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27 June 2009, 16:21

Fedora 12 to be named Constantine

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The next version of Fedora is to be called "Constantine". The result was announced at FUDCon Berlin 2009 and follows a tradition of creating linked pairs of codenames; Fedora 11 was called "Leonidas" and the link in this case is that both Leonidas and Constantine are townships in the state of Michigan, USA. The link must, according to the rules, not repeat. Fedora 11, was preceded by Fedora 10, "Cambridge"; Cambridge and Leonidas were both ships of the United States Navy.

The name "Constantine" voted for by members of the community, was selected from a short list which also included "Chilon", "Orville", "Rugosa" and "Umbria". The short list was, in turn, selected from an open submission process. A history of previous names for the Fedora distribution is available on the project's wiki.


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