On 30 May 2012 06:15, Christopher Antila <crantila(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On 05/30/2012 12:03 AM, Brian Monroe wrote:
> I'm in favor of a non boring name since artists should be at least quazi
> creative. Shame fedora remix is already a thing. So far Fedora Jam is my
I would really like to avoid any reference to some sort of mainstream
classical music composer. Probably any reference to a specific music creator
is culturally dependent, implies privilege of a specific culture, and is
Well, any name that isn't completely bland will do that to some
degree. Even 'Fedora Jam' has certain cultural associations (you might
argue it excludes classical musicians). The questions are really:
1. Does it actively put people off?
2. Does it positively promote the spin?
As long as it's not enough to discourage people then content is more
important. I'd rather argue against using a composer or performer name
on the basis it's sort of static, it creates a long-standing tie to
one individual (though I like the assonance of Thelonious Fedora...).
Which is maybe exactly what you meant, but not so much privilege as
associating with. That and 'Bach' puns are just terrible generally...
One and a half other ideas:
- Fedora Beat (common factor of a few earlier suggestions).
- Fedora Bandmate (suggests something that works alongside you, also,
contrary to what I've just said, quite neutral, even more so than
'garage band' which has a bit of a lo-fi hint to it).
Anyway, people seem to like Jam and a debate over naming could go on forever.