The next release of the Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux distribution is going to be Fedora 13, which is due out in 2010 and already promises many new features
like Btrfs file-system rollbacks
. While there are already these features being worked on, it wasn't until tonight that we know what Fedora 13 is actually being codenamed. There was a codename proposal period
followed by voting, and now the votes have been tallied up and the most popular name approved.
Fedora 13 is to be codenamed Goddard. This Goddard name was more popular than Langstrom, Gloriana, Botany, and Loana that consisted of the five most popular names. The Fedora Goddard announcement can be read on fedora-announce
by Paul Frields.