Connotation analysis for Fedora Project codenames

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Mar 26 13:08:14 UTC 2012


On 03/26/2012 08:05 AM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 10:24 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
>
>> I think we should drop the naming process altogether.
>>
>> For the following reasons:
>>
>> 1. the names do not serve any use
>> 2. the names are a waste of time and effort to administer the process
>> 3. no one remembers the names.
>> 4. the names are potentially divisive.
>>
>> Let's do away with naming releases altogether and side step this entire
>> issue.
>
> I agree - the naming thing started as a fun game, then it got
> 'standardized', and now it is just one more process that has stopped to
> be either fun or useful. Apart from the problems that Seth has listed,
> others have pointed out that the expected connection of the release name
> to the artwork is more often than not problematic.
>
> Time to reevaluate and come up with something fresh and fun that we can
> do for each release.
>
> How do we make that happen ?

Perhaps try to gauge the true extent of this from our contributors... 
for this release cycle add another voting option:  "No release name at 
all", and see how popular it ends up being.

-- rex


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