PuppetConf 2012

The OpenStack project is one of the fastest growing Open Source projects ever. In the first two years it has picket up hundreds of active developers. Managing a project like that takes a pretty large set of development resources. Additionally, since the project is a collaborative Open Source project, there is no reason that the development infrastructure can't be too. What started as one machine being manually managed by me has, over the last two years, turned in to many static machines and a giant elastic build farm - and it's all managed by puppet. We've learned a few things along the way, but two challenges are particularly interesting: - keeping as much of our puppet as possible in a completely public repo so that anyone in the project can theoretically help in the administration - directly collaborating with other project, like Wikipedia, who are doing similar things in a similar manner.

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