Ide Seputar Nama Distro dari OpenMandriva Mulai Bermunculan

Sesuai kesepakatan dalam rapat Cooker yang dilaksanakan tanggal 22 November 2012 pukul 22.00 WIB (aslinya pukul 15.00 CET), disepakati sudah saatnya ditampung ide-ide seputar nama masa depan dari distribusi linux yang akan dirilis oleh OpenMandriva nanti. Anda bisa melihatnya di halaman wiki berikut:

Saya lebih suka dengan nama Moondrake. Beberapa nama yang mengemuka antara lain:






cons: 5 syllables


cons: con in french is a kind of insult.

I don’t like Condrake, but I don’t see “con” in it. I rather see “cond” like “conduire” (conduct), like a leader in a flight of ducks Jcl vanier (talk) 23:18, 22 November 2012 (UTC)


The name of the dev branch of Mandriva, could be used as name of the Association Distribution also.


  • The sound reminds Drake from mandrake.
  • The tree is a good symbol for stability, life, roots, ecosystem, interaction with environment… The dracaena can live and survive in harsh environments (deserts, jungle), alone or in forest, or live in appartment (versatility). It’s also listed by the NASA as one of the few air-filtering plants.
  • It can be interesting to use species names as release name (there are many beautiful names) :
    • Lucky Bamboo
    • Gold Dust
    • Reflexa
    • Draco
    • Americana
    • Bicolor
    • Bois de chandelle (Candle Wood)
    • India’s Song
    • Belgian Evergreen
    • Dragon Blood
    • Gran Canaria
    • Dragonnier (Dragon rider)
    • Fragrans
  • Nice pictures here :
  • Dracaena is also a kind of caiman lezard
  • Variants: Drakaena


Drakkar is a french word for fabulous Viking ship.

Contrary to what one might think, the word Drakkar doesn’t mean boat but is derived from the Scandinavian “Drake”, Dragon (and not the Norse “Dreki” or “Drekar” which also means “Dragon”). Indeed, legend often include an effigy of a Dragon in Scandinavian ships’ bow. However, the term was not used by the Vikings, and does not exist in ancient or modern Scandinavian languages. It is a barbarism introduced in the French language in the nineteenth century to describe the Viking ships from the Middle Ages, the French word originally used, snekkja, was again an error because the meaning of “Snake” is closer to Jormungandr than to dragon…

[1] translated by rjadot

Possible issues with:

=> Drak’car <=?=> Omni’Bus Jcl vanier (talk) 15:10, 22 November 2012 (UTC)


Do Right And Keep Everything

DRAKE: English surname transferred to forename use, having several possible origins: 1) from the byname Draca, meaning “snake” or “dragon.” 2) from Middle English drake, meaning “male duck.” 3) from Old Norse Draki, meaning “snake” or “monster.” [5]

1. the male of any duck 2. angling an artificial fly resembling a mayfly 3. history a small cannon 4. an obsolete word for dragon


This and Drake maybe have issues with this guy [6]




  • Very short, can be called Kai project
  • In Japanese, The term ‘Kai’ in Japanese means ‘restoration or recovery'[1] among others.[2], ocean (海), or shell (貝)
  • In North Germanic languages, Kai means “keeper of the keys; earth”. In Germanic languages, Kai means quay or safe harbor.
  • it has tons of good vibe to it
  • In Swahilli, Kai means “loveable”, and is given to a baby of female gender


  • color
  • variants: liila lilaa lilas
  • simple to pronounce


  • From movie Bernie Lomax


  • Contraction of Man(driv)a
  • Wikipedia definition “It has commonly been interpreted as “the stuff of which magic is formed,” as well as the substance of which souls are made.”


ManDra Linux:


  • In old latin (pronounced mané) it means early morning.
  • In english hair around lions or horses.
  • An island in antarctic.


  • Mand(riva/rake) Lin(ux).
  • Easy to pronounce, and at first glance, no obscene meaning in any language.
  • An old chord instrument from italian renaissance (we can find easily logs and even sounds)


  • French ancestor of Mandolin


  • The name of a red giant Star
  • aka Omicron Ceti, or o Ceti








see Oxymoron below Jcl vanier (talk) 11:34, 22 November 2012 (UTC)


attempt to combine opposites

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