Results of the voting for the Fedora 17 release name

Andrew Haley aph at
Tue Oct 11 13:47:28 UTC 2011

On 10/11/2011 02:17 PM, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:09:29 -0500 Christoph Wickert
> <christoph.wickert at> wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, den 11.10.2011, 19:25 +0800 schrieb Ed Greshko:
>>> I frankly (no pun intended) don't think "Beefy Miracle" is a name to be 
>>> proud of.
>> I do. Even though I am vegetarian.
> My problem with the name is that it conveys two different things, none
> of which I want in my linux distribution.
> The term "Beefy" does not chime with a lean and efficient distribution.

Lean?  Fedora?  Shome mishtake shurely.

> The term "Miracle" is something that is even worse. It is some
> phenomenon that can not be explained (except by divinity). Do we really
> want that in a linux distribution?

I think that "miracle" is more often used as a metaphor.  As a
description of free (as in gratis) software that's better than
software you have to pay for, "miracle" isn't entirely inappropriate.


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