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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 25 – Feb 1)


   Highlights of the week

     "H" stands for Havana

The polls closed, *Havana* will be the code name for the OpenStack release following Grizzly.

     Contributing to OpenStack <http://www.icchasethi.com/?p=18>

Rackspace’s Iccha Sethi conducted a workshop on Contributing to OpenStack. Look at the presentation on her blog.

     Quota Project: An effective way to manage the usage of your
     Swift-based storage cloud <http://www.zmanda.com/blogs/?p=1043>

Quota is a production-ready project that is mainly used for controlling the usage of account and containers in OpenStack Swift. The Zmanda team talks about Swift Quota which has been used in StackLab <http://stacklab.org/>– a production public cloud for users to try out.

     OpenStack 2012.2.3 released

In the time since the Folsom release, the maintainer of OpenStack stable branch have been busy selectively back-porting bugfixes to the *stable*/folsom branch according to our “safe source of high-impact fixes” criteria <http://wiki.openstack.org/StableBranch>. These releases are bugfix updates to Folsom and are intended to be relatively risk free with no intentional regressions or API changes. Read the full Release Notes <http://wiki.openstack.org/ReleaseNotes/2012.2.3>.

     Access OpenStack Swift as an FTP/SFTP service

ftp-cloudfs is a proxy service that can be used to access to the object storage with any regular FTP client. The project is mature now and it’s in production at Memset and other cloud storage providers. Sftp-cloudfs offers similar abstraction but for the SFTP. The code is on github for both projects https://github.com/chmouel/ftp-cloudfs and https://github.com/Memset/sftpcloudfs

     Looking for active reviewers — and inclusion in QA-core

As the OpenStack projects grow, so does *Tempest*. While the team has been successful recently in improving the runtime of *Tempest* and getting full test suite runs gating other projects, the number of new code submissions to *Tempest* has exploded recently as more contributors find their way to *Tempest*. What this means is that the team needs more people that do reviews.

   Security Advisories

 * Backend password leak in Glance error message (CVE-2013-0212)
 * Boot from volume allows access to random volumes (CVE-2013-0208)

   Tips and tricks

 * By Laura Alves <http://ladquin.dreamwidth.org/>: Let’s get
   technical: RESTful APIs <http://ladquin.dreamwidth.org/982.html>

   Upcoming Events

 * FOSDEM’13 <https://fosdem.org/2013/schedule/track/cloud/> Feb 02 –
   03, 2013 – Bruxelles, Belgium Cloud track
 * OpenStack Mini-Conf at gnuNify
   <http://gnunify.in/2013/events/OpenStack_Mini_Conf> Feb 15, 2013 –
   Pune, India Details <http://gnunify.in/2013/event/OpenStack_Mini_Conf>
 * Second Swiss OpenStack User Group Meeting
   <http://www.meetup.com/zhgeeks/events/97648722/> Feb 19, 2013 –
   Zurich, Switzerland Details
 * SCALE 11x <https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale11x/> Feb 22 – 24,
   2013 – Los Angeles, CA Details
 * Pulse 2013
   <https://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/pulse/agenda/index.html> Mar
   03 – 06, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV Details
 * OpenStack Day Tokyo 2013 <http://openstack.jp/events/osdt2013.html>
   Mar 12, 2013 – Tokyo, Japan Details
 * OpenStack Developers Meetup
   <http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/> Feb 21, 2013 – Atlanta,
   GA Details <http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/>
 * OpenStack Israel <http://www.openstack.org/> May 27, 2013 –
   Tel-Aviv, Israel Coming Soon <http://www.openstack.org/>

   Other news

 * Mark McLoughlin’s notes from his First Board Meeting
 * OpenStack Board of Directors Talks: Episode 6 with Tim Bell,
   Infrastructure Manager at CERN
 * OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary
   and full logs

   Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

 * Paul Michali, Cisco
 * Motonobu Ichimura
 * umamohan, HP
 * Roman Prykhodchenko, Mirantis

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