Postings by Rich Bowen

CentOS AMIs for AWS

While at this past weekend, I was asked by a couple of
people, who is responsible for producing the AMIs for AWS, and how we
can go about getting updated ones there. Can someone help out with this?


CERN Dojo: Volunteers needed to help select schedule

As you may know, we're planning a Dojo at CERN in October. (Details at
<a href="" title=""></a> )

I need 4 or 5 people to vote on our schedule. I hope to publish a
schedule by the end of next week.

So, if you are planning to go, and are willing to volunteer to read some
session abstracts, please let me know by the end of this week. Thanks.

Documentation help requested (Re: Upgrading from 6 to 7)

Hi, folks,

I was hoping that someone with more knowledge than I about the 6 -> 7
upgrade process would have a look at
<a href="" title=""></a>

The page starts with a vague warning, and then continues to give
detailed instructions, leaving it very unclear which parts the warning
refers to.

If the process is broken, let's remove all of this and point to the
correct process.

Using meetbot commands in your SIG meetings

A reminder, as we head into August: If you will use the meetbot commands
in your IRC SIG meetings (especially #info, #agreed, and #help - full
command documentation is here - <a href="" title=""></a> ) this
will greatly simplify going back and extracting monthly summaries from
your meeting minutes (published here -
<a href="" title=""></a> ) and turning them into blog
posts, tweets, and the monthly newsletter.

Remember that your SIG meeting is not *just* for you, but is also one of
the ways that you "report" back to the larger community what you've been

SIG reports due by Wednesday, Aug 1st

If you'd like to have a report from your SIG in the August newsletter,
please get me a sentence/paragraph/whatever by Wednesday.

You can see example reports from other SIGs in the previous newsletters:

<a href="" title=""></a>
<a href="" title=""></a>


Call for Presentations: CentOS Dojo at FOSDEM

February feels like a long way away right now, but as some folks have
been asking about our annual FOSDEM Dojo, we've opened the Call for
Presentations to start collecting your talk ideas.

CFP: <a href="" title=""></a>

Event details: <a href="" title=""></a>

Volunteers needed for booth at

With just three weeks away, I need folks to help out with the
booth at the event. I'm looking for people who are friendly and able to
answer some basic attendee questions around CentOS, to spend some time
at the booth, so that I can take a break a couple times a day.

The signup sheet is here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Thanks, and I hope to see you in Boston!

CentOS Dojo @ CERN: CFP closes this weekend

This is your final reminder that the Call For Papers for the CentOS Dojo
at CERN closes at midnight on Sunday, July 15th.

(If you're one of those people that asks "which timezone", then perhaps
you're putting it off too long! ;-) But, I believe it's CET.)

<a href="" title=""></a> <--- Event details and call for abstracts are here.

CentOS Pulse #1802 - The CentOS Newsletter, July, 2018

We're pleased to publish another edition of the CentOS Newsletter. Once
again, we cover latest releases, security updates, events, and reports
from our SIGs (Special Interest Groups).

You can read the newsletter at <a href="" title=""></a>

More information about the newsletter, and how you can contribute to
future editions, is available at <a href="" title=""></a>

We always welcome comments and suggestions

Enjoy the read.

The Newsletter Team

6.10 status? (Writeup needed for Newsletter)

Hi, folks,

The July newsletter is almost ready to go out - final draft is here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

I would very much like to include a paragraph about the 6.10 release -
when to expect it, what the highlights are, and anything else. I am
looking for a volunteer to provide that paragraph, by close of business
today, if at all possible.

You can reply here, or send it directly to me off-list, as you prefer.


Volunteers wanted: CentOS booth at will be held in Boston, August 17th - 19th. CentOS will have
a booth/table in the expo area, and we need your help staffing that table.

If you are able to volunteer for an hour (or more) to staff the table,
please sign up here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Volunteers will receive their choice of a CentOS polo shirt, or a CentOS
long sleeve button-up shirt.


SIG updates requested for July newsletter

The July CentOS newsletter is being drafted, and we need to hear from
the SIGs.

CFP for Dojo @ closes this weekend

The CentOS Dojo at is rushing up on us, and I'd like to have
a speaker schedule published by early next week.

If you are considering submitting a talk, please do it NOW, so that we
don't have to consider canceling this event. Thank you.

Event details: <a href="" title=""></a>
Call for papers: <a href="" title=""></a>
DevConf information: <a href="" title=""></a>


SIG Day @ CERN, October 18th

Dear SIG members,

As you've no doubt seen, we have a CentOS Dojo scheduled at CERN on
October 19th.

CERN has also generously offered us a meeting room on the day before,
Thursday, October 18th, for SIG meetings.

If your SIG is interested in taking advantage of this opportunity,
please contact me with:

* SIG Name
* Primary contact for coordination
* List of those likely to be in attendance


CentOS Pulse Newsletter #1801, June 2018

We are pleased to announce the latest edition of the CentOS Newsletter.
This release is packed with information from the CentOS Community,
including events, reports from our SIGs (Special Interest Groups) and
information about the release of CentOS 7.5.1804

This is the first edition in many years, and hopefully the first of many
to come.

CentOS Dojo in Sao Paulo, late July

Community member Leo Vaz is putting together a CentOS Dojo for a day or
two before the upcoming OpenStack Days Brazil event, which is scheduled
for July 27-28.

Details for this event are coming together here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

If you are likely to be in the area during that time frame, and are
interested in speaking at a CentOS event, please indicate your
availability in the etherpad linked from the above page.

Topics can be anything related to CentOS, or projects that build on top
of CentOS such as the CentOS SIGs.

If you have further questions, place

Dojo at DevConf.US, August 16th, 2018

DevConf.US will be held in Boston, August 17th - 19th, at Boston University.

We've arranged to hold a Dojo on the day before - Thursday, August 16th
- also at Boston University. Details are currently at
<a href="" title=""></a> and will be
continually updated as we have more information.

The call for papers is open at <a href="" title=""></a>
We're hoping to attract talks focusing on the use of CentOS in research
and education, but you're welcome to submit talks on any CentOS topic
for consideration.

Thanks, and we'll see you in Boston! Software Defined Storage event in Vancouver in August

Forwarding on an announcement from a colleague, for those of you
interested in Software-defined Storage:

Our first mountpoint is coming!
Software-defined Storage (SDS) is changing the traditional way we
think of storage. Decoupling software from hardware allows you to
choose your hardware vendors and provides enterprises with more

Attend mountpoint on August 27 - 28, 2018 in Vancouver, BC, before
Open Source Summit North America for this first time event.

CentOS community newsletter - Call for content

As part of our community outreach effort, we are rebooting the 'CentOS
Pulse' newsletter, which was discontinued about 8 years ago. The purpose
of this newsletter is to provide a high-level update on what CentOS is
up to, to the peripheral audience - including the tech press - who are
less connected with the daily life of the project.

If your SIG would like to provide an update, or if you have something
else you'd like to share with this audience, please do so here:
<a href="" title=""></a> , where I am drafting the

Save the date: CERN Dojo, October 19th, 2018

On October 19th, 2018, we will once again be hosting a CentOS Dojo at
CERN, in Meyrin, Switzerland[1]. This will be a full day of CentOS
presentations, drawn both from CERN and from the broader CentOS community.

The call for papers is now open[2].

OpenStack Rocky milestone 1 test day, May 3, 4

Please join the RDO community on May 3rd and 4th (tomorrow and Friday)
as we test the first milestone in the Rocky series.

We'll have a cloud environment already spun up, so that you can even
come help test if you lack the hardware, time, or expertise to spin it
up yourself, but still want to poke at it.

The full details of the event may be found here: <a href="" title=""></a>

SIG meeting times

I noticed this afternoon that the .ics file linked from
<a href="" title=""></a> was AWOL, and I've replaced
it with one that agrees with all of the times on that page.

I suspect, however, that that page is incomplete and/or out of date.

If you are responsible for a SIG's meeting schedule, please have a look
at that page, and let me know if any updates.


CentOS events for 2018/2019

<a href="" title=""></a>

(Cross-posting from promo@ mailing list, to get a wider participation.

Looking at the coming 12 months, I need some feedback as I select events
that need to have a CentOS presence of some kind. While I have already
committed to some of these events (See below), starting around July we
haven't really signed on for much, and I would like to hear from the
community what events you feel we should be at, and why.

The why is, by far, the more important half of the question.

"talking points" for an HPC event

I was hoping to get the attention of folks from the HPC SIG to help me
craft a message to take to an HPC event that I'll be attending soon -
ISC-HPC in Frankfurt. I expect that you're aware of it.

Last year, I got questions regarding what's happening in the HPC SIG in
CentOS, and I know at that time it was still fairly young.

Do you blog about CentOS?

Do you blog about CentOS? Or about Linux in general? We need your voice.

As mentioned on
<a href="" title=""></a>
this morning, authentication for is tied to (through OpenID). So if you have a CentOS account,
you have an account on the blog server. We would love to have your
articles there - hear about what you're doing on top of this awesome

On the other hand, if you have your own blog, and you're writing CentOS
content there, please let me know about that, too.

meeting reboot

A reminder to all, that we are trying to reboot the Cloud SIG meetings,
now that we have representatives from Cloudstack on board.

These meetings are scheduled for Thursdays at 15:00 UTC, on #centos-devel

The agenda for the meeting is here:
<a href="" title=""></a> - although there's
nothing on it for this week, as we've been out of practice for a long time.


Is the Artwork SIG alive?

I've been working through the various SIGs, trying to determine which
ones are active. I'm curious about the state of the Artwork SIG.

<a href="" title=""></a>

Is this still an ongoing effort, or is it "done"?

Upcoming Dojos: Bangalore, Singapore

I want to draw attention to two upcoming events.

First, we have the CentOS Bangalore Dojo. Details are still emerging,
but it will be held on March 21 at the Red Hat India office. Details are
<a href="" title=""></a> and more details
will be coming very soon.

Then, on the following Sunday, March 25th, we'll be holding another Dojo
as part of the FOSSAsia event in Singapore, at the Lifelong Learning

RDO OpenStack Queens packages available

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the
RDO build for OpenStack Queens for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux
7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private,
public, and hybrid clouds.

meeting minutes, Feb 22, 2018

Thanks to those that attended today's Cloud SIG meeting.