OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 8 – 15)

Highlights of the week

Important CLA changes coming in 10 days

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 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:

OpenStack Object Storage (aka Swift) for new contributors

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.

Evolution of the incubation process

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 at the OpenStack summit

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.

Python trademark at risk in Europe: Python Foundation needs your help

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.

Report of Openstack project on SF State University campus

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.

Security Advisories

Tips and Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

Welcome New Contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • Tim Potter, HP
  • Jean-Baptiste RANSY, Alyseo
  • Nicholas Kuechler
  • Adalberto Medeiros, IBM

The 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 leave a comment.


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