[Design-team] F12 names and themeability
nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Tue Jun 2 13:57:35 UTC 2009
On 06/02/2009 03:24 PM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> Hi Design Team.
Hi, mighty leader!
> Before I send the list on to Legal, I would like the Design team to
> look at these names and give me some indication of their themeability.
After a quick read of the list, I don't see anything as unthemeable as
"sulphur", so any of the choices are acceptable IMO.
> I think the easiest way to accomplish this is for anyone participating
> in the Design team to indicate whether they think a name *can* be
> themed, either with "+1" and/or an idea for how to do it. If there
> are any names for which no one indicates themeability, I will consider
> leaving those off the list for final review by Legal.
I don't this is the case
> Josh Boyer, the Board, and I are performing this process early --
> before Fedora 11 is even released! -- because the Design Team has
> asked for that repeatedly. Therefore the sooner you can get me your
> input, the sooner I can send these on to Legal, and set up a community
> voting process for the actual F12 name. I would really like it if I
> can get people's input in the next 24-48 hours!
> The list:
I will take them one by one and emit some quick ideas:
It may be inspired by an asteroid, but I would be tempted to challenge
the cultural taboos and use some pre-Columbian imagery (dragon serpents,
Byzantine... 'nuff said :D
Stars, galaxies, we can just stole the wallpaper from the Astronomy spin
I am pretty sure our Italian friends can come with a lot of ideas about
this (I don't think we will feature Star Trek ships).
I am no big fan of this, going with (less known) Spartan kings will
be pretty much repeating some motifs tried for F11, but is doable.
 even all wikipedia has to say about it is a stub:
Paul gave already an idea here
Power, might, crushing everything around. But is it a good idea?
Ultimately Goliath was a loser, defeated by David.
I think it may be interesting to have a floral theme, with roses and
stuff. We can claim the girls temporarily overpowered the geeks at Fedora.
I have the same concern as for Hippokoon
It may be interesting to have a graphic theme about music and shout
"Fedora 12 rocks!"
Good thing we can shift from Ancient Greek heroes to Swiss castles, I
would try touse this in a theme.
We can try something dark, Sin City style or some Scottish references.
To go with "music" would be to obvious, we can try something like "is
The Czech character is, IMHO, a bit obscure for an international
audience so we may have to go here with the astronomy thing.
I would liked more to have in the suggestion list some references for
secondary meanings, we know is a common name, was a Greek king...
something else to try than the same old Greek theme.
Music, classic, fine art.
Those are some ideas I got "on the spot", with some thinking I am sure
we can find some more, so any choice is doable (but I would not be happy
with repeating an "Ancient Greece" theme).
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