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Spotlight on… The Project Teams Gathering (PTG) in Denver
In open collaboration, it is important for contributors to regularly meet in person. It allows open source projects to build shared understandings, discuss common priorities, iterate quickly on solutions for complex problems, and make fast progress on critical issues. It is a major step to establish a project identity beyond each separate organization participating.
The Project Teams Gathering (PTG) is a work event for contributors to various open source projects, special interest groups or working groups, organized by the OpenStack Foundation. It provides meeting facilities allowing those various groups to meet face-to-face, exchange and get work done in a productive setting. The co-location of those various meetings, combined with the dynamic scheduling of the event, make it easy to cross-pollinate between groups, or participate in multiple team meetings.
Historically, the PTG was organized as a separate event, run at a different time and location from our other events. For the first time in Denver in May 2019, the PTG will be run just after the Summit, in the same venue. This should make it accessible to a wider set of contributors.
As the OpenStack Foundation evolved to more broadly support openly developing open infrastructure, the PTG is now open to a larger set of open source projects. In Denver we’ll obviously have various OpenStack project teams taking the opportunity to meet, but also OSF pilot projects like Kata Containers, StarlingX and Airship. Beyond that, the event is open to other open infrastructure projects: at the last event we welcomed a Tungsten Fabric developers meeting, and in Denver we’ll have Rust-VMM developers leveraging the event to meet in person. Rust-VMM is a nascent open collaboration to develop common Rust virtualization crates, reusable between CrosVM and Firecracker.
You can learn more about the upcoming PTG, and see the full list of teams that will meet there by visiting the PTG website. If you are a contributor to one of those projects, we’d really like to see you there!
OpenStack Foundation news
- Here are the latest updates on the Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver, April 29 – May:
- Last week, the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors reviewed confirmation guidelines for new Open Infrastructure Projects under the Foundation. After reviewing the process by which the guidelines were drafted and their current state, the Board unanimously approved the guidelines.
OpenStack Foundation Project News
- Development for the upcoming Stein release has now passed the feature freeze milestone. The current focus is on ironing out issues and producing valid release candidates for all components in preparation for an April 10 final release.
- Election season continues. The OpenStack Technical Committee election results are in. The three new members are Alexandra Settle, Jim Rollenhagen and Rico Lin. The Project Team Lead elections for the Train cycle just opened.
- The Operators Meetup took place recently in Berlin. Read more about it in this write-up from Frank Kloeker. The community discussion will continue at the Forum at the Open infrastructure Summit in Denver.
- As the Airship Team moves towards its 1.0 release, there are several updated meetings that you can join. If you’re interested in contributing to the project, the weekly developer meeting on IRC has moved to Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC/11:00 CDT. The open design meetings continue at 17:00 UTC/12:00 CDT on Thursdays.
- The community reached their first milestone to containerize the control plane services of StarlingX for the upcoming release. For details, check out the Wiki.
- There will be a hands-on workshop at the Open Infrastructure Summit. If you’re interested in learning how to deploy StarlingX and trying out some of the cool features of the platform, sign up for the workshop in Denver.
- Friday brought new releases for Zuul 3.6.0 and Nodepool 3.5.0 including improvements in artifact handling, expressing job dependencies, and drivers for managing Red Hat OpenShift (RHOS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) resource pools.
- Users are encouraged to upgrade to Zuul 3.6.1 according to a security advisory explaining that previous versions didn’t blacklist local calls to Ansible’s “raw” module.
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