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Where do these Debian codenames come from?

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  1. naveenchandran

    naveenchandran New Member

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    So far they have been characters taken from the movie "Toy Story" by Pixar.

    buzz (Buzz Lightyear) was the spaceman,
    rex was the tyrannosaurus,
    bo (Bo Peep) was the girl who took care of the sheep,
    hamm was the piggy bank,
    slink (Slinky Dog (R)) was the toy dog,
    potato was, of course, Mr. Potato (R),
    woody was the cowboy,
    sarge was the sergeant of the Green Plastic Army Men,
    etch was the toy blackboard (Etch-a-Sketch (R)).
    sid was the boy next door who destroyed toys.


    I saw this at http://www.us.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-ftparchives.html#s-sourceforcodenames

    I was wondering why they named it that way until I came across the above.. :)
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Yeah these companies come out with such names for their releases that they appear funny until you know how they came about.
    Another such company is our favourite MS, who comes out with names of obscure places for codenames of their OSes.
     
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    Mind Debian is a Community,Not a Company..though Ubuntu is from canonical, a company..
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    ya prakash. I just typed it out without thinking twice.
     
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    I vote for Chembur as next codename .. quite like
    Microsoft © Windows ® Chembur ™ 2010 OS
     
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    You'd like Chembur to crash 'n' times a day anurag?
     
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    Arey, Chembur is just the code name. Finally when they release it to public, they'll rename it to Microsoft © Windows ® Larine Mines ™ 2010 OS
     
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    Btw, there's an interesting list maintained by Debian's Joey about the host naming scheme for Debian's servers.
    http://people.debian.org/~joey/misc/naming.html

    There's even a server called Samosa which is used by debian project internally.
     
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    Thanks but no I'd rather have Larine Mines Linux. rather than Windows Larine Mines.
     
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