[openstack-announce] OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 13 - 20)

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Sat Feb 21 00:33:17 UTC 2015

OpenStack Technical Committee Update: Project Reform Progress
Over the last few months, the Technical Committee has been discussing
plans to dissolve the binary concept of the integrated release and adapt
our projects structure to the future needs of collaborative development
in the OpenStack community. A specification was written to describe the
rationale for the reform and its goals. In the past weeks, the OpenStack
Technical Committee approved a first set of changes, affecting how
OpenStack upstream teams and projects developed by our community are

Contributing to open cloud projects without losing your mind

If you’re interested in contributing to OPNFV, OpenDaylight or
OpenStack, there are a few things to keep in mind to make the process

Welcome to the wild west of networking and cloud infrastructure

It may look like the wild west now, but the future of open networking
and cloud infrastructure is bright. That’s the main takeaway from a
panel featuring speakers from Red Hat, Ericsson, Cumulus Networks and
the OpenStack Foundation moderated by Neela Jacques at the Linux
Collaboration Summit.

Nice APIs: Limits in OpenStack SDK

Brian Curtin has been working with a team on the OpenStack SDK, a
project aimed at providing a great experience for Python developers who
use OpenStack. He and his colleagues want to enable people to build
great things on top of OpenStack and are looking for feedback.

The Road to Vancouver

      * Vote now for OpenStack Vancouver Summit presentations: Voting
        ends 5 p.m. Central Time Zone Monday, February 23.
      * Superuser Awards Nominations Now Open
      * Applications for OpenStack Travel Support Program with Tips for
        getting a travel grant to the next OpenStack Summit
      * Vancouver Summit Sponsorships Now Available
      * Canada Visa Information
      * Official Hotel Room Blocks
      * Next batch of invites to Kilo contributors will be sent after a
        new milestone is released

Relevant Conversations

      * GSoC2015: Its time for potential mentors and participants! And
        Call for mentors - Upstream Training, Google Summer of Code,
        Outreachy (AKA OPW) 
      * proposal for a "OpenStack Application Tutorial" application
      * Lets keep our community open, lets fight for it

Deadlines and Development Priorities

      * [cinder] Kilo Deadlines need to have a CI by end of K-3, March
        19th 2015
      * [cinder] Proposals for Liberty Summit 
      * [nova] List of all Feature Freeze Exception requests 

Reports From Previous Events

      * OpenStack Swift Hackathon

Security Advisories and Notices

      * None

Tips ‘n Tricks

      * By Daniel P. Berrangé: Nova metadata recorded in libvirt guest
        instance XML and Nova and its use of Olso Incubator Guru
        Meditation Reports
      * By Keith Tenzer: Building Custom Dashboards in OpenStack
      * By Tim Bell: Delegation of rights
      * By Sébastien Han: OpenStack and Backup
      * By Matt Fischer: Using Keystone’s LDAP Connection Pools to Speed
        Up OpenStack
      * By Dan Kingshott: Opensource Log Aggregation: Kibana
      * By Jamie Lennox: Loading Authentication Plugins
      * By Julien Danjou: Hacking Python AST: checking methods
      * By Adam Young: Adding an LDAP backed domain to a Packstack

Upcoming Events

The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar

      * Feb 19 - 20, 2015 World Techies Forum Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN
      * Mar 04, 2015 OpenStack Finland meetup Helsinki, Uusimaa, FI
      * Mar 04, 2015 #CloudBeerGothenburg Gothenburg, SE
      * Mar 04, 2015 Dallas OpenStack Meetup Plano, Texas, US
      * Mar 05, 2015 9thOpenStackUGMeetup Zurich, Zurich, CH
      * Mar 11 - 12, 2015 Cloud Expo Europe London, GB
      * Mar 11, 2015 Philadelphia OpenStack Meetup Philadelphia, PA, US
      * Mar 12, 2015 OpenStack NYC Meetup New York, NY, US
      * Mar 12, 2015 Ceph Day San Francisco San Francisco, California,
      * Mar 17, 2015 OpenStack Munich Meetup Munich, Bavaria, DE
      * Mar 26, 2015 PDX OpenStack Hackathon Portland, OR, US
      * Mar 26, 2015 #CloudBeerStockholm Stockholm, SE
      * Mar 31, 2015 Ceph Day Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands, NL
      * Apr 01, 2015 OpenStack Meetup DFW Frisco, Texas, US
      * Apr 08 - 16, 2015 PyCon 2015 Montreal, Quebec, CA
      * Apr 13 - 14, 2015 OpenStack Live Santa Clara, CA, US
      * Apr 15, 2015 iX OpenStack Tag Köln, NRW, DE
      * Apr 21 - 22, 2015 CONNECT 2015 Melbourne, Victoria, AU
      * Apr 22 - 23, 2015 China SDNNFV Conference Beijing, CN
      * Apr 22, 2015 OpenStack NYC Meetup New York, NY, US
      * Apr 23, 2015 OpenStack Philadelphia Meetup Philadelphia, PA, US
      * May 05 - 07, 2015 CeBIT AU 2015 Sydney, NSW, AU
      * May 18 - 22, 2015 OpenStack Summit May 2015 Vancouver, BC
      * Jun 11, 2015 OpenStack DACH Day 2015 Berlin, DE
      * Jul 20 - 24, 2015 OSCON 2015 Portland, OR, US
      * Aug 10 - 13, 2015 Gartner Catalyst Conference San Diego, CA, US
      * Sep 17, 2015 OpenStack Benelux Conference 2015 Bussum, NL
      * Oct 04 - 08, 2015 Gartner SymposiumITxpo Orlando, FL, US
      * Nov 15 - 20, 2015 Supercomputing 15 Austin, TX, US

Other News

      * Chris Anderson on how the cloud fosters innovation
      * Cumulus Networks and Mirantis: An Open Stack for Open Network
      * Three cloud computing myths, debunked
      * TaskFlow 0.7.1 released
      * Welcome new user group: OpenStack Turkey

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting
questions waiting for answers:

      * How to import existing volumes in Cinder
      * How to repair a broken fstab in guest VM?
      * Openstack orchestration of OpenShift without heat

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