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 11 to 17 July 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~388 Messages (up about 25% relative to last week)
  • ~173 Unique threads (up about 35% relative to last week)

List traffic picked up quite a bit relative to last week, but total message count still down around 32% relative to the long term average of 562 messages per week since I started keeping track in late June 2015.

Note that for the next five weeks or so Lwood may arrive a little later than usual – I’m in the US and so it may not always be practical to get things out the door Sunday afternoon/evening… :)

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Minor technical issues with Naming Polls

Monty Taylor pointed out there’s been some minor issues with the naming polls for P and Q.  These look to be resolved and new emails are going out for Q with P to follow shortly thereafter.

Openstack Stewardship Working Group (SWG)

Amrith Kumar wrote early in the week announcing the kick-off meeting of the OpenStack Stewardship Working Group.

As Amrith explains, the SWG was set up by the TC with the intent that this small group would “review the leadership, communication, and decision making processes of the TC and OpenStack projects as a whole, and propose a set of improvements to the TC.”  He goes on to note that anyone interested in these areas is welcome to join the Working Group.

Project Mascots

Heidi Joy Tretheway announced that the OpenStack Foundation is encouraging projects to choose a mascot to be used as a logo for the project and making an illustrator available to assist in creating them if desired.  As she clarifies in a subsequent post it’s all optional, no requirement to replace existing logos/mascots if projects already have them, and, yes, there will be stickers made available :)

This in turn kicked off a flurry of per project threads about choosing mascots/logos including these for Ansible, App-Catalog, Congress, Designate, Freezer, Glance, Horizon, Kolla, Mistral, Neutron, Puppet, Sahara,Vitrage and Zaqar.

Sing in the streets of Barcelona!

Well not necessarily in the streets, but as a musician I could hardly pass up mentioning Neil Jerram’s post in which he invites anyone interested in doing some singing while in Barcelona to flag their interest in the etherpad. Neil’s making this open and inclusive and urges people not to exclude themselves on the basis of style of music or ability.

In case the prospect of hearing me sing puts you off getting involved (or even attending the Summit) don’t sweat it – it’s not a given that I’m able to attend this time around and if I do I promise to sing tunefully :)

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

High Performance / Parallel File Systems panel at Summit

Interested in High Performance / Parallel File Systems ? Blair Bethwaite floats the idea of a panel session for Barcelona dealing with this very topic over on the OpenStack-Operators list.

Upcoming OpenStack Events


No new midcycle – related messages this week as far as I could see other than minor logistics for events already mentioned in Lwood.

Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s Events Page for a list of general events that is frequently updated.

People and Projects

Core nominations & changes

  • [Ansible] – Nominating Jean-Philippe Evrard for core in openstack-ansible and all openstack-ansible-* roles – Jesse Pretorius
  • [Fuel] Nominate Alexey Stepanov for fuel-qa and fuel-devops core – Andrey Sledzinskiy
  • [L2GW][Neutron] New core team member Ofer Ben-Yaakov – Sukhdev Kapur

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

A little plug – I’ve submitted a talk proposal for the Barcelona OpenStack summit titled “Finding your way around the OpenStack-Dev mailing list”  If approved, in the session I will provide a bit of a guide for newcomers (and old hands) to navigating around the various OpenStack related mailing lists, openstack-dev in particular as well as some other useful stuff. This of course all based on my work on Lwood.  When voting goes live for the summit, I’d welcome your support if you think the proposed talk sounds worthwhile – link to follow :)

This edition of Lwood brought to you by Freddy Mercury (Barcelona) among other tunes.


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