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SubjectRe: [RESEND] Please consider name next Linux release "I love Linux" (Re: Linux 5.19)
Hi, all,

On Fri, Aug 12, 2022 at 10:40 AM Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Boyang,
>
> On 08/11/22 at 10:02pm, Zhang Boyang wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 2022/8/1 05:43, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > (*) I'll likely call it 6.0 since I'm starting to worry about getting
> > > confused by big numbers again.
> >
> > Could you please consider name the next Linux release (5.20 or 6.0) "I love
> > linux" ? The number "5.20" is a wordplay in Chinese, which means "I love
> > you" [1], thus "Linux 5.20" can be read as "I love Linux" in Chinese.
> >
> > Even if next kernel version is 6.0, I think it's probably a good idea for
> > both Chinese-speakers and non-Chinese speakers to express our love to Linux
> > Kernel.
>
> Interesting idea, LOL.
>
> Yes, 520 means 'I love you' in chinese since it has the similar pronunciation
> with '我爱你'. I even don't remember since when May 20th becomes another
> holiday similar to Valentine's day in China. While I have complicated feeling
> about 520. It means on each May 20th, I also need prepare gift for my wife. I
> am not a romantic person, preparing gift to lover is always a torture to me.
> So almost each May 20th day, Valentine's day, double seventh festival which is
> a traditional Valentine's day, I will become nervous, and it ends up
> with a satisfactory gift, or a bunch of flower and a digital red envelope with
> 520¥ and then complainment and blame in next two weeks.
>
> So, for naming next release as '5.20', I will vote for it w/o hesitance. No need
> to prepare gift, and can express our love to Linux kernel, it sounds
> awesome.
>
> Meanwhile, I would remind people to take it easy. Whether the suggestion
> is accepted or not, it doesn't impact the fact that linux may have
> become part of our life, not just our work, considering many kernel developers
> are workoing form home. But if you have boasted to your girlfriend
> or wife, and want to take this as a gift to her, you should try harder to
> convince Linus.
>
> Thanks
> Baoquan
Frankly, I agree with Boyang and Baoquan. :)

Huacai
>
> >
> > The name of Linux kernel release has a long history of play-on-words [2].
> > For example, 5.15 is named "Trick or Treat" and 5.17 is named "Superb Owl".
> >
> > [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Internet_slang
> >
> > [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel_version_history
> >
> > Thanks and regards,
> > Zhang Boyang
> >
>

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