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Re: Where to upload official OpenStack Debian images?

On 10/31/2014 04:39 PM, Juerg Haefliger wrote:
>> On 10/29/2014 05:13 AM, Martinx - ジェームズ wrote:
>> > Lets build something like this:
>> > https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/ec2/ but, for Debian, of
>> > course... ?
>> > I can help.
>> Let's stick to the plan of distributing the images together with the
>> Debian CDs.
> What exactly does that mean, 'together with the CDs'?

I mean in here:

>> It's not the role of Debian to advertize for a particular
>> provider like Amazon (even though it's IMO ok to maintain the images
>> within large cloud service providers).
> I don't think this is about promoting cloud providers. It's about
> providing a central place for users to learn where official Debian
> images can be found. Are you concerned about the effort to maintain such
> a site or about Debian being perceived as favoring certain cloud
> providers or is it against some Debian policy?

I'm concerned that we're going to advertize only about large providers.
Why should we advertize about HP & Amazon, and not smaller players?

>> You may also know that we already provide some images within AWS. See
>> the debian-cloud list. I would recommend anyone that maintain images to
>> advertize about them in that list rather than in debian-devel or on the
>> Debian web site.
> IMO it feels wrong for a potential user to have to hunt through mailing
> lists to find and learn about official Debian cloud images. A central
> place to download images (OpenStack, AWS, Docker, ...) is very useful,
> links to providers that host such images would be a nice add-on for end
> users but I can understand if there's resentment.

Then a wiki page seems more appropriate. Everyone can edit the wiki, so
it's fair enough. Though even this way, I think it's best to just ship
the images through cdimage.debian.org, and let everyone download and use


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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