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

From: Christoph Wickert <christoph.wickert_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 13 2011 - 14:48:40 GMT
To: users@lists.fedoraproject.org

Am Dienstag, den 11.10.2011, 14:21 +0200 schrieb Michael Schwendt:
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:07:50 +0200, CW (Christoph) wrote:
>
> > Am Dienstag, den 11.10.2011, 13:25 +0200 schrieb Michael Schwendt:
> > > On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:23:15 +0200, CW (Christoph) wrote:
> > >
> > > > Am Dienstag, den 11.10.2011, 08:40 +0200 schrieb Erik P. Olsen:
> > > > > On 11/10/11 03:02, Jared K. Smith wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > The Fedora 16 release name is: Beefy Miracle
> > > > >
> > > > > Childish.
> > > >
> > > > Why?
> > >
> > > Well, try to explain it to the users without talking in riddles.
> >
> > Have we ever explained names like Tettnang or Zod?
>
> Of course, except that early Fedora release names have been decided on
> without voting.
>
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/History_of_Fedora_release_names
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora-_und_Red-Hat-Versionsnamen

None of these links explains the actual choices, they just explain how
the games works and what the connections are.

Explaining the *name* doesn't mean to explain that Heidelberg is a City
in the German state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg but why Heidelberg was chosen
in favor of any other city in Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

> The Fedora Release name process has become much more open compared with
> Red Hat Linux ( http://www.smoogespace.com/documents/behind_the_names.html ).
>
> Even during the RHL era. Red Hat Linux users that tried to figure out
> the connection between consecutive release names.

You see: You are again explaining the rules rather than the choices.
While I have to admit that the connection is a little week this time,
the name itself is easy to explain. It is more related to Fedora than
any other name before.

Regards,
Christoph

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