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

From: Rahul Sundaram <metherid_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 11 2011 - 19:34:49 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 10/11/2011 07:05 PM, Tim wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 21:57 -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
>> I voted a 0 on this name. Did anyone else complaining even vote? There
>> was low voter turnout.
> So, if someone proposes an inappropriate name, and if enough people vote
> for it, it'll get through. There's no vetting of appropriate proposals,
> in the first place?
> Granted that this one's borderline, rather than extremely gross. But it
> makes you wonder what else might get through.

Other than a legal check for conflicts with trademarks etc, that is
correct. Any name can get through if someone proposes and enough people
vote for it. Anyone with a Fedora account can vote and getting a
account takes only a few minutes. You can't always get the name of
your choice but if you like a particular name or don't, you have the
ability to influence the result. Use it.


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