Ubuntu – How are release codenames chosen


What criteria is used to select an Ubuntu release codename, and who is ultimately responsible for the decision?

Best Answer

The Ubuntu Wiki has lots of information about the naming system at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames. According to Mark Shuttleworth, the "Adjective Animal" system started as a joke and stuck. It's Mark that announces the new names, usually on his blog at http://www.markshuttleworth.com/