Hosting Open Source Projects at the OSUOSL*
The OSU Open Source Lab provides hosting for a variety of open source projects from around the world. This session will give an overview of the types of projects we host, what types of hosting we provide, what tools we use, and how we provide the hosting.
The OSU Open Source Lab provides hosting for a variety of open source projects from around the world. This session will give an overview of the types of projects we host, what types of hosting we provide, what tools we use, and how we provide the hosting. Our environment is very heterogeneous with limited resources which creates interesting challenges. I will highlight some major accomplishments we’ve had and future projects we’re currently working on. Our audience should be people interested in what’s going on at the OSL lately and how we provide hosting for all the projects. They should have a medium level of expertise in linux system administration.
I have spoke at numerous conferences including Open Source Bridge, OSCON, LinuxCon, and SCALE multiple times. I have given both short (45min) sessions and long (3hr) tutorial sessions in the past.
OSU Open Source Lab
Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. Since joining the OSUOSL in 2007, Lance has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for nearly 160 high-profile open source projects. He was recently promoted to Director in early 2013 after being the Lead Systems Administration and Architect since 2007.
Prior to joining the OSUOSL, Lance was a UNIX Administrator for the Enterprise Server Technologies group at Kansas State University. Lance prepared for life as a career systems administrator by grappling with natural systems first, joining his father near Hiawatha, Kansas on the family farm growing corn and soybeans.
In his free time he helps organize Beaver BarCamp and plays trumpet in a local jazz group The Infallible Collective. He holds a B.A. in Agriculture Technology Management from Kansas State University, where he minored in Agronomy and Computer Science.
- Title: Comparing Open Source Private Cloud Platforms
- Track: Chemistry
- Room: B302/303
- Time: 4:45 – 5:30pm
Private cloud computing has become an integral part of global business. While each platform provides a way for virtual machines to be deployed, implementations vary widely. It can be difficult to determine which features are right for your needs. This session will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms and provide analysis on which one is the best fit for you.
- Speakers: Lance Albertson