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We are currently in the process of Open Sourcing a lot of our internal software, either by proposing them as a new project to OpenStack, or opening them up.

Last month we proposed Steth, a network inspection tool for OpenStack https://github.com/openstack/steth  and yesterday we opened our Puppet modules for dealing with Oslo https://github.com/openstack/puppet-oslo . Another project still needs some work https://github.com/unitedstack/gringotts, but will certainly be considered. Let us know what you think.
puppet-oslo - Module for managing Oslo.* library
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Yes, well done. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks everyone for another great edition of FOSDEM
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RDO OpenStack / CentOS dojo is awesome, but unfortunately I can only focus on the OpenStack talks for now.
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Happy Holidays and Happy Hacking in 2016!
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Every trip back to the Netherlands has resulted in delays and issues. Why should this year be any different. At least I got The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and an on-the-go pasta.
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James Bottomley about cgroups and containers
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I also liked Joe Brockmeier's talk a lot. It was about Atomic and containerception; running privileged apps from containers, such as libvirt.
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Suggestion for hotels in Brussels during FOSDEM appreciated... #lazyweb  
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F/OSS & IT Consultant - Beijing, China
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Got exposed to the Amiga-virus in 1986 and never cured... and now a developer and ambassador for the Open Source community by representing different projects, like Fedora, Mozilla, Maemo/MeeGo/Tizen, Mono, FSFe and others.

I am a multi-disciplined developer who has a unique blend of creative, managerial and technical talents. I am highly motivated and continually strive to broaden and deepen my extensive knowledge and expertise. From childhood I have been active in IT and have successfully turned my hobby into a career. Through my openness and involvement I am able to turn each problem into a challenge that needs to be tackled, aiming for a successful outcome. I can be technical, but have excellent communication skills as a team leader, a quality that I have demonstrated many times as an IT manager.

F/OSS & IT Consultant with working experience as a Software/Hardware Engineer and Visuals Artist. Have experience developing software for both Unix/Linux as well as Windows based software in different programming and scripting languages. Hold certification for SCJP (Java Certified Programmer), MCP (Microsoft Certified Programmer for .NET) and Object Orientation. Specialise in dealing with a mixed Operating System environment for development and system administration; using Linux/Unix, Windows, Mac OS X systems and other operating systems. I’m an active consultant for Linux/Open Source in China and as part of this I hold lectures on software development and Open Source. I’m also a Fedora FAmSCo member and assist the Chinese Fedora Community.

As an IT consultant I have many years of experience developing in different programming languages. I have been certified in both Java and C# (.NET) and have dealt with C, Python, JavaScript and many others over the years. Due to this I have an excellent understanding of the underlying concepts and paradigms. Learning another language would not pose a challenge. I have had responsibilities ranging from general software developer team-lead to architect for a migration project (from old technology to greenfield implementation and maintaining the underlying data model). Also dealt with interoperability and cross platform support (x86/Windows, Linux and ARM/Linux) of a large codebase.

Currently I am based in Beijing, China and the Netherlands.
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