OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Aug 24-31)

Highlights of the week

Nominations now open for OpenStack Project Technical Leads

It’s that time again ­čÖé Anyone who would like to be a candidate for the forth-coming elections for the OpenStack Project Technical Leads may now submit their names! Valid candidates must currently be an Active Technical Contributor (within the 6 months prior to 23:59 PST August 29, 2012). The project for which they are running as PTL must be one of: Nova, Swift, Glance, Keystone, Horizon, Quantum, or Cinder.

Register now for OpenStack Summit in San Diego

The OpenStack room rate is now sold out at the Grand Hyatt. We’ve set up another room block at the Embassy Suites located across the street. Reserve a room at the OpenStack rate. There are still a few hours left to submit a speaking proposal.

A plea from an OpenStack user

Ryan Lane tells the story of his upgrade from Diablo to Essex and gives very constructive contributions to the developers and documentation writers for the pain points he had to face. The thread generated from his comments is a tribute to civil discussions.

A call for document writers: it’s that time of the release!

Now that we’re in feature freeze period, it’s a great time to look at what docs are needed for Folsom. You can help with documentation in several ways. Anne Gentle gave some ideas.

Cyberduck with support for Keystone-based OpenStack Swift

Zmanda contributed support for Keyston-based authentication to Cyberduck, the popular open source storage browser for several cloud storage platforms.

Cold Storage Using OpenStack Swift vs. AWS Glacier

Can a combination of OpenStack Swift and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) match, or even leapfrog AWS Glacier?

Security announcements

Upcoming Events

Other news

  • New configuration for meetbot, now meeting logs and summaries are split by project name
  • OpenStack Project┬áMeeting 2012-08-28: Summary and Meeting log
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