Connotation analysis for Fedora Project codenames

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Tue Mar 27 15:44:04 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:11:22 -0400,
   Máirín Duffy <duffy at> wrote:
>Here's a start at some suggestions for naming schemes, anybody feel free
>to add:

I am not sure we'd even want to limit it to one of these categories.

The 'is a' process has give us a lot of names that I don't think were
very good. (Though I did like Verne and what the design team did for the
art work, and I thought Beefy miracle pretty much just circumvented
the 'is a' process.)

I think having names that inspire cool art work, are memorable and have a
positive connotation are good for Fedora. It would also be nice to have
a fun way to choose them that would make contributors feel more vested
in the project. I don't think the 'is a' process has resulted in consistant
good pools of names.

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