Time to Meet at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Technology & Solutions Summit 2017 !


It’s time again for me to prepare the HPE TSS designed for our presales and channel partners, with some of our the best experts to transfer knowledge on everything HPE !

We have again this year a track dedicated to Open Source and Linux !).

So I’ll be in Cannes from the 6th to the 10th of February to cover:

  • B90 HPE’s Open Source Strategy – Auditorium K – Tuesday 7th of February 2017 – 5:30PM-6:20PM
  • L30-R1 Docker 101 Tutorial – Lab 1 – Wednesday 8th of February 2017 – 8:30AM-10:20AM
  • B91 Docker @ HPE – Ambassadeurs B – Wednesday 8th of February 2017 – 12:00AM-12:50AM
  • L31 Docker Orchestration Tutorial – Lab 1 – Thursday 9th of February 2017 – 8:30AM-10:20AM
  • B94 Docker: technology aspects and tools – Redaction 1 – Thursday 9th of February 2017 – 3:00PM-3:50PM
  • L30-R2 Docker 101 Tutorial – Lab 3 – Thursday 9th of February 2017 – 4:30PM-6:20PM
  • B92 Linux Distributions roadmap – Redaction 3 – Friday 10th of February 2017 – 8:30AM-9:20AM
  • B6 HPE RESTful API and the Redfish standard – Espace Californie – Friday 10th of February 2017 – 12:00AM-12:50AM

Pretty busy week no ?! And you should be able to replay the labs/tutorials on Wednesday afternoon during the OpenLab session in Lab 1.

A lot of sessions are covering Docker related topics this year, and I’m happy with thatas it’s a great techno, even more with the recently announced 1.13 bringing service support to docker-compose !

For those of you wondering why project-builder.org and MondoRescue versions are not published more regularly, that gives you again a hint 😉 Not speaking of the travel for 2 weeks starting the week after this one, and the next event in March in Grenoble, TES, where I’m part of the Event team and that we’ll organize for the 8th time.

See you there to talk of these subjects or something else as you see fit. I’m around the whole week.


Bad times ahead for Net neutrality ?


Maybe if what is announced as a new Trump initiative happens 😦
Read http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2017/01/ajit-pai-fcc-chairman-233905 and http://thehill.com/policy/technology/315314-trump-to-name-republican-ajit-pai-as-next-fcc-chairman and get this wonderful quote:

“AT&T is buying Time Warner and thus CNN, a deal we will not approve in my administration because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few”

Well who has now too much concentration of power in his hands ? Hopefully the US institutions will prove they can adapt and mitigate this type of behaviour, and leave a neutral Internet.

We, the Open Source community, want and need it ! Time to support organizations like la Quadrature du Net again.

MondoRescue 3.3.0 on its way


Well, it’s time for gifts no ? So I passed some days last week to go back to various problems reported, in order to solve them.

The most tricky was mindi-busybox not able to compile on recent distros such as Ubuntu 16 or Fedora 24 (glibc changes in them made that incompatibility). I made tries with busybox 1.25 and it turned out that it seems pretty compatible with 1.21 we were using, but working on these latest distros and working easily on the old distros I want to support as well (I went back to RHEL4 with this patch)

I’ve been able to do backup / restore cycles with both CentOS 6 and 7 without issues with the latest version, after having fixed a lot of small more or less blocking problems.

Now I still have stuff I’d like to fix before release:

For Debian:

In short it’s UEFI support with Debian. I should have worked on that since a long time, but last months were very loaded, both at work and at home. And I’ve not done any progress with it for now.


That will probably wait till 3.3.1

and the most important for me (and some customers), more generic:

I’ll start with this one after Christmas.

And also:

But I have a MondoRescue contributor developing code for that !! That’s really great !

And also two improvements that would make everybody’s life easier:

So, yes, some work on my plate for the new year 2017. But I took also some time off this week to recharge, and so I’d be able to do that, my work back next week, and the rest (concerts planned) with lots of energy !!

Let me take that opportunity to wish to all of you a very good new year 2017, that peace may gain more than loose, that FLOSS may gain more than loose, and that we’ll be actors in this.

Meet at the Paris Open Source Summit


Ok, you see, I’m late ! Not only in producing new versions of software but also to make this type of single announce 😦 But it’s cloudy these days, that may explain that;-) So after having presented during the DACH OpenStack day in Berlin, I’m today (!) leading again this year the Cloud track at the Paris Open Source Summit with great speakers such as Christophe Sauthier (Objectif Libre) who won a POSS award yesterday, Bruno Gillet (Red Hat) who had already a session last year and Julien Corioland and Pascal Sauliere (Microsoft) whom I’m curious to hear about MS’ FLOSS strategy !

So come in Room Grèce at 1:30PM if you want to follow that 2 hour session. Or tomorrow in the main conference room at 11:35AM as I’ll animate a round table around OpenStack Coopetition with again Christophe Sauthier (Objectif Libre) (not just because he won a price, because he has interesting stuff to share about leading CloudKitty !), Patrick Petit (Mirantis), who knows a lot on integration work on OpenStack, and Julien Niedergang (SUSE) who is at the heart of a downstream distribution work with OpenStack.

And last but not least, If you haven’t attended live (you should have!) the keynote of Axelle Lemaire, delegate ministery for Digital in France, sponsor of the event, please do so (as soon as it’s available) as since the creation of all these events in France back in 1998, this is by far the best one. Energizing, visionnary, balanced, with a very dynamic expression, contrary to most years, nobody was sleeping in the room ! Kudos to Benjamin Jean, Jean-Christophe Elineau ad the team for getting her on stage, as I suppose it’s not an easy task, but we need more of such talented speakers. And she contributes to make +1 for women in the men/women balance in that event, which is an additional nice point.

Spectacle François Ier en Saintonge


Si le coeur vous en dit, si vous avez un peu de temps aussi en ce week-end de départ en vacances pour certains, venez écouter l’ensemble Variations exceptionnellement en Saintonge, après nous être produits à Biviers et Roussillon, St Ismier et Gières.
Dans ce spectacle autour des arts au temps de François Ier, vous pourrez entendre des pièces sacrées et profanes illustrant la vie du roi, écouter des textes de la Renaissance en rapport et admirer diverses oeuvres d’art du temps du monarque dans un diaporama.

Nous nous produirons:

  • le vendredi 21 Octobre 2016 à 20h30 en l’église St Léger de Cognac
  • le samedi 22 Octobre 2016 à 20H30 à l’Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes

Entrée libre, participation espérée !
Nous sommes dix chanteurs et acteurs dans ce magnifique programme d’une heure et demi avec projection de photos et des textes chantés accompagnés de leur traduction, accessible à tout âge. Quelle meilleure manière de commencer des vacances !

En espérant vous y rencontrer et n’hésitez pas à faire passer le message !

Meet during the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Barcelona


For the first time, I’ll be speaking at the OpenStack Summit during the main conference.

I’ll talk about the possibility to add Redfish support to Ironic.

I’ve already talked about Redfish, either the standard, or through our python-redfish module, even during a vBrownBag session of a previous Summit in Vancouver.

This time I’d like to detail the latest news around the standard itself, how it can be used in an Ironic context and what we’ll have to do to make it work, up to its usage for Alexandria, a CMDB as a service solution we’re also developing in conjunction with these components.

I’ll also attend most of the Ironic dev round table to organize that work, and understand better what the community is expecting from us with regards to the development, and answer to the questions around the specification. Should be a very interesting week in Barcelona (on top of the fact Barcelona is a great city I encourage you to visit !)

Feeling FLOSS-orphaned


Bdale has announced today that he was leaving HPE again. 2 years after he came back all of us FLOSSers inside HPE are orphaned again. He didn’t stay longer than Martin Fink and thus we have now lost the best and most influential FLOSS ambassadors inside the company.

I hope we’ll be able to persue their great accomplishements, as HPE is always considered a fair FLOSS player, helping communities, involved on many projects, pushing GPLv3 (“Copyleft is good” said Martin Fink at LinuxCon EMEA in 2015), partnering with important FLOSS vendors, or with important projects like Bdale with Debian, in summary playing its role inside the overall Open Source community.

I wish to both of them to enjoy their retirements, and hope to cross again their paths soon in upcoming events, where I’m sure, they will always be received as the advocates they are deserve. And many thanks for everything you did to make some of our dreams real.

Meet during LinuxCon EMEA


After having talked on project-builder.org during the latest LinuxCon NA in Toronto, it’s now time to prepare for LinuxCon EMEA in Berlin.

I’l again talk about packaging, this time “Packaging for Linux Distributions with Docker“. And I’ll also replay the now popular (!) “101 Docker training” I’ve also delivered in Toronto, this time trying to deliver it before the one Jérome Patazzoni from Docker is doing on Docker orchestration, in order to allow for a complete overview of the Docker ecosystem.

Of course I’ll enjoy attending many sessions on various topics, and will see if in EMEA as well Docker Orchestration is the new Eldorado this year (In Toronto many talks and booth were dedicated to that theme). At least my colleague Mike Bright will cover it well !

See you around !

Docker 101 tutorial for the masses


I already mentioned last year that I initiated a tutorial to help discovering Docker. This was based on the work done in the Docker Dojo during a Grenoble Docker Meetup. It has evolved to really become a nice tutorial that you can easily play on your own, with your Linux laptop, using a trial and error approach. We’ve got lots of positive feedback on it, such as the one expressed publicly by Herman Robers.

Of course, the best is when we deliver it, as it creates a lot of interactions between trainers and trainees due to that 😉 But it’s still valuable alone. I’ve delivered it during the latest LinuxCon NA, and will replay it for LinuxCon EMEA on the 7th of October.

Now that you are keen to try it yourself, I can give you the URL: https://github.com/bcornec/Labs/tree/master/Docker ! Enjoy and feel free to make pull requests.

Journées Européennes du Patrimoine 2016


Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine auront lieu la semaine prochaine les samedi 17 et dimanche 18 Septembre partout en France. Mais je suis sûr que c’est en Isère que vous préférerez vernir 😉

D’abord en raison du fabuleux patrimoine local, et aussi parce que de nombreuses animations viendront les mettre en valeur. Et j’aurai le plaisir d’y contribuer avec l’ensemble Variations !

Tout d’abord nous animerons une promenade musicale entre Bernin et St Nazaire les Eymes avec trois haltes:

  • Au château de La Veyrie de Bernin est à 14h avec un programme médiéval (Rondeau “Fines Amourettes” d’Adam de La Halle, Saltarello, Stella Splendens du Llibre Vermell de Montserrat)
  • le long d’une maison Renaissance La Beyrou de St Nazaire à 14h45 avec un programme ad-hoc ! (La Guerre de Clément Janequin et le Salvum fac Regem de Jean Mouton)
  • enfin, le long du château de St Nazaire à 15h30 avec un programme baroque (Le motet “Unser leben ist ein Schatten” de Johann Bach et une sonate à 2 flûtes à bec de Georg Philip Telemann)

Le temps de nous transporter et de nous installer et à 18h30 nous donnerons notre programme sur les Arts sous François 1er au château de Roussillon.
Concert de Roussillon

Au cours d’une ballade chronologique d’une heure trente couvrant toute la vie de François Ier, notre ensemble illustrera la vie du « Noble Roy François » en chantant des pièces liées aux événements qui ont émaillé sa vie :

  • des chansons parisiennes illustrant ses amours (Le Bergier et la Bergière de Nicolas Gombert, Vous perdez temps de Claudin de Sermisy),
  • des pièces sacrées illustrant la naissance de ses enfants, comme la mort de ses proches, (le Proch Dolor de Josquin Desprez, l’Exalta Regina Galliae de Jean Mouton)
  • des chansons sur les guerres menées, sa capture à Pavie par Charles Quint, son séjour en Espagne (Scaramella de Josquin Desprez, La Guerre de Clément Janequin, Mas vale trocar de Juan del Encina)
  • les tubes de l’époque (El grillo et Mille Regretz de Josquin Desprez, Doulce mémoire de Pierre Sandrin)

Mais plus qu’un concert, nous souhaitons entraîner le spectateur dans une ballade illustrée par le foisonnement artistique de la Renaissance. Aussi ces pièces musicales seront complétées par des extraits de textes poétiques, humoristiques ou politiques contemporains, de Joachim du Bellay, Clément Marot, François Rabelais ou Michel de Montaigne, ainsi que par une projection de photos d’œuvres d’art des grands peintres et statuaires que le roi appréciait tant comme Léonard de Vinci, Jean Clouet ou Le Primatice.

En outre, une mise en espace sera assurée pour permettre au spectateur de suivre au mieux le déroulement de ce programme, et être entièrement replongé cinq cents ans en arrière.

Nom de Zeus, n”hesitez pas à venir nombreux faire cette expérience spatio-temporelle ! Et si vous ne pouvez pas le samedi, rattrapez-vous au moins en venant le dimanche !

Concert de Biviers

Nous serons cette fois en l’église de Biviers, pour contribuer à la remise en place à 17h00 de 2 tableaux du 17ème siècle classés monuments historiques et tout juste restaurés dont nous célébrerons le retour dans l’église par ce spectacle qui débutera à 17h30.

Après, vous êtes conviés à un pot de l’amitié. Que demander de plus !!

Pour les malchanceux qui restent en région parisienne, et voudraient prétexter de cela pour se couler douce, pas d’excuse, non plus, allez écouter le choeur de l’académie d’Etampes dans un autre magnifique programme Renaissance à St Sulpice de Favière !

Et comme toujours pour ces concerts, le prix ne doit pas être un obstacle à l’accès à la musique ancienne donc l’entrée en est libre et notre rémunération sera le sourire que vous aurez à la sortie d’avoir découvert ces merveilles !