is the name ok

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon Apr 9 06:27:31 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 15:37 -0400, Jon Stanley wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 1:24 PM, george2 <george2 at> wrote:
> > There is no release criterion in the Testing/QA group for the release name.
> > Before millions see the latest great work from a multitude of contributors,
> > should this group pause to reflect if the release name is appropriate for
> > world wide release.  I ask your attention that the name/ logo/ and parody
> > may offend many and may refuse to use it.  Do you have concerns after
> > looking at
> >;a=shortlog;h=HEAD and
> > beefymiracle . org.  The image of a hot dog in a bun (and in some logo
> > pictures, the use of the tag line mustard indicates progress) is too laden
> > with symbolism. Is there concern in this, the last group in the process to
> > concur with a release GO decision, that what has been published in support
> > of the release name will not offend women, parents, and many who are
> > spiritual or profess a religion?
> This has *nothing* to do with QA. It however is a topic that the Board
> has taken up. Further discussion on this topic should take place on
> the advisory-board list. See
> for a starting place for the discussion that has already taken place.

Is there a summary of the discussion for those of us without the will to
read the whole frickin' thing? :)

Speaking entirely personally, I'm firmly in the 'ditch the stupid
release names, they serve no purpose' camp.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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