Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week ending 7 February 2016. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for week 1 to 7 February 2016:

  • ~585 Messages (down about 6% relative to last week)
  • ~185 Unique threads (up about 4% relative to last week)

Steady as it goes this week pretty much.

Notable Discussions

Review requested for Rolling Upgrades and Updates user story

Kenny Johnston writes on behalf of the Product Working Group seeking feedback/additional reviews on a user story that discusses Rolling Updates and Upgrades.  If you’re working on or interested in improving upgrades please comment whether you’re a user or developer or both.  Given the importance of upgrades/updates for the OpenStack community (users and developers alike) this is a conversation worth joining :)

What makes it “Open” enough for OpenStack ?

Thierry Carrez kicked off a long but interesting thread where he opines “…If you need proprietary software or a commercial entity to fully use the functionality of a project or getting serious about it, then it should not be accepted in OpenStack as an official project…”  Thierry’s post and the discourse that follows is an intriguing and (generally!) well thought out discussion around this knotty topic.

Doug Hellman notes early in the thread that there is a more concrete case being considered at present in the form of the Poppy Project – a project that provides an Open Source front end/API to otherwise commercial services.

Well worth a read, particularly if you work for commercial entity that provides OpenStack related services and contribute resources to same.

The Trouble With Names

Sean Dague posted a thought provoking piece on the difficulty with names in OpenStack.  This in the context of project names (e.g. “nova”), common/generic names (e.g. “compute”) as well as namespaces in code repositories and elsewhere.

A lengthy discussion ensued with a general agreement that there was a need to do better, slightly less consensus on how that might achieved.

My impression and certainly my own experience is that many newcomers to OpenStack struggle with the “in joke” nature of some names in the early days and so it becomes part of the barrier to entry during that crucial period.  Please take a read of the thread and throw your views into the mix if you’re so inclined :)

Time to separate Design Summits from OpenStack conferences ?

In what looks like it will become a busy thread this week, Jay Pipes posits that perhaps the time has come to separate the OpenStack Design Summits from the more commercially oriented aspects of the Conference.

An interesting dialog follows with folk speaking for and against, but invariably constructively about the idea. James Bottomley is one of a number of folk who contributed to the discussion – he gives an interesting perspective from the experiences of the Linux Foundation and broader Linux community.

New API Guidelines for cross project review

From Michael McCune one new API guideline up for cross project review – “Must not return server-side tracebacks

OpenStack Mentoring

Mike Perez followed up last weeks post with more details about the OpenStack Mentoring program and the importance of same to growing the OpenStack community.  if you’re interested in helping out, or finding a mentor yourself, Mike’s post has the details.

Further DocImpact Changes

Lana Brindley gave an update on changes to the behaviour of the DocImpact script.  The result of this most recent set of changes is to revert the earlier tweaks and in so doing shift the responsibility for triage of incoming DocImpact changes into the project teams themselves.  More details in Lana’s post or here.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Some of the OpenStack related events that cropped up on the mailing list this past week.  Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s comprehensive Events Page for a comprehensive list!

Midcycles & Sprints

People and Projects

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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This edition of Lwood brought to you by Joe Walsh (Funk 49-50) and Booker T Jones (Live, The Road from Memphis, Potato Hole) amongst other tunes.

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