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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] CloudStack Marketplace Update
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:07:49 GMT
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:02 AM, sebgoa <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to help bring this thread to consensus.
> I re-read the wiki:
> The biggest issues that I believe drew concerns are:
> 1-Mention of an Apache CloudStack listing repository
> 2-Mention of including a listing repository in the source code.
> To keep it short, we don't want to become liable for any image that a CloudStack user
would run on its cloud. We also don't want the source code to contain anything that would
be seen as product placement from any vendors.
> That said if the wiki page was modified to remove the mention of "an apache cloudstack
listing repository" and "inclusion in source code" and geared more towards contributing a
plugin that would enable cloudstack users to link to a third party marketplace if they so
desired. Then this would be agreeable.
> I also believe this should be "disabled" by default with empty "listing repositories".
> If this is agreeable, Jie Feng and co. could run a marketplace on their own and Cloudstack
users could link to it. I could also work with the opennebula folks to make the plugin generic
enough to tie to their marketplace.
> Thoughts ? (not too many flames, it's christmas soon :) )
> -Sebastien

I'm +1 to most of the above.

One follow up comment that I'd like further discussion on, is the
necessity of having users go to a marketplace page vs extending the VM
provisioning GUI to support a more robust collection of template
sources (and supporting material).

> On Dec 13, 2012, at 10:56 PM, Joe Brockmeier wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 02:08:00PM +0000, Hugo Trippaers wrote:
>>> Getting a bit late into the discussion here, but i agree with Chip here.
>>> I'm already uncomfortable with the idea for a marketplace inside
>>> CloudStack, but providing just the features allow some external party
>>> (or parties) to set something up should be ok. But neither the ASF nor
>>> we as a community should maintain such a marketplace. We as a community
>>> are responsible for maintaining and distributing the CloudStack source
>>> code, initiatives like a market place seem better suited to a commercial
>>> entity or another group that is not directly related to maintaining the
>>> source code of CloudStack.
>> +1
>> Best,
>> jzb
>> --
>> Joe Brockmeier
>> Twitter: @jzb

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