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This week in OpenStack: July 28 - August 3
Last call for OpenStack Summit speakers, Juno security updates, 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:
- November Summit in Paris call for speakers: Today, July 28, is the last day to submit your talk.
- OpenStack creates a structure for managing change without a benevolent dictator: Can education and peer review keep a huge open source project on track?
- How to effectively contribute to an open source project such as OpenStack Neutron: It's not just about committing code; being a good communicator matter too.
- Juno updates – security: A quick summary of security-related work across several OpenStack projects.
- DBaaS, OpenStack and Trove 101: An introduction to the basics of databases in the OpenStack cloud.
And just for fun:
- OpenStack reactions: My reaction when someone nitpicks on my reviews.
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?
- Thoughts on the patch test failure rate and moving forward: What is being done to improve the continuous integration system and prevent bugs?
- [Nova][Spec freeze exception] Controlled shutdown of GuestOS: Giving a guest operating system a better chance to shut down properly to prevent corruption of data.
- Mentor program: Does OpenStack need a formal program of mentorship to shepherd in new contributors?
- [Neutron] Specs approved for Juno-3 and exceptions: How to handle the volume of medium and high priority specifications in the queue.
- [Glance][Trove] Metadata catalog: Can Glance and Trove share code for a metadata catalog to avoid reinventing the wheel?
It's time for OpenStack's 4th birthday party. See a longer list of local parties here.
- Weekly community office hours: July 29, 2014; #openstack-community channel on Freenode
- RDO weekly community meeting: July 29, 2014; #RDO channel on Freenode
- OpenStack 4th anniversary party: July 29, 2014; Berlin, Germany
- OpenStack 4th birthday party: July 29, 2014; Nairobi, Kenya
- OpenStack 4th birthday celebration: July 30, 2014; San Francisco, CA
- OpenStack 4th birthday party: July 31, 2014; Pasadena, CA
- Weekly community office hours: August 1, 2014; #openstack-community channel on Freenode
- OpenStack miniconf at PyCon Australia: August 1–5, 2014; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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.