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[RFC] Refining the way we communicate deprecations/wide-reaching changes to the project
Forwarding here as well, if anyone is interested in leaving feedback.
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From: Stephen Augustus <stephen.k8s@...>
Date: Wed, Dec 2, 2020, 22:56
Subject: [k8s-steering] [RFC] Refining the way we communicate deprecations/wide-reaching changes to the project
To: Kubernetes developer/contributor discussion <kubernetes-dev@...>
Cc: steering <steering@...>
Hey Kubernetes Community,
tl;dr -- words are hard sometimes and we should take some time and care to assess the way we wield them.
Looking for feedback on https://github.com/kubernetes/community/issues/5344.
As we go through deprecations and infrastructure changes in the project, it might be a worthwhile exercise to assess and refine the way we communicate them.
I can think of a few recent examples that caused some panic and required additional lift from contributors to reframe or contort/extend support to accommodate:
Without policing contributors, as maintainers of the project, we also have a responsibility to users to be careful and deliberate with our communications outside of the project, whether it be Twitter, Hacker News, etc., etc.
So how can we improve?
I think depending on the scope of a change, the following SIGs should be involved in crafting comms:
I'm curious to hear everyone's thoughts here.
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