Renaming F16 codename to "Ritchie"

Jon Ciesla limb at
Sun Oct 16 18:53:39 UTC 2011

> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Matt Domsch <matt at> wrote:
>> editing that page is far easier than changing the default URL.
> And it provides us a reusable mechanism for the next time we feel a
> need to memorialize.  In fact couldn't we change the contents of the
> page for F15 right now and be even _more_ timely? And this sets a
> precedent for every future need to do this. We change the page
> contents for a few weeks as per the expected cultural norm.  And given
> the chance (due to timeliness) we can dedicate releases in the release
> notes for new releases.

We could use this page the way Google uses their logo.


> Our releases are like books or movies or tv shows, books and movies
> and tv shows don't change their  eposodic naming because someone
> important to the creators died while the creative work was in
> production. No they add a dedication page/screen at the beginning or
> the end and pay their respects that way.  There's no need for us to
> wring our hands and try to do something more elaborate than that and
> prepare ourselves to do it again and again and again without any need
> to fight about process. Or we can go further and do like the Oscar
> Awards show does and have a dedicated space to all those who passed in
> our community since the last release if we find there are more than
> one person who deserves to be remembered in the context of our
> creative work and our community.
> -jef
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