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

Basic Stats for week 15 to 21 February 2016:

  • ~583 Messages (up about 17% relative to last week)
  • ~187 Unique threads (up about 13% relative to last week)

After a quieter week last week, this week we’re back to the same levels as the week prior to that, within a couple of messages/threads in fact.  A shorter Lwood too.

Notable Discussions

OpenStack Contributor Awards

Tom Fifield writes to announce a new round of community awards from the OpenStack Foundation which will be presented at the feedback session of the Summit.  Intended to be a community led award that recognises areas of the community that sometimes go a little unnoticed, the Foundation is actively seeking nominees – have a think about your peers and colleagues and give someone a nod! :)

Do we need lock fencing ?

So asks Josh Harlow in this post to the list.  While I don’t normally put deeper development related topics in Lwood this one came a little closer to home than most and provides an interesting if technical insight into why Distributed Programming is Difficult™

Dust off your Comp. Sci. memories and have a read of Josh’s post and the two articles he links to :)

Limiting the number of Core reviewer by company ?

Late in the week Steve Dake kicked off an interesting thread where he asks whether there is a need to avoid a future situation where any one company has a majority of core reviewers on a project.  He cites Kolla and the large footprint of both Mirantis and Red Hat as an example for consideration.

The general direction of the thread at this early stage seems to be that there probably isn’t a need to artificially limit things – default to trust, assume good will on the part of the individuals involved being a recurring theme.  A thread worth a read :)

Some Midcycle Summaries

It’s Midcycle season (!) – here some summaries that drifted by last week – apologies for any missed.

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

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news

This edition of Lwood brought to you by Black Country Communion (Afterglow) amongst other tunes.


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