Re: Summary of the Cloud Images BoF at DC16
>On 2016-07-27 00:02:19 +0100 (+0100), Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> + Does any cloud platform require contrib or non-free bits for
>> cloud-init? Most not, but apparently at least Rackspace needs a
>> specific agent which is not free and it's difficult to even get
>> hold of a copy. There are ways to do things better here, they're
>> just not using those methods.
>This is debatable. I run hundreds of servers in Rackspace from
>custom images without their agent installed. It's "needed" if you
>want some cleaner integration with some of their features, but it's
>far, far, far from necessary. OpenStack-based environments should
>never require non-OpenStack agent or client software for them to be
>usable, and in my view (as an OpenStack contributor) Rackspace's
>seeming claim is unfortunate in the extreme.
>That aside, the current "nova-agent" source at
>https://github.com/rackerlabs/openstack-guest-agents-unix seems to
>be Apache-licensed as best I can tell (just not packaged in Debian).
Ok, thanks for the info - other people in the session didn't
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