a chocolatier||http://www.godivaimaging.com/ ?|
|Gorbachev||was a President of the Soviet Union, so was Leonid (Russian version of Leonidas) Brezhnev||No apparent conflicts|
|Grandiflora||is a hybrid rose||No apparent conflicts|
|Hubble||is an astonomer; a space telescope; an asteroid (2069)|
|Hippokoon||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts|
|Hoffa||James Hoffa is a famous (MSU) Spartan|
|Hoffa||James Hoffa is a famous (MSU) Spartan|
|Intrepid||was a (British) Royal Navy ship||Conflicts with another distribution :) Link cannot be "ship" again|
|Jackson||is the King (of pop) and lets us get to Keating for F13||Nothing obvious|
|Knuth||Donald Knuth is a famous (CWRU) Spartan|
|Kynortas||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Lakedaimon||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Lasus||was a Greek Poet||No apparent conflicts|
|Lelex||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts|
|Lilofee||is an asteroid, as is Leonidas||No apparent conflicts|
|Lindius||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts|
|Lion-O||was a leader with a name derived from the majestic panthera leo|
|Longfellow||is a poet|
|Lysimachus||was one of Alexander the Great's tutors|
|Magritte||was a Belgian painter||No apparent conflicts|
|Malcolm||was also a badass leader who fought against a much larger army. (Firefly)||No apparent conflicts|
|Mamba||type of APC||No apparent conflicts|
|Manticore||A mythological beast that is part Lion (Leonidas means "Lion-like") and who's name is derived from the Greek term "mantikhoras" which is an erroneous pronunciation of the original Persian name. Lion; Greece; Persia... all connections to Leonidas.||No apparent conflicts||Does not pass "is-a" test|
|Masaryk||there are two is a links with Leonidas on this one - leader and asteroid (Masaryk is asteroid 1841, Leonidas 2782)||No apparent conflicts|
|Menelaus||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts|
|Mimnermus||was a Greek Poet||No apparent conflicts|
|Moctezuma||was a governor -ruler- and a warrior. There was also a war ship named after him||No apparent conflicts|
|Morley||Edward Morley was a famous (CWRU) Spartan|
|µ (Mu)||is the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet|
|Munger||City in St. Louis County, Minnesota||No apparent conflicts|
|Myles||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts|
|(Nadia) Boulanger||was famous teacher|
|Newen||represents the strength (newen in mapudungun) of leonidas||No apparent conflicts||Does not pass "is-a" test|
|Odysseus||was king of a Greek city-state in ancient times (Ithaca)||No apparent conflicts|
|Oibalos||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Orestes||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts|
|Orlias||is a river in Mountain Olympus||No apparent conflicts|
|Orionid||is a shooting star of a meteor shower in November, as is Leonidas (I also tried Perseid first, but unfortunately there is a "Perseid Software" company :( ).||No apparent conflicts||Does not pass "is-a" test. Meteor shower is named 'Leonids'|
|Paganini||was a voilinist||http://www.paganinisoftware.ch/ ?|
|Pancras||sanctified christian martyr|
|Pelé||is a Brazilian soccer player||He still alive and the name may be trademarked.|
|Penance||is a movement of the Delta Halo Suite, as is Leonidas||Nothing obvious|
|Perieres||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Perseidas||is a prolific meteor shower, bigger than leonidas; also Perseus was the hero who killed Medusa and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster.||No apparent conflicts||Does not pass "is-a" test. Meteor shower is named 'Leonids'|
|Pilgrims||Belgian chocolate producer||No apparent conflicts|
|Polyantha||is a hybrid rose||No apparent conflicts|
|Puma||is a armoured personnel carrier (APC)|
|Quetzalcoatl||is an asteroid, as is Leonidas||There is a compiler by the name of Quetzalcoatl...|
|Random||Leonidas is Spartaaaaaa, which is /b/, which is Random||The term Random is generic enough to result in all sorts of hits while still not posing problems.|
|Rollins||City in St. Louis County, Minnesota; also, beefy guys in pop culture||No apparent conflicts|
|Romulus||Leonidas was the king of Spart as Romulus was the king of Rome (the firts one)!|
|Rugosa||is a rose, as is Leonidas. Rugosa is also a coral, a moon in star wars, a wrinkled frog||http://rugosa.com/|
|Schneier||Bruce Schneier is a badass with encryption. (and kicks Chuck Norris and Leonadis hands down) http://geekz.co.uk/schneierfacts/|
|Silverstein||is a poet|
|Sihabahu||In Greek, Leonidas (Λεωνίδας) means Lion's Son. Sihabahu is also a Burmese legendary hero, who is a Son of Lion.|
|Sócrates||is a Brazilian soccer player||He still alive, http://www.officeresearch.co.nz/products/workstations/socrates-computer-pods.htm|
|Sparta||Leonidas was a battle ship and King Leonidas of Sparta died in a battle||No apparent conflicts||Does not pass "is-a" test|
|Spartacus||Fought for freedom from the Monolith, Leonidas=(Sparta)n, Spartacus=(Sparta)cus||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus|
|Sturla||Leonidas was a spear-wielding warrior who died in battle; Sturla (Sighvatsson, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturla_Sighvatsson) was a spear wielding warrior who died in battle.||No apparent conflicts, it's a name from the 12th century AD and only seems to come up in searches related to modern individuals with the same name. (Side note: Odin is already widely used in software related stuff, otherwise you'd have 2 famous spear wielding warriors who die at epic final stands.)|
|Sultry||is a type of hybrid tea rose||No apparent conflicts|
|Teisamenos||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Théoden||Théoden King of Rohan from the Lord of the Rings||No apparent conflicts|
|Theseus||was King of Athens||No apparent conflicts|
|Touro||... neighborhood of New Orleans, LA, USA||Touro is a college, but no software references|
|Tyandareos||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Tyndareos||was a King of Sparta||No apparent conflicts||link out?|
|Ulysses||was king of a Greek city-state in ancient times (Ithaca) (Latin name of Odysseus)||No apparent conflicts|
|Vaughan||is a doctoral student of Donald Knuth||Searched Google with linux, software, os. Nothing obvious||Does not obviously pass "is-a" test. Reference?|
|Villars||is a swiss village and also a swiss chocolate make||No apparent conflicts, it's a common name|
|Warspite||was a Royal Navy ship|
|Xenophanes||was an Ancient Greek who died in 480BC||No apparent conflicts||Link not very specific.|
|Xerxes||was a commander in the Battle of Thermopylae||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonidas|
|Yuri||was a president of the USSR||http://www.yurisw.com/ ?|
|Zachariah||is the first name of a confederate general, as is Leonidas||No apparent conflicts. There is however a musician|
|Zico||is a Brazilian soccer player||He still alive, no other apparent conflict|
|Name||"Is a..."||Tested||Initial Approval||Themeable||Board Approved|| Legal
Various connections that could be explored. "Leonidas is a ..."
- Movie character
- Poem title
- Chain of (chocolate) stores
- Royal Navy, and US Navy ships (the latter however would violate the rules, as ist is the same as the link between Cambridge and Leonidas).
Approval Mark Legend
|Name||"Is a..."||Tested||Initial Approval||Board Approved||Legal Approved|
|blackrock||Just a cool name.||(does not follow link rule)|