[openstack-dev] Finding people to work on the EC2 API in Nova

Alexandre Levine alevine at cloudscaling.com
Fri Jan 30 19:27:16 UTC 2015


Our team can take the effort. We're the ones doing the stackforge EC2 
API and we can maintain the nova's EC2 in acceptable state for the time 
being as well.
If you can give us any permissions and leverage to not just contribute 
fixes and tests but also have a say in approval of those (maybe to just 
one of us) then it'll be fast. Otherwise it'll happen in due time but 
our previous attempts to contribute some fixes for EC2 API in nova took 
usually more than half a year to get through.

Best regards
   Alex Levine

On 1/30/15 3:01 AM, Michael Still wrote:
> Hi,
> as you might have read on openstack-dev, the Nova EC2 API
> implementation is in a pretty sad state. I wont repeat all of those
> details here -- you can read the thread on openstack-dev for detail.
> However, we got here because no one is maintaining the code in Nova
> for the EC2 API. This is despite repeated calls over the last 18
> months (at least).
> So, does the Foundation have a role here? The Nova team has failed to
> find someone to help us resolve these issues. Can the board perhaps
> find resources as the representatives of some of the largest
> contributors to OpenStack? Could the Foundation employ someone to help
> us our here?
> I suspect the correct plan is to work on getting the stackforge
> replacement finished, and ensuring that it is feature compatible with
> the Nova implementation. However, I don't want to preempt the design
> process -- there might be other ways forward here.
> I feel that a continued discussion which just repeats the last 18
> months wont actually fix the situation -- its time to "break out" of
> that mode and find other ways to try and get someone working on this
> problem.
> Thoughts welcome.
> Michael

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