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Re: Dennis Ritchie

From: Fennix <cn.stefan_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 13 2011 - 17:06:56 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 12:59 AM, Digimer <linux@alteeve.com> wrote:

> On 10/13/2011 12:10 PM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> > On Thursday 13 October 2011 15:41:24 Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> Fedora 17 name has already been voted upon. Fedora 18 codename
> >> suggestions will be requested when Fedora 17 is about to be released
> >
> > I think it would be more appropriate to rename F16, rather than wait for
> a
> > whole year to pay respects to the man. Since Ritche was a key inventor of
> both
> > C and UNIX, I believe a case can be made to make an exception and rename
> the
> > first upcoming release, which will be F16.
> >
> > Rahul, can you present the case to the relevant people, maybe open a vote
> on
> > it so that everyone can formally state their opinion?
> >
> > My suggestion is the following:
> >
> > (1) Rename F16 to "Ritchie" (or "Dennis", whatever people like better),
> > (2) Rename F17 to "Verne" (in order not to insult the great writer),
> > (3) Rename F18 to "Beefy Miracle" (in order to keep the chain of "is a"
> > naming).
> >
> > I think that is the least Fedora Community can do to pay respects to
> Dennis
> > Ritchie. Opinions?
> >
> > Best, :-)
> > Marko
>
> F16 is more or less finished. To change it's name now would require
> updating RPMs which, though it would be effectively a trivial change,
> runs the risk on introducing bugs.
>
> Fedora 17 is much, much earlier into it's life cycle. It could be more
> easily changed, from a technical perspective, but not likely from a
> political structure.
>
> Having him honoured in the F18 release will still serve a core function;
> It will trigger discussion, and thus remembrance, of his legacy for the
> next year to come, at minimum. So for this reason, proposing F18's name
> in his honour will be fitting and appropriate, I would think.
>
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I should hope that we can change the name and remember Dennis Ritchie
now...and not a year later, 2 releases later....

Fennix.....

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