This week in OpenStack: July 21-27
A new OpenStack book, advice for contributing, and more
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OpenStack around the web
There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling:
- How to contribute to Openstack: A review of all the steps necessary for getting your commit into the system and accepted.
- That time when OpenStack turned four: Looking back at how far OpenStack has come as a community and as a project.
- OpenStack plays Tetris: Stacking and spreading a full private cloud: How selecting a hypervisor for your VMs is an import part of your cloud strategy.
- Only developers should file specifications and blueprints: Helping users make use of the right channels to report bugs and request features.
- One excellent book on OpenStack architecture: How twelve writers churned out the OpenStack Architecture Design Guide in five days.
And just for fun:
- OpenStack reactions: Trivial fix on a review of someone else while he’s asleep so jenkins can pass.
Here's a sample of some of the most active discussions this week on the OpenStack developers' listserv. For a more in-depth look, why not dive in yourself?
- [Neutron][LBaaS] Milestone and due dates: Setting the timeline for blueprints that don't have a Juno milestone.
- [Neutron][Nova] Weekly nova-network / neutron parity meeting: A regular discussion for the parity effort.
- [Nova] Fair standards for all hypervisor drivers: Treating all hypervisors equally as drivers are created and maintained.
- [Specs] How to continue spec discussion: Keeping the work going for features that won't be ready for the Juno release.
It's time for OpenStack's 4th birthday party. See a longer list of local parties here.
- Weekly community office hours: July 22, 2014; #openstack-community channel on Freenode
- RDO weekly community meeting: July 22, 2014; #RDO channel on Freenode
- OpenStack 4th anniversary: July 23, 2014; Munich, Germany
- OpenStack 4th birthday party: July 24, 2014; Seattle, WA
- OpenStack 4th birthday party: July 24, 2014; Raleigh/Durham, NC
- Weekly community office hours: July 25, 2014; #openstack-community channel on Freenode
- Openstack Brazil Day: July 26, 2014; Porto Alegre, Brazil
- OpenStack 4th anniversary July 28, 2014; Frankfurt, Germany
Interested in the OpenStack project development meetings? A complete list of these meetings' regular schedules is available here.
A special thanks to Stefano Maffulli for the OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter, available under a Creative Commons 3.0 License, for linking us to some of these stories and events.