There’s a lot going on in the OpenStack community and it’s easy to get lost in the noise. We’ve collected the top stories and conversations you need to know about this week. From the latest OpenStack resources to news about users, we share the content you need to stay up to date.
By: Ram Lakshminarayanan
While installation and configuration of OpenStack clouds can be outwardly complex, there are a number of open source cloud orchestration tools available to help make the process easier.
By: Jason Baker
This monthly roundup of top "how to" resources for OpenStack includes a guide on choosing the right provider, easy instructions for truncating your log files, and integrating custom code using Nova hooks.
By: Maria Deutscher
Jonathan Bryce spoke with Silicon Angle on the growth and state of the OpenStack community, including the challenges that come with managing the rapidly growing project.
By: Larry Dignan
eBay and PayPal, both OpenStack users, are splitting into independent companies next year. They’ll also have to separate their cloud infrastructures, a test for OpenStack’s flexibility.
By: Sean Roberts
This is an in-depth recap of the mid-cycle policy summit held last month, including a summary of the discussions and the actions that came out of the meeting.
>”There is nothing like a user to say the obvious thing and tell you what you’re doing wrong and what you’re doing great.” — Jonathan Bryce in [SiliconAngle](http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/09/30/the-state-of-openstacks-community-according-to-the-foundations-head-openstacksv/)
>”I believe open source software really has the power to equalize and provide opportunities to those who may not have had the resources otherwise.” –Elizabeth K. Joseph, an Automation and Tools Engineer at HP in an interview with [opensource.com](http://opensource.com/business/14/10/interview-elizabeth-joseph-hp-openstack)
> “Rather than celebrating being #1, we should all celebrate the diversity of our community and our contributors.” — Thierry Carrez on his blog, [ttx:reloaded](http://ttx.re/largest-openstack-contributor.html)
> “As you can see from the popularity of OpenStack, and the need to educate ourselves on the use-cases for it, this a great time to get involved.” — Melissa Palmer on her blog, [vmiss.net](http://vmiss.net/openstack/why-you-should-be-learning-about-openstack/)
— Mark Collier (@sparkycollier) September 30, 2014
— Joab Jackson (@Joab_Jackson) September 30, 2014
— OpenStack (@OpenStack) October 3, 2014
Working on an OpenStack-related open source project? Want to have 1 session at the Kilo design summit in Paris? See http://t.co/f9oTJ94dKa
— Thierry Carrez (@tcarrez) September 26, 2014
— Scott S. Lowe (@scott_lowe) October 3, 2014
— Jay Pipes (@jaypipes) October 3, 2014
PTLs and Project Success in OpenStack http://t.co/WtuK3mMac1
— Russell Bryant (@russellbryant) September 26, 2014
Here goes nothing.Standing up Openstack in my lab today.Grizzly of all things.Dont ask why..lets just say there dependency. 🙂
— Jon Harris (@JonOnDaCloud) October 3, 2014
We feature user conversations throughout the week, so tweet, blog, or [email us](mailto:[email protected]) your thoughts!