Community Weekly Newsletter (April 29 – May 6)

OpenStack Community Newsletter – May 6, 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].






  • Data Tracking Graphs –
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 38 Active Reviews
    • 248 Active Branches – owned by 66 people & 14 teams
    • 1,054 commits by 69 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 4 Active Reviews
    • 63 Active Branches – owned by 21 people & 6 teams
    • 152 commits by 16 people in last month
  • OpenStack Image Registry (GLANCE) Data
    • 4 Active Reviews
    • 23 Active Branches – owned by 7 people & 4 teams
    • 112 commits by 10 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 560 total tweets; OpenStack 1,431 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 311 Tracked Bugs; 81 New Bugs; 38 In-process Bugs; 1 Critical Bugs; 15 High Importance Bugs; 176 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  218 Blueprints; 1 Essential, 11 High, 10 Medium, 17 Low, 179 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  14,394 Visits, 32,394 Pageviews, 56.12% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 38.98%; /projects 10.26%; /projects/compute 16.48%; /projects/storage 10.91%; /projects/glance 5.48%



OpenStack Community Message Boards UPDATE

With the release yesterday of an OpenStack message board system, the community has quickly realized that significant demand exists and we have decided to re-evaluate the various technologies to ensure that we provide the optimal solution to meet the growing demand. The Project Policy Board is is working on a process to make decisions on our official communication tools that will result in new tools being deployed in the near future to meet the needs of the community beyond the existing tools (IRC and Mailing List).. I anticipate the re-launch of a forum next week with the full support of the entire community. Please watch this blog and Twitter for more information on this important support mechanism.


OpenStack Launches Community Message Boards

The OpenStack community has launched a new communication tool to better allow prospective and current users to share ideas and solutions to common problems when deploying or using OpenStack technologies. Of course, developers and technologists are more than welcome to join the forum boards to provide answers and add questions of their own. The site is available at

Sign up today and start leveraging your existing knowledge (and learn even more) of OpenStack in Object Storage (SWIFT), Compute (NOVA), and Image Service (GLANCE).


OpenStack Conference and Design Summit – Day 4 Recap

I am on my way home from San Jose writing this final event recap blog in the clouds…

Thanks again to approximately 480 enthusiastic OpenStack community members for an amazing 4 days of interactive and productive sessions, meetings, and demonstrations. The community continues to accelerate forward at a rapid pace in a highly collaborative environment with so many great ideas on such a variety of topics that it truly is becoming difficult to keep track of all the innovation. I look forward to once again working with the global community on our next event the first week of October 2011 and plan to announce its location in a few weeks. It is going to be tough to outdo this great event but I am confident that our community will rally together again to show the world how open source should be done.

If you took any pictures at the event please be sure to upload to the OpenStack Flickr account at I am sending out a post-event survey to all attendees on Monday so please take a few moments to complete the survey. The questions will be easy to answer and your feedback is valuable as the event team and I are able to tweak future events to better serve the community.

Final highlights from today:

Open Source at the Pool

Even the hotel supports OpenStack

Finally, I am not posting a Community Weekly Blog or Developer Activity Blog post this week as the last 4 blog recaps have already hit the weeks highlights. I did update the weekly statistics available at


OpenStack Conference and Design Summit – Day 3 Recap

The OpenStack community completed its third day with 15 sessions, 12 five-minute lighting talks, 6 unconference sessions, 1 demonstration session, and many hallway conversations; all in just 9 hours. To top off the evening, we headed over to Dave and Buster’s for fine food, beverages, and many, many video games. Here are your daily highlights:

Crowd at Dave and Busters

Github vs Launchpad Meeting


OpenStack Conference and Design Summit -Day 2 Recap

Another amazing day at the OpenStack Conference and Design Summit; highlights:

Hallway Conversations – Making OpenStack Happen

Billy Cox from Intel

Lew Tucker from Cisco


OpenStack Conference and Design Summit -Day 1 Recap

The first day of the OpenStack event in Santa Clara, CA has finally ended (at least for me) and here are some event highlights as well as some great pictures taken by various community members.

  • Gordon Mangione of Citrix Systems talks about his keynote today –
  • Attendance – Just over 400 people attended the event today
  • OpenStack Community donates $15,000 from event registration to Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund
  • Other Keynote Speakers – Jim Curry from Rackspace – Ryan Lane from Wikimedia – James Williams from NASA – Neal Sample from eBay
  • Nati Shalom from GigaSpaces – PaaS on OpenStack Slides-
  • All keynote sessions taped – anticipate posting videos and slides next week

Morning Keynotes

Crowd in Networking for OpenStack Presentation

Lunch in great California weather