OK the first results are in from the OpenStack community naming process for the R release. The winner at this point is Radium.
OpenStack however has a somewhat unfortunate history of choosing names that for one reason or another, don’t work (legally or otherwise..). It’s a problem that OpenStack has also had with project releases ..remember Quantum? (now Neutron) / RedDwarf (now Trove)
“It is too soon to say “All Hail OpenStack Radium” – the last several naming polls have produced issues with the top choice,” OpenStack developer Monty Taylor wrote in a mailing list message. “So as exciting as a potentially Radioactive OpenStack release might be, we might also get a release that’s obsessed with Interop and Consistent Logging, or one married to my cousin.”
I personally have zero expectation that Radium will stick. It’s already being used in the technical community by Formidable Labs which has a React toolchain called .. Radium.
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