Lwood-20170115

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 9 to 15 January for openstack-dev:

  • ~382 Messages (down about 33% relative to the long term average)
  • ~145 Unique threads (down about 19% relative to the long term average)

Traffic once again quiet but trajectory is positive after the break.  A reminder that I’ve changed the reporting slightly to be against the long term average (since 22 June 2015), a pretty graph to follow one week soon, truly!

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Improving Vendor Driver Discoverability

Mike Perez puts forward a proposal for improving the availability and accuracy of vendor specific driver information across OpenStack projects.  This has been the purview of the driverlog project which in turn, amongst other things, provides data that is used in the OpenStack Marketplace.

One of the difficulties put forward has been keeping this information current, residing as it currently does in a central json file – many projects would prefer to maintain this information within their projects – somewhat tricky to do if it’s in a common file.

Among some other suggestions for the process, Mike volunteers to create files for each project involved to bootstrap this process and then turn them over to be maintained by the project therafter.  Data in these per-project files will be aggregated together to produce the final results used by the Marketplace and elsewhere.

List of all Pike PTG Etherpads

From Thierry Carrez a quick email where he notes there is now a list of Etherpads for the various projects present at the Pike PTG.

End of Week Wrap-ups

Two this week from Ruby Loo and Richard Jones for Ironic and Horizon respectively.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

No traffic particularly stood out on the other lists this last week.

People and Projects

PTL nominations & Changes

Core nominations & changes

  • [Kolla] Adding Jeffrey Zhang (jeffrey4l) to kolla-kubernetes-core because he is release liaison – Steve Dake
  • [Kuryr] Ocata cycle ending and proposing new people as Kuryr cores (Liping Mao and Ilya Chukhnakov) – Toni Segura Puimedon

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

Attending sessions at linux.conf.au this week so no tunes, but many a good talk :)

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

 

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Lwood-20170108

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 2 to 8 January for openstack-dev:

  • ~284 Messages (down about 50% relative to the long term average)
  • ~115 Unique threads (down about 35% relative to the long term average)

Traffic quiet but heading back up after the break.  Note that I’ve changed the reporting slightly to be against the long term average (calculated since 22 June 2015). As noted previously it’s been suggested to me a graph might be a nice thing to do – scheming towards same has begun…

Welcome back and Happy New Year – this is the first Lwood for 2017, I hope yours was a pleasant break if you had one!  Mine was dominated by boxes and interstate travel, but done in excellent company making it well and truly agreeable enough :)

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

While we were out…

A few quickies from the break that seemed worth flagging even if briefly;

  • OSSN-0074 “Nova metadata service should not be used for sensitive information”, courtesy of Luke Hinds
  • An update penned by Kendall Nelson from the Storyboard team that includes an overview on the decision to move to Storyboard from Launchpad.
  • A reminder about the upcoming PTL election season coming up in January, also from Kendall Nelson
  • A piece on a prototype HW VNC console for certain Dell servers by Pavlo Shchelokovskyy
  • A report on doing live migration performance test of 100 compute nodes courtesy of Pawel Koniszewski

OpenStack Release calendar in ICS form

Doug Hellmann writes that there is now a ICS version of the Ocata release schedule available online here.

Lwood Feedback Survey

Flagging this one more time and again noting my thanks to those readers who have already provided feedback through the survey mentioned previously. If you haven’t already done so and would like to, I’d welcome your thoughts :)

The feedback has been very positive, thank you, it seems this modest effort does indeed fill a useful niche for folk in among the other sources out there so will keep at it, with a few tweaks to come.

New Projects

  • Picasso – Functions as a Service (FaaS) – Details here in the Wiki – From Derek Schultz

End of Week Wrap-ups

Just the two from the last weeks of December from Ruby Loo and Richard Jones for Ironic and Horizon respectively.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

The Forum in More Detail

From Tom Fifield an email over on the OpenStack mailing list where he points to an article he wrote that goes into some detail about the upcoming “Forum”.  The Forums along with the PTG events are the nominal replacement of the Design Summits of old.

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

  • [All] Proposing Steve Martinelli for project-team-guide core – Thierry Carrez
  • [Docs] Stepping down from Core – Matt Kassawara
  • [Ironic] Stepping down as PTL after this cycle – Jim Rollenhagen
  • [Kolla] Removal of Dave Wang from the kolla-kubernetes-core team – Steven Dake

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

Due in part to the absence of a fully operational home office (and in particular speakers) post move, no tunes for this week’s Lwood :)

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

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Lwood-20161218

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 12 to 18 December for openstack-dev:

  • ~413 Messages (up about 36% relative to last week)
  • ~134 Unique threads (up about 30% percent relative to last week)

Traffic levels bounced back up again, but the overall trend is towards quieter – it’s been suggested a graph might be a nice thing to do and will look into doing just such a thing.

This is the final Lwood for 2016 – I won’t be putting one together on 26 December 26 or 2 January.  Normal service will resume on 9 January.  I take this opportunity then to wish you and yours the very best for the upcoming festive season however and wherever you might celebrate it, and wish you all the best for 2017 – Hugh :)

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Lwood Feedback Survey

My thanks to those readers who have already provided feedback through the survey I mentioned in last week’s Lwood.  If you haven’t already done so and would like to, I’d welcome your thoughts.

Thus far the feedback has been very positive, thank you, it seems this modest effort does indeed fill a useful niche for folk in among the other sources out there.

Pike Community Goals work continues

Emilien Macchi continues the thread he started late November with a bit of an update on how the feedback gathering has been going – in short quite well. The details are in the etherpad here – a wide range of goals have been defined – code cleanups, more complete testing of IPv6 and Rolling Upgrade just a sample.

The thread continued with a little discussion and explanation about process, but the bulk of it is what ended up in etherpad.  Worth a read if you’re curious about OpenStack wide endeavours.

Many a cancelled team meeting

A general reminder that many project teams and working groups have cancelled their regularly occurring meetings over the coming few weeks as folk head off on holiday.  At a quick glance this included Nova, Requirements, Zaqar, Designate, Sahara, Searchlight and Glance – suggest double check yours to save that unnecessary early morning or late night :)

End of Week Wrap-ups

Just the two from Ruby Loo and Richard Jones for Ironic and Horizon respectively.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

CfP Opens for OpenStack Summit Boston May 2017

An announcement that hit a bunch of lists but not, as far as I could see, openstack-dev was for the opening of Call for Presentations at the OpenStack Summit in Boston next year.  Erin Disney’s email has all the details for the event that will run May 8-11 in one of the nicest cities in the US :)

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

For no particular reason, no tunes for this week’s Lwood either :)

Although I say so in the opening remarks, I again wish all the very best for the upcoming holiday period and year to follow :)

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

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Lwood-20161211

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 5 to 11 December for openstack-dev:

  • ~304 Messages (down about 25% relative to last week)
  • ~103 Unique threads (down about 14% percent relative to last week)

As the calendar year draws to a close, things are getting quieter on OpenStack Dev. Before you sign off for the year, please consider completing the survey I’ve put together about Lwood – more details below. My thanks to folk who have already done so :)

A heads up that this is the second to last Lwood for 2016 – I won’t be putting one together on 26 December or 2 January.  Normal service will resume on 9 January :)

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Lwood Feedback Survey

I’m pleased that Lwood still generates positive commentary from across the OpenStack Community, but figure as the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to gather some feedback.

So I’ve put together a survey.  It will probably take no more than five minutes to complete and I would be very grateful if you’d take some time to fill it out.  Thank you in anticipation :)

DefCore Committee now called Interop Working Group

Egle Sigler noted that acting on an initial request from the Board of Directors earlier in the year, the DefCore group has changed it’s name to better reflect its current mission.  Egle’s email has more details but in short the name change has been underway for some months and has now reached the point where the transition is complete.

Ocata Bugsmash in Shenzen a Great Success

Sean McGinnis gave an enthusiastic summary of a very successful sounding event in Shenzen, China – the Ocata Bugsmash.  Huawei and Intel were among the supporters of what sounds like productive week.  Sean goes on to encourage the event to become a multi location happening for each cycle, not a bad idea I’d reckon!

OpenStack Summit Barcelona summary of summaries

A somewhat late but important one from Jeremy Stanley covering the Infra sessions which will be of interest to all who make use of OpenStack infrastructure. Remainder of the summaries are listed here.

End of Week Wrap-ups

Just the two from Ruby Loo and Richard Jones for Ironic and Horizon respectively.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Shamail Tahir announced that the Active User Contributor (AUC) Working Group is being disbanded.  While it might at first glance seem a little odd to celebrate the end of a Working Group, quite the contrary – the point of the WG was to accomplish a particular OpenStack wide task and then close down in an orderly fashion.  Job done and a credit to all involved.

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

None this week that I could see.

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

For no particular reason, no tunes for the week’s Lwood :)

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

 

 

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Lwood-20161204

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 28 November to 4 December for openstack-dev:

  • ~407 Messages (up about 11% relative to last week)
  • ~120 Unique threads (down about 4% percent relative to last week)

While the Message count was up this was mostly due to a couple of threads running quite long, the Thread count itself more or less within the normal week to week variance.  All considered a fairly quiet week on the list, but some good discussions as you’ll see…

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

The Future of OpenStack Needs You

Is the email subject Ildikó Vancsa used in a timely rallying cry seeking folk to get involved in the various mentoring and training efforts that are undertaken prior to the Summits.  She notes that the training at tje Barcelona Summit was very successful (90+ attendees) and that there’s a desire to have more people get involved in this very worthwhile endeavour.

Baseball Win Results in Cirros Image Password Change

Ihar Hrachyshka notes that the recent win by the Chicago Cubs in US World Series Baseball finals has resulted in a change to the default password for the popular Cirros images.  It was ‘cubswin:)’ but is now ‘gocubsgo’

As Scott Moser points out in a reply to the thread, it wasn’t a “just because” change – amongst other things the ‘:)’ characters were hard or impossible to type from some devices/consoles – hence reverting to alphabet only but retaining the spirit of the original :)

Community wide Goals for Pike

Emilien Macchi wrote a short update about the endeavour to accomplish OpenStack Wide goals each release, for Ocata it was “Remove copies of Incubated Oslo Code” – the process is now starting to arrive at similar goal(s) for Pike.  He puts forward three actions that can be taken now towards this: (paraphrased) – soliciting feedback for the first iteration of this process, looking at the goals backlog and choosing some goals for Pike.

Emilien closes in thanking folk for their participation and inviting feedback.

OpenStack-Ansible Deployment Guide goes live

Alexandra Settle announced the OpenStack-Ansible Deployment Guide is now available on the docs.openstack.org website.

While a very useful piece of work in it’s own right, it has an additional positive effect of paving the way for many other deployment projects to publish their deployment guides.

Allowing Teams based on Vendor Specific Drivers

Doug Hellman kicked off one of the longer and more involved (but all but entirely constructive) threads of the week past.  In it he seeks to open the conversation about how best to be inclusive for teams/projects that are specific to vendor hardware without compromising the broader OpenStack goals of openness and inclusiveness.

In essence the issue is that a project that is solely dedicated to providing drivers for a (say) FooBar Electronics™ network adaptor will likely largely involve staff attached to FooBar Electronics (FBE) the company.  This can lead to a bit of a mono-culture or, if FBE act poorly, mean they can make it hard/impossible for outsiders to contribute.  On the other hand, FBE (rightly, I think) want it to be clear that they are contributing positively to OpenStack and that their hardware is considered legitimately supported by OpenStack.

I think the wrinkle, by and large becomes the right balance between wording/rules on the one hand and trust of organisations to do the right thing on the other.  The Linux Kernel community has managed this pretty well over the years and there were a couple of posts that alludes to that fact and there are some lessons that might be drawn on.

It’s an interesting thread to read and an important one – OpenStack has an unusually high reliance on “Enterprise” grade hardware and unusually high expectations on it working solidly.  And that hardware of course isn’t just servers, it’s network switches and other broader infrastructure.

OpenStack Summit Barcelona summary of summaries

A final reminder that there’s a summary of summaries from the summit in Barcelona here.

End of Week Wrap-ups

To their credit, Ruby Loo and Richard Jones have been keeping the cadence of these weekly summaries going – just the thing if you want a nicely detailed, single point update on Ironic and Horizon respectively.

Upcoming Survey: The Future of Lwood

Please keep an eye out – as 2016 draws to a close I’m contemplating the future of Lwood – the feedback I get is consistently positive (thanks!) but it’s harder to get a feel for the overall reach/readership. To that end I’ll be doing a little survey in the coming couple of weeks and would welcome your feedback please when the time comes – a link will be in the next few Lwoods.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

If you’re an operator, please consider participating in the Deployment/Installation survey that Piet Kruithof mentions on the OpenStack-Operators list as they need a few more respondents.  Other than that things were pretty quiet, at least from an Lwood standpoint on the various other OpenStack lists.

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

This edition of Lwood brought to you by AC/DC (Side 2 of Back in Black), Marillion (Misplaced Childhood, Clutching At Straws) and Glenn Hughes (Resonate which I loved on first listen and it’s continuing to impress every sitting).

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

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Lwood-20161127

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 21 to 27 November for openstack-dev:

  • ~367 Messages (down about 16% relative to last week)
  • ~125 Unique threads (down about 24% percent relative to last week)

Not surprisingly Message and Thread countsdropped back down again last week as many in the OpenStack community observed the Thanksgiving Holidays in the US. In a spare moment I goofed about a bit and looked at the overall trends since July 2015 when I started Lwood and the overall trend for Messages is quite noticeably down. The trend for Threads is down too but not as markedly – I conject that the overall variety/level of discourse is staying fairly constant, but the average thread is getting shorter – a sign perhaps of consensus being reached more rapidly and/or more involved discussions shifting to commentary in blueprints, reviews etc.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

What exactly is the Steward Working Group anyhow ?

Is the quasi-rhetorical question posed by Colette Alexander in her email. In her post you’ll find a very succinct explanation of the SWG activities – I dare say of interest to all involved in OpenStack and worth a read.

Liberty released tagged End of Life

Tony Breeds notes that in keeping with usual OpenStack process, the Liberty release is now tagged EoL – if you’re still using it, now might be a good to time to plan not to :)

OpenStack Summit Barcelona summary of summaries

Just a reminder that there’s a summary of summaries from the summit in Barcelona here.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Things were pretty quiet, at least from an Lwood standpoint on the various other OpenStack lists.

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

This edition of Lwood brought to you by Mr. Mister (Welcome to the Real World), Glenn Hughes (Resonate) and a couple of other tunes. On the off chance you like rock/heavy rock, please do yourself a favour and check out Resonate – it’s goosebumps inducing good – best thing I’ve heard all year and I fully expect will end up in my long term top ten album list – it’s excellent.

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

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Lwood-20161120

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 14 to 20 November for openstack-dev:

  • ~436 Messages (up about 14% relative to last week)
  • ~164 Unique threads (up about two percent relative to last week)

Traffic levels slowly coming back up post-Barcelona.  I suspect the Thanksgiving Holidays in the US may be slowing things a little too with folk in that neck of the woods traveling towards the end of the week.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

OpenStack Summit Barcelona summary of summaries

A handful more of summaries from the summit in Barcelona – the complete list aggregated from the last few Lwoods is here.

Oaktree – A friendly end-user oriented API layer

Monty Taylor shared some information about Oaktree – a work in progress that will provide a consistent API that works across clouds from multiple vendors.  As Monty puts it “oaktree is a gRPC-based API porcelain service for OpenStack that is based on the shade library and I’d love some help in writing it.”

Early days but looks like a pretty cool endeavour and has been well received by the openstack-dev community thus far.  Check it out :)

Tricircle now officially an OpenStack “Big Tent” project

Joe Huang wrote to say that Tricircle, a project that aims to provide networking automation for Neutron in multi-region OpenStack clouds, has officially been accepted as a big-tent project.  Congrats to all involved!

New Release Announcement list up and running

Thierry Carrez posted to advise the new mailing list for automatically generated (and hence sometimes quite noisy) release announcements.  More details in Thierry’s email or you can subscribe here.

Acknowledging Community goals for Ocata

Doug Hellmann reminded the community that quite a few teams are yet to acknowledge the community communication goals for Ocata.  Anne Gentle followed up to say she and Doug had done a short video that explains this new process.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Over on OpenStack Operators, Blair Bethwaite pointed out a live blog he was curating that details OpenStack related goings on at SuperComputer16. Melvin Hillsman posted a followup about the poll to decide the location for the Ops Midcycle on March 15 & 16 next year – off to Milano it is! :)

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

No tunes, but did enjoy playing a little virtual Hammond B3 during typing breaks this evening (I didn’t record this evenings noodling, but if you’re curious I’m playing the same virtual instrument here, albeit turned up to eleven…)  Aforementioned CD didn’t arrive – there are downsides to being in the antipodes sometimes :/

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

 

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OpenStack Summit Barcelona 2016 Summary of Summaries

Background

The last few editions of Lwood have had a list of links to the mailing list posts where the writers had provided a summary of particular Design Summit Project sessions.

Like the one from earlier in the year for Austin, the list below is the combination of these in one (hopefully!) easily searchable list :)

Project Summaries

Summaries posted to the OpenStack-Dev Mailing list

Apologies for any I’ve missed, corrections welcome :)

20161212 – Added Infra Sessions Recap

 

 

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Lwood-20161113

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 7 to 13 November for openstack-dev:

  • ~381 Messages (down about 10% relative to last week)
  • ~161 Unique threads (down about a percent relative to last week)

A pretty quiet week on list – traffic down a bit overall, I’ve a sneaking suspicion folk are still somewhat in the post-Barcelona recovery stage :)

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

OpenStack Summit Barcelona summary of summaries

This week saw a few more summaries from the summit in addition to those reported last week.

My apologies to anyone missed – please feel free to email corrections!  As per the Austin summit, these will get collated into an overall Barcelona page later this week or early next.  Stay tuned :)

Registrations open for OpenStack Project Teams Gathering (PTG) event

Thierry Carrez flagged the fact that Registrations are now open for the inaugural PTG even in Atlanta, GA during the week of February 20.

OpenStack Conference in Canberra, Australia

…was a great success and lovely to see some familiar faces from around the community in my hometown :)  Had two people come up and say thanks for Lwood too which was nice :)

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Over on OpenStack Operators, Melvin Hillsman posted a Barcelona Retrospective and Saverio Proto pointed out there is a poll to decide the location for the Ops Midcycle on March 15 & 16 next year – either Milano or Tokyo, actually kinda tough call that one I’d reckon :)

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

Back home today but no tunes, normal service will likely be resumed last week, not least of which because my copy of Glenn Hughes’ new album should have arrived by then ;)

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

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Lwood-20161106

Introduction

Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 31 October to 6 November for openstack-dev:

  • ~424 Messages (up about 182% relative to last week)
  • ~163 Unique threads (up about 139% relative to last week)

No surprises that traffic both in message and thread count bounced back this week after a Summit induced lull last week.  Even with this dramatic rebound, the overall message count still only at about 75% of the long term average.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

OpenStack Summit Barcelona summary of summaries

Following the well received item put together after the Austin summit, here is a summary of the various posts to the list this week past that err, summarised what happened in Barcelona.  The majority of them are project specific, a couple are personal recollections that span the event as a whole.

My apologies to anyone missed – please feel free to email corrections!  As per the Austin summit, these will get collated into an overall Barcelona page in the next week or so.  Stay tuned :)

Minor tweak to Ocata Release Date

Doug Hellman writes that the release date for Ocata will now be Wednesday February 22 instead of Thursday February 23, this to give the Release team more time during the final week to prepare packages after the final tags are applied.

Changes to Release Announcements

Thierry Carrez advised that there are plans afoot to create a new mailing list (likely called release-announce) to which all automated/bot generated release information would go.  This intended in part to reduce the “noise” that occurs when project that comprise many components do a new spin.

The reply-to field will point to openstack-dev so that normal discourse can occur there and the list will, by default, be in digest mode – again to minimise inbox noise.  More details in Thierry’s post and the ensuing thread.

Cross Project Discussion about Proprietary Driver Code

Sean McGinnis gave a rundown on a cross-project session that was held last week about the use of proprietary code, libraries, binaries etc. in OpenStack drivers.  As he alludes to, some of the challenges faced include where to draw the line with the drivers and what is an appropriate policy to have in place for this overall – to determine what is ok and what isn’t.

A short but important thread, worthy of your time if you’re working with hardware that makes use of code that falls into these categories.

New OpenStack Project – Valence

Malini Bhandaru wrote to announce Valence – a project that provides support for integrating Rack Scale Devices into OpenStack.

OpenStack Conference in Canberra, Australia

Courtesy of Michael Still – a heads up about an upcoming OpenStack Foundation event in Canberra.

I will concede that I am being unashamedly parochial in singling out an OpenStack conference in my home town – but hey, if you’re around, check it out and please find me and come say hi! :)

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Another quiet week on the other lists, at least from an Lwood perspective.

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

Miscellanea

Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

Credits

This weeks edition of Lwood once again brought to you by the birdsongs and other background sounds of Brunswick, Melbourne.

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

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