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OpenStack Radium? Maybe, but it could be Formidable

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    April 21, 2017

OK the first results are in from the OpenStack community naming process for the R release. The winner at this point is Radium.

OpenStack however has a somewhat unfortunate history of choosing names that for one reason or another, don't work (legally or otherwise..). It's a problem that OpenStack has also had with project releases ..remember Quantum? (now Neutron) / RedDwarf (now Trove)

"It is too soon to say "All Hail OpenStack Radium" - the last several naming polls have produced issues with the top choice," OpenStack developer Monty Taylor wrote in a mailing list message. "So as exciting as a potentially Radioactive OpenStack release might be, we might also get a release that's obsessed with Interop and Consistent Logging, or one married to my cousin."

I personally have zero expectation that Radium will stick. It's already being used in the technical community by Formidable Labs which has a React toolchain called .. Radium.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Docker Inception: Play with Docker

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    April 21, 2017

From the 'Turtles all the way down' files:

The concluding session of DockerCon 17, as always at any DockerCon, was all about cool Play With Dockerhacks. The coolest one for me was Play With Docker (PWD) that quite literally uses Docker to help users learn how to use Docker.

Call it drinking your own champagne, eating your own dogfood  - or just call it common sense.

Docker is the easiest way to get an app running and it's easy to spin up, so why not use Docker to teach Docker?

You can try it for yourself at: http://www.play-with-docker.com

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

What will OpenStack R be Named?

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    April 17, 2017

That time again, when members of the OpenStack community vote on the release name for the upcoming series of milestones. The current release is called Ocata, the next release is code named Pike and is set to debut August 28. The release after Pike, is named Queens andopenstack should be out early 2018.

Which brings us to the 'R' release, which won't be out till late 2018. OpenStack release names are based on the geography of the conference, with the R release following the summit in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

No final name has yet been chosen, but following is the initial list that OpenStack community members are voting on:

   •    Radium
    •    Railspur (Railspur Alley in Granville Island, Vancouver - a place to meet makers and buy their goods from wood and metals to sake and silks)
    •    Rambler (Peak)
    •    Rambles (A classic rock climb on the Squamish chief)
    •    Rampart (Mountain)
    •    Raspberry
    •    Raush (a tributary of the Fraser river)
    •    Ray (Lake)
    •    Razorback (Mountain)
    •    Rebecca (Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park, the quintessential coastline of BC)
    •    Revelstoke (City - Columbia)
    •    Rex (Peak, north of Vancouver)
    •    Richmond (City - Vancouver)
    •    Robson (street from BC Place Stadium to Stanley Park, a must-stroll)
    •    Rock (Creek)
    •    Rocky (Mountains)
    •    Rockies
    •    Roderick (Island)
    •    Root (Mount Root)
    •    Rossland (City - Kootenay Boundary)
    •    Rosswood
    •    Rupert
    •    Renfrew (station)

Personally, I like Razorback - but given the challenges of trademarks and such, that's just not a likely winner.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.