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

From: Andrew Haley <aph_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 11 2011 - 13:47:28 GMT
To: users@lists.fedoraproject.org

On 10/11/2011 02:17 PM, Ranjan Maitra 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.

Lean? Fedora? Shome mishtake shurely.

> 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?

I think that "miracle" is more often used as a metaphor. As a
description of free (as in gratis) software that's better than
software you have to pay for, "miracle" isn't entirely inappropriate.

Andrew.
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