[openstack-announce] OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 15 – 22)

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Fri Feb 22 23:07:44 UTC 2013

    Highlights of the week

      Important CLA changes coming this weekend

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> (changes “LLC” to 
“Foundation”, restores a sentence from ASF 
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: http://openstack.org/register/.

      OpenStack outpaces Amazon, at least by hype

A study conducted by TrendKite shows that at this point OpenStack has 
more media mentions than Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus, CloudStack and 
OpenNebula combined. If that is not enough, another chart from the same 
study appears to show that “OpenStack” media mentions are on par with 
that of “Cloud Computing.”

      CloudEnvy: Development in the cloud!

Jake Dahn is working on a project called CloudEnvy which has potential 
to change the development patterns of web developers everywhere: it 
allows you to configure and distribute reproducible development 
environments in the cloud.

      Bring on the Crazy: Zero to Book in Five Days

Anne Gentle is leading a “crazy” project: a large, highly focused 
documentation sprint to write that operator’s guide — for operators by 
operators. Anne promised to pluck operators out of their day jobs, put 
them in a room, fuel them with coffee, BBQ, and TexMex, and get to 
writing. Sounds awesome to me: I’m voting for their panel On Writing the 
OpenStack Operations Manual in 5 Days 
at the upcoming OpenStack Summit.

      The OpenStack Gate <http://dague.net/2013/02/21/the-openstack-gate/>

The OpenStack project has a really impressive continuous integration 
system, which is one of its core strengths as a project. Every proposed 
change to our gerrit review <https://review.openstack.org/#/> system is 
subjected to a battery of tests on each commit, which has grown 
dramatically with time, and after formal review by core contributors, we 
run them all again before the merge. How can this gate merge hundreds of 
changes per day? Learn about Zuul, the OpenStack gatekeeper.

    Security Advisories

  * OSSA 2013-005] Keystone EC2-style authentication accepts disabled
    user/tenants (CVE-2013-0282)
  * OSSA 2013-004] Information leak and Denial of Service using XML
    entities (CVE-2013-1664, CVE-2013-1665)

    Tips and Tricks

  * By Victoria Martínez de la Cruz <http://vmartinezdelacruz.com/>: How
    to work with blueprints without losing your mind
  * By Anita Kuno <http://anteaya.info/>: OpenStack Release Cycle –
    n00b’s Eyeview
  * By Daniel P. Berrangé <https://www.berrange.com/>: A reminder why
    you should never mount guest disk images on the host OS
  * By Everett Toews <http://blog.phymata.com/>: Swift Only with
    OpenStack DevStack on the Rackspace Cloud
  * By Laura Alves <http://ladquin.dreamwidth.org/>: Doc for code and
    Doc as code – Part I <http://ladquin.dreamwidth.org/1207.html>
  * By Russell Bryant <http://russellbryantnet.wordpress.com/>:
    Deployment Considerations for nova-conductor Service in OpenStack
  * By Sébastien Han <http://sebastien-han.fr/>:override DHCP
    information sent by DNSMASQ to a VM

    Upcoming Events

  * SCALE 11x <https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale11x/> Feb 22 – 24,
    2013 – Los Angeles, CA 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 Paris Meetup
    <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-France/events/104394682/> Mar 19,
    2013 – Paris, France Details
  * World Hosting Days 2013
    <http://www.worldhostingdays.com/eng/index.php> Mar 19 – 21, 2013 –
    Rust, Germany Details <http://www.worldhostingdays.com/eng/index.php>
  * 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/>
  * GigaOM Structure <http://event.gigaom.com/structure/> Jun 19 – 20,
    2013 – San Francisco, CA Details <http://event.gigaom.com/structure/>

    Reports from previous events

  * OpenStack mini conference @gnunify.in
  * 2nd Swiss OpenStack User Group
  * TryStack.cn Community 2nd Meetup – 19th February 2013

    Other News

  * OpenStack wiki migration
  * OpenStack newcomers channel opening in Freenode
  * Grizzly-3 development milestone available (Keystone, Glance, Nova,
    Horizon, Quantum, Cinder)
  * OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary
    and full logs

    Welcome New Contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * Toshiyuki Hayashi, NTT
  * Joe Topjian
  * David Höppner
  * Erik Zaadi, IBM
  * Nathanael Burton
  * alatynskaya, Mirantis
  * David Peraza, IBM
  * Brant Knudson, IBM

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