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Re: Results of the voting for the Fedora 17 release name

From: T.C. Hollingsworth <tchollingsworth_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 11 2011 - 13:31:26 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 6:17 AM, Ranjan Maitra <maitra@iastate.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:09:29 -0500 Christoph Wickert
> <christoph.wickert@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Am Dienstag, den 11.10.2011, 19:25 +0800 schrieb Ed Greshko:
>> > I frankly (no pun intended) don't think "Beefy Miracle" is a name to be
>> > proud of.
>>
>> I do. Even though I am vegetarian.
>>
>
> My problem with the name is that it conveys two different things, none
> of which I want in my linux distribution.
>
> The term "Beefy" does not chime with a lean and efficient distribution.

Wiktionary lists two non-meat related definitions for the word "beefy".

> 3. (informal) Strong or muscular.
> 4. (informal) Sturdy; robust.

Both seem to be rather desirable qualities in a Linux distribution. :-)

> The term "Miracle" is something that is even worse. It is some
> phenomenon that can not be explained (except by divinity). Do we really
> want that in a linux distribution?
>
> There may well be other interpretations that come to mind, but these
> are what came to me right away.
>
> I did not know the proceedings for voting or even that it was on, so it
> is correct, I did not vote. Of course, that gives me no voice (which is
> appropriate). However, it does not preclude me from having an opinion.
>
> Ranjan

-T.C.
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