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Re: netdata shitshow

alexis richardson
 

Matt,

Yes, indeed, we do have the Definition. The TOC worked on this along
with the layered stack (architecture) and landscape (which fits into
the stack). You are 100% right that there should be greater clarity
and consistency. Without this we get confusion and worse. So, the
CNCF TOC should regularly review *all* core technical content with
those criteria in mind. There was an Architecture WG for this, which
could be revived in some form. I think this could help in lots of
ways, including the arduous job of marketing CNCF.

alexis

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:59 PM Matthew Farina <matt@...> wrote:

Alexis,

Maybe you can help me with this. The CNCF has a Cloud Native definition. A lot of things fit this bill in one way, shape, or form. Far more than are in the landscape. What is missing that the landscape should account for and why?

If something stricter is to be used it needs to be clearly documented and consistently applied. This allows for things to be fair and to keep it outside the realm of tribal knowledge.

--
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com



On Jun 7, 2019, at 1:35 PM, Alexis Richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

Matt

OK, but:

We are doing a disservice to new users by publishing a "cloud native"
landscape, that contains non-cloud-native projects. If we don't have
an opinion about what is cloud native and what is not, then what is
our purpose?

Other than I fully agree with you.

a



On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:01 PM Matthew Farina <matt@...> wrote:


When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it. So it is meaningless.


I have to respectfully disagree that it’s meaningless.

Consider the case where someone is new to the space or a category in it. Where does one start to find the options in the space? Search engines are pretty limiting. Especially since this packed space has more than 10 options in each area.

New people to the space should be a high priority because there are more people we would like to come into the space than are already here today. I find the landscape helps them discover what’s in the space. It’s an onboarding tool. We need more of those.

Of course there are questions about netdata. Is netdata a competitor to Prometheus? As an outside observer, it looks like it can monitory lots of things including containers. With Prometheus I can monitory containers, microservices, and even VMs. Again, this is just me as an external observer.

Should people be able to discover the monitoring tools that can monitor containers in the landscape? That’s the question I would look at. Or, is there some other criteria? If so, it would be worth sharing so it’s not tribal knowledge locked in the minds of a few people.

--
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com


Re: netdata shitshow

Mark Peek
 

Roger,

I get your point but disagree with your example.

 

Harbor is delivered as a set of containers and I would consider it cloud native. For convenience it is also delivered as a virtual appliance.

 

Looking back to version 0.5.0 (Dec 6, 2016) we see it uses docker/docker-compose for running on Linux:

https://github.com/goharbor/harbor/tree/release-0.5.0

https://github.com/goharbor/harbor/releases/tag/0.5.0

 

 

Mark

 

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Subject: Re: [cncf-toc] netdata shitshow

 

If I recall correctly, for instance, when Harbor was added, it was a valuable component for cloud-native deployment - but it was not itself cloud-native, since it was delivered as a virtual appliance...

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On Jun 7, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Matt Farina <matt@...> wrote:

Alexis,

 

Maybe you can help me with this. The CNCF has a Cloud Native definition. A lot of things fit this bill in one way, shape, or form. Far more than are in the landscape. What is missing that the landscape should account for and why?

 

If something stricter is to be used it needs to be clearly documented and consistently applied. This allows for things to be fair and to keep it outside the realm of tribal knowledge.

 

-- 
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com

 

 



On Jun 7, 2019, at 1:35 PM, Alexis Richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

 

Matt

OK, but:

We are doing a disservice to new users by publishing a "cloud native"
landscape, that contains non-cloud-native projects.  If we don't have
an opinion about what is cloud native and what is not, then what is
our purpose?

Other than I fully agree with you.

a



On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:01 PM Matthew Farina <matt@...> wrote:


When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it.  So it is meaningless.


I have to respectfully disagree that it’s meaningless.

Consider the case where someone is new to the space or a category in it. Where does one start to find the options in the space? Search engines are pretty limiting. Especially since this packed space has more than 10 options in each area.

New people to the space should be a high priority because there are more people we would like to come into the space than are already here today. I find the landscape helps them discover what’s in the space. It’s an onboarding tool. We need more of those.

Of course there are questions about netdata. Is netdata a competitor to Prometheus? As an outside observer, it looks like it can monitory lots of things including containers. With Prometheus I can monitory containers, microservices, and even VMs. Again, this is just me as an external observer.

Should people be able to discover the monitoring tools that can monitor containers in the landscape? That’s the question I would look at. Or, is there some other criteria? If so, it would be worth sharing so it’s not tribal knowledge locked in the minds of a few people.

--
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com

 


Re: netdata shitshow

Roger Klorese
 

No, my point is that what makes something sufficiently cloud-native to be on the landscape may not be totally obvious. 

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On Jun 7, 2019, at 11:16 AM, "costa+cncf@..." <costa+cncf@...> wrote:

Roger are you saying this applies to Netdata too?
Because Netdata is not a virtual appliance...


Re: netdata shitshow

Costa Tsaousis
 

Roger are you saying this applies to Netdata too?
Because Netdata is not a virtual appliance...


Re: netdata shitshow

Roger Klorese
 

If I recall correctly, for instance, when Harbor was added, it was a valuable component for cloud-native deployment - but it was not itself cloud-native, since it was delivered as a virtual appliance...

Roger B.A. Klorese
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SUSE
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On Jun 7, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Matt Farina <matt@...> wrote:

Alexis,

Maybe you can help me with this. The CNCF has a Cloud Native definition. A lot of things fit this bill in one way, shape, or form. Far more than are in the landscape. What is missing that the landscape should account for and why?

If something stricter is to be used it needs to be clearly documented and consistently applied. This allows for things to be fair and to keep it outside the realm of tribal knowledge.

-- 
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com



On Jun 7, 2019, at 1:35 PM, Alexis Richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

Matt

OK, but:

We are doing a disservice to new users by publishing a "cloud native"
landscape, that contains non-cloud-native projects.  If we don't have
an opinion about what is cloud native and what is not, then what is
our purpose?

Other than I fully agree with you.

a



On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:01 PM Matthew Farina <matt@...> wrote:

When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it.  So it is meaningless.


I have to respectfully disagree that it’s meaningless.

Consider the case where someone is new to the space or a category in it. Where does one start to find the options in the space? Search engines are pretty limiting. Especially since this packed space has more than 10 options in each area.

New people to the space should be a high priority because there are more people we would like to come into the space than are already here today. I find the landscape helps them discover what’s in the space. It’s an onboarding tool. We need more of those.

Of course there are questions about netdata. Is netdata a competitor to Prometheus? As an outside observer, it looks like it can monitory lots of things including containers. With Prometheus I can monitory containers, microservices, and even VMs. Again, this is just me as an external observer.

Should people be able to discover the monitoring tools that can monitor containers in the landscape? That’s the question I would look at. Or, is there some other criteria? If so, it would be worth sharing so it’s not tribal knowledge locked in the minds of a few people.

--
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com



Re: netdata shitshow

Costa Tsaousis
 

Alexis, thank you for the information.

So, you say that TOC members discussed about Netdata and decided it is not cloud native and should not be invited to CNCF.

Are there any meeting minutes about this?
Which TOC members were present?
Was this decision unanimous?
Is the standard procedure to silently make such decisions without letting the founders know and giving them the option to provide additional information that may help in the decision?

To my understanding Netdata is the definition of "Cloud Native". It is the only monitoring solution that does not require any centralization of metrics, provides 1s granularity as standard, supports unlimited metrics per node, provides meaningful presentation and visualization for all metrics, comes pre-configured with alarms that are attached automatically to all metrics and can be used immediately after installation with zero configuration on most setups. So, I am very curious to see a list of Cloud Native criteria Netdata did not meet.

Thank you!


Re: netdata shitshow

Matt Farina
 

Alexis,

Maybe you can help me with this. The CNCF has a Cloud Native definition. A lot of things fit this bill in one way, shape, or form. Far more than are in the landscape. What is missing that the landscape should account for and why?

If something stricter is to be used it needs to be clearly documented and consistently applied. This allows for things to be fair and to keep it outside the realm of tribal knowledge.

-- 
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com



On Jun 7, 2019, at 1:35 PM, Alexis Richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

Matt

OK, but:

We are doing a disservice to new users by publishing a "cloud native"
landscape, that contains non-cloud-native projects.  If we don't have
an opinion about what is cloud native and what is not, then what is
our purpose?

Other than I fully agree with you.

a



On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:01 PM Matthew Farina <matt@...> wrote:

When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it.  So it is meaningless.


I have to respectfully disagree that it’s meaningless.

Consider the case where someone is new to the space or a category in it. Where does one start to find the options in the space? Search engines are pretty limiting. Especially since this packed space has more than 10 options in each area.

New people to the space should be a high priority because there are more people we would like to come into the space than are already here today. I find the landscape helps them discover what’s in the space. It’s an onboarding tool. We need more of those.

Of course there are questions about netdata. Is netdata a competitor to Prometheus? As an outside observer, it looks like it can monitory lots of things including containers. With Prometheus I can monitory containers, microservices, and even VMs. Again, this is just me as an external observer.

Should people be able to discover the monitoring tools that can monitor containers in the landscape? That’s the question I would look at. Or, is there some other criteria? If so, it would be worth sharing so it’s not tribal knowledge locked in the minds of a few people.

--
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com



Re: netdata shitshow

alexis richardson
 

Josh, please see my reply to Matt which expresses why it is so diminished.

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:39 PM Josh Michielsen
<josh.michielsen@...> wrote:

I'm well aware you did. Certainly that makes your opinion a valuable one! But again I have to stress being it's founder doesn't mean you can speak for everyone else that finds it valuable.

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 6:33 pm Alexis Richardson, <alexis@...> wrote:

Josh

I created the landscape, so I feel I have a dog in this race.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:19 PM Josh Michielsen
<josh.michielsen@...> wrote:

This comes across as "I don't find it valuable therefore it has no value", which isn't exactly a nuanced opinion. You certainly don't represent my feelings on the topic. Much like how you found netdata's use of the CNCF logo misleading, you're speaking from a position of authority in a way that (to me at least) probably misrepresents the views of the CNCF and possibly the wider community.

Obviously you're free to have the opinion that it has no value, but I think you should represent that view more honestly.

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 5:34 pm alexis richardson, <alexis@...> wrote:

When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it. So it is meaningless.

For example: Netdata is a fine project, but we struggled (as a TOC) to
see it as cloud native.


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 5:32 PM Shilla Saebi <shilla.saebi@...> wrote:

Hi Alexis,

Just wondering, if the CNCF landscape means nothing, why have it in the first place? Can you please explain further?

Thank you,

Shilla

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 9:27 AM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

Costa

"Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for
CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When
netdata was rejected? How?"

After you presented to the TOC we decided to not invite netdata to
become a CNCF project.

The landscape means nothing, everyone is in it.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM <costa+cncf@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am the founder of Netdata.

We have merged Dan's PR. Thank you Dan!

David McKay you mention that the above are "unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified". It would be if the phrase "in the landscape" was missing. You may of course mean that most people may not be aware of what the CNCF landscape is, so we should better clarify that Netdata is not CNCF supported/approved/certified. I ack that and this is why we merged Dan's PR immediately after it was submitted.

I was not aware that projects in the landscape are not authorized to use the CNCF logo. I thought that once a project has been accepted in the landscape, it has the right to feature the CNCF logo at its README. Shannon Williams and Matt Farina thank you for pointing out that use of the logo requires a separate approval. We are removing the CNCF logo from all our material.

David McKay you also mention that we are using this "endorsement" actively in our marketing campaigns. This is not true. Please check the dates of any posts you can find. You will see that we announced it once, immediately after we got accepted to the landscape. There were also a few posts when we bypassed Ansible and got in the 3rd position of the most starred open-source projects. That's it. There was never "active marketing" about it.

Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When netdata was rejected? How?

During the TOC presentation I did in Sep 2018, TOC members had a discussion on how politics influence CNCF. I think the approval mechanism in place (get TOC members as project sponsors) is the source of the problem. You require from project founders to spend time in public relations to promote their projects. I am sorry, I won't do that! I don't think this means CNCF rejected Netdata. I rejected the CNCF process and Netdata got stuck in the landscape.

Netdata is community driven. It modernizes and simplifies monitoring significantly and the community loves it. We have 39k github stars. 3.5k forks. 500k docker hub pulls per day, every day (on our 3 docker hub repos). 900k active users over the last 3 months. 80k git clones from 62k unique cloners in the last 15 days. On the project we have 10 full-time developers and we plan to be more 20 by the end of the year.

So, like it or not, CNCF supported/approved/certified or not, Netdata is thriving.

Be sure that I honor CNCF and I don't want to remove Netdata from the landscape. On our part, we plan to support more CNCF projects as we recently did for K8s and also become a Silver sponsor after we complete our Series A.

Thanks a lot for everything you do for the community and looking to collaborate more closely in the future.

Apologies for any mishaps on our side.




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Re: netdata shitshow

Josh M <josh.michielsen@...>
 

I'm well aware you did. Certainly that makes your opinion a valuable one! But again I have to stress being it's founder doesn't mean you can speak for everyone else that finds it valuable. 

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 6:33 pm Alexis Richardson, <alexis@...> wrote:
Josh

I created the landscape, so I feel I have a dog in this race.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:19 PM Josh Michielsen
<josh.michielsen@...> wrote:
>
> This comes across as "I don't find it valuable therefore it has no value", which isn't exactly a nuanced opinion. You certainly don't represent my feelings on the topic. Much like how you found netdata's use of the CNCF logo misleading, you're speaking from a position of authority in a way that (to me at least) probably misrepresents the views of the CNCF and possibly the wider community.
>
> Obviously you're free to have the opinion that it has no value, but I think you should represent that view more honestly.
>
> On Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 5:34 pm alexis richardson, <alexis@...> wrote:
>>
>> When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
>> and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
>> they live in that structure.
>>
>> Now, it has everything in it.  So it is meaningless.
>>
>> For example: Netdata is a fine project, but we struggled (as a TOC) to
>> see it as cloud native.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 5:32 PM Shilla Saebi <shilla.saebi@...> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi Alexis,
>> >
>> > Just wondering, if the CNCF landscape means nothing, why have it in the first place? Can you please explain further?
>> >
>> > Thank you,
>> >
>> > Shilla
>> >
>> > On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 9:27 AM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Costa
>> >>
>> >> "Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for
>> >> CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When
>> >> netdata was rejected? How?"
>> >>
>> >> After you presented to the TOC we decided to not invite netdata to
>> >> become a CNCF project.
>> >>
>> >> The landscape means nothing, everyone is in it.
>> >>
>> >> a
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM <costa+cncf@...> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > Hi all,
>> >> >
>> >> > I am the founder of Netdata.
>> >> >
>> >> > We have merged Dan's PR. Thank you Dan!
>> >> >
>> >> > David McKay you mention that the above are "unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified". It would be if the phrase "in the landscape" was missing. You may of course mean that most people may not be aware of what the CNCF landscape is, so we should better clarify that Netdata is not CNCF supported/approved/certified. I ack that and this is why we merged Dan's PR immediately after it was submitted.
>> >> >
>> >> > I was not aware that projects in the landscape are not authorized to use the CNCF logo. I thought that once a project has been accepted in the landscape, it has the right to feature the CNCF logo at its README. Shannon Williams and  Matt Farina thank you for pointing out that use of the logo requires a separate approval. We are removing the CNCF logo from all our material.
>> >> >
>> >> > David McKay you also mention that we are using this "endorsement" actively in our marketing campaigns. This is not true. Please check the dates of any posts you can find. You will see that we announced it once, immediately after we got accepted to the landscape. There were also a few posts when we bypassed Ansible and got in the 3rd position of the most starred open-source projects. That's it. There was never "active marketing" about it.
>> >> >
>> >> > Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When netdata was rejected? How?
>> >> >
>> >> > During the TOC presentation I did in Sep 2018, TOC members had a discussion on how politics influence CNCF. I think the approval mechanism in place (get TOC members as project sponsors) is the source of the problem. You require from project founders to spend time in public relations to promote their projects. I am sorry, I won't do that! I don't think this means CNCF rejected Netdata. I rejected the CNCF process and Netdata got stuck in the landscape.
>> >> >
>> >> > Netdata is community driven. It modernizes and simplifies monitoring significantly and the community loves it. We have 39k github stars. 3.5k forks. 500k docker hub pulls per day, every day (on our 3 docker hub repos). 900k active users over the last 3 months. 80k git clones from 62k unique cloners in the last 15 days. On the project we have 10 full-time developers and we plan to be more 20 by the end of the year.
>> >> >
>> >> > So, like it or not, CNCF supported/approved/certified or not, Netdata is thriving.
>> >> >
>> >> > Be sure that I honor CNCF and I don't want to remove Netdata from the landscape. On our part, we plan to support more CNCF projects as we recently did for K8s and also become a Silver sponsor after we complete our Series A.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks a lot for everything you do for the community and looking to collaborate more closely in the future.
>> >> >
>> >> > Apologies for any mishaps on our side.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: netdata shitshow

alexis richardson
 

Matt

OK, but:

We are doing a disservice to new users by publishing a "cloud native"
landscape, that contains non-cloud-native projects. If we don't have
an opinion about what is cloud native and what is not, then what is
our purpose?

Other than I fully agree with you.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:01 PM Matthew Farina <matt@...> wrote:

When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it. So it is meaningless.


I have to respectfully disagree that it’s meaningless.

Consider the case where someone is new to the space or a category in it. Where does one start to find the options in the space? Search engines are pretty limiting. Especially since this packed space has more than 10 options in each area.

New people to the space should be a high priority because there are more people we would like to come into the space than are already here today. I find the landscape helps them discover what’s in the space. It’s an onboarding tool. We need more of those.

Of course there are questions about netdata. Is netdata a competitor to Prometheus? As an outside observer, it looks like it can monitory lots of things including containers. With Prometheus I can monitory containers, microservices, and even VMs. Again, this is just me as an external observer.

Should people be able to discover the monitoring tools that can monitor containers in the landscape? That’s the question I would look at. Or, is there some other criteria? If so, it would be worth sharing so it’s not tribal knowledge locked in the minds of a few people.

--
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com


Re: netdata shitshow

alexis richardson
 

Josh

I created the landscape, so I feel I have a dog in this race.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:19 PM Josh Michielsen
<josh.michielsen@...> wrote:

This comes across as "I don't find it valuable therefore it has no value", which isn't exactly a nuanced opinion. You certainly don't represent my feelings on the topic. Much like how you found netdata's use of the CNCF logo misleading, you're speaking from a position of authority in a way that (to me at least) probably misrepresents the views of the CNCF and possibly the wider community.

Obviously you're free to have the opinion that it has no value, but I think you should represent that view more honestly.

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 5:34 pm alexis richardson, <alexis@...> wrote:

When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it. So it is meaningless.

For example: Netdata is a fine project, but we struggled (as a TOC) to
see it as cloud native.


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 5:32 PM Shilla Saebi <shilla.saebi@...> wrote:

Hi Alexis,

Just wondering, if the CNCF landscape means nothing, why have it in the first place? Can you please explain further?

Thank you,

Shilla

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 9:27 AM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

Costa

"Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for
CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When
netdata was rejected? How?"

After you presented to the TOC we decided to not invite netdata to
become a CNCF project.

The landscape means nothing, everyone is in it.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM <costa+cncf@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am the founder of Netdata.

We have merged Dan's PR. Thank you Dan!

David McKay you mention that the above are "unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified". It would be if the phrase "in the landscape" was missing. You may of course mean that most people may not be aware of what the CNCF landscape is, so we should better clarify that Netdata is not CNCF supported/approved/certified. I ack that and this is why we merged Dan's PR immediately after it was submitted.

I was not aware that projects in the landscape are not authorized to use the CNCF logo. I thought that once a project has been accepted in the landscape, it has the right to feature the CNCF logo at its README. Shannon Williams and Matt Farina thank you for pointing out that use of the logo requires a separate approval. We are removing the CNCF logo from all our material.

David McKay you also mention that we are using this "endorsement" actively in our marketing campaigns. This is not true. Please check the dates of any posts you can find. You will see that we announced it once, immediately after we got accepted to the landscape. There were also a few posts when we bypassed Ansible and got in the 3rd position of the most starred open-source projects. That's it. There was never "active marketing" about it.

Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When netdata was rejected? How?

During the TOC presentation I did in Sep 2018, TOC members had a discussion on how politics influence CNCF. I think the approval mechanism in place (get TOC members as project sponsors) is the source of the problem. You require from project founders to spend time in public relations to promote their projects. I am sorry, I won't do that! I don't think this means CNCF rejected Netdata. I rejected the CNCF process and Netdata got stuck in the landscape.

Netdata is community driven. It modernizes and simplifies monitoring significantly and the community loves it. We have 39k github stars. 3.5k forks. 500k docker hub pulls per day, every day (on our 3 docker hub repos). 900k active users over the last 3 months. 80k git clones from 62k unique cloners in the last 15 days. On the project we have 10 full-time developers and we plan to be more 20 by the end of the year.

So, like it or not, CNCF supported/approved/certified or not, Netdata is thriving.

Be sure that I honor CNCF and I don't want to remove Netdata from the landscape. On our part, we plan to support more CNCF projects as we recently did for K8s and also become a Silver sponsor after we complete our Series A.

Thanks a lot for everything you do for the community and looking to collaborate more closely in the future.

Apologies for any mishaps on our side.




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Re: netdata shitshow

Josh M <josh.michielsen@...>
 

This comes across as "I don't find it valuable therefore it has no value", which isn't exactly a nuanced opinion. You certainly don't represent my feelings on the topic. Much like how you found netdata's use of the CNCF logo misleading, you're speaking from a position of authority in a way that (to me at least) probably misrepresents the views of the CNCF and possibly the wider community.

Obviously you're free to have the opinion that it has no value, but I think you should represent that view more honestly.

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 5:34 pm alexis richardson, <alexis@...> wrote:
When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it.  So it is meaningless.

For example: Netdata is a fine project, but we struggled (as a TOC) to
see it as cloud native.


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 5:32 PM Shilla Saebi <shilla.saebi@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Alexis,
>
> Just wondering, if the CNCF landscape means nothing, why have it in the first place? Can you please explain further?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Shilla
>
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 9:27 AM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:
>>
>> Costa
>>
>> "Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for
>> CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When
>> netdata was rejected? How?"
>>
>> After you presented to the TOC we decided to not invite netdata to
>> become a CNCF project.
>>
>> The landscape means nothing, everyone is in it.
>>
>> a
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM <costa+cncf@...> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I am the founder of Netdata.
>> >
>> > We have merged Dan's PR. Thank you Dan!
>> >
>> > David McKay you mention that the above are "unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified". It would be if the phrase "in the landscape" was missing. You may of course mean that most people may not be aware of what the CNCF landscape is, so we should better clarify that Netdata is not CNCF supported/approved/certified. I ack that and this is why we merged Dan's PR immediately after it was submitted.
>> >
>> > I was not aware that projects in the landscape are not authorized to use the CNCF logo. I thought that once a project has been accepted in the landscape, it has the right to feature the CNCF logo at its README. Shannon Williams and  Matt Farina thank you for pointing out that use of the logo requires a separate approval. We are removing the CNCF logo from all our material.
>> >
>> > David McKay you also mention that we are using this "endorsement" actively in our marketing campaigns. This is not true. Please check the dates of any posts you can find. You will see that we announced it once, immediately after we got accepted to the landscape. There were also a few posts when we bypassed Ansible and got in the 3rd position of the most starred open-source projects. That's it. There was never "active marketing" about it.
>> >
>> > Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When netdata was rejected? How?
>> >
>> > During the TOC presentation I did in Sep 2018, TOC members had a discussion on how politics influence CNCF. I think the approval mechanism in place (get TOC members as project sponsors) is the source of the problem. You require from project founders to spend time in public relations to promote their projects. I am sorry, I won't do that! I don't think this means CNCF rejected Netdata. I rejected the CNCF process and Netdata got stuck in the landscape.
>> >
>> > Netdata is community driven. It modernizes and simplifies monitoring significantly and the community loves it. We have 39k github stars. 3.5k forks. 500k docker hub pulls per day, every day (on our 3 docker hub repos). 900k active users over the last 3 months. 80k git clones from 62k unique cloners in the last 15 days. On the project we have 10 full-time developers and we plan to be more 20 by the end of the year.
>> >
>> > So, like it or not, CNCF supported/approved/certified or not, Netdata is thriving.
>> >
>> > Be sure that I honor CNCF and I don't want to remove Netdata from the landscape. On our part, we plan to support more CNCF projects as we recently did for K8s and also become a Silver sponsor after we complete our Series A.
>> >
>> > Thanks a lot for everything you do for the community and looking to collaborate more closely in the future.
>> >
>> > Apologies for any mishaps on our side.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>





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Re: netdata shitshow

Matt Farina
 

When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it.  So it is meaningless.

I have to respectfully disagree that it’s meaningless.

Consider the case where someone is new to the space or a category in it. Where does one start to find the options in the space? Search engines are pretty limiting. Especially since this packed space has more than 10 options in each area.

New people to the space should be a high priority because there are more people we would like to come into the space than are already here today. I find the landscape helps them discover what’s in the space. It’s an onboarding tool. We need more of those.

Of course there are questions about netdata. Is netdata a competitor to Prometheus? As an outside observer, it looks like it can monitory lots of things including containers. With Prometheus I can monitory containers, microservices, and even VMs. Again, this is just me as an external observer.

Should people be able to discover the monitoring tools that can monitor containers in the landscape? That’s the question I would look at. Or, is there some other criteria? If so, it would be worth sharing so it’s not tribal knowledge locked in the minds of a few people.

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Re: netdata shitshow

alexis richardson
 

When we first made the landscape, it (1) had a particular structure
and (2) attempted to show what projects are cloud native and where
they live in that structure.

Now, it has everything in it. So it is meaningless.

For example: Netdata is a fine project, but we struggled (as a TOC) to
see it as cloud native.

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 5:32 PM Shilla Saebi <shilla.saebi@...> wrote:

Hi Alexis,

Just wondering, if the CNCF landscape means nothing, why have it in the first place? Can you please explain further?

Thank you,

Shilla

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 9:27 AM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

Costa

"Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for
CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When
netdata was rejected? How?"

After you presented to the TOC we decided to not invite netdata to
become a CNCF project.

The landscape means nothing, everyone is in it.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM <costa+cncf@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am the founder of Netdata.

We have merged Dan's PR. Thank you Dan!

David McKay you mention that the above are "unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified". It would be if the phrase "in the landscape" was missing. You may of course mean that most people may not be aware of what the CNCF landscape is, so we should better clarify that Netdata is not CNCF supported/approved/certified. I ack that and this is why we merged Dan's PR immediately after it was submitted.

I was not aware that projects in the landscape are not authorized to use the CNCF logo. I thought that once a project has been accepted in the landscape, it has the right to feature the CNCF logo at its README. Shannon Williams and Matt Farina thank you for pointing out that use of the logo requires a separate approval. We are removing the CNCF logo from all our material.

David McKay you also mention that we are using this "endorsement" actively in our marketing campaigns. This is not true. Please check the dates of any posts you can find. You will see that we announced it once, immediately after we got accepted to the landscape. There were also a few posts when we bypassed Ansible and got in the 3rd position of the most starred open-source projects. That's it. There was never "active marketing" about it.

Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When netdata was rejected? How?

During the TOC presentation I did in Sep 2018, TOC members had a discussion on how politics influence CNCF. I think the approval mechanism in place (get TOC members as project sponsors) is the source of the problem. You require from project founders to spend time in public relations to promote their projects. I am sorry, I won't do that! I don't think this means CNCF rejected Netdata. I rejected the CNCF process and Netdata got stuck in the landscape.

Netdata is community driven. It modernizes and simplifies monitoring significantly and the community loves it. We have 39k github stars. 3.5k forks. 500k docker hub pulls per day, every day (on our 3 docker hub repos). 900k active users over the last 3 months. 80k git clones from 62k unique cloners in the last 15 days. On the project we have 10 full-time developers and we plan to be more 20 by the end of the year.

So, like it or not, CNCF supported/approved/certified or not, Netdata is thriving.

Be sure that I honor CNCF and I don't want to remove Netdata from the landscape. On our part, we plan to support more CNCF projects as we recently did for K8s and also become a Silver sponsor after we complete our Series A.

Thanks a lot for everything you do for the community and looking to collaborate more closely in the future.

Apologies for any mishaps on our side.



Re: netdata shitshow

Shilla Saebi
 

Hi Alexis,

Just wondering, if the CNCF landscape means nothing, why have it in the first place? Can you please explain further?

Thank you,

Shilla


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 9:27 AM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:
Costa

"Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for
CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When
netdata was rejected? How?"

After you presented to the TOC we decided to not invite netdata to
become a CNCF project.

The landscape means nothing, everyone is in it.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM <costa+cncf@...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am the founder of Netdata.
>
> We have merged Dan's PR. Thank you Dan!
>
> David McKay you mention that the above are "unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified". It would be if the phrase "in the landscape" was missing. You may of course mean that most people may not be aware of what the CNCF landscape is, so we should better clarify that Netdata is not CNCF supported/approved/certified. I ack that and this is why we merged Dan's PR immediately after it was submitted.
>
> I was not aware that projects in the landscape are not authorized to use the CNCF logo. I thought that once a project has been accepted in the landscape, it has the right to feature the CNCF logo at its README. Shannon Williams and  Matt Farina thank you for pointing out that use of the logo requires a separate approval. We are removing the CNCF logo from all our material.
>
> David McKay you also mention that we are using this "endorsement" actively in our marketing campaigns. This is not true. Please check the dates of any posts you can find. You will see that we announced it once, immediately after we got accepted to the landscape. There were also a few posts when we bypassed Ansible and got in the 3rd position of the most starred open-source projects. That's it. There was never "active marketing" about it.
>
> Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When netdata was rejected? How?
>
> During the TOC presentation I did in Sep 2018, TOC members had a discussion on how politics influence CNCF. I think the approval mechanism in place (get TOC members as project sponsors) is the source of the problem. You require from project founders to spend time in public relations to promote their projects. I am sorry, I won't do that! I don't think this means CNCF rejected Netdata. I rejected the CNCF process and Netdata got stuck in the landscape.
>
> Netdata is community driven. It modernizes and simplifies monitoring significantly and the community loves it. We have 39k github stars. 3.5k forks. 500k docker hub pulls per day, every day (on our 3 docker hub repos). 900k active users over the last 3 months. 80k git clones from 62k unique cloners in the last 15 days. On the project we have 10 full-time developers and we plan to be more 20 by the end of the year.
>
> So, like it or not, CNCF supported/approved/certified or not, Netdata is thriving.
>
> Be sure that I honor CNCF and I don't want to remove Netdata from the landscape. On our part, we plan to support more CNCF projects as we recently did for K8s and also become a Silver sponsor after we complete our Series A.
>
> Thanks a lot for everything you do for the community and looking to collaborate more closely in the future.
>
> Apologies for any mishaps on our side.
>
>




Re: netdata shitshow

alexis richardson
 

Costa

"Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for
CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When
netdata was rejected? How?"

After you presented to the TOC we decided to not invite netdata to
become a CNCF project.

The landscape means nothing, everyone is in it.

a

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM <costa+cncf@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am the founder of Netdata.

We have merged Dan's PR. Thank you Dan!

David McKay you mention that the above are "unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified". It would be if the phrase "in the landscape" was missing. You may of course mean that most people may not be aware of what the CNCF landscape is, so we should better clarify that Netdata is not CNCF supported/approved/certified. I ack that and this is why we merged Dan's PR immediately after it was submitted.

I was not aware that projects in the landscape are not authorized to use the CNCF logo. I thought that once a project has been accepted in the landscape, it has the right to feature the CNCF logo at its README. Shannon Williams and Matt Farina thank you for pointing out that use of the logo requires a separate approval. We are removing the CNCF logo from all our material.

David McKay you also mention that we are using this "endorsement" actively in our marketing campaigns. This is not true. Please check the dates of any posts you can find. You will see that we announced it once, immediately after we got accepted to the landscape. There were also a few posts when we bypassed Ansible and got in the 3rd position of the most starred open-source projects. That's it. There was never "active marketing" about it.

Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When netdata was rejected? How?

During the TOC presentation I did in Sep 2018, TOC members had a discussion on how politics influence CNCF. I think the approval mechanism in place (get TOC members as project sponsors) is the source of the problem. You require from project founders to spend time in public relations to promote their projects. I am sorry, I won't do that! I don't think this means CNCF rejected Netdata. I rejected the CNCF process and Netdata got stuck in the landscape.

Netdata is community driven. It modernizes and simplifies monitoring significantly and the community loves it. We have 39k github stars. 3.5k forks. 500k docker hub pulls per day, every day (on our 3 docker hub repos). 900k active users over the last 3 months. 80k git clones from 62k unique cloners in the last 15 days. On the project we have 10 full-time developers and we plan to be more 20 by the end of the year.

So, like it or not, CNCF supported/approved/certified or not, Netdata is thriving.

Be sure that I honor CNCF and I don't want to remove Netdata from the landscape. On our part, we plan to support more CNCF projects as we recently did for K8s and also become a Silver sponsor after we complete our Series A.

Thanks a lot for everything you do for the community and looking to collaborate more closely in the future.

Apologies for any mishaps on our side.


Re: netdata shitshow

Costa Tsaousis
 

Hi all,
 
I am the founder of Netdata.
 
We have merged Dan's PR. Thank you Dan!
 
David McKay you mention that the above are "unethical wording used intentionally to cause inferences towards being CNCF supported/approved/certified". It would be if the phrase "in the landscape" was missing. You may of course mean that most people may not be aware of what the CNCF landscape is, so we should better clarify that Netdata is not CNCF supported/approved/certified. I ack that and this is why we merged Dan's PR immediately after it was submitted.
 
I was not aware that projects in the landscape are not authorized to use the CNCF logo. I thought that once a project has been accepted in the landscape, it has the right to feature the CNCF logo at its README. Shannon Williams and  Matt Farina thank you for pointing out that use of the logo requires a separate approval. We are removing the CNCF logo from all our material.
 
David McKay you also mention that we are using this "endorsement" actively in our marketing campaigns. This is not true. Please check the dates of any posts you can find. You will see that we announced it once, immediately after we got accepted to the landscape. There were also a few posts when we bypassed Ansible and got in the 3rd position of the most starred open-source projects. That's it. There was never "active marketing" about it.
 
Alexis Richardson you posted that "the site doesn't say 'applied for CNCF and was rejected'". Please explain the "rejected" part. When netdata was rejected? How?
 
During the TOC presentation I did in Sep 2018, TOC members had a discussion on how politics influence CNCF. I think the approval mechanism in place (get TOC members as project sponsors) is the source of the problem. You require from project founders to spend time in public relations to promote their projects. I am sorry, I won't do that! I don't think this means CNCF rejected Netdata. I rejected the CNCF process and Netdata got stuck in the landscape.
 
Netdata is community driven. It modernizes and simplifies monitoring significantly and the community loves it. We have 39k github stars. 3.5k forks. 500k docker hub pulls per day, every day (on our 3 docker hub repos). 900k active users over the last 3 months. 80k git clones from 62k unique cloners in the last 15 days. On the project we have 10 full-time developers and we plan to be more 20 by the end of the year.
 
So, like it or not, CNCF supported/approved/certified or not, Netdata is thriving.
 
Be sure that I honor CNCF and I don't want to remove Netdata from the landscape. On our part, we plan to support more CNCF projects as we recently did for K8s and also become a Silver sponsor after we complete our Series A. 
 
Thanks a lot for everything you do for the community and looking to collaborate more closely in the future.
 
Apologies for any mishaps on our side.
 


Re: netdata shitshow

Matt Farina
 

Dan, thanks for handling this in a polite way.

I’ve witnessed and heard about worse moves than this to promote projects and products. The cloud native space is pretty crowded and people are looking for an edge. Some will try to game the system. Some will push the limit in marketing. At the least, we can be polite and first approach people in a kind manner. I prefer to start from Hanlon’s razor.


-- 
Matt Farina
mattfarina.com



On Jun 7, 2019, at 8:16 AM, Dan Kohn <dan@...> wrote:

Yes, it requires 300 stars to get added, among other criteria. https://github.com/cncf/landscape#new-entries

I'd welcome ideas for additional requirements.

Relatedly, netdata merged my PR: https://github.com/netdata/netdata/pull/6234
--
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Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation https://www.cncf.io
+1-415-233-1000 https://www.dankohn.com


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 7:58 AM Liz Rice <liz@...> wrote:
I wasn't clear - I was thinking about the criteria the CNCF has for adding projects to the landscape (where one of the criteria is some number of github stars, if I recall correctly).
On 7 Jun 2019, 12:01 +0100, Davanum Srinivas <davanum@...>, wrote:
Liz,

Isn't there a challenge that folks who may want to "game" will not use the new system as it does not show the "inflated" numbers that they currently use? 

Thanks,
Dims

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 3:33 AM Liz Rice <liz@...> wrote:
Maybe we (or GitHub) could build some kind of “realstars” count which only counts stars from folks who have also done some number of other activities (raising PRs or issues, making comments, maybe even just filling in their profile...)
On 7 Jun 2019, 01:00 +0100, Shannon Williams <shannon@...>, wrote:

Perfect Dan, thanks.

 

Best Regards,

 

Shannon Williams

Rancher Labs

shannon@...

+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: https://github.com/netdata/netdata/pull/6234

--

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Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation https://www.cncf.io

+1-415-233-1000 https://www.dankohn.com

 
 

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. https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage/ 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.

 

-- 
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mattfarina.com

 
 



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:



https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17304734







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."

https://github.com/netdata/netdata/blob/master/README.md






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Re: netdata shitshow

Jeff Billimek
 

It looks like the criteria to get added to the 'CNCF Landscape' page is outlined here. It looks like the entry for netdata was originally added in this commit. Did they ask to be added? I wonder if there was confusion about being listed in the 'CNCF Landscape' page as implicit 'membership' of the CNCF.

Perhaps we need to update the language in the landscape repo to indicate that projects added to the 'CNCF Landscape' are not allowed to use the CNCF logo in their product, if that is the concern in this situation?


Re: netdata shitshow

Hausenblas, Michael
 

Well, stars are a vanity or input metric. How about downloads, traffic, engagements. GitHub has some stats available …

Cheers,
Michael

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On 7 June 2019 at 13:17:40, Dan Kohn (dan@...) wrote:
Yes, it requires 300 stars to get added, among other criteria.
https://github.com/cncf/landscape#new-entries

I'd welcome ideas for additional requirements.

Relatedly, netdata merged my PR:
https://github.com/netdata/netdata/pull/6234
--
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Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation https://www.cncf.io
+1-415-233-1000 https://www.dankohn.com


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 7:58 AM Liz Rice wrote:

I wasn't clear - I was thinking about the criteria the CNCF has for adding
projects to the landscape (where one of the criteria is some number of
github stars, if I recall correctly).
On 7 Jun 2019, 12:01 +0100, Davanum Srinivas , wrote:

Liz,

Isn't there a challenge that folks who may want to "game" will not use the
new system as it does not show the "inflated" numbers that they currently
use?

Thanks,
Dims

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 3:33 AM Liz Rice wrote:

Maybe we (or GitHub) could build some kind of “realstars” count which only
counts stars from folks who have also done some number of other activities
(raising PRs or issues, making comments, maybe even just filling in their
profile...)
On 7 Jun 2019, 01:00 +0100, Shannon Williams , wrote:

Perfect Dan, thanks.



Best Regards,



Shannon Williams

Rancher Labs

shannon@...

+1 650-521-6902



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



I created this PR: https://github.com/netdata/netdata/pull/6234

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On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 4:58 PM Matthew Farina wrote:

While I’m not a lawyer, I wonder if this violates the trademark rules.
https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage/ 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.



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On Jun 6, 2019, at 4:51 PM, alexis richardson 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
wrote:


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





From: cncf-toc@... On Behalf Of David
McKay via Lists.Cncf.Io
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:40 PM
To: Josh M
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:



https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17304734







On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, 13:30 Josh M,
wrote:

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



On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, 9:28 pm alexis richardson, 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."

https://github.com/netdata/netdata/blob/master/README.md






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