On Wed, 11 Nov 2020 17:09:48 -0500
Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Hey all! The @coreos twitter account is currently unmaintained.
However, it has almost 100,000 followers. As with other assets from
the CoreOS purchase, it's owned by Red Hat. They're willing for it to
become a Fedora CoreOS account, which is think is better than
letting it slide into the wilderness of cyberspace.
As I mentioned during the IRC meeting, I'm not very positive with
this proposal for three reasons:
1. re-purposing social-media pages is a dark-pattern
2. those followers did not subscribe to anything FCOS-related
3. "coreos" is already a confusing term
Regarding point 1, this "re-purpose the account in order to keep
followers" is a bit sketchy, more than what I'm comfortable with.
In pretty much all social-media contexts it is considered a
dark-pattern and generally frowned upon, see for example
Regarding point 2, my (personal) feeling is that most followers there
came for a mix of Kubernetes, Prometheus, Tectonic, etcd, Go, and
k8s-operators (in that order). Even before the acquisition, interest
and news related to those topics dwarfed the standalone OS (Container
If there is an interest in keeping the account alive, OCP 4.x news are
the closest topics.
Regarding point 3, this confusion is already actively painful for FCOS
users and RH customers. At this point we've spent years trying to teach
people how to differentiate between "Fedora CoreOS", "RHEL CoreOS",
4.x" and "kubernetes operators". I'd rather not go back and re-ignite