FFE - amazon ec2-api-tools

Bug #330930 reported by Martin Pool on 2009-02-18
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Bug Description

It would be nice if Ubuntu packaged the Amazon EC2 API tools <http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/entry.jspa?externalID=368&categoryID=88>.

They depend on a java jre and work with openjdk-6.

They are non-free but under a licence <http://aws.amazon.com/asl/> that seems on brief scanning to allow multiverse type distribution.

Ubuntu already has the ec2-ami-tools which I think are under the same licence.

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Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Amazon has recently licensed their ec2-api-tools to allow it to be redistributable. Unfortunately, they have licensed it like the ec2-ami-tools so these will have to be found in universe as well. I have packaged it this morning and I am now asking for a FFE for it. The reason for the FFE is to make life easier for Amazon EC2 users and important step for Ubuntu in the cloud.

what does this offer over what we currently offer?

Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

Afaik Ubuntu does not offer any client for this API at all at present. This API lets you create, delete, start, stop, snapshot etc Elastic Compute Cloud virtual machines.

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Approved. Go ahead.

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

I accepted this and put into multiverse, as I assume that is what Chuck meant. If this is in error, let me know.

I discussed it with him. He knew it would land in Multiverse.

Changed in debian:
status: New → Fix Released
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