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 25 to 31 July 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~587 Messages (up about 14% relative to last week)
  • ~183 Unique threads (up about 4.5% compared last week)

Traffic picking up again with a two or three quite busy threads this week past as well as an uptick in the general chatter.

A reminder that for the next three 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

Establishing project/community-wide goals

Doug Hellman wrote an email outlining some work he’s been doing along with others in the community to “set some community-wide goals for accomplishing specific technical tasks to get projects synced up and moving in the same direction”

The proposal is detailed further here and makes for a good read for anyone contributing, or considering contributing to OpenStack.  Please take a moment to review and contribute your thoughts if you’re so inclined.

Avoiding persistently single-vendor projects

One of the critera for projects to be considered part of OpenStack (“in the big tent”) is that they enjoy a diversity of contribution – participation from a cross section of the OpenStack developer community rather than from just a single vendor or company.

It was against this backdrop that one of the longer threads last week (starting here if you’re curious) raised some, seemingly largely unfounded concerns about whether a particular project was seeking to “fly under the radar” when it came to any future entry into the OpenStack Big Tent.

Once the thread had settled out Doug Hellman kicked off a new thread that proposed that some time limits be placed on project to ensure they met the vendor/contributor diversity expectations of being an official OpenStack project.  The thread is still ongoing but some interesting and I think quite practical ideas coming forward already.

Midcycle Summaries & Minutes

A few more posts this week with minutes and/or summaries of mid cycles held recently – Freezer (Pierre Mathieu), Glance (Nikhil Komawar) and Keystone (Steve Martinelli).  These in addition to the three mentioned last week: Cinder (Kendall Nelson), Horizon (Rob Cresswell) and Monasca (Fabio Giannetti).

Update on Release Naming polls

Monty Taylor noted that the polls for naming the P and Q releases of OpenStack have now closed and the Foundation is undertaking a legal review of the names in question.  Official results will be made available as soon as this is concluded :)

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Community Voting Open for OpenStack Summit Barcelona

Curiously I couldn’t see the message come through on the on Openstack-Dev but on -Operators Erin Disney from the OpenStack Foundation announced that voting is now open for talks for the Barcelona summit.

I’ve submitted one myself this time around, details at the bottom of this edition if you’d like to vote for it :)

Input from Gnocchi users

Over on the Openstack-Operators list Gord Chung sought input on how people use/store time series data as it applies to monitoring/telemetry applications such as gnocchi.  If I understand Gord correctly they’re interested in input from folk no matter what sort of telemetry style data capture they do.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

No new events announced this week as far as I could see, but don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s Events Page for a list of general events that is frequently updated.

People and Projects

PTL nominations for Requirements project

As noted by Matthew Thode, the period for self nomination to be PTL of the Requirements project has started and will conclude on August 5th with voting starting shortly thereafter.  At the time of writing there’d been nominations from Tony Breeds, Swapnil Kulkarni and Matthew Thode.

Anita Kuno is the primary election official, assisted by Doug Hellman.  Anita provided some more info on how the voting process will take place in this email.

Core nominations & changes

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

A little plug – as I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve submitted a talk proposal for the Barcelona OpenStack summit titled “Finding your way around the OpenStack-Dev mailing list”.

You can read about it a bit more by heading over to the voting page here, putting “Finding your way” into the Search box and (optionally!) rating the talk as you see fit :)

Apologies for the absence of a direct link – the decision was taken not to allow direct linking for voting this time around – a good call I think.
This edition of Lwood brought to you by the sounds of rolling thunder (literally) here in Raleigh.

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