[openstack-dev] Barbican PTL Candidacy

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Mon Mar 31 17:26:41 UTC 2014


On 03/31/2014 12:18 PM, Jarret Raim wrote:
> I'd like to throw my name in for PTL for the Key Management Program which
> includes the Barbican, python-barbicanclient and Kite projects.
> I've been working on Barbican since the first line of code was committed
> and was responsible for building the team and desire at Rackspace to start
> the project. It is a confluence of ideas from my time as a security
> consultant, internal security architect and OpenStack contributor. I
> believe that Barbican is key to allowing other projects in OpenStack to
> expose desired features in the encryption space while meeting requirements
> from security or compliance conscious customers. Additionally, the team
> that we build for Barbican (both inside and outside of Rackspace) tends to
> draw security minded folks that contribute their time and expertise to the
> community.
> My goal for the Juno cycle is to move Barbican through the incubation
> process while incorporating the Kite work done in Keystone and filling out
> the next set of planned features. With the requirements for integration
> being clarified now, I'm not sure we'll be ready for integration in the
> Juno cycle, but we will certainly be tackling as many of those as possible.
> In addition to the integration work, Barbican has several community and
> feature goals:
> Community:
> * Continue to drive wider community adoption. We've had a great start with
> folks from HP, Nebula, Red Hat and others, but we want to continue to
> diversify the team.
> * Adopt a new blueprint system using Gerrit similar to Nova
> * Discuss the future of the oslo.crypto libraries with the Oslo team
> * Continue to evangelize Barbican and OpenStack in various venues through
> speaking and training engagements
> Features:
> * Asymmetric key generation and escrow support include support for
> external CAs
> * Land the Dogtag support patches from Red Hat
> * Auditing and logging compliance requirements
> * Land the preliminary work done for the Kite project
> Thanks,
> Jarret
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