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Re: [Debian-NYC] Debian is officially on EC2 now. (I started a FAQ and would like feedback)

Awesome, this'll definitely help get more people using Debian on EC2!
Thanks for the info.


On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM, Brian Gupta <brian.gupta@brandorr.com> wrote:
> Hi Lee! I don't know the answers to your questions, so I defer to DPL.
> I'll just quote Zack:
> "Correct. To expand a bit more on this, as I've mentioned in [1] I've
> been approached by Amazon representatives interested in having official
> Debian AMIs in their "AWS marketplace". This is different than the usual
> "AMI soup" where you've to search for AMI matching, say, the "Debian"
> string and trust whoever prepared them. In the AWS marketplace they
> offer OS images that are supposedly prepared by the OS vendors and
> wanted to know if Debian is interested to be part of them.
> [1]: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/11/msg00000.html
> My general take on this is that, if we have users interested in running
> Debian on public clouds, we should support them. As mentioned in [2], I
> think it would be better for them to deploy their own cloud, but that's
> not something that everyone could do. So if they have to stick to a so
> called "public cloud", they are better off running Debian there than
> some less Free OS."
> More here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-cloud/2012/11/threads.html
> It seems debian-cloud (irc and mailing list) is very open to feedback
> from Debionistas, and I am certain you experience and feedback would
> be most welcome.
> Also if you want to chat about this I am game to meet up, or talk on
> the phone. (I've been involved since very shortly after Zack made this
> public on d-d-a.)
> Cheers,
> Brian
> I'm sure those working on this can use all the experience you have to
> make things even better.
> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Lee Azzarello <lee@rockingtiger.com> wrote:
>> I have been using Debian on EC2 at global scale since 2007. What does
>> official support really mean? At first glance it seems the official AMIs
>> pass through the security team. Is this correct?
>> -lee
>> On Saturday, December 8, 2012, Brian Gupta wrote:
>>> In light of this I have decided to start working on a Debian EC2 FAQ
>>> here: http://wiki.debian.org/Amazon/EC2/FAQ
>>> Whether you have never used EC2 or are an EC2 veteran, I'd like to
>>> invite folks to take a look and identity any questions that you think
>>> should be in there.
>>> For now I have only broken the FAQ into two sections. "Answered" and
>>> "Unanswered". Feel free to add questions that you don't know the
>>> answer to directly to the unanswered section or email them to me. Same
>>> goes for questions you know the answer to. (Add to answered or email
>>> me.)
>>> Once we have a lot more questions in there, I will look to organizing it.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Brian
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