Warning, I’m blunt here, but honest.
I’ve long felt our messaging does more to confuse than excite. We are an extremely technical project but dumb down how we present ourselves. I really think we tried really hard to make the grid simpler then what is. This varies from complexly obscuring the tech altogether and replacing it with feelings and ideas, to renaming known technologies with our own lingo. Yes, I am aware TF markets to people in person with a lifestyle this may appeal to, and you should always present for your audience, so that’s fine. But when mass communicating online, no offense, but that technique is met with laughter.
We lose people who are not linux pros because we make it sound so simple, but lose the technical users because they get lost in the marketing terms mixed with language barriers. WHO IS OUR TARGET AUDIENCE THEN??!!
Under V4 we have a chance to start fresh and change this.
Now, I am not creative, but I will list a couple things that need different names, or just their actual name.
The “planetary” network has never been more then yggdrasil. But because we named it something else, no one from the yggdrasil community is aware that the threefold grid represents around half of the yggdrasil global network. Thought, yggdrasil is such an aweful name maybe this was actually a good idea…
“z-net” which is wiregaurd. There are people who want Wireguard vpn endpoints, and literally every single workload is one by default. How many workloads could we attract if it was well documented that I can throw up a wiregaurd network with any node in one of 65 countries at the push of a button. Please discontinue z-net, we know what wireguard is.
“New Internet” has been pretty heavily critized in the V4 chat. At least create an explanation of what this means useing normal tech lingo for the advanced used who wish for that. This should be readily assesible where it is mentioned.
Any other terms that come to light that we need to ditch or rename?
Note, this post plagiarizes heavily from Drew.