[Linux-aus] Re: Ubuntu release names

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Fri May 13 15:36:02 UTC 2005

On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 02:30:28PM +1000, Jeff Waugh arranged a set of bits 
into the following:
> <quote who="Leon Brooks">
>> On Thursday 12 May 2005 17:21, Jeff Waugh wrote:
>>> I have a shipment of Ubuntu 5.04 CDs specifically for the
>>> Education Expo - there will be heaps available. :-)

>> So, Jeff... when do we see a Perky Platypus release? (-:

> I suggested Perky Penguin very early on. It was on the game plan for a
> while, but we decided "perky" wasn't edgy/interesting enough. :-)

Penguins might be too closely connected with Linux already, but Platypus is 
definitely edgy, and Perky has that same irreverent touch which makes 
Linux (and Tux the icon) so special.

Biologists get very nervous when asked to find a lineage for the platypus, 
so I guess you could make a case for an allusion to the fiaSCO through it 
as well.

Either way, you can tell the Ubuntu crew that Perky Platypus has now been 
suggested, and not by you, forward this to a list, whatever, and that 
independent public opinion (that's me!) is now on your side.

And tell Mr Shuttleworth "we" chose it to remind him of That Throne. (-:

Cheers; Leon

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