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Image service

About this project

Glance image services include discovering, registering, and retrieving virtual machine images. Glance has a RESTful API that allows querying of VM image metadata as well as retrieval of the actual image. VM images made available through Glance can be stored in a variety of locations from simple filesystems to object-storage systems like the OpenStack Swift project.

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Are vulnerability issues managed by the OpenStack security team?
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is maintained following the common Stable branch policy
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Erno Kuvaja

Red Hat

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Last almost 5 years been employed by HP working in different organizations. I joined HP 2010 to be part of building a software support team for Northen European Region supporting enterprise customers using HP-UX and Linux systems. Moved to do backline support for Linux based clustered storage product and latest advancement in my career has been joining the HP Cloud team to work with Glance as developer and since november core reviewer.


I have been open source enthustiac since early teens when we installed Slackware linux to my friends computer. Out of the tech world I love my adrenaline. Does not matter if it comes in form of snowkiting, sky diving or rock climbing. Although living in Ireland has put a pause of lots of those and it can be seen on my frame.

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Join the Project Team Leader of Glance and core contributors for a "project update" reflecting current developments in the Pike cycle and discussion of future development activity. We dig into major issues and user needs, and how those needs can be addressed in current and future development. We also discuss hot topics from the Project Teams Gathering, and major development decisions agreed by the team. Get an in-depth look at the top features and enhancements Glance plans to deliver in the Pike Release.

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Most Active Individual Contributors

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