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| MacBeth || Pictish King || || || Yes || ||
| MacBeth || Pictish King || || || Yes || ||
| Bacon || [ name of a food], name of a famous artist ([ Constantin Brâncuşi], [ Francis Bacon]) || || || Yes || ||
| Bacon || [ name of a food], name of an artist with [ works on display at the Des Moines Art Center] ([ Constantin Brâncuşi], [ Francis Bacon]) || || || Yes || ||
| Fairey || famous plagarist || || || Yes || ||
| Fairey || famous plagarist || || || Yes || ||

Revision as of 03:03, 10 November 2009


This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 13 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Leonidas → Constantine → <new name>? Constantine is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.

The link between Leonidas and Constantine was "both are townships in St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA." The link between Constantine and the new name must be different than that link, and different from any other previous link.

General links automatically rejected
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 Constantine. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Movie
  • Comic book character
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: November 10 to November 16
  • List to Fedora Board: November 16 to November 21
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: November 21 to November 28
  • Community vote on final name: November 28 to December 4
  • Name announced: December 5, 2009

Name Suggestions

Please read carefully.
The instructions below will help prevent some suggestions from being eliminated early.

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 truthfully complete the sentence "Constantine is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Leonidas to Constantine, nor any other previous link. Mark the link in the appropriate column, such as "type of chemical reaction," "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!
  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.

Suggestion Table

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved !
Keating name of a figure involved in a prominent American political scandal (Keating Five, Eliot Spitzer) Yes
MacBeth Pictish King Yes
Bacon name of a food, name of an artist with works on display at the Des Moines Art Center (Constantin Brâncuşi, Francis Bacon) Yes
Fairey famous plagarist Yes
Kennedy the first Catholic ruler of his nation/empire
Radiohead band that recorded a Neil Young cover
Gates Ivy League professor that was a victim of racism covered by the news media.
Lincoln Leader during a civil war Yes
Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Themeable Board Approved Legal


Various connections that could be explored. "Constantine is a ..."

  • bay in the UK
  • 12th century translator
  • pope
  • antipope

Approval Mark Legend

Approval Mark Meaning
Checkmark.png Approved
Stop (medium size).png Rejected
Warning.png Under review

Rejected Suggestions

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Board Approved Legal Approved