Whether you want to build the software, run it, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend at the OpenStack Summit, Oct 15-18 in San Diego. Stick around Friday for the first OpenStack service day, a 1/2 day beach cleanup.
Support for licensed images within Openstack has some unique issues which need to be resolved. Licensed images need to be identifiable when downloaded from Glance. Snapshots of licensed images must maintain their licensed identity. Scheduling of licensed images needs to balance license fee requirements with user experience requirements. Billing for licensed images needs to track appropriate license information. Windows images also have unique requirements for handling security, license key activation and other cloud-init like functionality. This discussion will revolve around solutions to these issues within Glance and Nova with an additional emphasis on issues unique to supporting Microsoft Windows instances.