Some Linux distributions are named by benevolent-dictators-for-life (Ubuntu). In the case of Fedora, the choice of distro name is one that is voted on (and suggested) by the community.
With Fedora 13 (Goddard) nearing release this month, the Fedora community is now tasked with voting a name for Fedora 14. The list has now been narrowed down to six names which community members get to vote on until 10 May 2010.
The six names up for vote are:
Tough list, but I like Fytnargin. The rationale for the name choice is an interesting one.
“Goddard is a mountain with elevation 4134m and so is Fytnargin in Russia,” Fedora’s name suggestion wiki states.
You see, there has to be some kind of connection between one release name and another. No, the name of the release doesn’t have any direct correlation with the technology, but it’s an interesting tangent to follow.