Alternatives to cloud-init (was Re: [DISCUSS] Cloud and Server Workgroup relationship)

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Thu Oct 29 13:50:54 UTC 2015

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 9:47 AM, Subhendu Ghosh <sghosh151 at> wrote:
> On Oct 29, 2015 9:30 AM, "Josh Boyer" <jwboyer at> wrote:
>> thinking... :)
>> > Also, one of the CentOS GSoC projects was "Flamingo" "a lightweight
>> > contextualization tool that aims to handle initialization of cloud
>> > instances." [1] Maybe this is something we could look at for F24? CC'ing
>> > Tamer Tas, the student who worked on that. (It's targeted at being a
>> > cloud-init replacement for Atomic, so...)
>> >
>> > [1]
>> That might be nice for "get rid of python" reasons.  If it had
>> cloud-init compatibility that would be even better, since people
>> wouldn't need to migrate their provisioning infrastructure.
>> josh
> CoreOS has built cloud-config as a Go implementation of cloud-init to get
> around the python problem.

Did they tell anyone they were doing that?  I'm curious if we have two
groups that could be working together here that are now duplicating
effort simply because of lack of communication.


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