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Gentoo Openstack Project


1.  Project Description

Openstack is a virtualization orchestration suite that allows the creation and management of cloud infrastructures. Openstack provides applications that simplify IaaS (Nova, Horizon, Ceilometer, etc.) deployments and management. It also provides secondary services such as dynamic block storage (Cinder), dynamic databasing (Red Dwarf), etc.

Openstack manages several hypervisors including but not limited to the following (for a full listing see upstream):

  • Xen
  • KVM

2.  Project Goals

  • Raise Gentoo to a first class citizen for hosting Openstack
  • Maintain security releases for Openstack
  • Maintain major releases in portage (including live builds)
  • Provide a usable turn-key continuous deployment strategy for Openstack
  • Provide communication media (i.e. IRC, mailing list, mail alias, etc.)

3.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Matt Thode prometheanfire Lead ( various openstack packages )
Alex Brandt alunduil Member ( various openstack packages )
Doug Goldstein cardoe Member ( kvm )
Ian Delaney idella4 Member ( xen )
Stephen Klimaszewski steev Member ( arm )

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

4.  Herds

The Openstack project maintains the following herds:

Herd Members Description
openstack alunduil, cardoe, idella4, prometheanfire, steev Openstack-related packages

5.  Contacting Us

IRC Channel

You can reach all our developers (and some users of course) in #gentoo-virtualization on


We have a list on named gentoo-openstack along with a openstack alias on the primary gentoo hostname.


Page updated 05 Mar 2013

Summary: The Gentoo Openstack Project maintains packages for Openstack and some of it's dependancies.

Matthew Thode

Matthew Thode

Alex Brandt

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