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Name suggestions are now being accepted. Please read the guidelines before contributing to maximize chances that your suggestion can be on the ballot.


This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 17 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Lovelock → Verne → <new name>? Verne is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.

The link between Lovelock and Verne was "both are names of futurologists". The link between Verne and the new Fedora 17 release 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 Verne. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Other futurologists
  • Names of living people
  • Well-known trademarks
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: 13 September through 20 September
  • List to Fedora Board: 20 September through 23 September
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: 24 September through 30 September
  • Community vote on final name: 30 September through 06 October
  • Name announced: 07 October

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 "Verne is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Lovelock to Verne, 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.
    • Don't choose names of living people, or well-known trademarks.
    • 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 Comments Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved
Erwin Is a son of a famous scientist Max Planck and Emmett Brown being the fathers atoms and stuff given Erwin Schrödinger too
Rutan Name of an aircraft designer and pilot of the first aircraft to go around the world (Dick Rutan ) Verne wrote "Around the world in 80 days" so there is a connection Aircraft, blue sky etc
Hugo Verne was a client of Pierre-Jules Hetzel, so was Victor Hugo Hugo's visual art would provide ample inspirational material
Shakespeare Verne was a playwright, so was Shakespeare Lots of non-copyright stuff available
Ramon Verne is a name of a crater (on the moon) and Ramon is a name of a crater (on Earth) Desert landscape
Morgan He was one of the most notorious and successful privateers of all time, and one of the most ruthless who worked in the Spanish Main. privateers of all time
Alcatraz Both Verne and Alcatraz are/were island prisons prisons, islands, ... rocks?
Fenimore Verne Gagne was a 1947 NFL Draft pick and so was Bob Fenimore
Balboa Verne is a explorer, conquistador and so is Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador.
Lundmark Eroded crater on the far side of the Moon and located to the northwest is the flooded Jules Verne. Images of Sweeden, more space/astronomy ideas, clusters, nebulae, galaxies, light distribution (prisms, etc.)
Koch Crater on the far side of the Moon, to the south-southeast of the walled plain Jules Verne. Images of Germany, science/medical equipment, microscopes, bacteria/microrganisms.
Pavlov Large lunar crater on the far side of the Moon and located just to the southeast of it is the crater Jules Verne. Images of Russia, dogs, bells, whistles, metronomes, tuning forks.
Delaney Verne is a first name of Old French origins which means "from alder grove", as Delaney is. [1] A forest of trees in the birch family.

Approval Mark Legend

Approval Mark Meaning
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Rejected Suggestions

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