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Sun Nov 6 01:59:12 2011 UTC (4 years ago) by jmmv
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Move existing project definitions from projects/gsoc_2011/ to
projects/project/ .

The goal for this reorganization is to remove any knowledge of the projects
classification from the file hierarchy: the classification goes into tags,
and projects indexes automatically list projects based on such tags.

Also, the current gsoc_2011 name was wrong anyway, because GSoC 2011 has
already concluded and projects would have had to move to a gsoc_2012 directory

Lastly, yes, "projects/project/*" is slightly redundant.  But I want to keep
the project lists from the projects "database" clearly separated.

This is as proposed in www@.

[[!template id=project

title="NetBSD/aws -- Bringing NetBSD to Amazon's Web Services"


[Jean-Yves Migeon](, [Jan Schaumann](, [Adam Hamsik](

duration="3 months"


[Amazon Web Services]( offers virtual hosts on demand via its [Amazon Elastic Comput Cloud]( (or EC2). Users can run a number of operating systems via so-called "Amazon Machine Images" (AMIs), currently including various Linux flavors and OpenSolaris, but not NetBSD.

This project would entail developing a NetBSD "AMI" and providing an easy step-by-step guide to create custom NetBSD AMIs. The difficulty of this is estimated to not be very high, as prior work in this direction exists (instructions for creating a FreeBSD AMI, for example, are available). Depending on the progress, we may adjust the final goals -- possibilities include adding necessary (though optional) glue to the release process to create official AMIs for each release or to provide images with common applications pre-installed.

See also: [this thread]( on the port-xen mailing list as well as [this page](

[[!tag gsoc]]

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