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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 20 – 27)

OpenStack Technical Committee Update (June 25)

The TC is busy discussing OpenStack Glance‘s mission, evolving from cataloging and serving Nova disk images to cataloging and serving other artifacts consumed by other OpenStack services, like for example Heat templates. This scope evolution has been under discussion at the last two meetings. Read the other things that keep the TC busy on OpenStack blog.

A Path Towards Contributing (via Commits) in Open Stack

Matt Fischer set himself a goal to contribute 12 patches to OpenStack during 2014: he reached the goal and shared how he did it.

On bug reporting…

Speaking of contributing, sending bug reports is a good way to contribute to OpenStack (together with doing code reviews). Kashyap Chamarthy has a very good guide on how to file a useful bug report.

Engage in technical discussions keeping in mind the OpenStack promise

There is a conversation about what is Cinder itself and what’s the role of its drivers. It’s a highly technical debate and a very important one, where I think this promise needs to be reminded: There will be no “Enterprise Edition”. John Griffith and Ken Hui have a lot of interesting things to say about this and I suggest you to read their posts and read the conversation on this proposed specification. Then we may want to have a wider conversation about Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Cinder.

Reports from Previous Events

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Constanze Kratel Harry Rybacki
TaoBai David Pineau
Kevin McCarthy Angus Lees
Angus Lees Michael Turek
yalei wang IBM xCAT CI
Craig Bryant Clayton O’Neill
Ben Roble Tomáš Nováčik
pritesh Randy Bertram
Vishal kumar mahajan Kevin Fox
Tomoki Sekiyama Aaron Sahlin
Jyotsna yalei wang
sridhar basam
Tomoki Sekiyama
Matthew J Black
Anthony Lee
Jason Rouault
James Kremer
Craig Bryant

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 13 – 20)

Summer Speaking Sessions and Call for Papers

Summer is in full swing and there are some great industry events coming up on the OpenStack Marketing calendar, as well as Call for Proposals deadlines!

Marconi to AMQP: See you later

In the last couple of weeks, Marconi’s team has been doing lots of research around AMQP and the possibility of supporting traditional queuing systems. Flavio Percoco, believed with others that this capability would be useful. However, after digging more into what’s needed and what supporting traditional brokers means for Marconi, the community changed its mind and now believes supporting such systems doesn’t make much sense anymore. This post explains why.

Tracking multiple OpenStack projects using StoryBoard

StoryBoard is a new task tracking system which is aimed at the systems where projects are closely related, and OpenStack is definitely a good example of that. In inter-related systems like OpenStack, a feature or a bug usually affects more than one project, so it should be tracked simultaneously across those projects. The proof-of-concept was presented in the Havana release cycle by OpenStack release manager Thierry Carrez, and active development started during the Icehouse development cycle. The project is now driven by three major contributor companies: the OpenStack Foundation, Mirantis, and HP.

Breaking news:OpenStack Object Storage ‘Storage policies’ merge today

The series of patches that will eventually lead to Swift 2.0 merged today. Many Swift contributors have been working on storage policies for quite some time now. It’s a huge feature and improvement to Swift that enables a ton of new use cases. Storage policies allow deployers to configure multiple object rings and expose them to end users on a per-container basis. Deployers can create policies based on hardware performance, regions, or other criteria and independently choose different replication factors on them. A policy is set on a Swift container at container creation time and cannot be changed. Full docs and more details about the roadmap in this message by John Dickinson.

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

peng fei wang Renjie Sun
Doug Wiegley Vishal kumar mahajan
Stephen Jahl Nikunj Aggarwal
joanne Lennart Regebro
Richard Hagarty João Cravo
Flavio Fernandes Anna Eilering
yingjun Vivek Jain
Tom Cammann Susanne Balle
Julie Gravel Stephen Balukoff
Rikimaru Honjo Shayne Burgess
Diana Whitten Nathan Manville
Max Grishkin
German Eichberger
Dustin Lundquist
Doug Wiegley
Yi Sun
Przemyslaw Czesnowicz
FrazyLee
Ying Zuo
Julie Gravel
Jorge Chai
Bradley Klein

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 6 – 13)

Moving forward as a User Experience Team in the OpenStack Juno release cycle

The OpenStack Juno Summit in Atlanta was a major turning point for User Experience professionals working on OpenStack. There were 3 specific design sessions around UX work and 1 talk on the persona work, all with great attendance, and the whole team committed taking a number of actions to take over the course of the Juno development cycle. Liz Blanchard summarized them quite nicely.

OpenStack Technical Committee Update

The OpenStack Technical Committee (TC) meets weekly and recently decided to publish regular updates about the TC to the OpenStack blog. The first post has news about the graduation process, Glance and Designate.

Calling on Security Engineers / Developers / Architects – Time to share your toys

Lets work together and openly on security review and threat analysis for OpenStack. There are currently scores of security reviews taking place on OpenStack architecture, projects and implementations. Robert Clark sent a call for action to OpenStack developers: “All the big players in OpenStack are conducting their own security reviews, we are all finding things that should be addressed in the community and that we are all missing things that others have found too.” Robert’s call is for all the security people out there in the community to come together and share expertise on Threat Modelling/Analysis in OpenStack.

Reports from Past Events

Tips ‘n Tricks

Security Notes and Advisories

Upcoming Events

Other News

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Petersingh Anburaj mark collier
Ellen Hui Rey Aram Alcantara
Pierre Rognant Patrick Crews
ajay Angela Smith
Rui Zang Zu Qiang
Rahul Verma Vladimir Eremin
Christoph Arnold Praveen Yalagandula
Amit Prakash Pandey
Ton Ngo
Tom Cammann
Sam Leong
Paul Montgomery
James Chapman
Gal Sagie

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (May 30 – June 6)

An Ideal OpenStack Developer

In a long piece, Mark McLoughlin thinks about the velocity OpenStack achieved and how it has managed to attract an unusual number of contributors and, for such a complex project, made it relatively easy for tThe way I feel when upgrading my OpenStack cloudhem to contribute. He attempts to define The Prototypical OpenStack Developer. The ideal that we should aspire to. The standard that all contributors should be held to. And asks questions at the end.

Analysis of April 2014 TC election

Thierry Carrez found time to analyze the results of the recent 2014 election to renew 7 of the 13 Technical Commitee’s members. It seems we have ‘currents’ among voters, from the foodie party to the French one.

Understanding OpenStack Designated Code Sections – Three critical questions

After nearly a year of discussion, the OpenStack board launched the DefCore process with 10 principles that set us on path towards a validated interoperability standard.   We created the concept of “designated sections” to address concerns that using API tests to determine core would undermine commercial and community investment in a working, shared upstream implementation. Designated sections provide the “you must include this” part of the core definition.  Having common code as part of core is a central part of how DefCore is driving OpenStack operability.

State of Application Developer Experience with OpenStack

When Matt Farina first started writing applications that ran in OpenStack clouds or worked against the APIs the experience was painful. Things are improving but his post reminds us that we have plenty of opportunities to improve.

Reports from Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Flint Calvin David J Hu
Fathi Boudra Syd Logan
JunichiMatayoshi Ryan Oshima
Talusani Mani Shanker Flint Calvin
Kaleb Pomeroy Ellen Hui
Lorcan Browne Michael Johnson
Jorge Chai Eyal Edri
Bob Thyne
Paul Kehrer
Nirmal Thacker
Alex Frolov
Nikita Gerasimov
Benedikt Trefzer
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Steve Heyman
Ryan Moats
Nanuk Krinner
John Vrbanac

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (May 23 – 30)

MySQL Galera does *not* support SELECT … FOR UPDATE

It’s not as bad as it sounds but I think it’s worth mentioning here for two reasons: this conversation came as a result of putting developers and operators in the same room, again, in Atlanta. It proves that we’re on the right track to building cohesion among groups that have been perceived as separated (but never meant to be). The second reason is that on top of resolving real-life operational issues, this amazing OpenStack community finds ways to spark and quickly sedate an entertaing flame war on which SQL is better than yours. Worth reading the whole thread.

Reports from Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Past Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

Security Notes and Advisories

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Marcelo Dieder Vern Hart
Kévin Bernard-Allies Sam Whyte
Rodrigo Duarte Pavel Kholkin
Kashyap Kopparam Manju Ramanathpura
Chris Dent Timothy R. Chavez
Andrey Pavlov Omri Gazitt
Martin Geisler Isabell Sippli
Benedikt Trefzer Alexey I. Froloff
Patrick Crews Mike May
Omri Gazitt John Schofield
chrisroberts Feodor Tersin
Nataliia Uvarova Ashwin Agate
Matthew Montgomery Michael Solberg
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Praveen Yalagandula
Feodor Tersin
Manuel Desbonnet

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (May 2 – 23)

Taking Stock of OpenStack’s Rapid Growth

With another successful OpenStack Summit in the books, Jonathan Bryce reflects on three big areas of maturity that are rapidly emerging for the project: user maturity, software maturity and a focus on cloud operations.

OpenStack Superuser

Superuser is a new online publication dedicated to the experiences of individuals who are running OpenStack clouds of all sizes, across all industries. The online publication lives at superuser.openstack.org.

How DefCore is going to change your world: three advisory cases

The first release of the DefCore Core Capabilities Matrix (DCCM) was revealed at the Atlanta summit. At the Summit, Joshua McKenty and Rob Hirschfeld had a session which examined what this means for the various members of the OpenStack community. A rather lengthy post reviews the same advisory material.

Community Office Hours

One of the requests in Atlanta was to setup carefully listening ears for developers and users alike so they can highlight roadblocks, vent frustration and hopefully also give kudos to people, suggest solutions, etc. The Community Managers have added two 1 hour slots to the OpenStack Meetings calendar

    • Tuesdays at 0800 UTC on #openstack-community (hosted by Tom)
    • Fridays at 1800 UTC on #openstack-community (hosted by Stefano)

so if you have anything you’d like the Foundation to be aware of please hop on the channel and talk to us. If you don’t/can’t use IRC, send us an email and we’ll use something else: just talk to us.

Reports from Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Other Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

Security Notes and Advisories

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Zhou Yu Tim Pownall
Thanassis Parathyras Victor HU
Chuck Carlino Craig Jellick
Paul Kehrer Chris Dent
kedar kulkarni Nastya Urlapova
Radoslaw Smigielski Gaudenz Steinlin
Masco Kaliyamoorthy Ravi Vagadia
Srinivasa Acharya Federico Lucifredi
Gary W. Smith Susaant Kondapaneni
John Brogan Lorcan Browne
Lukas Bezdicka Hideaki Suzuki
Adam Harwell Kevin
Nikolay Makhotkin Masco Kaliyamoorthy
Federico Lucifredi Ethan Lynn
Ethan Lynn Dave Tucker
Jun Wu gangadhar singh
Sudheendra Murthy Vishal Thapar
Vasudev Kamath Rashmi P
Mark Sturdevant Zhou Yu
Shashank Gupta Swami Reddy
Gabriel Assis Bezerra Rodrigo Duarte
Phillip Toohill
Erik Moe
Chuck Carlino
Tim Potter
Esparta
Adam Harwell
Xiandong Meng
Robert Parker
Gal Sagie
Mitsuhiro Tanino
Kevin Mentzer
Henrique Truta
Gary W. Smith
Slawomir Bochenski

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta A Big Success

The first edition of OpenStack Upstream Training completed today in Atlanta: the class made of software developers from around the world, started learning technical and social convention of one of the largest open source collaboration project. During the first day, twenty people picked a real bug or feature to work on, got their development environment setup, signed the CLAs and made the first attempts at committing and reviewing patches. After getting the ‘hard’ technical skills sharpened, the second day of training was all about learning the ‘soft’, social skills necessary to collaborate with a massive amount of people across the continents.

If you saw pictures of legos on twitter tagged #openstack, you have seen images of the OpenStack City role playing game. The students were split in three groups and starts with a city partially built, with a rough master plan for expansion. One group of students acts as the rulers of the city, another group acts as new contributor and the third group acts as the Product Manager of the new contributors. The role game is a nice way to practice the suggestions of the morning. on how to communicate intentions, execute on ideas, interact with other people working on OpenStack components.

With many years of practise contributing to many free software projects, Loic Dachary kindly donated his time to the OpenStack Foundation to lead the training, adapting the content of Upstream University to the specific needs of OpenStack. The class gives strong emphasis on the soft skills necessary to speed up acceptance of contributions. We noticed that over the years, a lot of new contributors, especially occasional ones, don’t have enough exposure to the big picture of OpenStack and these are more likely to be frustrated by the complex set of tools, processes, people between a bug fixed on a local branch and code accepted upstream. Based on the feedback gathered, this first set of graduates from OpenStack Upstream Training will surely get a pleasant experience. Hopefully they’ll keep growing inside OpenStack community and help future first time contributors.

The group is the first set of graduates of OpenStack Upstream Training: David BinghamBob Bennett, Daneyon HansenJacki Bauer, Gangadhar Singh, Om KumarTim FreundRichard ColemanJerry Xinyu Zhao, Sam Su, Shuichiro MakigakiJunichi MatayoshiDerek AndersonDave Fogelson, Ryo KurahashiRajeev GroverSrinivasa AcharyaVishal Thapar, Rashmi, Rohit, Jack Mac. When you meet them this week, please thank them for the time they dedicated to the project and consider them a beautiful present. I, Loic and other mentors will keep meeting online with them in the next weeks, until their chosen contribution will be merged.Thanks to all participants, Loic and Sahid Orentino Ferdjaoui, Édouard Thuleau, Chris Ricker for assisting.

We hope to replicate the training in Paris: stay tuned for the details soon.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 25 – May 2)

DefCore Core Capabilities Selection Criteria SIMPLIFIED -> how we are picking Core

Rob Hirschfeld summarizes the status of discussions within OpenStack community of what is ‘Openstack’. The effort is now summarized in a diagram showing the 12 criterias grouped in 4 main categories. Better go read Rob’s post, it’ll all make sense.

Announcing the O’Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide

O’Reilly has completed the production of the OpenStack Operations Guide: Set Up and Manage Your OpenStack Cloud. You can get your bits-n-bytes copy at http://docs.openstack.org/ops/ or order a dead-tree version on the O’Reilly site.

What It Means To Be In The OpenStack Community (One Member’s Take)

What is Kenneth Hui, Rackspace Technology Evangelist, deeply committed member of OpenStack, doing at a CloudStack conference? Read his blog post to find out what it means to be a good citizen of a community.

Results of the TC Election

Please join me in congratulating the 7 newly elected members of the TC: Thierry Carrez, Jay Pipes, Vishvananda Ishaya, Michael Still, Jim Blair, Mark McClain, Devananda van der Veen. Full results: Full results.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Christina Darretta Abhinav Agrawal
Sam Hague Gabriel Assis Bezerra
Obulapathi Michael Tupitsyn
yummy.bian Laurel Michaels
Tushar Gohad Karin Levenstein
Karin Levenstein Baohua Yang
Andrew James
Tushar Gohad

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 18 – 25)

Gerrit downtime and upgrade on 2014-04-28

The OpenStack infra team has been working to put everything in place so that we can upgrade review.o.o from Gerrit version 2.4.4 to version 2.8.4 We are happy to announce that we are finally ready to make it happen! We will begin the upgrade on Monday, April 28th at 1600 UTC (the OpenStack recommended ‘off’ week).

OpenStack gets lots of students this summer

The selection’s results are in and OpenStack is adding 10 new people working on our awesome project. Please join me and welcome students from Google Summer of Code and Outreach Program for Women.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Karin Levenstein William C. Arnold
Aleksandra Fedorova Rajeev Grover
Rajeev Grover Graham Hayes
Megan Rossetti Erik Colnick
Robert Nettleton
Megan Rossetti

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack gets lots of students this summer

The selection’s results are in and OpenStack is adding 10 new people working on our awesome project. Please join me and welcome students from Google Summer of Code and Outreach Program for Women:

  • Artem Shepelev
  • Kumar Rishabh
  • Manishanker Talusani
  • Masaru Nomura
  • Prashanth Raghu
  • Tzanetos Balitsaris
  • Victoria Martínez de la Cruz
  • Virginia Gresham
  • Ana Malagon
  • Nataliia Uvarova

and their awesome mentors Debojyoti Dutta, Yathiraj Udupi, Boris Pavlovic, Hugh Saunders, Sriram, Joshua Hesketh, Arnaud Legendre, Fei Long Wang, Alejandro Cabrera, Mikhail Dubov, Flavio Percoco, Liz Blanchard, Ju Lim, Eoghan Glynn. Mentors do an important job for the community: if you recognize any of their names in Atlanta, show them your appreciation for helping young students get accustomed to the “OpenStack way”.

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