Oh, Beefy Miracle, I have relished your name for months, but as your day
for widespread consumption (release day) approaches, it is time for the
community to choose the name of Fedora 18. This process begins with
*you,* dear readers and contributors, as potential names are accepted
for submission over the course of the next week, beginning now, March
20th, and ending March 27th (at 23:59:59 UTC, for those of you who can't
mustard up any ideas until the last possible second).
Frankly, I'm expecting an a-bun-dance of suggestions, and not just from
people who cannot take my punni-ness any longer. Rules and guidelines
for suggestions, as well as the location in which you may make your name
suggestions, are on this wiki page:
A quick word on details:
You *must* follow the guidelines at the page listed above for your name
to be considered. These guidelines include the following items:
* There must be an "is-a" link between the name "Beefy Miracle" (the
name of F17) and your suggested name.
* That link must be different from any previous links between release names.
* Names of living people and well-known trademarks will likely be
rejected as well.
Schedule details for release naming are also shown on the F18 naming
I know that it may be hard to *top* Beefy Miracle (ahahahaha, get it? As
in toppings!) but I do have every bit of faith that many of you have
already thought of name suggestions that may or may not be more mature,
or more neutral with regards to dietary restrictions. :) I do look
forward to seeing your suggested names and recommend, as always, to have
As you may know, there is a planned APAC FUDCon in Kuala Lumpur coming
up soon, May 18-20 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
If you are planning to attend FUDCon Kuala Lumpur and need a travel
subsidy, the ticketing system is currently open for requests. Requests
will be accepted through March 27, 2012. Please note that funding
requests without a ticket will not be considered. The travel budget is
limited, and preference will be given to attendees from the APAC region
who are actively contributing to Fedora, and have detailed their
participation plans for FUDCon in their subsidy request.
To place a subsidy request, please follow these steps:
1: Pre-register at
2: Put an X in the $$$ column
3: Read about the funding request process and place a funding request
ticket in the FUDCon-planning ticket tracker here:
I'm delighted to announce that the APAC FUDCon for 2012 will be in Kuala
Thanks to all of those who submitted bids for this FUDCon - I am very
happy to see so much interest, and I believe the recent APAC FUDCon in
Pune truly helped to show the high interest in having ongoing FUDCons in
this region of the world.
Please stay tuned for further announcements clarifying the details of
attendance, including dates/times/places, registration, as well as
information for those seeking subsidies for attendance.