On Tue, Mar 1, 2022 at 4:28 PM Kevin Fenzi <kevin(a)scrye.com> wrote:
Hey folks. I thought I would open a discussion about fedoraplanet and
possibly some plans for it.
Thanks for starting this discussion, Kevin!
We've had some moderation issues with Planet over the years and a lot
of the content is not relevant to Fedora. If it were to go away, I
could live with it. Personally, I'd rather see much of the
Fedora-related content on Planet end up on the Community Blog instead.
That said, it does provide *some* value to the community (and the
non-Fedora content is interesting and isn't necessarily something I'd
see otherwise) so I'm not going to actively advocate for shutting it
1. Do nothing. Venus "works" and .planet files are cool and
-1. I don't want to endorse making someone go kick the process on a
regular basis. And running EOL software seems un-great.
2. Switch to pluto and use account system 'website' fields
contributors. We could likely shove it in openshift and serve it
directly from there to avoid fedorapeople entirely.
(This would likely break anyone who has multiple feeds in there)
+1 with caveats. It should be a separate field, IMO, because "website"
and "RSS feed of my blog" are not necessarily the same thing. Like
some others, my feed in Planet is for a specific tag to avoid spamming
Planet with all of the other baloney I write about. But I also have a
static website that I'd rather point people to when I say "this is my
Do we have a rough count of how many people have multiple feeds in
their .planet file? I didn't even know that was supported! In general,
I'd rather break that for a few people than maintain the status quo.
If it's a non-trivial number of people, maybe we can come up with a
way to have the account system support multiple values in the RSS
3. Switch to something better/bigger. I would think (although I
know) that there might be something that would not only aggregate rss
feeds for contributors, but perhaps mastodon/twitter/whatever also.
-1. People can add their social media account's RSS feed now if they
want, but I don't think we want to encourage that. I feel bad enough
for the people who follow me on Twitter, nevermind subjecting everyone
subscribing to Planet to it. :-)
4. Planets are old and tired, just drop the entire thing. People can
maintain their own rss lists.
0. (see reasoning in my opening comments)
5. Planets are old and tired, just drop the entire thing.
But also, get our social media people to maintain contributor /
interesting lists. ie, the fedoraproject twitter account could maintain
a list of 'fedora contributors' and 'fedora packagers' or whatever.
6. Switch to pluto as in 2, but also setup some curators. Have a
'firehose' of all feeds, but the main fedora planet would be just
curated things that are known to be related to fedora and not off topic
6. Get someones (not it!) to take in all the
twitter/facebook/mastodon/blog posts/rss feeds and post some kind of
curated round up every week or something.
-1. Active curation takes a lot of effort, and we don't seem to have
that available (particularly not in a sustained way). Maybe someday in
the future, but we are not yet living in this particular future.
He / Him / His
Fedora Program Manager