Cloudy Things, and Robyn’s lack of bloggy posts

So for all 2 of you who wondered where my blog posts on what I did went, well… I’ve been at LinuxCon the past week. (I’m sitting watching a presentation on GlusterFS + OpenStack integration right now!) I have lots of cool, interesting things to report from here, and I”ll get to that posting this afternoon.

But since I’m sitting in a Gluster/OpenStack session right now, I figured I’d take a moment to advertise Awesome Cloudy Stuff going on in Fedora right now.

Cloud SIG

Okay, this is just a reminder to those who know, and advertising for those who don’t – Fedora has a Cloud SIG, and we’re always happy to have new folks join in. In addition to our mailing list, we also have weekly IRC meetings — the next one is today (Friday, Aug 19) at 1900 UTC (noon pacific, 3 eastern) in #fedora-meeting on Freenode.

While the major function has mostly been getting Fedora images up on Amazon EC2, we’ve also helped out with getting a number of Cloudy Projects included into Fedora, and working with some of those communities/contributors to make it happen – projects like BoxGrinder, HekaFS (formerly known as CloudFS), pacemaker-cloud, Aeolus, and Sheepdog are now in, and others, like CloudStack and OpenStack have been continuing to make progress. Justin Forbes recently also put together a great page on how to create your own EC2 images using BoxGrinder – if you’re wanting to have a more tailored version of Fedora for your own use on EC2, it’s definitely a good thing to take a look at.


A number of folks have been working on various aspects of getting OpenStack packaged in Fedora over the past year, and a mail just came across today to the Cloud SIG mailing list from Mark McLoughlin about wrapping up some of that work. What he’s got right now is a few packages that need reviewers – so if you’re interested in contributing to the Cloud SIG, these are some great packages to look at, or even to help co-maintain, and I can assure you that they are definitely in demand. šŸ™‚

There’s also a fairly good list of other “to-do’s” for OpenStack in Fedora – all on the status page – so there is plenty of room for folks to jump in and Get Things Done, which as we all know, is always Awesome to do in Fedora. šŸ™‚

A huge thanks to Mark for putting this all together and digging in and figuring out all the loose ends – the OpenStack/Fedora wiki page really makes it easy for people to dive in, and I’m hoping it pays off for you in getting help.

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