Name suggestions for Fedora 19

From FedoraProject

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Suggestion Table)
(Suggestion Table)
Line 116: Line 116:
 
| Prime Rib || A Spherical Cow is a well-prepared work of meat & muscle, and so is Prime Rib. (19 is also a prime number.) || None found  || || || '''No'''. Food does not make for good wallpapers. || ||
 
| Prime Rib || A Spherical Cow is a well-prepared work of meat & muscle, and so is Prime Rib. (19 is also a prime number.) || None found  || || || '''No'''. Food does not make for good wallpapers. || ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Elastic Horses || Spherical Cow is a good solution for farmers, and so is elastic horses moving in vacuum. || None found || || || '''No'''. If you disagree please suggest a visual theme.  || ||
+
| Elastic Horses || Spherical Cow is a good solution for farmers, and so is elastic horses moving in vacuum. || Horses can't live in vacuums so not a good solution to farmers. No theory associated || || || '''No'''. If you disagree please suggest a visual theme.  || ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Conical Frustum || A Spherical Cow is a 3D geometric object that is butchered. So is a Conical Frustum. || None found || || Also considered saying they're both "sliced." || '''No'''. [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ConicalFrustum.html Visual representations of conical frustums] are just not visually compelling. || ||
 
| Conical Frustum || A Spherical Cow is a 3D geometric object that is butchered. So is a Conical Frustum. || None found || || Also considered saying they're both "sliced." || '''No'''. [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ConicalFrustum.html Visual representations of conical frustums] are just not visually compelling. || ||

Revision as of 19:42, 24 October 2012

Stop (medium size).png
NAME SUGGESTIONS ARE CLOSED.
The phase for name suggestions is over. Please do not add further suggestions to the list. To everyone who added a name already, thank you for your contribution!

Contents

Rules

This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 19 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Beefy Miracle → Spherical Cow → <new name>? Spherical Cow is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.

The link between Beefy Miracle and Spherical Cow was "A beefy miracle is something that has never been observed and so is a spherical cow." The link between Spherical Cow and the new name must be different than that link, and different from any other previous link.

Note.png
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 Spherical Cow. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Names of living people
  • Well-known trademarks
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: October 9 through October 16 (23:59:59 UTC)
  • List to Fedora Board for review: October 17 - Oct. 24
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: October 25 through October 31
  • Setup of Voting Application: November 1 (whenever the legal finishes the audit)
  • Community vote on final name: November 2 through November 8 (23:59:59 UTC)
  • Name announced: November 9

Name Suggestions

Important.png
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 "Spherical Cow is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Beefy Miracle to Spherical Cow, 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 themeable column. This is reserved for the Fedora design team, who will be creating the theme.
  5. 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 !
Soft Slope A Spherical Cow is a hypothesis to make problem solving easier. So is a soft slope. Warning.png Is "soft slope" really a well-known fixed term? If not, it doesn't pass the 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Ideal Field Spherical cow is a simple model for physics and so is an Ideal Field Nothing found Checkmark.png 'as-is' ok, no legal conflicts found --Jreznik (talk) 13:15, 24 October 2012 (UTC) Beautiful nature themes as well as scientific ones
Evolutionary Creationist Spherical cow is a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models of complex real life phenomena and so is an Evolutionary Creationist Stop (medium size).png Weak 'as-is', could be offensive to some religious groups --Jreznik (talk) 13:27, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Kleper Tribute to physical Johannes Kleper, name given also given the Kepler's Supernova. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
The gas A spherical cow is producing one thing when eat, so is called the gas. Yes, no violation found Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test: A spherical cow does not produce gas, it's a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Ushi-Oni A Spherical Cow is a mythical bovine creature, as is an Ushi-Oni. Yes, no violation found. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test: A spherical cow is not a mystical creature, but a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Kaleidoscope A Spherical Cow is a cow that dances in the light of a disco ball which causes light reflection, as a kaleidoscope does. A general used term Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test: A spherical cow is not 'a cow that dances in the light of a disco ball', but a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Cubical Bull Spherical Cow is a round plug looking for a square hole, and so is Cubical Bull, only in reverse. Tested, no violations found. Warning.png Is "cubical bull" a fixed term? If not, it doesn't pass the 'is-a' test. We should not just just combine random words. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) No.
Rhino-masked Platypus Both are funny looking animals - imagine platypus in rhino mask Only Rhino and platypus separate - so none found Warning.png Is "Rhino-masked Platypus" a fixed term? If not, it doesn't pass the 'is-a' test. We should not just just combine random words.
Specter Stealth After the fictional F-19 Specter Stealth Fighter that was never developed as far we know.  ? Stop (medium size).png Does not pass 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Atomic Orbital The Spherical Cow is a metaphor and so is an Atomic Orbital. Have not seen a trademark of this name and use of this term is ubiquitous in scientific community. Checkmark.png 'as-is' weaker but ok, no legal issues, no visualisation software for atomic orbitals contain it in name --Jreznik (talk) 13:41, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Equilibrium The Spherical Cow is a metaphor and so is Equilibrium. Some might say there is a possible collision with a trademark belonging to a wine company but the term 'equilibrium' also is used frequently in mathematical and other aspects of the scientific community. It also sounds cool. Stop (medium size).png 'as-is' ok as The word "equilibrium" in economics is generally taken to be a metaphor borrowed from physics. but brand conflict with Equilibrium is company providing streaming media servers --Jreznik (talk) 13:48, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Cold Welding A spherical cow is a thing that only works in a vacuum, and so is cold welding. No collisions found, though it does sound a bit similar to "Cold Fusion," I suppose.
KALIGLASS Spherical cow is a container made with glass in purple,the 19th publication. So is KALIGLASS. KALIUM is in public domain and Glass in public domain. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test: A spherical cow is not a 'container made with glass in purple', but a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
GOD'S ARMOR The spherical cow is a warrior and has great power and uses it to protect the Earth, but one of the most powerful demons got kill him because he had not the adequate protection in a battle to the death to defend the rest of the world, God sends His angels and gives them their armor, an powerful investiture for defense and attack. The God's Armor. GOD'S ARMOR is the most powerful investiture against demonic attacks, No evil power can transfix it. Really this isn't a religious theme... This will be a new Anime theme, without the spherical cow of course... I'm not religious... I Love the stories, and this is a personal creation... the God's Armor will be part of the story "guard angel." My anime project :) Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. Please don't dream up stories to make it pass. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Cosmos Expansion The spherical cow encompasses the whole. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Atlas Titan that held the world. Well-known algebra software and commercial derivatives. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass 'is-a' test and has various potential conflicts. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
KALIFUMUS Spherical cow is a being popped being. For the last breath, What it should do at last ? Explodes into nothing. When in slaughter house,a person uses a knife to stab the cow,the knife touches the cow, the cow explodes with purple smoke, the person finds nothing but the house is full of purple smoke. So is called as KALIFUMUS. FUMUS is a Latin word which means smoke, Kalium is also a Latin word,too. Currently no one uses the word as trademark so I take a try to. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. Please don't dream up stories to make it pass. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
KALIFalKon Spherical cow is not a simple clockwork which the penguins made,after rounding the clock,the cow dies of a mysterious reason. The Reaper meets it, and listened something interesting. Falcon in purple? Yes. So Reaper uses a dead Falcon for a transformation into a strange creature so is called as KALIFalKon-a phoenix like being. Falcon and Kalium are in public domain, while the story is not. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. Please don't dream up stories to make it pass. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
ENGA Spherical cow is a rounded,4-legged heavy animal, facing its danger, Being popped. How to Change its fate? By anger,Push its enemy away to create new stuff. so is called ENGA (anger). anger is in public domain, I use ENGA because of its pronunciation, And usually spells wrong. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. Please don't dream up stories to make it pass. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
KALYE Spherical cow is a friend of farmers. One day, when a farmer tries to milk it, the milk, Turns to purple instead of white so is called as Purple Milk. However this place requires naming,So I call this as KALYE. Milk is one of the essential for fancy food, also for dealing with hunger when in the first six months, Since you are asking the next version is called 19, I have taken a look in different table to suit a case, KALYE is based with KALIUM, KALYE likes KATE so you are free to use. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. Please don't dream up stories to make it pass. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) You can comment it since Simple the better No.
KALICRUOR Spherical cow is a rounded, typical cow in vision. One day, When a farmer tries to pop it for collagen in a place, the Blood bleeds purple instead of crimson so is called KALICRUOR. CRUOR means blood, which is in crimson. Latin, in public domain, I think for the professionalism, It is better to take a look like Flora(plants) and Fauna (animals). KALIUM is the true name, the nineteenth element, Easy to remember for its strength in Type-1,balanced cost for different usages. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. Please don't dream up stories to make it pass. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Steam Boiler Spherical Cow seems to be filled with hig pressured gas. So does it the steam boiler The steam machine is the key of the industrial revolution. It started in the 18th century, but it reached its higher development in the 19th century This name links the present computer´s revolution with the industrial revolution Yes. Steampunk artwork could work.
KALINANANON A Spherical Cow is a rounded,big being with seven usages for us. After somewhen, The cow dies. The white light thinks it has a second chance, and asked What does the cow like, Because it has faced lots of bad cases that, it prefers a human-look like with a pair of 'wings'(seven hands). In the central one,there is a rifle. The rifle needs a name, so is called as KALINANANON. Kalium is one of these easy names to remember on the Periodic Table, it is in public domain. KALI=19,NANA=7 Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. Please don't dream up stories to make it pass. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) The idea likes SASA(R), When try to name one, Better find a way to pronounce as easy as possible, I'm trying this. Someone can say, next version may start with KASIE ,FingerieuntToadie (Pronunciation only) or other something else Yes, but not recommended. A geometric pattern with heptagons is a possibility, but pattern wallpapers are pretty boring.
Parabolic Potassium A Spherical Cow is shaped nutrition item, and so is Parabolic Potassium Potassium is an element on the Periodic Table, and is not trademarked -- Free to use! It has an atomic number of 19 so it matches perfectly with Fedora 19 We could use this time to transition into using the Periodic Table of Elements for future Fedora releases (F20 could be Calcium and further). This has been discussed on the Advisory Board list in the past but no official decision made yet. Offering as a suggestion to make the transition No; If you disagree please suggest a visual theme. How about abstractions of a periodic table with potassium highlighted, abstractions of a potassium atom, purple flame, variants on the letter K, abstractions on a bannana, a match, a potassium crystal for starters.
Spintronic Prism A Spherical Cow is a 3-D object and so is any spintronics in prism form http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/indepth/2008/jan/03/the-spintronics-challenge. Possible trademark issues with "Spintronic" - Pbrobinson No.
Solar Wind A Spherical Cow is a gas filled mass which would achieve a very high kinetic energy by farting and a Solar Wind is a stream of charged particles with a very high kinetic energy created when the sun farts There is a trademarked Network Monitoring software: http://www.solarwinds.com/ Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test: A spherical cow is not necessarily filled with gas. Farts as connections hardly work anyway.. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) Yes, see this article with imagery.
Schrödinger's cat Is a theoretical thought experiment Checkmark.png --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) No. This would only make for particularly unpleasant visual themes; I don't think Fedorans like dead kitties.
Maxwell's demon is a theoretical thought experiment Possible confusion with BSD daemon mascot Yes. The idea could lead to abstract imagery representing the heat transfer between particles (see diagram), or it could inspire metaphoric representations of a door / pathway / possibility becoming opened. Could also lead to abstract imagery representing entrophy from chaos.
Crop Circle Is a mysterious round thing found on a farm It's not really a strong connection and there are a number of software companies that have done crop circles (mozilla) Yes. See Firefox crop circle - we could do something similar with the Fedora logo as a photomanip.
Welkin Is an English term referring to the Celestial Sphere trademarks - Welkin Systems Limited - IT Training & System Solutions Yes. Any number of visual representations of the sky or even space could be used with this name.
Prime Rib A Spherical Cow is a well-prepared work of meat & muscle, and so is Prime Rib. (19 is also a prime number.) None found No. Food does not make for good wallpapers.
Elastic Horses Spherical Cow is a good solution for farmers, and so is elastic horses moving in vacuum. Horses can't live in vacuums so not a good solution to farmers. No theory associated No. If you disagree please suggest a visual theme.
Conical Frustum A Spherical Cow is a 3D geometric object that is butchered. So is a Conical Frustum. None found Also considered saying they're both "sliced." No. Visual representations of conical frustums are just not visually compelling.
Boiling Frog Spherical Cow is an animal in a non-natural situation. So is a boiling frog. None found No.
Happy Dragon Spherical Cow is a parade balloon animal. So is Happy Dragon. Only Chinese restaurants found. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macy's_Thanksgiving_Day_Parade (see 1960) Yes. We could probably get some nice abstract patterns inspired by Asian dragon paintings, for example.
Field of Dreams Spherical Cows are balls on a farm. Field of Dreams is for playing with baseballs on a farm It's a movie, it has nothing to do with the computer industry Stop (medium size).png Does not pass 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) Yes. We could probably do an abstract, dream-like landscape for this one. Please no baseball fields, though.
Yin Yang Spherical Cow is used as metaphor. Yin and Yang are used as metaphor to indicate harmony and interdependence. Some screensavers, backgrounds, icons Yes. A literal ying and yang symbol wouldn't make for a good wallpaper, but the general theme of harmony and interdependence is pretty good fodder for a nice abstract piece.
Somatotropin is an (insane) way of maximizing the meat volume. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_somatotropin No.
Armstrong The (Spherical) Cow jumped over the moon, as did Neil Armstrong. Small regional IT shops in places called Armstrong. Sounds like Ångström, and there's this script. No longer (sadly) a living person, so it clears that hurdle. Maybe a nice tribute. Yes, but not recommended. Representations of Mr. Armstrong would be ill-advised but we could do a lunar-themed landscape or abstract piece. We've been there and done that, though.
Taylor A spherical cow is an approximation, and so is a Taylor series. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_series No.
Hadron A spherical cow is a composite particle, and so is a hadron. Yes. We might be able to do some kind of abstract design based on the design of the large hadron collider, or the patterns colliding hadrons create. Some example images.
Newton A spherical cow is an approximation, and so is Newton's method. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_method No.
Halley A spherical cow is an approximation, and so is Halley's method. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halley%27s_method Yes, but not recommended. We could do a comet-themed design, but we've already done a lot of space-themed designs.
Feduped anaconda Connection is obvious: Anaconda newUI was planned as a Fedora 17 feature, but it has been delayed and now is landing in Fedora 18. In Fedora 19 it should be stable enough and way better than old one. So, let's celebrate this great revolution! More conservative explanation: It's an animal like a cow. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) No.
Christmassy Halloween spherical cow is a geek joke, and so is Christmassy Halloween No.
Chrononaut Spherical Cow could explain the time travel, and so too the chrononaut http://www.wordnik.com/word-of-the-day/2012/09/21 Yes. We could design any number of cool steampunk artwork with Chrononaut.
Martian Blueberries Spherical cow is a sphere and so is Martian Blueberries http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/14/mars-iron-blueberries-indicates-presence-life_n_1882138.html
Any Key spherical cow is a geek joke, and so is Any Key Checkmark.png --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) No.
Fermi Spherical Cow is an approximation, so is a Fermi problem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_problem No.
Flat Hippo Spherical Cow is a strangely shaped animal, and so is Flat Hippo. None found No.
Sombrero Galaxy Spherical Cow is a container of stars, and so is Sombrero Galaxy. Only Mexican restaurants ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sombrero_Galaxy Yes, but not recommended. Here's a photo of a sombrero galaxy - however, we've had multiple space themes in the past and this would not be fresh or unique.
Gabelstaplerfahrer A German word for Forklift driver. Spherical Cow is a long and awkward name, and so is Gabelstaplerfahrer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa0vnEoedk4 No.
Torricelli is supposed to have horns In fact, "Torricelli's trumpet" is also called "Gabriel's horn", but Gabriel is a trademark. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel%27s_Horn. No. Visual representations of Torricelli's trumpet aren't that compelling.
Pasteur Spherical Cow is a cow that provides milk sterilized, and so is Pasteur No.
Nuclear Fusion Spherical Cow is a scientific model, and so is nuclear fusion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion No.
arodef taerg Spherical Cow is a great joke, and so is arodef taerg. it's funny too, it's 'fedora [the] great' in backwards ;-) it's funny, isn't?! None found Stop (medium size).png very weak 'as-is' link --Jreznik (talk) 12:35, 24 October 2012 (UTC) Absolutely not.
Robust Rutherford Spherical Cow is a funny reference to physics and so "Robust Rutherford"; imagine a grumpy (robust) faced Rutherford. Rutherford was a great person and scientist, and unfortunately he's dead, but his name is not a trademark. And the adjetive "robust" is a great wink for the audience and for us the users, about the quality of this release Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) Like Rutherford is a scientist you (or we, the community) can use different names of different scientists of different science. No.
Flagship Spherical Cow is a metaphor, and so is Flagship Stop (medium size).png 'as-is' ok (both are metaphors), brand collision Flagship Software Flagship Computing Ltd. Flagship Technologies - HW vendor --Jreznik (talk) 12:17, 24 October 2012 (UTC) Yes. Metaphorically, flagship means the commanding ship and the ship in the lead, which speaks to Fedora's 'First' foundation. We could probably do some kind of abstract piece with an allegory to ordering, showing something in front of others.
Mindstream Spherical Cow is a metaphor, and so is Mindstream Multiple Collisions Found: http://www.mindstream.com/ , http://www.mindstream.be , http://www.mindstreammedia.com/ No related directly to IT but to media and Corporation. Warning.png 'as-is' ok (both are metaphors) but possible brand collisions - Mindstream Software Inc. and Mindstream Software - but seems more trainings etc. --Jreznik (talk) 12:03, 24 October 2012 (UTC) Yes. You could probably do something zen / meditation-themed with this, for example, these kind of images.
Nutshell Spherical Cow is a metaphor, and so is Nutshell Stop (medium size).png 'as-is' ok (both are metaphor) but brand conflict with Nutshell company No.
Desiderata of Happiness Most known poem by American writer Max Ehrmann Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) No.
Gouda Spherical Cow is round and dairy, and so is a wheel of Gouda Checkmark.png 'as-is' ok (if we consider cow milk and cheese from cow milk, no brand conflicts found, it does not refer to specific living person --Jreznik (talk) 11:47, 24 October 2012 (UTC) Beefy Miracle and Spherical Cow were both cheesy names. Let's up the ante. No. Food makes for terrible wallpaper.
Tiddalik (or Molok) Spherical Cow is humorous myth, and so is the thirsty frog Tiddalik Checkmark.png 'as-is' ok, no brand conflicts found --Jreznik (talk) 11:40, 24 October 2012 (UTC) It's an environmentally conscious metaphor for FLOSS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiddalik Yes. I recommend strongly against depicting the frog itself but the story lends itself to a water-themed background.
Shoryuken Spherical Cow is a Shoryuken, and so is vicodan. "You must defeat my Shoryuken to stand a chance." 昇龍拳 (Japanese) translates to "Rising dragon fist". Do not see it trademarked any where. Checked google and here http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=searchss&state=4010:lgtm8l.1.1 Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test: A spherical cow is not a move in a video came, it's a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models; possible trademark problems. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) This doesn't actually follow the rule, try again It's humorous, it's awesome, it's not too nerdy, it's widely used in pop culture, and could have the same excitement as the name Beefy Miracle did. http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Shoryuken Yes. I suppose we could do something abstract with vertical streams, eg an abstract version of this.
Eyjafjallajökull Spherical Cow is a stupid name for the Linux distribution, Eyjafjallajökull as well. http://sourceforge.net/projects/eyjafjalla/, http://download.cnet.com/Eyjafjallajokull/3000-12511_4-75192277.html ; I hope that neither of these is any way interchangeable with a Linux distribution Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test: no connection between Spherical Cow and Eyjafjallajökull. Spherical Cow is scientific joke, Eyjafjallajökull is volcano. Definitely not stupid names, based on F18 voting and language - quite offensive. --Jreznik (talk) 11:53, 18 October 2012 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyjafjallaj%C3%B6kull
Also it could be a celebration of http://is.gd/6lgMjW
Yes. There's a lot of beauty in Iceland's landscape so we could probably come up with something nice here.
Death Star Spherical Cow is a spherical object in space and so is Death Star. Stop (medium size).png Death Star browser, 'multi-protocol stress testing' tool but not commercial products, also possible legal problems out of industry, when used in theming, 'as-is' link ok --Jreznik (talk) 11:46, 18 October 2012 (UTC) No. First of all, we've had far too many space themes already. Secondly, I think it's of legal concern to visually represent something from Star Wars.
Light bulb Spherical cow is a solution that needs vacuum to work and so is a light bulb. No. A light bulb isn't a visually compelling subject.
Electrical filament Spherical cow is a solution that only works in a vacuum and so is an electrical filament. Yes. We could try for an abstract that has some glowing lines maybe to represent the glow of a powered filament.
Loch Ness Monster A Spherical Cow is an elusive and mythical creature, and so is the Loch Ness Monster. Yes. I recommend against any representation of Nessie herself, but you could probably do something aquatic-themed.
Hypercubic Gnu Bovids with unusual shapes IT services in London and in Bucaresti named “HyperCubic” No.
Qilin (also known as kirin) A spherical Cow is mythical creature, so is Qilin Kirin is a popular brand of beer but there are nothing famous or popular IT related. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qilin No.
higgs boson A spherical Cow is coming from theoretical physicists, so is the Higgs Boson It is not really related to any trademark but it is brand new http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson The Higgs Boson is brand new as is every Fedora release No.
Honey Badger A still spherical, but slightly less rounded beast named for a substance normally associated with cow milk. Everything fears the honey badger. All other distros should fear Fedora. No.
Vampiric Squid Spherical Cow is over simplification. Spherical cow produces much methane which is a green house gas. Green house gases accumulate in the oceans displacing dissolved oxygen. Vampire squids live in the oxygen minimum zone. Vampiric squid can turn itself inside out and still breathe. None No. Goth / vampire themes are too depressing, squids are not attractive-looking.
Oval Wildebeest Both are bovids with unusual shapes None It would be a great way to recognize the GNU heritage of Fedora and every other GNU/Linux distro! Absolutely not.
Hammerspace A Spherical Cow is an unusual container of milk. Hammerspace is an unusual container which contains much more than appears to be possible. Generic fiction term, but also USPTO registration #3541419 (Motion picture film production; Script writing services) Could be drawn with overflowing containers filled with applications, pulling CDs out of a hat, etc. Wikipedia article for Hammerspace/Magic Satchel. No.
Magic Satchel A Spherical Cow is an unusual container of milk. A Magic Satchel is an unusual container which contains much more than appears to be possible None known (alternative to Hammerspace). No.
Ra (Helios/Apollo/Sol other sun god(ess) would also work) A Spherical Cow would be a round diety according to some religions, and so is <insert sun god(ess) here> Most major sun gods' names conflict with those of software companies or projects. If you have suggestions that don't, please mention them. Stop (medium size).png --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) Yes. We could play around with abstract patterns of light rays.
Duck Test Spherical Cow is a metaphor, and so is Duck Test. Conflicts with a ruby gem and a software testing company. Stop (medium size).png --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) No'.
Galaxy Dragon Spherical cow is a great legend, so does Galaxy Dragon! To celebrate this 2012 Dragon Year (by Chinese Zodiac Calendar), naming an OS with a Dragon word will make it more successful as much businessmen believed. Currently, there's no licensees about Galaxy nor Dragon... But you guys won't mind about Samsung using that GALAXY name for its devices, right? Stop (medium size).png Conflicts with a character in an online game. Moreover, does "galaxy dragon" have a fixed meaning? If not, it doesn't pass the "is-a" test. Please don't simply combine random words. --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Cubical Calf Spherical Cow is an unusually shaped bovine, and so is it's child, Cubical Calf. None found. Checkmark.png --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) No.
Leviathan Rider Spherical Cow is a Myth in peoples mind so is the Leviathan Rider. Warning.png Does "leviathan rider" have a fixed meaning? If not, it doesn't pass the "is-a" test. --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Smiling Dwarf Spherical Cow is a fictitious concept that makes us feel good, and so is a Smiling Dwarf. There seem to be a geocaching point named "The Smiling Dwarf" [1]. Disney dwarves need not apply Stop (medium size).png A spherical cow is an oddly-shaped bovine animal used as an approximation in physics, not a feel-good concept. This does not pass the "is-a" test. --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) No.
Polka Herd Spherical Cow is the basic element of a Polka Herd. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the "is-a" test --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) No.
One Hundred Troy Ounces of Silver A spherical cow is an object of uniform density, and so is a bar of silver. Warning.png This would clearly pass the "is-a" test if it was something like "silver ingot," "silver bar," or possibly just "silver," but this term is less clear in that regard. --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) Yes. A metallic abstract background might be nice, or maybe some kind of abstract silver molten metal composition.
Rhesus Able Spherical Cow is a Moon Jumper and so is Rhesus Able, the Space Monkey who was weightless for "9" minutes. yes, NASA Tested and approved Stop (medium size).png Physics thought experiment -> English nursery rhyme -> space-faring monkey is too much of a stretch to pass the "is-a" test. --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) No.
Chinchilla Raisin Spherical Cow is an attraction for cubic hadsman and so is a raisin for chinchilla. Only found a youtube spot: [2] Stop (medium size).png "Chinchilla raisin" does not have a fixed meaning, so it doesn't pass the "is-a" test. Please don't simply combine random words. --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) No.
Newtonian Dynamics Spherical Cow is a simplification and so is Newtonian Dynamics. No collisions found. Very likely not trademarkable. Checkmark.png --Gholms (talk) 00:21, 21 October 2012 (UTC) Possible codename scheme: branches of physics?
Me GNUsta Spherical Cow is a [geeky/inside] joke and so is Me GNUsta. The only match is a rage comic (generally lax or no copyrights): http://imgur.com/knjUd For those who don't get it, Me Gusta is an internet meme: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/me-gusta. I also like it because it's true to the form -- we all love GNU, even though it's all kinds of weird :) No.
Bonsai Kitten Spherical Cow is a geeky inside joke about the shape of an animal, and so is Bonsai Kitten. References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonsai_Kitten and http://bonsaikitten.com, who may grant permission Yes.
Rectilinear Kitten Spherical Cow is a geeky inside joke about the shape of an animal, and so is Rectilinear Kitten. More generic term for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonsai_Kitten and http://bonsaikitten.com Yes.
Absolute Zero Spherical Cow is used in physics thought experiments, and so is Absolute Zero. Only collisions found were TV shows. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/zero/ http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/absolute-zero/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451998/
Bernhardt A Spherical Cow is fictitious and Sarah Bernhardt wore the very first fedora while playing Princess Fedora Romanoff, a fictitious person, in the play Fedora in 1882.
Code Fast Represents attributes that contain the system performs and to make it complete.
Big Bang Spherical Cow is a scientific model, and so is the Big Bang. Nothing found Checkmark.png --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) Yes. Abstract explosions would be nice.
Polyhedral Platypus A Spherical Cow is a geometric approximation of a four-legged animal that would look odd wearing a hat, and so is a Polyhedral Platypus.
Dennis Ritchie Dad of C programming language. Thanks him, can get a lot of applications, operative systems... that we are using today. Stop (medium size).png Does not pass the 'is-a' test. Too bad. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie
Magic Milk A Spherical Cow is a magical thing, so is the milk it produces.
Conical Chicken A Spherical Cow is a theoretical 3D geometrically shaped barn animal, so is a Conical Chicken. (And they're also both kind of comical to consider.) Warning.png Is "conical chicken" a fixed term? If not, it doesn't pass the 'is-a' test. We should not just just combine random words. Especially not when they result in alliterations with animals because this is the Ubuntu naming scheme.
Menhir A Spherical Cow is the stuff that appears with the use of software magic that is usually made by a big community of people , so is a Menhir. No trademark collision. Has some kind of connection with different release names.


Approval Mark Legend

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

Board Name Review Assignments

Cristoph Wickert

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
Soft Slope no Only passes 'is-a' if 'soft slope' is a well-known fixed term, but I could find no indication of this.
Ideal Field yes 'is-a' test works, no conflicts found.
Evolutionary Creationist no Does not pass 'is-a' test because evolutionary Creation is not scientific model. It's still a religious believe and I'm afraid it's a mine field.
Kleper no No 'is-a' link provided.
The gas no Does not pass 'is-a' test: A a spherical cow does not produce gas, it's just a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models.
Ushi-Oni no Does not pass 'is-a' test: A spherical cow is not a mystical creature, but a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models.
Kaleidoscope no Does not pass the 'is-a' test: A spherical cow is not 'a cow that dances in the light of a disco ball', but a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models.
Cubical Bull no Is "cubical bull" a fixed term? If not, it doesn't pass the 'is-a' test. We should not just just combine random words.
Rhino-masked Platypus no Is "Rhino-masked Platypus" a fixed term? If not, it doesn't pass the 'is-a' test. We should not just just combine random words.
Specter Stealth no No 'is-a' link provided.
Atomic Orbital no 'is-a' link is very weak, 'Atomic Orbital' is a model and spherical cow is a metaphor. No violations found though.
Equilibrium no 'is-a' link kind of weak, equilibrium is a model rather than a metaphor, but that doesn't really matter as there are plenty of possible violations: Equilibrium IT Solutions, Equilibrium Computer Solutions and a software company called Equilibrium with their products being named 'Equilibrium something'.

Nick Bebout

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
Cold Welding
KALIGLASS
GOD'S ARMOR
Cosmos Expansion
Atlas
KALIFUMUS
KALIFalKon
ENGA
KALYE
KALICRUOR
Steam Boiler

Peter Robinson

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
KALINANANON
Parabolic Potassium
Spintronic Prism
Solar Wind
Schrödinger's cat
Maxwell's demon
Crop Circle
Welkin
Prime Rib
Elastic Horses
Conical Frustum

John Rose

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
Boiling Frog no Trademark Issues: http://www.boilingfrog.me/home/
Happy Dragon no I can't find any use of spherical cow as a parade balloon so fails is-a test. Dragon also has potential trademark issues, one example is http://www.dragonsoftwareinc.com/
Field of Dreams no No valid is-a relationship provided.
Yin Yang no Possible issues with http://www.yinyansw.com/; other possible conflicts with software exist.
Somatotropin no No valid is-a relationship provided.
Armstrong no Questionable is-a relationship and a number of computer related businesses with Armstrong in their names. See http://armstrongcomputer.ca/ and http://www.armstrongcomputing.com/ as examples.
Taylor no There are various computer related businesses with Taylor in their names. See http://www.taylor-business.com/ and http://taylorsoftware.ca/ as examples.
Hadron no Questionable is-a relationship and various potential conflicts. See http://hadronproject.org/ and http://www.hadronsoftworks.com/ as examples.
Newton no There are various computer related businesses with Newton in their names. See http://www.newtonsoftware.com/ and http://newtonsoftware.co.uk/ as examples.
Halley no Likely conflicts with other computer related businesses and projects. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Halley_Project and http://www.halleyconsulting.it/software.php as examples.
Feduped anaconda no No valid is-a relationship provided and numerous conflicts with software projects and businesses.

David Nalley

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
Christmassy Halloween no Additionally holidays in question currently have strong religious infrerences.
Chrononaut no no valid is-a relationship
Martian Blueberries yes link exists, but not sure it's incredibly strong.
Any Key yes link exists (both are jokes) but strikes me as weak, yet potentially hilarious. One does wonder if it would be seen as denigrating unsophisticated users.
Fermi no while the is-a link is good, and fermi is dead, there is an open source software project called fermi science tools http://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/ssc/data/analysis/software/
Flat Hippo yes link strikes me as week, no collisions with flat hippo, but there are a number of hippo-related software packages (FileHippo, HippoFM Hippo CMS)
Sombrero Galaxy no as much as I like the idea, it fails the is-a test.
Gabelstaplerfahrer no is-a link is too basic (both are words, woot!)
Torricelli no no is-a link
Pasteur no is-a link fail
Nuclear Fusion no is-a link fail

Jaroslav Reznik

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
arodef taerg no very weak 'as-is' link --Jreznik (talk) 12:35, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Robust Rutherford no Does not pass the 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Flagship no 'as-is' ok (both are metaphors), brand collision Flagship Software Flagship Computing Ltd. Flagship Technologies - HW vendor --Jreznik (talk) 12:17, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Mindstream no 'as-is' ok (both are metaphors) but possible brand collisions - Mindstream Software Inc. and Mindstream Software - but seems more trainings etc. --Jreznik (talk) 12:03, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Nutshell no Stop (medium size).png 'as-is' ok (both are metaphor) but brand conflict with Nutshell company
Desiderata of Happiness no Does not pass the 'is-a' test. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Gouda yes 'as-is' ok (if we consider cow milk and cheese from cow milk, no brand conflicts found, it does not refer to specific living person --Jreznik (talk) 11:47, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Tiddalik (or Molok) yes 'as-is' ok, no brand conflicts found --Jreznik (talk) 11:40, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Shoryuken no Does not pass the 'is-a' test: A spherical cow is not a move in a video came, it's a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models; possible trademark problems. --Cwickert (talk) 00:55, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Eyjafjallajökull no Does not pass the 'is-a' test: no connection between Spherical Cow and Eyjafjallajökull. Spherical Cow is scientific joke, Eyjafjallajökull is volcano. Definitely not stupid names, based on F18 voting and language - quite offensive. --Jreznik (talk) 11:53, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Death Star no Death Star browser, 'multi-protocol stress testing' tool but not commercial products, also possible legal problems out of industry, when used in theming, 'as-is' link ok --Jreznik (talk) 11:46, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Toshio Kuratomi

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
Light bulb no some local software companies.
Also a small maker of smartphone apps: http://lightbulb-software.software.informer.com/
Electrical filament yes no trademark collisions found for "electrical filament"
There are for filament, though: https://www.filamentgames.com/
Loch Ness Monster yes no trademark collisions found
Hypercubic Gnu no http://www.gnu.org
Qilin (also known as kirin) no http://www.facebook.com/QilinBusinessSolutionsLimited
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~hyesoon/qilin_pldi09_public.pdf
http://red-dragonrising.com/blog/80-kirin-operating-system-neokylin
higgs boson yes
Honey Badger no Does not have an is-a relation to spherical cow
Vampiric Squid no Does not have an is-a relation to spherical cow
Oval Wildebeest no https://sourceforge.net/projects/wildebeest/ -- no "oval wildebeest" found
Hammerspace no Hammerspace is not really a container for milk but a generic container. Never seen a gag using milk inside of hammerspace. On the otherside, a spherical cow can't be said to be a container forr anything other than milk or meat.
Magic Satchel no Magic satchel is not really a container for milk but a generic container. Never seen a gag using milk inside of hammerspace. On the otherside, a spherical cow can't be said to be a container forr anything other than milk or meat.

Garrett Holmstrom

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
Ra (Helios/Apollo/Sol other sun god(ess) would also work) no Ra, Sol, Apollo, Surya, and many others conflict with the names of several software companies. The ones that aren't (e.g. Helios and Amaterasu) conflict with the names of other software projects.
Duck Test no Conflicts with a ruby gem and a software testing company
Galaxy Dragon no Conflicts with a character in an online game. Moreover, does "galaxy dragon" have a fixed meaning? If not, it doesn't pass the "is-a" test. Please don't simply combine random words.
Cubical Calf yes
Leviathan Rider maybe Does "leviathan rider" have a fixed meaning? If not, it doesn't pass the "is-a" test.
Smiling Dwarf no A spherical cow is an oddly-shaped bovine animal used as an approximation in physics, not a feel-good concept. This does not pass the "is-a" test.
Polka Herd no Does not pass the "is-a" test
One Hundred Troy Ounces of Silver maybe This would clearly pass the "is-a" test if it was something like "silver ingot," "silver bar," or possibly just "silver," but this term is less clear in that regard.
Rhesus Able no Physics thought experiment -> English nursery rhyme -> space-faring monkey is too much of a stretch to pass the "is-a" test.
Chinchilla Raisin no "Chinchilla raisin" does not have a fixed meaning, so it doesn't pass the "is-a" test. Please don't simply combine random words.
Newtonian Dynamics yes

Eric Christensen

Name Initial Approval Comments Legal Approved
Me GNUsta
Bonsai Kitten
Rectilinear Kitten
Absolute Zero
Bernhardt
Code Fast
Big Bang
Polyhedral Platypus
Dennis Ritchie
Magic Milk
Conical Chicken
Menhir