Announcing the moniker on his blog in his traditional alliterative way, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth sets out the aim of the release:
“…now’s a good time to stand united in favour of the useful over the uncolike and the utile over the uncous.The word ‘Utopic‘ is derived from ‘Utopia‘ and is used to describe a community, society or project that has reached some a shared degree of progress or ‘ideal’. The Unicorn is an animal from mythology generally depicted as Equidae with a lone, long spiralled horn on their heads.
Let’s make something amazing. Something unified and upright, something about which we can be universally proud. And since we’re getting that once-every-two-years chance to make fresh starts and dream unconstrained dreams about what the future should look like, we may as well go all out and give it a dreamlike name.
Ubuntu 14.10 for servers and desktops is set for release in October 2014.
[Source: OMG! Ubuntu!]