Contributing to
Apache CloudStack
Sebastien Goasguen,
January 23rd
@sebgoa
Outline
How to Contribute to CloudStack ?
Do I need to code ?
How can I help ?
Apache Software Foundation
Mechanisms…

Contributing to Apache CloudStack
Apache Software Foundation
• Community over code
• Everything happens on the mailing lists
• Focused with releasing softwa...
Mailing Lists
dev@cloudstack.apache.org
users@cloudstack.apache.org
marketing@cloudstack.apache.org

cloudstack.apache.org...
Coding
Clone the code repository

Work on your patches
Get feedback on dev@
Submit them to reviews.apache.org

Ultimately ...
User Support
Answer user questions on the mailing lists,
especially users@
Share your knowledge about CloudStack,
help oth...
Marketing
marketing@ mailing list
Help promote CloudStack on social media
Help organize events (meetups, workshops,
confer...
IRC
IRC is the old instant messaging system, still
heavily used today by open source folks.
Join #cloudstack #cloudstack-d...
Testing / Vote
Anyone can vote on a release.
Voting is a key principle of ASF. Releases are
voted on. If votes don’t pass ...
Bug filing
Use CloudStack, find bugs
File bug reports on JIRA

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK
Contributi...
Documentation
Big push coming to change documentation
format to make it easier to fix and contribute
to.

Contributing to ...
Undirect Contributions

Contributing to Apache CloudStack
Translation

Contributing to Apache CloudStack
Ecosystem

Contributing to Apache CloudStack
Event hosting
Meetups , evening event #cloudbeers
“Build a Cloud Day”, full day or half-day events

Need location and pizz...
Sponsoring Events
CloudStack Collaboration Conference:
Vegas, Santa-Clara, Amsterdam
Denver April 9-11th.

Contributing to...
Case Studies
WebMD
TomTom
ISWest
PCExtreme
Exoscale
ASG
We need more…
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTA...
Get Involved with Apache
CloudStack
Web: http://cloudstack.apache.org/
Mailing Lists: cloudstack.apache.org/mailing-lists....
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Contributing to Apache CloudStack

  1. 1. Contributing to Apache CloudStack Sebastien Goasguen, January 23rd @sebgoa
  2. 2. Outline How to Contribute to CloudStack ? Do I need to code ? How can I help ?
  3. 3. Apache Software Foundation Mechanisms… Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  4. 4. Apache Software Foundation • Community over code • Everything happens on the mailing lists • Focused with releasing software
  5. 5. Mailing Lists dev@cloudstack.apache.org users@cloudstack.apache.org marketing@cloudstack.apache.org cloudstack.apache.org/mailing-lists.html ML are the official channels, decisions are recorded and made there. Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  6. 6. Coding Clone the code repository Work on your patches Get feedback on dev@ Submit them to reviews.apache.org Ultimately gain write access to the code Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  7. 7. User Support Answer user questions on the mailing lists, especially users@ Share your knowledge about CloudStack, help others install, troubleshoot Become a committer: e.g Geoff, Shanker… Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  8. 8. Marketing marketing@ mailing list Help promote CloudStack on social media Help organize events (meetups, workshops, conference) Talk about CloudStack at conferences Become a committer: e.g Giles … Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  9. 9. IRC IRC is the old instant messaging system, still heavily used today by open source folks. Join #cloudstack #cloudstack-dev on freenode Engage with fellow CloudStack folks, user support via IRC Become a committer: e.g Kelcey … Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  10. 10. Testing / Vote Anyone can vote on a release. Voting is a key principle of ASF. Releases are voted on. If votes don’t pass we keep working… Users can test, upgrade, etc and participate on [VOTE] threads Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  11. 11. Bug filing Use CloudStack, find bugs File bug reports on JIRA https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  12. 12. Documentation Big push coming to change documentation format to make it easier to fix and contribute to. Contributing to CloudStack
  13. 13. Undirect Contributions Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  14. 14. Translation Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  15. 15. Ecosystem Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  16. 16. Event hosting Meetups , evening event #cloudbeers “Build a Cloud Day”, full day or half-day events Need location and pizzas… Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva, Berlin, London, Dublin, Bucarest, Madrid, Barcelona, Brussells… Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  17. 17. Sponsoring Events CloudStack Collaboration Conference: Vegas, Santa-Clara, Amsterdam Denver April 9-11th. Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  18. 18. Case Studies WebMD TomTom ISWest PCExtreme Exoscale ASG We need more… https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Case+Studies Contributing to Apache CloudStack
  19. 19. Get Involved with Apache CloudStack Web: http://cloudstack.apache.org/ Mailing Lists: cloudstack.apache.org/mailing-lists.html IRC: irc.freenode.net: 6667 #cloudstack #cloudstack-dev Twitter: @cloudstack LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/groups/CloudStack-Users-Group-3144859 If it didn’t happen on the mailing list, it didn’t happen.

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