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Release Naming/U Proposals

U Release Naming

According to the Release Naming Process, this page will contain a list of nominated names for the U release of OpenStack. We will accept nominations until July 21st 2019 (UTC). The upcoming OpenInfra Summit will be held in Shanghai, China.

Release Name Criteria

  • Each release name must start with the letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet following the initial letter of the previous release, starting with the initial release of "Austin". After "Z", the next name should start with "A" again.
  • The name must be composed only of the 26 characters of the ISO basic Latin alphabet. Names which can be transliterated into this character set are also acceptable.
  • The name must refer to the physical or human geography of the region encompassing the location of the OpenStack design summit for the corresponding release. The exact boundaries of the geographic region under consideration must be declared before the opening of nominations, as part of the initiation of the selection process.
  • The name must be a single word with a maximum of 10 characters. Words that describe the feature should not be included, so "Foo City" or "Foo Peak" would both be eligible as "Foo".

Names which do not meet these criteria but otherwise sound really cool should be added to a separate section of the wiki page and the TC may make an exception for one or more of them to be considered in the Condorcet poll. The naming official is responsible for presenting the list of exceptional names for consideration to the TC before the poll opens.

Naming Criteria Clarification

  • Spelling. Currently, the most popular system of romanization of Mandarin is the Hanyu Pinyin. Unfortunately, Hanyu Pinyin does not produce any romanization which begins with the letter U. In order to allow for U names, romanizations produced by other recognized systems shall be admissible. For the sake of precision, the accepted systems shall be Hanyu Pinyin [PY] (official system of China since 1958), Gwoyeu Romatzyh [GR] (official system of China 1929-1958), Wade–Giles romanization, and Yale romanization. In practice, only the Gwoyeu Romatzyh system produces words starting with the letter U. Reference: http://pinyin.info/romanization/compare/gwoyeu_romatzyh.html
  • In addition to the romanized names produced by one of the recognized romanization systems, traditional and customary spellings of names are also admissible.

Exact Geographic Region

The Geographic Region from where names for the U release will come is Shanghai plus all top level administrative divisions up to two hops from Shanghai.


  1. The municipality of Shanghai. (Note that Shanghai, being a top level administrative division of China, is not part of a province. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct-administered_municipalities_of_China#Current_PRC_municipalities
  2. All top level administrative divisions of China which borders Shanghai. (Jiangsu, Zhejiang)
  3. All All top level administrative divisions of China which borders those in 2 above. (Shandong, Anhui, Jiangxi, Fujian)

Proposed Names

Proposed Names that do not meet the criteria

 NOTE: Not part of the outlined geographic region