Lwood-20160918

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 week 12 to 18 September for openstack-dev:

  • ~499 Messages (down about 10% relative to last week)
  • ~216 Unique threads (up about 35% relative to last week)

Another pretty typical week on the list message count down a bit from last week but the thread count up as there weren’t any particularly long threads to jiggle the metrics (a single message is counted as a thread).

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

New OpenStack Security Notices

MongoDB guest instance allows any user to connect [OSSN-0066]

From the summary “When creating a new MongoDB single instance or cluster the default setting in MongoDB `security.authorization` was set as disabled. This resulted in no need to provide user credentials to connect to the mongo instance and perform read / write operations from any network that is attached on instance create.”  The original email or the SSN itself has more information.

Deleted Glance image IDs may be reassigned [OSSN-0075]

From the summary (paraphrase and so errors mine) “It is possible for image IDs from deleted images to be reassigned to other images.  This creates the possibility that by creating a nefarious image that shares the ID with a previously deleted but trusted image, the nefarious image can be booted without the user realising it was quietly changed.”  The original post and/or the SSN has more information.

Writing down OpenStack Principles – thread continues and a great quote

The thread that started last week with this a post from Chris Dent trundled along a bit more this week with a few more messages.  Most of the substantive commentary seems to have moved to the review that Thierry Carrez created, the last message in the thread being that Thierry has now posted a revised version which seeks to incorporate the various bits of feedback.

A brief side discussion on the thread popped up between Clay Gerrard and Thierry where they both acknowledged somewhat different views but also an appreciation for the others willingness to embrace new information and change their outlook as appropriate.  Collaborative Open Source development at its best there I reckon.

I’ll close this item with a quote from Thierry’s email which is, I think, one of the most eloquent summaries of the relationship between governance and code in an Open Source project I’ve read.

“It is important for open source projects to have a strong governance model, but it is only the frame that holds the canvas and defines the space. The important part is the painting.”

Nicely put :)

 

Stewardship Working Group (SWG) meeting report

The SWG was mentioned in Lwood-20160717 – as Amrith Kumar noted in the post in question, the group was set up by the Technical Commitee (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.”

During the week past Colette Alexander posted with an update on recent activities.  Of note is that there is work under way to refine the vision for what the SWG will accomplish in Barcelona and feedback is sought from the community.

Election Season Continues

This week marked the end of the PTL nomination period as Tristan Cacqueray notes here – there were four projects (Astara, OpenStack Salt, OpenStack UX and Security) that were without candidates and so the TC will appoint the PTL.  Six projects had more than one PTL nominate and so will have an election: Freezer, Ironic, Keystone, Kolla, Magnum and Quality Assurance. There’s a full list of candidates below or on the official site here.

At the time of writing the election itself has just kicked off and will run until 23:45 September 25, 2016 (UTC)  If you’re eligible, please vote! :)

End of Cycle Retrospectives / Postmortems

As Newton draws to an end, projects are starting to do retrospectives.  Three I spotted were for Keystone (Steve Martinelli) Neutron (Armando Migliaccio) and Nova (Matt Riedemann) with more likely over the next few weeks.  These are all works in progress so if you’ve something constructive to contribute please do!

Beautiful Music in Barcelona

While the gathering proposed may not quite reach the vocal, choral and orchestral grandeur of this if you’re a musician and will be at the Barcelona Summit, please read Amrith Kumar’s post here.

Amrith asks “would y’all musicians who plan to bring your gear to Barcelona please start a little thread here on the ML and let’s get a band going?”.  While I won’t alas be in Barcelona I’ve had the good fortune to be involved in these sorts of FOSS meets music gatherings in the past back in the Canonical days – it’s a ton of fun and I commend it to you :)

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Nothing that leapt out from the other lists this week.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Best I can tell no OpenStack related events mentioned this week.  Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s Events Page for a list of general events that is frequently updated.

People and Projects

PTL’s stepping down

PTL Candidates

Core nominations & changes

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

This weeks edition of Lwood brought to you by the background noise of Brunswick, Victoria.  Not as tuneful as Weather Report last week, but a pleasant hum and bustle none the less :)  Oh and a quick reprise of Barcelona featuring Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé.

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

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Lwood-20160911

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 week 5 to 11 September for openstack-dev:

  • ~556 Messages (up about 13% relative to last week)
  • ~160 Unique threads (down about 11% relative to last week)

A pretty typical week on the list, two new and quite long threads (~28 and ~60 messages each) contributing significantly to the Messages up/Threads down result.  A nice moment of levity in the middle of the 60 message thread too…

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

New OpenStack Security Notices

Host machine exposed to tenant networks via IPv6 [OSSN-0069]

From the summary “New interfaces created by Neutron in the default namespace, were done so without disabling IPv6 link-local addresses. This resulted in instances gaining the ability to directly access the host OS, therefore breaking guest isolation.” More in the original post or SSN itself.

Horizon dashboard leaks internal information through cookies [OSSN-0073]

From the summary (slightly paraphrased) “When horizon is configured, its URL contains the IP address of the internal URL of keystone, as the default value for the identity service is “internalURL”.  This has the effect of exposing the internal IP address to the outside world”. The original post or the SSN has more informatio.

The first Project Teams Gathering (PTG)

Thierry Carrez’s email gives a handy summary of the upcoming Project Teams Gathering (PTG) meeting in Atlanta on February 20-24 next year.

The PTG meetings are in essence the “Design Summit” part of the OpenStack Summit separated off into a standalone event.  There will continue to be a link to the Summit attendees through a “Forum” for community wide discussions.

There is more detail on the what’s changed and the rationale on the Foundation website here as well as a FAQ.  It’s worth a bit of a read as this is one of the more fundamental changes to the way OpenStack development is undertaken for some time.

Ocata Schedule Approved

Doug Hellmann notes that the schedule for Ocata has been approved.  There’s more information in a nice table here or in the original review – release week is February 20, 2017.

Writing down OpenStack Principles

One of the longer threads this week and ongoing at the time of writing was one that Chris Dent kicked off.  In his initial post he draws attention to a review that Thierry Carrez created in concert with other TC members to try and translate some of the “assumed knowledge” that the TC has accumulated over the years into a written form.

The thread has been a little contentious in places (about 5 out of 10 on my newly created lwood-fuss-o-meter) but based on my read that is more about the approach taken than any fundamental disagreement about the end result.  You can view the document in its current form here – it’s worth a quick read.

Future election timing and “Release Stewards”

The longest thread of the week, the conversation kicked off by Thierry Carrez in this post flags some side effects of the change in Summit/PTG arrangements and the timing of release cycles.  As currently defined the timing of elections is reference to the Summit – this would have the effect of meaning PTL and TC positions being renewed mid-cycle.  At first blush this seems a bit suboptimal but Thierry makes the point that it might not necessarily be so.

He goes on to make the case for the creation of a new role – a “Release Steward” who would oversee the complete release “from requirements gathering to post-release-bugfix-backport phase”  This would in practice last longer than the release cycle of six months as many aspects of the release precede and follow the cycle proper.

Thierry suggests that the PTL could elect to be Release Steward as well, or (more likely) someone else in the team.  Having someone doing this important work would free the PTL to continue with strategic pieces knowing the minutiae of the release was in good hands.

The thread goes on to tweak and debate the idea, an alternative first suggested by Sean Dague but with some virtual nods from others along the lines of “yes I was wondering about that”, would instead run the PTL elections early and have the “PTL-next” doing the pre-work for the next release while the PTL took care of landing the current release.

At the time of writing the discussion is continuing – it’s a pretty accessible thread if you want to dig in, if not I’ll endeavour to summarise the eventual outcome when the dust settles :)

Oh and the funny little exchange starting here is worth a few clicks to read as it unfolds :)

Election Season Continues

Following on from his post last week, Tristan Cacqueray advised that nominations are now open for OpenStack PTLs.  Nominations remain open until September 18, 23:45 UTC.  The elections begin 15 minutes later at 00:00 September 19, 2016 (UTC) and run until 23:45 September 25, 2016 (UTC)  If you’re curious the candidates will be listed here as they’re approved.

Subteam and Mid-Cycle Reports

None this week.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Nothing that leapt out from the other lists this week.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Best I can tell no OpenStack related events mentioned this week.  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

New, Proposed and Changed OpenStack Projects

Joe Huang noted that the Tricircle project has voted to on the name Trio2o for their api-gateway efforts.

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

This weeks edition of Lwood brought to you by Weather Report (Forecast Tomorrow) and Marillion (Holidays in Eden)

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

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Lwood-20160904

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 week 29 August to 4 September for openstack-dev:

  • ~491 Messages (up about 35% relative to last week)
  • ~181 Unique threads (up adbout 12% relative to last week)

After a quiet couple of weeks list traffic was back in force, traffic starting to build ahead of the next release and summit.  Emails about Summit room/space assignment and end of release Feature Freeze Request exceptions contributed as did a couple of longer technically oriented threads.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Election Season

Tristan Cacqueray reminded the list that September and October are the period over which OTL and TC elections are held.  More details to follow of course, in the meantime he invited questions back to the thread if more general/public in nature or to Tony Breeds, Nate Johnston or himself if more private in nature.

OpenStack Summit App Beta testers sought

Jimmy McArthur from the OpenStack Foundation put out a call for people to beta test the app for the upcoming summit. They’re after both iOS and Android users.

An update on the InfraCloud

Ricardo Carrillo Cruz posted an update on the status of the InfraCloud – as he neatly describes it “…essentially a bunch of hardware donated by HPE to the project to run an OpenStack cloud for CI testing…”  More information in Ricardo’s post or here.

Subteam and Mid-Cycle Reports

Just the one this week for Ironic, courtesy of Ruby Loo.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Call for participants in Horizon/Searchlight UX study

On the Openstack-Operators list Danielle Mundle announced that the next UX project is a usability evaluation for an proposed search function in Horizon (aka Searchlight).  Please consider getting involved if you’d make use of such functionaliy.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Best I can tell no OpenStack related events mentioned this week.  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

  • [Keystone] New core reviewer Ron De Rose (rderose) – Steve Martinelli
  • [Packaging-rpm] Javier Peña as additonal core reviewer – Dirk Müller

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

This weeks edition of Lwood brought to you by Billy Joel (Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel), Boston (Boston), Catfish (Unlimited Address), Daft Punk (Random Access Memories), Dire Straits (Love over Gold, Making Movies)

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

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Lwood-20160828

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 week 22 to 28 – August 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~363 Messages (down about 8.5% relative to last week)
  • ~161 Unique threads (down about 5% relative to last week)

Traffic down again this week, some 37% below the long term average from starting Lwood in June 2015. Paraphrasing an OpenStack savvy friend of mine “More typey typey and reviewy reviewy, less talky talky” – feature finalisation time so less conversations :)

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Gerrit Storyboard integration live

Zara Zaimeche penned an update on Storyboard, one of the coolest things mentioned was that the integration with Gerrit is now live.  She even gives an example of how you can tinker with this new functionality in a test instance if you don’t have any pressing patches to send.

New API landing page for API docs collection

Anne Gentle’s post notes that some further work has been done towards having a single landing page for all API related docs – a key part of making OpenStack a bit more user friendly for (technical!) consumers.

Subteam and Mid-Cycle Reports

A subteam report this week for Ironic, courtesy of Ruby Loo and a Mid-Cycle summary report for Neutron from Armando M.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Summit schedule and talks announced

Over on Openstack-Operators Erin Disney announced that the schedule for the Barcelona Summit is up.  Woo!!

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Best I can tell no OpenStack related events mentioned this week.  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

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

This weeks edition of Lwood brought to you by Chick Corea Elektric Band (Beneath The Mask) and Cold Chisel (various tunes from Chisel).

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

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Lwood-20160821

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 week 15 to 21 – August 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~397 Messages (down about 32% relative to last week)
  • ~170 Unique threads (about the same as last week)

Frankly – stats have me a little baffled today, I think I’ll claim jetlag :) – message count down dramatically, thread count steady.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

All Hail Pike and Queens!

As Monty Taylor put it – yes the naming process is complete, the next two OpenStack releases will be Pike and Queens!

Tentative Ocata Schedule up for Review

Doug Hellmann noted that there is a tentative schedule up for Ocata here

Video presentation of findings from recent UX research

Danielle Mundle emailed to note that there is a video presenting the findings of the recent UX research on operator needs up on YouTube.  It will also be discussed at the Ops Summit this week in New York.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Over on OpenStack-Operators the UX Project Team have asked the for volunteers to provide feedback around quota management.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Best I can tell no OpenStack related events mentioned this week.  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

New, Proposed and Changed OpenStack Projects

Nothing new that I saw on the New/Proposed/Changed Projects front.

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

No particular tunes involved in this edition of Lwood but I will note it was prepared in a few different locations – airports, aircraft and now, pleasingly, my home office :)
Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

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Lwood-20160814

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 week 8 to 14 – August 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~581 Messages (up about 7% relative to last week)
  • ~169 Unique threads (down about 5% compared last week)

Traffic and threads pretty much steady this week relative to last – a little quieter threads wise, a few more messages.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Update on the API Reference and Guide Publishing process

Anne Gentle provided an update on this important effort – in short it’s going well, but more to be done.  There are a few projects she specifically notes have some further work required, I believe this needs to be done within the project code base or websites themselves.

So if you’re involved in one of Astara, Ceilometer, Cinder, Cloudkitty, Congress, Designate, Glance, Heat, Magnum, Mistral, Monasca, Sahara, Senlin, Solum, Swift, Tacker or Trove, please take a look at Anne’s email and see if you’re able to do what is required.

OS-Capabilities Library – Continued

As mentioned last week, Jay Pipes penned a rather low key email announcing some work he’s done on creating a new os-capabilities Python library.  The thread picked up a little this week with various positive comments, a question confirming its applicability across projects (Yes) and some design discussions.

The code is here, please get consider getting involved in this important endeavour.

Extra ATCs for Newton

Doug Hellman writes that it’s time to ensure we have all active technical contributors (ATCs) identified for Newton.  As he explains “…Project teams should identify contributors who have had a significant impact this cycle but who would not qualify for ATC status using the regular process because they have not submitted a patch.  Contributions might include, but aren’t limited to, bug triage, design work, and documentation — there is a lot of leeway in how teams define contribution for ATC status.”

The ATC list is approved by the TC on/around 25 August and in order to make the agenda for that meeting proposals need to be submitted by 16 August – later this week.  Please take a look at Doug’s email for more details on this process if you believe you, or someone you know should be considered.

Midcycle Summaries & Minutes

No new summaries this week that I could see – in case you missed them here is the list so far collated from the last few editions of Lwood – Cinder (Kendall Nelson), Freezer (Pierre Mathieu), Glance (Nikhil Komawar), Horizon (Rob Cresswell), Keystone (Steve Martinelli), Monasca (Fabio Giannetti) and Nova Pt.I and Pt.II (Matt Riedemann)

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Nothing particularly lept out of the other lists this week :)

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Best I can tell no OpenStack related events mentioned this week.  Don’t forget the OpenStack Foundation’s Events Page for a list of general events that is frequently updated.

People and Projects

Requirements PTL Election result

  • Anita Kuno confirmed the results of the Requirements PTL Election welcoming Tony Breeds into the role and noting an impressive participation rate in this poll.  Full results are available here.

Core nominations & changes

New, Proposed and Changed OpenStack Projects

A new section I’m trying out this edition – a list of projects that are seeking formal OpenStack project status, projects that have been confirmed as such and/or projects that are changing names (!)

  • Proposed new project – [Storlets] – Eran Rom.  This follows Eran’s email from last week nominating for PTL of same
  • Project name change – [Smaug] is now [Karbor] – Saggi Mizrahi

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

No particular tunes involved in this edition of Lwood I’m afraid, though was fortunate enough to see both REO Speedwagon and Def Leppard live last night – a cracker of a show it was too :)

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

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Picking up the Bass

Back in late June of this year Kev moved a bunch of stuff over to my place in preparation for doing some songwriting and generally re-starting the KWB machine – a welcome return that’s been indeed.

In amongst it all was a GT (Guitar Technology) four string bass – a copy of a Fender Precision Bass – that Kev had picked up somewhere along the line.  I’d always been interested in learning Bass to the point of toying with the idea of picking up a cheap one to have in the music room but hadn’t progressed the idea – quite apart from anything else I’m trying to be a bit disciplined in not acquiring more “stuff”.

Had a bit of a plunk for a few weeks and through that started getting into a bit of a practice routine, aided in part by the quite good computer tutorials that Yousician provide.  Along the way I had my friends at DW Music put some fresh strings on the bass and generally give everything a once over and got a case too.  I kinda figured that a combination of practice and self tuition along with some sessions with local bass teachers would do the trick to begin with.

About two months in now it’s been a really interesting journey;

At about the one month mark I had a great lesson with one of my Rock of Ages band mates, Jack Schwenke – super nice guy and very talented bassist.  Towards the end of our one hour session he kindly opined that I “…could probably join a rock band now…” – this coming from such a capable player and, as an aside, a member of a younger generation than I, I took to be high praise indeed :)

More seriously though, Jack helped me with some more efficient ways to play scales as well as overall ergonomics – this being something I saw as important both to avoid overuse injuries and to ensure I didn’t pick up bad habits too early in the piece.

As I write I’m about three weeks into a five week visit to the US in Raleigh, NC.  I elected to bring the bass along since I had the baggage allowance and I figured it would be a good thing to pass the time with while away from home and it’s actually worked out really well.  When I take a typing break (something I try to be diligent about) I often pick up the bass and run through some exercises.

Closest I’ve had to a “concern” in this otherwise very enjoyable journey has been avoiding bad habits from the word go.  With that in mind aided by Google I found a local teacher J Michael Pope and had a thought provoking and worthwhile lesson with a couple of weeks back.  Michael gave me some great exercises for my left hand to build finger independence and some useful pointers on scale patterns for my right.  As with Jack, time well spent.

There’s been any number of little things I’ve noticed as someone who can already play an instrument reasonably well switching to another one, but I’ll save that for the next post.

 

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Lwood-20160807

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 week 1 to 7 August 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~544 Messages (down about 7% relative to last week)
  • ~178 Unique threads (down about 3% compared last week)

Traffic and threads down a wee bit, but still felt like a busy week on the list, a couple of long and in places slightly contentious threads perhaps contributing to this.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

OS-Capabilities Library for Nova (and anyone else!)

Jay Pipes wrote a rather low key email announcing some work he’s done on creating a new os-capabilities Python library.  He’d like “os-capabilities to be the place where the OpenStack community catalogs and collates standardized features for hardware, devices, networks, storage, hypervisors, etc.”  Nothing complex then :)

In my view this is an important bit of work for us as a community to get right as while hardware is mostly (and usefully) abstracted away – there are any number of legitimate cases when you really do want to know what’s under the hood.  Jay is soliciting feedback from the community on this important effort, code is here.

Introducing DON – Diagnosing OpenStack Networking

Amit Saha sent a brief email introducing a new project Diagnosing OpenStack Networking (aka DON) – a Python based tool that a provides network analysis and diagnostic system dashboard in Horizon.

Code is on GitHub here and feedback welcomed :)

Glare API work now moving to be separate project from Glance

Mikal Fedosin notes that Glare is moving from being a separate API for Glance to a standalone project in its own right, citing various reasons.  In essence it looks like Glance will be the default implementation of the OpenStack Images API and Glare of the Artifacts API.

Quite a long thread ensues, I suggest reading it if Glance/Glare are on your radar as it’s pretty nuanced, my general take is the split seems “good” to folk looking at it from a development standpoint and “not so good” for folk looking at it from an operator/end user standpoint.  Think that’s a debate I’ll stay clear of :)

Project Mascots Update

Heidi Joy Tretheway posted with the latest of the Project Mascots work.  There’s more info on the openstack.org here including a list of projects and their mascots – graphics will follow closer to Barcelona.

Midcycle Summaries & Minutes

Just the one midcycle summary this week as far as I could see – an epic in two parts (I and II) for Nova from Matt Riedemann.

This joins those mentioned previously – Cinder (Kendall Nelson), Freezer (Pierre Mathieu), Glance (Nikhil Komawar), Horizon (Rob Cresswell), Keystone (Steve Martinelli) and Monasca (Fabio Giannetti).

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Application Development-Centric eBook Sprint

Yih Leong Sun noted over on the enterprise-wg and product-wg mailing lists that the Enterprise Working Group are planning another book sprint.  This one will be at Barcelona and will be focussed on writing a book tentatively titled “Moving Enterprise Applications to OpenStack Cloud”.

The intent is that “the ebook will be AppDev-centric and focus more on developing/migrating applications that run atop of OpenStack.” Yih’s email outlines how to get involved – they’re keen to get a good range of contributors – please consider helping out.

Upcoming OpenStack Events

Best I can tell, the Face to Face meeting for the Gluon project (August 18 & 19, Silicon Valley) announced by Bin Hu was the only new event announced this week on OpenStack-dev.

Some logistics information for the Ops Meetup in New York city later this month courtesy of Allison Price over on the OpenStack Operators list.

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

People and Projects

TC Changes

Morgan Fainberg advised that he will be stepping down from the Technical Committee with effect the next election.

PTL nominations for Requirements and Storlets

  • In her capacity as primary election official, Anita Kuno posted details of how to participate in the election for the PTL of the Requirements project.  She also confirmed the three nominees as Tony Breeds, Swapnil Kulkarni and Matthew Thode.
  • A brief note from Eran proposing to be PTL for the Storlets project and to guide it towards becoming an official OpenStack project.

Core nominations & changes

  • [Fuel] Nominate Vladimir Khlyunev for fuel-qa core – Andrey Sledzinskiy
  • [Manila] Nominate Tom Barron for core reviewer team – Ben Swartzlander
  • [Watcher] Stepping down from core – Taylor Peoples
  • [Watcher] Promote Alexchadin to the core team – Jean-Émile Dartois

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 :)

Voting closes Tuesday, August 9 at 6:59AM UTC – please take a moment to browse and vote for the other excellent sessions too :)

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 Eagles (Hotel California), Eric Clapton (Journeyman) along with a few other tunes.  On this particular occasion was listening on decent headphones – well worth doing if you haven’t already, both albums reward close listening :)

 

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Lwood-20160731

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 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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Lwood-20160724

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 week 18 to 24 July 2016 for openstack-dev:

  • ~515 Messages (up about 32% relative to last week)
  • ~175 Unique threads (up a percent – basically the same as last week)

A busier week in terms of overall traffic, but the number of unique threads about the same and relatively less to note in Lwood this time around.

A reminder that for the next four 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

New OpenStack Security Notice

Repeated token revocation requests can lead to service degradation or disruption (OSSN 0068)

From the summary “There is currently no limit to the frequency of keystone token revocations that can be made by a single user, in any given time frame. If a user repeatedly makes token requests, and then immediately revokes the token, a performance degradation can occur and possible DoS (Denial of Service) attacks could be directed towards keystone.”

More information and discussion in the original post or the OSSN itself.

Midcycle Summaries & Minutes

A few posts this week with minutes and/or summaries of mid cycles held these last few weeks for Cinder (Kendall Nelson), Horizon (Rob Cresswell) and Monasca (Fabio Giannetti).

More on project mascots

A few more projects kicked off the process of deciding on Mascots/Logos, as mentioned last week this all stemmed from a post by Heidi Joy Tretheway from the OpenStack Foundation.

The new threads included Charms, Cinder, Manila, Murano, Requirements, Tacker, Telemetry and Tricircle.

If you’re curious last week saw these per project threads for Ansible, App-Catalog, Congress, Designate, Freezer, Glance, Horizon, Kolla, Mistral, Neutron, Puppet, Sahara,Vitrage and Zaqar.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Nothing on the other lists that struck me as good Lwood material (this not, of course to say there were no useful conversations!! :)Upcoming OpenStack Events

Midcycle

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

Further Reading & Miscellanea

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

A little plug – as I mentioned last week, 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 the sounds of silence (well ambient noise at my friends place aside… ;)

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