Horms Solutions Ltd.

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Mission: To provide value to customers through high quality solutions.

Horms Solutions Ltd. is a small open source and free software development concern based in Kobe. The principal Simon Horman has more than ten years experience working with free and open source software, initially in operations and then as a developer.

Horms Solutions Ltd. offers software engineering services using the iterative open source software development life-cycle. This includes design, implementation, testing and integration. Horms Solutions Ltd. also offers advice on how organisations can use open source development techniques to improve their own internal development and integration processes.

Experience at a Glance
Linux Kernel: SH-Mobile (ARM), IPVS (LVS) and kexec-tools maintainer.
SDN: Open vSwitch developer.
High Availability and Load Balancing: haproxy developer. Ldirectord maintainer.
Debian: Debian Maintainer. Former member of linux-ha-maintainers. Former member of the Debian Kernel Team.
Messaging: Perdition POP, IMAP and manage sieve proxy project lead.
More on the projects and presentations page
Email: Simon Horman <simon at horms.net>
Phone: +81 3 6365 5977
Recent News
Draft OpenFlow 1.5 Groups Merged into Open vSwitch

Work by Simon Horman of Horms Solutions to add support for Draft OpenFlow 1.5 Groups Merged into Open vSwitch has been accepted and is now present in the master branch of the Open vSwitch repository.

Draft OpenFlow 1.5 Groups, also known as ONF EXT-350, includes:

  • New message formats that make use of properties.
    This includes experimenter properties that allow for extensions.
  • Bucket commands that allow the buckets of a group to be added and removed.

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:11:16 +0900| Permalink

kexec-tools 2.0.8 Released

Simon Horman of Horms Solutions has released version 2.0.8 of kexec-tools, the user-space portion of kexec a soft-reboot and crash-dump facility of Linux.

This is a feature release.

The code is available as a tarball here and in git here.

More information is available in the announcement email.

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:35:54 +0900| Permalink

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