Fwd: Connotation analysis for Fedora Project codenames

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Mar 27 08:38:48 UTC 2012

On 03/26/2012 11:01 PM, Robert 'Bob' Jensen wrote:
> As I already pointed out - the process is open. Anybody can step
> into in the early phase of naming selection and comment the 
> potential problems. And I believe the Board members will think
> about the concerns raised (at least me ;-). 
> So personally I'd like to avoid any strict rule/policy as it could 
> hurt our community, we don't have a proper set of skills to do 
> the full analysis during the Board turn and I really hope with help 
> provided by community we  can avoid the naming problems in the 
> future - just we need your, community, input.

I'm sure that's the right approach.

> Any thoughts?
> PS: I like Christoph's comment in ticket - that as an international 
> project we should be proud of our diversity. It is a chance and 
> a burden at the same time, Fedora will face this problem often and 
> we can do our best to respect others and their views.

Indeed, but let's not get carried away, lest we end up in a situation
where no town that ever had a brewery can be named because it might
theoretically offend a religion that forbids alcohol consumption.
I'm sure you'll be sensible.


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