Andreas Jaeger Program Manager for openSuSE at Novell and the team he works with think that maybe it's time for a change. They have come up with a list of eight variants on the numbering part of their naming for future releases. They want people's input so here is your chance. The possiblity of going Octal left me with a smile on my face. In reality they should probably adopt a date driven versioning like Ubuntu, Mandriva and Fedora. Check out the post and the explanations of how they came up with the list. Then let them know what you think.