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Jack Twilley on Leaving the OSL

by Jack Twilley on Mon, Feb 05 2018
About a decade ago, I was becoming disenchanted with my time in the computer
industry.  It wasn't *bad*, it just wasn't *me* anymore.  After some serious
soul searching, I decided to turn my hobby into my next career -- but I knew
that I needed formal education and training ...

Jonathan Frederick on Packer Templates project at the OSL

by Jonathan Frederick on Fri, Jan 19 2018

At the OSL we use Packer to build our images, because of the reproducible and easy work-flow it allows. We can create an entire operating system image based off a Linux distribution without any interaction! With this we are looking to add much more complete and automated testing.

To help ...

Ganeti Production Rebuild - Dec 11-15 & 18-19, 2017

by Lance Albertson on Wed, Dec 06 2017

Service(s) affected:

All VMs running on our production Ganeti cluster will need to be non-live migrated to their secondary nodes (i.e. shutdown and start is required). We expect the outages for each VM to be short (under 5 minutes each). To see a list of VMs that are ...

Thank You for Supporting our Crowdfunding Campaign!

by Amanda Kelner on Thu, Sep 07 2017

As of September 1, the OSL has concluded its first ever crowdfunding campaign. With the support of our donors and the larger open source community, we managed to raise $7,140 to support our students here at the lab in compensating them for their work and enriching their experience through ...

A Message from the Director

by Lance Albertson on Tue, Aug 15 2017

Since its creation in 2002, the Open Source Lab (OSL) has been a beacon of innovation, experiential learning, and hosting at Oregon State University and beyond. As Director, I’ve had the pleasure of watching the lab and its employees grow over the years and I’m so grateful to ...