[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Debian images on Microsoft Azure cloud

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 2:34 PM, Martin Zobel-Helas
<martin.zobel-helas@credativ.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> as announced during DebConf15 and in <55D03D49.1030608@debian.org> and
> <CABHrTiLStCxKURwMQ0gvUdfz3dDQHdwr1UGoYosJuFhz1-E-=w@mail.gmail.com>
> Microsoft contracted credativ to build and maintain Debian images for
> their public cloud infrastructure "Microsoft Azure".  Microsoft intends
> to endorse Debian and provide support for Debian Jessie and Wheezy
> images.
> In the past months credativ setup infrastructure to automatically build
> and publish Debian Jessie and Wheezy images.  The build process consists
> of a published set of tools that automate everything from building to
> uploading of images.[1]  It is conducted using a public accessible
> Jenkins instance.[2]
> The image build process uses a fork of the current OpenStack image build
> script, which we intend to merge back to upstream.  This script is
> included in our tool set.  There are two modifications to a standard
> Debian Jessie/Wheezy image:
> - isc-dhcp is imported from -proposed-updates to include a bugfix.[3]
> - waagent in included in version 2.0 on request of Microsoft, which
>   can't be provided via backports at the moment.[4]  Microsoft
>   works on getting version 2.1 ready for production, this version is
>   currently in Stretch and can be provided via backports at least for
>   Jessie.
> Additionaly the wheezy image uses the kernel 3.16, initramfs-tools and
> init-system-helpers from backports.
> Microsoft itself conducts CI tests of selected images using a published
> set of tools.[5]  Results of this tests are not public.
> Microsoft would like to use the Debian name and logo to promote those
> Debian images in the Azure Marketplace.[6]  credativ will maintain and
> enhance those Debian images and Debian developers at credativ will
> accompany this process.
> Regards,
> Bastian Blank and Martin Zobel-Helas
> [1]: https://gitlab.credativ.com/de/azure-manage
> [2]: https://debian-manage.cloudapp.net/
> [3]: #795227, updated via #800006 and #801201
> [4]: http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/users/waldi/waagent.git/log/?h=private-2.0
> [5]: https://github.com/Azure/azure-linux-automation
> [6]: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/


So after discussion with the CD team, we're on the same page, and have
a proposal to allow you to move forward immediately with publishing
these images, with full use of all needed Debian Trademarks.

1) These images will be "Official" Debian images, in that they will be
considered product shipped by the Debian Project (technically SPI).
2) Some time before Debian 9.0 releases, the CD team will be
publishing a baseline policy for official cloud images, with input
from TM team.
3) This approval is time limited until Debian 9.0 release date, by
which time the images should be in compliance with new policy.
(extenuating circumstances not withstanding. e.g. - Baseline policy
wasn't completed soon enough to provide enough time to comply.)

Debian Trademark Team

Reply to: