On Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:15:03 -0500
Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 11:37:20AM +0000, Luca BRUNO wrote:
> 1. re-purposing social-media pages is a dark-pattern
I don't think that's a fair accusation. The situation you're talking
about is when an account for a popular film or something gets taken
over by an unrelated YouTube channel. Or, in your BBC example, local
community groups being purchased by corporations. This isn't that --
Fedora CoreOS is the successor to CoreOS Container Linux.
Apologies, there was no intention to sound harsh nor send accusations to
anyone involved in the process.
In the context of the rest of the email, this was an expression of the
fact that the account (and most of followers) were not really there
for OS bits, but for the larger ecosystem where the company was acting.
In that sense, a good chunk of users would be redirected. They may find
the new thing still related to their interests to some degree, that's
For a better gauge of this, compare with the numbers on
which indeed was mainly used for OS
> Regarding point 3, this confusion is already actively painful
> FCOS users and RH customers. At this point we've spent years trying
> to teach people how to differentiate between "Fedora CoreOS", "RHEL
> CoreOS", "OCP 4.x" and "kubernetes operators". I'd
rather not go
> back and re-ignite the confusion.
Rather than igniting confusion, why not use the account to keep the
I'll certainly follow if that's the direction that marketing folks
think it's better. However, every single place where we hardcode the
"coreos" label to any specific meaning from the list above makes
the topic more difficult to explain, as it is common when having
exceptions to shared definitions.
In my experience so far, it helped keeping the message clear with
"CoreOS was a company, it used to sell an OS product which does not
exist anymore, but a project similar-in-spirit is Fedora CoreOS".
All of the above are just my two cents from past experiences.
I'm usually not directly involved in marketing and I lack specific
knowledge on the topic. I'll happily defer to the decisions of those
who have better insights on this.