[openstack-dev] All hail Newton and Ocata

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Tue Jan 19 15:39:49 UTC 2016

If you couldn't tell from the subject line, we've gotten clearance from 
our friends on the Foundation staff and their legal team to be able to 
announce the names of the N and O cycles.

The N release will be called "Newton" Newton was the overall winner of 
the Condorcet poll. While you might be tempted to think that Newton is 
named for the town of Newton, Texas, you'd be wrong, since Newton is in 
Newton County which is not in the Hill Country. Indeed, we've chosen to 
name our N release after "Newton House" which is located at 1013 E. 
Ninth St., Austin, TX. which is listed on the National Register of 
Historic Places.

I'm sure whoever happens to be there now will be THRILLED with (and 
confused by) all of the OpenStack folks coming by the front yard for 

The O release will be called "Ocata". It was the third most popular 
choice - but let's be honest about how litigious the International 
Olympic Committee tends to be towards anything even resembling their 

Ocata is a beach about 20 minutes north of Barcelona by train. According 
it's one of the "most fun" beaches. FWIW, there also seems to be a bar 
named "Ocata" in Ocata.

In any case - thank you all for participating in our release naming process.


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