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Re: Naming A New Build


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:32:59PM -0500, nem live wrote:
> On Jan 6th we lost a very intelligent, and debian driven soul.
> My best friend Travis, who made me use debian passed away.
> Everything I know about Linux is because of him.
> Is it possible to get a future build/distro named after him?

Codenames for Debian are chosen from the Toy Story films [1]. It's not clear if
you mean this or a dedication.

Dedications [2] are rare and chosen by the release manager of the day. They are
typically to someone who was actively involved in the project and gave over
and above what we'd consider average involvement. I'm sorry, but your
friend's advocacy of the distribution doesn't seem to me to fall into this

You could consider organising some events yourself in honour of your
friend, perhaps a party for the next release [3] or a bug squashing party [4]
if there are enough people interested locally.

1: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianReleases#Codenames
2: http://ftp.debian.org/debian/doc/dedication/
3: https://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseParty
4: https://wiki.debian.org/BSP

Jonathan Wiltshire                                      jmw@debian.org
Debian Developer                         http://people.debian.org/~jmw

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