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OpenStack Governance Elections – Nomination Process

The OpenStack Governance Elections Nominations are open from August 10, 2011 through August 24, 2011 at Noon CST. The process will follow the same format as last time with Etherpads as well as the opportunity for approved nominees to highlight information on themselves. If you have any questions on the process or eligibility, please contact me.

NOVA PROJECT TEAM LEAD (1 Position) Nominee Process

All developers listed on http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/nova/trunk/view/head:/Authors by the 24th of August are eligible to run for this position. Please nominate someone from the NOVA developer community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees under the Nominees heading. I will then confirm with the contact if they are willing to run for the position at which time I will move them to Approved Candidates or remove them from the list. Please give the name and email of the contact when nominating.

SWIFT PROJECT TEAM LEAD (1 Position) Nominee Process

All developers listed on http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/swift/trunk/view/head:/AUTHORS by the 24th of August are eligible to run for this position. Please nominate someone from the SWIFT developer community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees under the Nominees heading. I will then confirm with the contact if they are willing to run for the position at which time I will move them to Approved Candidates or remove them from the list. Please give the name and email of the contact when nominating.

GLANCE PROJECT TEAM LEAD (1 Position) Nominee Process

All developers listed on https://github.com/openstack/glance/blob/master/Authors by the 24th of August are eligible to run for this position. Please nominate someone from the GLANCE developer community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees under the Nominees heading. I will then confirm with the contact if they are willing to run for the position at which time I will move them to Approved Candidates or remove them from the list. Please give the name and email of the contact when nominating.

PROJECT POLICY BOARD (3 Positions) Nominee Process

All registered members of the OpenStack Launchpad system (https://launchpad.net/~openstack) who are listed by the 24th of August are eligible to run for these 3 positions. Please nominate someone from the OpenStack community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees under the Nominees heading. I will then confirm with the contact if they are willing to run for the position at which time I will move them to Approved Candidates or remove them from the list. Please give the name and email of the contact when nominating.

CANDIDATES

I will work with all approved candidates to add a link from the main page, http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees, to their custom profile. This will allow voters to learn more about the various candidates running for the open positions.

Once again, if you have any questions on this process or eligibility, please contact me for answers.

Developer Weekly Activity Review – August 5, 2011

Many people have asked for more insight into the developer activities for OpenStack as the large number of code changes and proposals make it difficult to monitor everything happening. In hopes of exposing more of the developer activities, I plan to post a weekly or biweekly blog post on the latest development activities. If you have any ideas for this blog post, please email me at [email protected]. I am always ready to listen to the community for new ideas.

Activities

Developer Mailing List (archive: https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/)

This is select list of topics discussed this week in the developer mailing list and is not a complete list.  Please visit the archive to see all the topics.

  • Dashboard newbie question – Joshua Harlow asks about getting the Dashboard to work with the latest version of Nova; he is getting a 400 https response when deploying from the dashboard. Devin Carlen recommended using the Diablo-3 milestone release. Thierry Carrez asked that any issues be added to the bug report, which Carlo Impagliazzo listed for, but 820972. This issue is still being discussed at https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg03430.html.
  • [Gerrit] Getting “invalid author” - Yuriy Taraday indicated that he is trying to use Gerrit to propose changes to Keystone. He is following the instructions from the wiki and is getting “invalid author” errors. James Blair indicated that the issue was due to how Launchpad was importing account information and made a change, which solved the initial problem seen by Yuriy. Yuriy then indicated that he is seeing a “missing Change-ID in commit message” error. Several suggestions were presented as solutions. More details on those options at https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg03421.html.
  • Questions About test_localization.py – Zed Shaw indicated that he is going to clean up tests and source files and has questions about the tests/test_localization.py file and what its purpose is. The discussion on  the purpose of the test and some ways to beef up what is tested were discussed.

Statistics

For the latest on development activities on OpenStack please check these sites for more details:

Community Weekly Newsletter (July 29 – August 5)

OpenStack Community Newsletter – August 5, 2011

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email [email protected].

Piston OpenStack Hackathon – Who is Coming?

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (7/29– 8/4)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 17 Active Reviews
    • 320 Active Branches – owned by 88 people & 17 teams
    • 2181 commits by 83 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 3 Active Reviews
    • 76 Active Branches – owned by 25 people & 6 teams
    • 91 commits by 15 people in last month
  • OpenStack Image Registry (GLANCE) Data
    • 2 Active Reviews
    • 44 Active Branches – owned by 15 people & 6 teams
    • 519 commits by 20 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 450 total tweets; OpenStack 2,454 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 651 Tracked Bugs; 110 New Bugs; 40 In-process Bugs; 12 Critical Bugs; 55 High Importance Bugs; 474 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  218 Blueprints; 6 Essential, 18 High, 26 Medium, 25 Low, 143 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  18,336 Visits, 48,785 Pageviews, 59.28 % New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 40.05%; /projects 12.99%; /projects/compute 16.40%; /projects/storage 10.60%; /imageserver 6.35%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

OpenStack Governance Elections – Coming Soon

The time is once again upon us for our OpenStack Governance Elections. The Nomination Process will run from August 10 – 24 at Noon CST; stay tuned for more information on how this process will work. The Election will run from August 25 – September 4 at Noon CST. Final results will be posted immediately upon election shutdown on the 4th at Noon CST.

Information on the open positions is listed below.

NOVA Project Team Lead (1 Position)

Voter Eligibility – Only OpenStack community members who have successfully submitted code to the NOVA project are eligible to be nominated or vote.  I am using the list of email addresses found at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/nova/trunk/view/head:/Authors for eligible electors and nominees.

Each member of this list will receive an email with a direct link to the NOVA PTL team lead election site where they can vote for the member of their choice. Each member can only vote once in this election.

SWIFT Project Team Lead (1 Position)

Voter Eligibility – Only OpenStack community members who have successfully submitted code to the SWIFT project are eligible to be nominated or vote.  I am using the list of email addresses found at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/swift/trunk/view/head:/AUTHORS for eligible electors and nominees.

Each member of this list will receive an email with a direct link to the SWIFT PTL team lead election where they can vote for the member of their choice. As this list only has author names, I will be reaching out to several members whose email I do not have; of course, if you are on the list you can simply send me your email address to save me time in searching out your contact information. Each member of this list will receive an email with a direct link to the SWIFT PTL team lead election site where they can vote for the member of their choice. Each member can only vote once in this election.

GLANCE Project Team Lead (1 Position)

Voter Eligibility – Only OpenStack community members who have successfully submitted code to the GLANCE project are eligible to be nominated or vote. I am using the list of email addresses found at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/glance/trunk/view/head:/Authors for eligible electors and nominees.

Each member of this list will receive an email with a direct link to the GLANCE PTL team lead election site where they can vote for the member of their choice. Each member can only vote once in this election.

Project Policy Board (3 Open Positions)

Voter Eligibility – Any registered member of the OpenStack Launchpad is eligible to run or be nominated for one of the two positions. I am getting this list of authorized voters and nominees from the Launchpad system at https://launchpad.net/~openstack. Based on current numbers, there are 1,321 people eligible to vote or be nominated; however, Launchpad does not provide me the email address of all 1,321 people. Thus, if you are interested in voting I will need to obtain your email address for entry into the CIVS (see below) voting system. More information on this process later in this blog post.

PTL Member Wins 1 of 3 Slots – Following governance policy, if either of the three top vote getters are also winners in the PTL election, then the next highest person on the election results will be declared the winner.

The Condorcet Internet Voting System (see below) leverages ranked choices thereby making the possibility of a tie extremely unlikely. If a tie does occur, a runoff between the  candidates who tied will be held.

ELECTION TOOL

Like previous elections, we will use the Condorcet Internet Voting Service from Cornell University, see http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html. This tool uses the Condorcet method of voting which invokes ranking the nominees instead of just selecting one choice. More information on this methodology is at http://www.cs.cornell.edu/w8/~andru/civs/rp.html.

All registered voters will receive an email with a unique link allowing them to privately vote.

For the Project Policy Board election, in order to collect voters email addresses I will contact every potential voter using the “Contact this team’s members” feature at https://launchpad.net/~openstack and ask them to reply directly to me using their preferred voting email address if they want to participate in the vote.

Please note that the voting system is run using private polls with restricted access to ensure voter authenticity; however all results will be made public once the election ends.

OpenStack Conference – Call for Speakers

On behalf of the OpenStack Conference Program Committee, I am pleased to initiate the Call for Speakers for the Fall 2011 OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA from October 5-7.  This gathering of OpenStack developers, users, eco-system partners, open source enthusiasts, and cloud computing technologists presents speakers with the opportunity to actively participate in the shaping of the future of the OpenStack project. I look forward to joining with the community in Boston for an amazing 3 days of OpenStack goodness.

PROCESS
The Program Committee has listed a series of suggested topics for the overall agenda of the conference. Please review these topics and submit your talk under the various topic(s). Of course, if you have an idea for a topic not listed, please send your information as the Program Committee is always open to new ideas.

To submit your request to be a speaker please send an email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: OPENSTACK CONFERENCE SPEAKER SUBMISSION. In the email be sure to include your contact information as well as the topic you are interested in speaking on. Should you submit a new topic, please provide details on that topic.

TOPICS
The topics suggested by the Program Committee fit under two umbrella categories:  technical or business. Each session is currently planned for 30 minutes.

Technical
Project Overview – NOVA
Project Overview -  SWIFT
Project Overview – GLANCE
Community Developer Tools
OpenStack in the Data Center
OpenStack Deployments
DevOps
Project Introductions – Information on the various eco-system projects not yet core in OpenStack

Business
Economics of OpenStack
OpenStack Case Study
Project Overview – NOVA
Project Overview -  SWIFT
Project Overview – GLANCE
Building an OpenStack Practice (Solution Providers)
OpenStack Case Study
Public Cloud Hosting Best Practices
Private Clouds Hosting Best Practices

The Program Committee anxiously awaits your speaker submission as we assemble the final OpenStack Conference Agenda. The deadline to submit your request is September 6, 2011 so that we can release the final agenda on September 14, 2011. All speakers selected will receive a complementary pass to the event via a special registration code. If you have any further questions, please contact me.

Some OpenStack Pictures from OSCON

Here are a few shots of the OpenStack booth at OSCON being supported by our amazing ecosystem partners during a slow time when I could get away from the crowds to take a shot. I also took a picture of the great OpenStack cake from our birthday with the tasty cupcakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OpenStack Birthday Videos (continued)

More participating companies celebrating OpenStack’s first birthday.

MemSet 1 Year Birthday OSCON from OpenStack on Vimeo.

Cybera OpenStack 1 Year Birthday from OpenStack on Vimeo.

Zadara Storage Happy Birthday to OpenStack at OSCON from OpenStack on Vimeo.

More OpenStack Birthday Videos

Here are some more great OpenStack Birthday Videos for you to enjoy….

Dell OpenStack Happy Birthday from OpenStack on Vimeo.

Xen.org Happy Birthday from OpenStack on Vimeo.

OpenStack Birthday Videos

Over the last few weeks many OpenStack community members have sent me videos celebrating the first birthday of OpenStack. I plan to show these videos at the OpenStack booth at OSCON this week and I also want to share them with the community via this blog. Rather than post all at once, I plan to release them periodically on the blog. To get things going, I am staring with an amazing video from Robert Jamail at Rackspace who is a talented artist as you will see:

OSCON Schedule for OpenStack

For OSCON attendees looking to learn more about the OpenStack community or technology, here are the recommended sessions:

Speaking Sessions, Wednesday, July 27

Introduction to OpenStack, Eric Day
Wednesday, 1:40 pm
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/19146

Using OpenStack APIs, Present and Future, Mike Mayo
Wednesday, 4:10 pm
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/18550

OpenStack Fundamentals Training Part 1, Swift, John Dickinson
Wednesday, 4:10 pm
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/21287

OpenStack Fundamentals Training Part 2, Nova, Jason Cannavale
Wednesday, 5:00 pm
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/21347

OpenStack One-Year Anniversary Party, Spirit of 77
Wednesday, 7-9 pm
http://openstack-one-year.eventbrite.com/

Speaking Sessions, Thursday, July 28

Prying Open the Cloud with Dell Crowbar and OpenStack, Joseph George, Rob Hirschfeld
Thursday, 10:40 am
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/21206

OpenStack + Ceph, Ben Cherian, Jonathan Bryce
Thursday, 1:40 pm
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/21174

Achieving Hybrid Cloud Mobility with OpenStack and XCP, Paul Voccio, Ewan Mellor
Thursday, 2:30 pm
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/18726

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