Re: netdata shitshow

Shannon Williams <shannon@...>

Perfect Dan, thanks.


Best Regards,


Shannon Williams

Rancher Labs


+1 650-521-6902


From: Dan Kohn <dan@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:46 PM
To: Matthew Farina <matt@...>
Cc: Alexis Richardson <alexis@...>; Shannon Williams <shannon@...>; david.andrew.mckay@...; Josh M <josh.michielsen@...>; CNCF TOC <cncf-toc@...>
Subject: Re: [cncf-toc] netdata shitshow


I created this PR:


Dan Kohn <dan@...>

Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation




On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 4:58 PM Matthew Farina <matt@...> wrote:

While I’m not a lawyer, I wonder if this violates the trademark rules. states:


Do not use a logo of The Linux Foundation on posters, brochures, signs, websites, or other marketing materials to promote your events, products or services without written permission from The Linux Foundation.


Just thinking out loud.


Matt Farina



On Jun 6, 2019, at 4:51 PM, alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:


The site doesn't say "applied for CNCF and was rejected".  This is an
example of "lying by omission".  It is not OK.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 9:49 PM Shannon Williams <
shannon@...> wrote:

+1 – feels like an inappropriate use of the logo.  @Dan Kohn – anything we can do to stop that?

From: cncf-toc@... <cncf-toc@...> On Behalf Of David McKay via Lists.Cncf.Io
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:40 PM
To: Josh M <josh.michielsen@...>
Cc: cncf-toc@...
Subject: Re: [cncf-toc] netdata shitshow

While not "technically" incorrect, I understand what Alexis is saying; it seems like unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified.

IIRC, they did try to become a CNCF project and had no sponsors.

A quick Google shows that they're using this "endorsement" actively in their marketing campaigns:

On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, 13:30 Josh M, <josh.michielsen@...> wrote:

It's technically not wrong I guess....

On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, 9:28 pm alexis richardson, <alexis@...> wrote:

"Netdata is in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) landscape
and it is the 3rd most starred open-source project. Check the CNCF TOC
Netdata presentation."

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