Short Stack: Community Documentation, OpenStack Bug Smash, and Skyscape's New Offering

Here's a look at the latest offerings and news in the world of OpenStack.

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ShortStackWelcome to the Short Stack, our regular feature where we search for the most intriguing OpenStack news. These links may come from traditional publications or company blogs, but if it's about OpenStack, we’ll find the best ones.

Here are our latest links:

Influencing community documentation contributions | Just Write Click

Anne Gentle discussed the issue of how leaders in the OpenStack community can encourage people to write documentation for open source projects. She suggested following several tenants: Get details about the behavior you want to see, and identify an optimal moment to write code. Gentle also said that fostering a patient, kind support system where people feel encouraged to contribute is a major key to receiving more documentation.

Global OpenStack bug smash returns for Newton | OpenStack Superuser

Last March, the OpenStack community gathered for the first ever global OpenStack bug smash, where users came together to discuss ways to improve the Mitaka release. Beginning on July 6, the global team will got together for two days to do the same for the Newton release as they identify and work to solve issues across various projects. The global team, consisting of companies like Intel, Huawei, and Rackspace will meet throughout the United States as well as in China and Ireland.

How Red Hat is tailoring OpenStack to fit… everyone | Silicon Angle

Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely, co-hosts of theCUBE, sat down with Radhesh Balakrishnan, Red Hat's GM of OpenStack, at last week's Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. Miniman, Gracely, and Balakrishnan discussed Red Hat's contribution to the OpenStack platform and community. Balakrishnan forecasted big changes to the development cycle for October's Newton release, stating that his team will have their product within four weeks of upstream release.

Skyscape announces OpenStack offering | Cloud Pro

This week, Skyscape announced that they will make OpenStack-powered services available to their public-sector clients. Skyscape declared that by adding these capabilities, this will ensure government departments follow open standards. Skyscape's platform will begin on the Liberty release of OpenStack, and upgrade to Mitaka as it becomes available. 

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