Highlights of the week
Last weekend the change was blocked at the last minute by a request to amend the CLA text. We’re trying again this weekend.
Starting on March 3, 2013 1700UTC 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. 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/.
Folsom brought us two new core projects : Quantum (Networking) and Cinder (Volumes). Two new projects have been incubated : Ceilometer (metering) led by Nicolas Barcet (VP Products at eNovance), and Heat (Cloud Orchestration). Oslo is a new incubated project which produces a set of python libraries containing infrastructure code shared by all OpenStack projects. More details for each OpenStack project on this post by eNovance.
The OpenStack Technical Committee have voted these last weeks about graduation of Heat and Ceilometer, to change their status from incubation to integrated. Heat and Ceilometer will be released as part as OpenStack for the next release cycle Havana, due in October 2013.
How does a hacker improve build times when he has a slow Internet connection? A fascinating use of a tiny sub-$50 computer (RaspberryPi) to build cloud images for OpenStack. By Steve Baker
Technical deep dive in how OpenStack Object Storage solves one of the hard problems of all distributed storage system: how to effectively place the data within the storage cluster. Swift has a “unique-as-possible” placement algorithm which ensures that the data is placed efficiently and with as much protection from hardware failure as possible.
The main stages of a Virtual Machine disk image as it transfers through OpenStack to be booted under libvirt explained by Pádraig Brady.
Tips and Tricks
- By Daniel P. Berrangé: Installing a 4 node Fedora 18 OpenStack Folsom cluster with PackStack
- By Victoria Martínez de la Cruz: Attention newcomers! #openstack-101 is now open at Freenode
- By Anita Kuno: The Structure and Habits of Git
- By Andreas Jaeger: Coordinating efforts to create OpenStack packages for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
- OpenStack Sessions @ Barcamp Bangalore13 Mar 02, 2013 – Bangalore, India 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
- PyCon 2013 & Job Fair Mar 14 – 17, 2013 – Santa Clara, CA Details
- OpenStack Meetup Mar 17, 2013 – Bangalore, India Details
- OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) API Sprint at PyCon 2013 Mar 18, 2013 – Santa Clara, CA Details
- OpenStack Paris Meetup Mar 19, 2013 – Paris, France Details
- World Hosting Days 2013 Mar 19 – 21, 2013 – Rust, Germany 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
- GigaOM Structure Jun 19 – 20, 2013 – San Francisco, CA Details
Reports from past events
- The path to Ask OpenStack
- OpenStack Unit Testing: a Long Journey Starts With a Small Step
- Session proposals for the Havana Design Summit now open
- OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary and full logs.
Welcome New Contributors
Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:
- Jian Zhang, Intel
- Dae S. Kim
- Robert van Leeuwen, Spilgames
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