Phase ii is the public phase of the pilot running until the end of March 2013. If you want to participate, please, contact the project coordinator at TERENA, Peter Szegedi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Discussion mailing list (email@example.com) has been set up for Phase ii. Pilot participants can subscribe to the list here.
How to participate
There are three ways to participate.
- Bring your test users and try out the TERENA installation of the service. The platform is federated, all the national federations are connected as well as the guest federations such us Google, Facebook, etc. So, if you have e.g., a Google account you can try this service out. Please do note that, due to service restrictions, all the actual test users must be whitelisted. For the procedure to be whitelisted please contact Peter Szegedi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Attach your own storage back-end to the platform installed at TERENA Offices. Currently, the service uses a local file system at TERENA Offices and it has the possibility to store encrypted data in the Amazon S3 cloud. If you want to connect your own storage back-end, you have to develop the bridge between the cloud broker platform and your data storage facility. For the interface/protocol description and detailed technical information please participate in the mailing list discussion.
- Get familiar with the code. The code is open source written in Java. You can get familiar with the code step by step. We provide a single downloadable VM image, we also provide the clone of the TERENA system installation (on 2 VMs, with federated access), and you can go to Github for the source code and documentation.
Get familiar with the code
The aim is to gradually build up a community with developers who will eventually become "co-owners" of the code. It is expected that the potential co-owners' organisations contribute to the code maintenance and development with man-power and/or money. There is a three-step approach to get familiar with the code (it is also a kind of selection process).
0) Try the service out (the TERENA installation).
1) Downloadable development VM image (non-federated) - soon be available
2) Clone of the TERENA system installation (2 VM images + support for federation) - soon be available
3) Source code and documentation is available on Github under Apache Licenses, Version 2.0
The full documentation is available at Github Wiki.
List of pilot participants