[openstack-announce] OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 1 – 8)

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Fri Feb 8 23:53:02 UTC 2013

    Highlights of the week

      Best way to brag about contributing to Grizzly?

Contributors to OpenStack Folsom received a nice patch to stick on 
something you carry every day like a backpack or your favorite sweater. 
Would you like to get a patch for Grizzly, too? Would you rather get 
something else to brag about your ‘Contributor’ status? Let us know your 

      Packstack: Openstack Install tool

There is a new tool that installs Openstack either on bare metal or Vms: 
it can be found on github under the fedora-openstack organization. 
Packstack is currently in its first ages and still under heavy 
development but, it’s already capable of installing, customize some 
parameters and distribute most of the Openstack modules on a single 
server or several as well. It currently supports Red Hat based distros 
but there’s space for more.

      Testing <http://anteaya.info/blog/2013/02/07/testing/> (OpenStack)

Anita Kuno <http://anteaya.info/>, one of our awesome intern of OPW 
program, tells the tales common to new developers learning about 
OpenStack developer’s community. In this new installation she tells us 
how she had to run some tests in /opt/stack/nova and every command 
failed. Why? She didn’t know. But now she does.

      Cloud Prizefight: OpenStack vs. VMware

There have been many discussions in the cloud landscape comparing VMware 
and OpenStack. In fact, it’s one of the most popular topics among those 
thinking about using OpenStack. Mirantis’ Lee Xie judged the two in the 
following categories: design, features, use cases, and value. The 
categories are scored on a 10-point scale and then tallied to determine 
the winner.

      In a nutshell: How Does OpenStack work?

Victoria Martínez de la Cruz <http://vmartinezdelacruz.com/>, another 
awesome intern of OPW program, uses pictures and words to explain in a 
blog post how OpenStack works.

    Security Advisories

  * Keystone denial of service through invalid token requests
    (CVE-2013-0247) <http://markmail.org/message/tan3hpm3rlpqb3rf>

    Tips and Tricks

  * By Adam Young <http://adam.younglogic.com/>: Using Puppet to setup
    PostgreSQL for Keystone on Fedora
  * By Victoria Martínez de la Cruz <http://vmartinezdelacruz.com/>:
    TryStack: OpenStack for fun and profit

    Upcoming Events

  * OpenStack Mini-Conf at gnuNify
    <http://gnunify.in/2013/events/OpenStack_Mini_Conf> Feb 15, 2013 –
    Pune, India Details <http://gnunify.in/2013/event/OpenStack_Mini_Conf>
  * Second Swiss OpenStack User Group Meeting
    <http://www.meetup.com/zhgeeks/events/97648722/> Feb 19, 2013 –
    Zurich, Switzerland Details
  * SCALE 11x <https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale11x/> Feb 22 – 24,
    2013 – Los Angeles, CA Details
  * Pulse Open Cloud Summit
    Mar 03, 2013 – MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV Details
  * Pulse 2013
    <https://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/pulse/agenda/index.html> Mar
    04 – 06, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV Details
  * OpenStack Day Tokyo 2013 <http://openstackdays.com/en/> Mar 12, 2013
    – Tokyo, Japan Details <http://openstackdays.com/en/>
  * OpenStack Swift API Sprint at PyCon 2013
    <https://us.pycon.org/2013/community/sprints/swift/> Mar 18, 2013 –
    Santa Clara, CA Details
  * OpenStack Developers Meetup
    <http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/> Mar 21, 2013 – Atlanta,
    GA Details <http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/>
  * 1st OpenStack User Group Nordics meetup
    <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-User-Group-Nordics/events/95258382/> Apr
    03, 2013 – Kista, Sweden Details
  * OpenStack Summit April 2013
    <http://www.openstack.org/summit/portland-2013/> Apr 15 – 18, 2013 –
    Portland, OR Details <http://www.openstack.org/summit/portland-2013/>
  * OpenStack Israel <http://www.openstack.org/> May 27, 2013 –
    Tel-Aviv, Israel Coming Soon <http://www.openstack.org/>

    Reports From Past Events


            TryStack.cn 2013 first meetup

    Other News

  * Q&A with Lucas Welch Senior Communications Manager at Opscode:
    What’s cooking at Opscode?
    <http://rafstack.tumblr.com/post/42590542410>Consumerization of IT
    or Death: OpenStack and Agile IT Operations
  * Altai v1.1.0 with LDAP/AD support
  * OpenStack Board of Directors Talks: Episode 7 with Joshua McKenty,
    co-Founder and CTO of Piston Cloud Computing
  * OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary
    and full logs

    Welcome New Contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * Kurt Martin, HP
  * Svetlana Shturm, Mirantis
  * Mitsuhiko Yamazaki, NEC
  * Andrea Frittoli, HP
  * James Morgan, Rackspace
  * Jesse Pretorius
  * Nathan Reller, JHU APL
  * Rami Vaknin, Redhat

/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 
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