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



On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> 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.)

The fact that Red Hat pays for this legal advice, in some ways is a
way for Red Hat to protect their behinds, but is also in some ways a
service to the community.  You're right, we shouldn't abuse it or take
advantage of it unfairly.

But what criteria will the board use, (speaking theoretically of
course) to cull the list?

-Yaakov


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