OpenStack in Korea

It’s been a very busy week for OpenStack in Koera and I wanted to highlight the events with some more details and pictures.

Monday Feb 21 – OpenStack at KT

Stephen Spector (OpenStack Community Manager) and John Willis from OpsCode presented to the Cloud Service Business Unit at KT on OpenStack, DevOps, and Chef. Unfortunately, the flag was cut off in the picture but OpenStack has made its mark on KT with a sizable banner hanging in their cloud computing offices.

Tuesday Feb 22 – OpenStack at Korea University

Professor Chuck Yoo invited KT and OpenStack for a special cloud computing presentation to the Graduate School Computer Science department. KT supported the OpenStack introduction presentation from Stephen Spector with detailed technical overviews of both OpenStack Compute and Object Storage. The students at Korea University asked excellent questions about the existing architecture and design; I anticipate seeing future research for OpenStack coming from Korea University in the near term.

Wednesday Feb 23 – OpenStack User Group Launch Seminar

The official OpenStack Korea User Group launch was attended by 120+ at the Coex Conference Center in Seoul. Speakers included Stephen Spector, John Willis (OpsCode), Paul Guth (, Jaesuk Ahn (KT), Jinkyung Hwang (KT), Kyungyoon Kim (Clunet), Donghoon Kim (KT), Jaeuk Kang (FeelingK), Bundo Kang (Ubuntu Korean Community), and Byung-gon Kim (Java Community). The event detailed OpenStack, its role in the open source community, and ways for the Korean technical community to become active members with OpenStack. The event also coincided with the launch of the new Korean OpenStack User Group website at

KT has done an excellent job of evangelizing OpenStack within Korea and the sizable audience will lead to increased OpenStack efforts in Korea. Korea is on its way to being a leader in the development and promotion of OpenStack within our global community.

Tweet of the event from Jaesuk Ahn:

@songerie: I mean it. It’s packed. 🙂 #openstack korea community opening seminar.

Thursday Feb 24 – OpenStack at National IT Industry Promotion Agency

KT once again took the lead in promoting OpenStack at a government open source conference by presenting an overview of the project and how the government can engage with our open source community. As this talk was done in Korean (and I am more than a little rusty), I passed the baton to Jaesuk Ahn from KT who is an outstanding community leader in OpenStack and is driving our project to both business and government agencies throughout South Korea.

Final thoughts on my week in Korea:

  • OpenStack is a serious competitor for cloud computing in Korea and there is a high degree of interest to learn more about our project across both business and government agencies
  • KT, Jaesuk Ahn and his team are fantastic ambassadors for our open source community in Korea and their dedication to the success of OpenStack is evident in both their actions and passion for OpenStack. I leave Korea confident that our community has a great team in place to spread the OpenStack message in Korea
  • I anticipate one or two more events for OpenStack in Korea this year and hope to see more OpenStack community members add Korea to their 2011 travel plans as OpenStack is happening here
  • I encourage anyone wanting to learn how to promote OpenStack in their country to contact Jaesuk and his KT team; they have much to teach the rest of us in their ability to drive the open source message

Finally, thank you to both Jaesuk Ahn from KT, his team (cloud team at project expert group, KT) – especially Yunbum Huh who did all the “behind the scenes work”, as well as Professor Chuck Yoo for being outstanding hosts this week. With their support, we were able to promote OpenStack to the business, academic, and government communities in four days. Not bad for a weeks work.


Community Weekly Update – Take 2

OpenStack Community Newsletter – February 18, 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
    • 28 Active Reviews
    • 166 Active Branches – owned by 44 people & 9 teams
    • 1,398 commits by 56 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 4 Active Reviews
    • 49 Active Branches – owned by 19 people &  3 teams
    • 204 commits by 12 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack  tweets;  re-tweets; all OpenStack total tweets  ** Looking for new tool to gather this data **
  • Bugs Stats for Week:  203 Tracked Bugs; 58 New Bugs; 31 In-process Bugs; 5 Critical Bugs; 18 High Importance Bugs; 52 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  162 Blueprints; 6 Essential, 15 High, 24 Medium,  21 Low,  96 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week: 9,339 Visits, 20,657 Pageviews, 53.59% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 43.18%; /projects 11.82%; /projects/compute 17.42%; /projects/storage 12.59%; /Community 6.72%



Community Weekly Update (Feb 11 – 18)

My apologies to the community but I was unable to complete the newsletter today as I was at an event in San Antonio, TX at a local college that did not have Wireless Internet, hard to believe but it is true – not all colleges have wireless. Thus, I am delayed in putting out the weekly newsletter until Monday morning as I am traveling this weekend. I will grab the weekly data for tracking and have that information also updated on Monday.

As for next week, I will be in South Korea for the launch of the OpenStack Korea User Group sponsored by KT and doing various other presentations on OpenStack at Korea University and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency. I will be sure to post lots of pictures from these events on the OpenStack Flickr account.


OpenStack Developer Activity Review (January 29 – February 4)

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.


Developer Mailing List (archive:


  • Number of OpenStack Developers on Contributors List – 139 (+2 for week)
  • Cactus Release Status – 25 Blueprints (
    • 4 Essential; 2 High; 4 Medium; 7 Low; 8 Undefined

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