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An alternative view of OpenStack, or how to encourage innovation by getting out of the way

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A while ago I had a little rant about Ceilometer and dangers of overreaching. A similar discussion has popped up in the OpenStack-Operators list, during which it became clear that some operators had taken the bits they wanted from Ceilometer and…

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OpenStack Election 2015 Report – Day 1

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The OpenStack Foundation has 13,490 eligible voters and our 25% quorum line to allow us to make changes to our outdated bylaws is 3,373. We’ve had a little over 900 voters complete their ballots in the first day. Good progress,...
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OpenStack BoD Individual Director Elections 2015 – Kavit Munshi

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My journey with the OpenStack project has been a very rewarding one. I have had the good fortune of meeting some wonderful people and being part of a very dynamic and vibrant community. I am the founder and the lead…

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OpenStack Election 2015 Report – Day 3

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The OpenStack Foundation has 13,490 eligible voters and our 25% quorum line to allow us to make changes to our outdated bylaws is 3,373. Today’s number is that 2000 votes have been cast with about 1400 to go. I know…

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Tristan’s OpenStack BoD Individual Director Election picks for 2015

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The OpenStack Individual Director election is on right now from the 12th to the 16th of January. This is who I’d like to see seated at the table at the first 2015 meeting on January 29: Tim Bell – If...
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Product Management lies dreaming …

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This was originally posted to the product working group mailling list, which consists of people in influencing positions within their employer’s OpenStack organisations. The group originally formed around the idea of Hidden Influencers, which made me think of us lying…

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What is Ceilometer’s Minimum Viable Product?

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I believe the basic goals of Ceilometer are laudable. It attempts to gather data about the state of an OpenStack instance, which is a useful goal. It then attempts to solve a bunch of problems related to that data, which…

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OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) on FreeBSD with ZFS

Welcome to part two of the series of Aptira blogs where we explore the potential of running OpenStack on FreeBSD! At the end of part one, I mentioned that the next section would be on the OpenStack Image (Glance) service but…

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Creating a Windows Server 2012 QCOW2 image (OpenStack/KVM)

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Things are busy here in Aptiraville. One thing we have been working on recently is upgrading our business intelligence platform, ADAPT. We originally ran this platform for our customer, Mercurial, on our VMware backed OpenStack region but as part of the upgrade we wanted…

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OpenStack Identity (Keystone) on FreeBSD

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Late last night I was caught with a flash of inspiration and wondered to myself how hard it would be to get OpenStack working on FreeBSD if Oracle could do it with OpenSolaris. Over the coming months (whenever I get some…

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