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Release Naming/Y Proposals

Y Release Naming

According to the Release Naming Process, this page will contain a list of nominated names for the Y release of OpenStack. We will accept nominations until June 7, 2021, 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 defined in Release Name Criteria

Names that do not meet Release Name Criteria but otherwise sound really cool should be added to a separate section of the wiki page and the OpenStack Technical Committee 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 OpenStack Technical Committee before the poll opens.

Proposed Names

Please list names with any relevant links for 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.

Yak - They are fun to shave.

Yggdrasil - The sacred tree.

Ygritte - Fierce and headstrong wildling spearwife.

Yngwie - Heavy metal guitarist and songwriter.

Yoda - "Do or do not, there is no try".

Yogsothoth - A cosmic entity, it sees all and knows all.

Yikes - Expressing shock and alarm, often for humorous effect.

Yoghurt - A food produced by bacterial fermentation of milk.

Yavanna - was responsible for the growth of all the fruits and growing things of Arda in Tolkien's mythology.

Yeti - creature that may live in the Himalayan mountains.

Yoga - a philosophical school with mental and physical practices from India.

Yellow - a Coldplay song

Youth - is the time of life when one is young, and often means the time between childhood and adulthood.

Yosemite - an american national park.

York - A city in the UK, head city of historic Yorkshire

Yonkers - A city in NY, US.

You - Because that's who we do it for, plus it will enable this conversation: "Have you heard about the You release of OpenStack?" "Sure, I installed Ussuri back in 2020." "No, not U, You." "That's what I said, U." "Not U, You." ...

Yokohama - A city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Proposed Names that do not meet the criteria