On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 9:56 AM Luca BRUNO <lucab(a)redhat.com> wrote:
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
Just my two cents, but when I used to follow @coreos (before it was
retired), I was there for the container OS, CoreOS. I think the switch
to the Container Linux name came about one year before the
acquisition. But that's just me and my impressions/expectations as a
follower. This is why it could be good to ask the current followers.
Turning over the former corporate account to the upstream is a path
that various other RH acquisitions has used, ceph, gluster, manageiq,
are the first that come to mind. If I understand correctly, the
alternative is letting the account be dead/historical. There have been
four tweets this year: one about fedora coreos, two about container
linux eol, and one announcing the retirement of the account.