[openstack-announce] OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 8 – 15)

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Sat Feb 16 00:43:07 UTC 2013

    Highlights of the week

      Important CLA changes coming in 10 days

Starting on February 24, 2013 all contributors MUST review and agree to 
the new OpenStack Individual Contributor License Agreement and provide 
updated contact information at 
https://review.openstack.org/#/settings/agreements. On that day the 
Gerrit interface will be changing to present the new CLA text referring 
to the OpenStack Foundation, and will prompt you to agree to it there. 
Any previous agreement with OpenStack LLC will be marked expired at that 
time. The text of the new agreement is available for your convenience 
<https://review.openstack.org/static/cla.html> (just changes “LLC” to 
“Foundation” and corrects a few typographical errors). You must also 
sign up for an OpenStack Foundation Individual Membership with the same 
E-mail address as used for your Gerrit contact information: 

      OpenStack Object Storage (aka Swift) for new contributors

As a developer, jumping into a mature codebase can be somewhat daunting. 
How is the code structured? What is the request flow? What’s the process 
for getting my changes contributed upstream? Find answers to these 
questions on this post by SwiftStack.

      Evolution of the incubation process

The Technical Committee approved a set of changes to the incubation 
process, the process through which a project becomes part of the 
co-ordinated, integrated OpenStack release. One of the visible change is 
the switch from using the term “Core projects” to “Integrated”.

      Upstream University at the OpenStack summit

Upstream University is organizing a session 
<http://upstream-university.org/apply/> in advance of the next OpenStack 
summit <http://www.openstack.org/summit/portland-2013/>, in Portland. If 
you can fly in two days ahead of the event to spend the weekend 
improving your OpenStack contribution skills, please consider submitting 
an application <http://upstream-university.org/apply/> to attend the 

      Python trademark at risk in Europe: Python Foundation needs your

For anyone who works in a company that has an office in a EU Community 
member state, the Python Software Foundation needs your help. There is a 
company in the UK that is trying to trademark the use of the term 
“Python” for all software, services, servers… pretty much anything 
having to do with a computer. The PSF is asking a letter on company 
letterhead to forward to their EU counsel. More details on PSF 

      Report of Openstack project on SF State University campus

Two students (Brandon Lai and Pascal Schuele) under supervision of prof. 
Sameer Verma worked on exploring the cloud computing space in Fall 2012. 
They built a demo/prototype of a private cloud platform on campus and 
presented at the end of the semester. Prof. Verma hopes to continue to 
expand this project in Spring 2013.

    Security Advisories

  * CVE-2013-0247 : Keystone denial of service through invalid token

    Tips and Tricks

  * By Matthias Runge <http://www.matthias-runge.de/>: How to create a
    custom theme for Horizon
  * By Julien Danjou <http://julien.danjou.info/blog/>: Cloud tools for
    Debian <http://julien.danjou.info/blog/2013/cloud-init-utils-debian>
  * By Derek Higgins <http://goodsquishy.com/>: Looking for a Fedora 18
    qcow2 image to use on openstack

    Upcoming Events

  * 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
  * OpenStack Delhi NCR Meetup
    <http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/102301202/> Feb
    22, 2013 – India Details
  * OpenStack in Production at Scale
    <http://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-NjZdcegA/events/103564202/> Feb
    28, 2013 – Chicago, IL Details
  * Pulse Open Cloud Summit
    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 Italia User Group: …dove eravamo rimasti?
    <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-User-Group-Italia/events/102481022/> Mar
    14, 2013 – Milano, Italy Details
  * OpenStack Object Storage (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/>

    Other News

  * February 12th OpenStack Foundation Board Meeting
  * XenAPINFS – Integrated with Glance
  * OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary
    and full logs

    Welcome New Contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * Tim Potter, HP
  * Jean-Baptiste RANSY, Alyseo
  * Nicholas Kuechler
  * Adalberto Medeiros, IBM

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