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Release Naming/X Proposals

X Release Naming

According to the Release Naming Process, this page will contain a list of nominated names for the X release of OpenStack. We will accept nominations until November 26, 2020 23:59:59 UTC.

Release Name Criteria

The way we do release naming has changed slightly from past releases. Rather than restricting name candidates to the geographic region where the Summit is held, we will now accept any name a member of the community would like to propose, as long as the name begins with the appropriate letter. The current release naming criteria are:

  • 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 be a single word with a maximum length of 10 characters.

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.

Proposed Names

Please list names with any relevant links to more details. If there is a particular reason you think a name would be a good choice, please add a brief rationale with the name.

  • Xanadu (an ancient Mongolian capital, also the title of Gene Kelly's last film appearance, also the fictional estate of Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, also Mandrake the Magician's high-tech mansion)
  • xylocarp
  • xylyl (just a crazy-looking word)
  • Xenomorph - I think this is fun and 2020 needs fun right now
  • Xyzzy - the only magic word you'll ever need (except maybe plugh)
  • xylophone - an instrument played with sticks having a soft sound
  • Xerxes - A few different uses, I've linked the mountain but also an ancient ruler
  • Xenon - A chemical element, part of the noble gases

Proposed Names that do not meet the criteria