From the news department: You never sausage a campaign.
The vote is in. He may not be the inspiration for the F16 name, but the Beefy Miracle truly captured the hearts and minds of people everywhere. Including our pals in the news world. From Sean Michael Kerner’s blog: “It’s a real shame that it didn’t win.” And Zonker says, “To be frank, I don’t relish reporting this at all. The Beefy Miracle movement, if I may call it that, had a lot of momentum behind it — something that’s a good boost for any FOSS project.”
Ah, well. Good times were had. And you know what they say about publicity.