Re: Please let's not talk about "clouds"
Le Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:55:36AM -0400, Richard Stallman a écrit :
> So "cloud-init" is intended to get data from "IaaS thingumajig
> orchestration" software. At least that is one concrete fact.
> Perhaps it should be called "vm-orchestration-init", to indicate that
> it inits the virtual machine in conjunction with orchestration
> software. That way it would be clear that, if you are using a virtual
> machine without orchestration software, you should not run this
cloud-init is not developed by Debian, and therefore we do not control its
name. The homepage of cloud-init is the following.
As a co-maintainer of the cloud-init package in Debian, I want to stick
to the upstream name.
The short description of the Debian package is:
configuration and customization of cloud instances
This is how cloud-init is described upstream, and I am also reluctant
to change it. Note also that it should be shorter than 73 characters.
The long description of the Debian package is:
Framework and tool written in Python to handle early initialization of a cloud
instance. Cloud-init can for example set a default locale and a host name,
generate SSH private host keys, add SSH keys to a user's authorized_keys so
they can log in, and set up ephemeral mount points.
Cloud-init's behavior can be configured via user-data, given by the user at
instance launch time.
Feel free to suggest improvements on the long description.
Have a nice day,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan