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

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Fri Jan 30 19:44:15 UTC 2015

+1 cloudscaling has been pretty involved in ec2 support for openstack for a
long while now.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Alexandre Levine <alevine at cloudscaling.com>

> Michael,
> 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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