[Openstack-announce] OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Aug 31-Sep 7)

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Fri Sep 7 22:06:40 UTC 2012

    Highlights of the week

      New OpenStack Foundation Gold Members: Intel, VmWare, NEC

Today, the OpenStack Board of Directors approved the applications of
three companies wishing to become Gold Members: Intel, NEC and VMware.
The factors considered by the Board included a commitment to helping
achieve the OpenStack Foundation Mission through demonstrated and
potential contribution to the OpenStack community in terms of code,
adoption into product roadmaps, adoption as an end user, geographic and
industry diversity and community development efforts. Join us to welcome
them to the Foundation.

      Session proposals for the Design Summit now open

Differently from previous OpenStack Design Summit and Confernece, this
time the "Design Summit" is a specific track in the overall "OpenStack
Summit" event. It is different from other tracks, too. Please make sure
to read the full announcement
and help make this summit the best Design Summit ever.

        Caimito 0.9 -- WebDAV frontend
        <http://markmail.org/message/hcnyvanvu6pojjxq>for OpnStack Swift
        Cloud Storage <http://markmail.org/message/hcnyvanvu6pojjxq>

Caimito is an open source (Apache Software License 2.0) WebDAV,caching,
and content management and delivery server frontend for cloud storage.
Caimito supports Openstack Swift Storage
<http://openstack.org/projects/storage/> (Rackspace, Softlayer, etc.),
and Amazon S3 <http://aws.amazon.com/s3/>. Caimito also features a REST
API in addition to the Web interface for configuring user access.
Caimito is designed with an event-driven and non-blocking architecture
for Scalability. Caimito is ideal for Hosting and Reseller environments.

      Quantum vs. Nova-network in Folsom

tl;dr both Quantum and nova-network will be core and fully supported in
Folsom. More details from Quantum and Nova PTLs on Quantum vs.
Nova-network in Folsom <http://markmail.org/message/yvkaq7jubab6vkjh>.

      OpenStack, Xen and XenServer: a match made in Heaven!

A report from John Garbutt, back from XenSummit in San Diego.  There was
lots of OpenStack related news in many of the CloudOpen sessions,
including the announcement from SUSE that they have an OpenStack
distribution that supports Xen.

        XCP-XAPI on Precise

The Citrix-Openstack team is already running automated OpenStack tests
against the stable, and the latest XenServer. As the XCP-XAPI is already
available for Ubuntu systems, the team plans to run the tests against
that platform as well.

      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.

    Security announcements

  * Horizon, Open redirect through 'next' parameter (CVE-2012-3540)
  * Keystone, Lack of authorization for adding users to tenants

    Tips and tricks

  * By Mirantis: Using Software Load Balancing in High Availability (HA)
    for OpenStack Cloud API Services
  * By Mate Lakat: VHD to OpenStack using a XAPI host plugin
  * By Brian Waldon: Upgrading OpenStack Glance -- Essex to Folsom
  * A paper on handling compromised components of IaaS with a specific
    use case in OpenStack. Definitely worth a read: Aryan TaheriMonfared
    / Martin G Jaatun -- Handling Compromised Components in an IaaS
    Cloud Installation
  * By Everett Toews: Getting jclouds and OpenStack work together

    Upcoming Events

  * OpenStack Summit <http://openstack.org/> Oct 15 -- 18, 2012 -- San
    Diego, CA

    Other news

  * OpenStack election of Project Tech Leads is ongoing. Results will be
    announced on September 13th
  * OpenStack Project Meeting 2012-09-04: Summary
    and Meeting log

    Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * Matthew Treinish, IBM
  * lrqrun
  * Constantine Peresypkin, Litestack
  * jiangwt100
  * John Dunning
  * Duncan Thomas
  * Brian Rosmaita, Rackspace
  * Rosario Di Somma, Dreamhost
  * Peng Yuwei
  * Mathew Odden, IBM
  * Ian Wells, Cisco
  * Dermot Tynan, HP
  * Dongdong Zhou
  * Andrew James, HP

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