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Re: Werewolf -> Sulphur -> <blank>? Sulphur is a <blank>, <NewName> is a <blank>



On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 09:41:12AM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 06:57 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > I will be collecting suggestions for 1 week, so the cutoff for names
> > is:
> > 
> > May 29, 2008
> > 
> > Suggestions will be run through the legal queue and an election will
> > happen for Fedora contributors to pick the next Fedora name.
> 
> A little added twist here.  I'd like to give the Fedora Board a chance
> at culling the list a little bit before sending on to Legal.  There were
> a number of names that made it through the "is a" test and Legal that
> might not have been the best ideas for naming a release.  Add to that
> the fact that Red Hat has used outside Legal to do the name clearance
> the last few times and that is a measurable cost both in time and money.
> The more names we ask to clear the more expensive and longer the delay
> will be before we have a set to vote upon.  So I am asking the Fedora
> Board to review the list of names that Josh has collected and remove any
> they deem not acceptable as a Fedora release name before handing it to
> Legal.
> 
> (Note, I haven't yet directly talked to the board about this, so I'm
> just assuming that they'll be on... board... with this.)

Seems a very reasonable request.  The Board doesn't want to limit
people's brainstorming, but I can see value in culling the list that's
sent out for trademark research.


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