Highlights of the week
Starting on February 24, 2013 all contributors MUST review and agree to the new OpenStack Individual Contributor License Agreement and provide updated contact information at https://review.openstack.org/#/settings/agreements. On that day the Gerrit interface will be changing to present the new CLA text referring to the OpenStack Foundation, and will prompt you to agree to it there. Any previous agreement with OpenStack LLC will be marked expired at that time. The text of the new agreement is available for your convenience (just changes “LLC” to “Foundation” and corrects a few typographical errors). You must also sign up for an OpenStack Foundation Individual Membership with the same E-mail address as used for your Gerrit contact information: http://openstack.org/register/.
As a developer, jumping into a mature codebase can be somewhat daunting. How is the code structured? What is the request flow? What’s the process for getting my changes contributed upstream? Find answers to these questions on this post by SwiftStack.
The Technical Committee approved a set of changes to the incubation process, the process through which a project becomes part of the co-ordinated, integrated OpenStack release. One of the visible change is the switch from using the term “Core projects” to “Integrated”.
Upstream University is organizing a session in advance of the next OpenStack summit, in Portland. If you can fly in two days ahead of the event to spend the weekend improving your OpenStack contribution skills, please consider submitting an application to attend the workshop.
For anyone who works in a company that has an office in a EU Community member state, the Python Software Foundation needs your help. There is a company in the UK that is trying to trademark the use of the term “Python” for all software, services, servers… pretty much anything having to do with a computer. The PSF is asking a letter on company letterhead to forward to their EU counsel. More details on PSF News.
Two students (Brandon Lai and Pascal Schuele) under supervision of prof. Sameer Verma worked on exploring the cloud computing space in Fall 2012. They built a demo/prototype of a private cloud platform on campus and presented at the end of the semester. Prof. Verma hopes to continue to expand this project in Spring 2013.
Tips and Tricks
- By Matthias Runge: How to create a custom theme for Horizon
- By Julien Danjou: Cloud tools for Debian
- By Derek Higgins: Looking for a Fedora 18 qcow2 image to use on openstack
- Second Swiss OpenStack User Group Meeting Feb 19, 2013 – Zurich, Switzerland Details
- SCALE 11x Feb 22 – 24, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA Details
- OpenStack Delhi NCR Meetup Feb 22, 2013 – India Details
- OpenStack in Production at Scale Feb 28, 2013 – Chicago, IL Details
- Pulse Open Cloud Summit Mar 03, 2013 – MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV Details
- Pulse 2013 Mar 04 – 06, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV Details
- OpenStack Day Tokyo 2013 Mar 12, 2013 – Tokyo, Japan Details
- OpenStack Italia User Group: …dove eravamo rimasti? Mar 14, 2013 – Milano, Italy Details
- OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) API Sprint at PyCon 2013 Mar 18, 2013 – Santa Clara, CA Details
- OpenStack Developers Meetup Mar 21, 2013 – Atlanta, GA Details
- 1st OpenStack User Group Nordics meetup Apr 03, 2013 – Kista, Sweden Details
- OpenStack Summit April 2013 Apr 15 – 18, 2013 – Portland, OR Details
- OpenStack Israel May 27, 2013 – Tel-Aviv, Israel Coming Soon
- February 12th OpenStack Foundation Board Meeting
- XenAPINFS – Integrated with Glance
- OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary and full logs.
Welcome New Contributors
Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:
- Tim Potter, HP
- Jean-Baptiste RANSY, Alyseo
- Nicholas Kuechler
- Adalberto Medeiros, IBM
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