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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](

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