I would like to download a public Amazon EC2 AMI, such as this one (Ubuntu Lucid), so that I can programmatically extract its contents.
How do I do this? I suspect there is an S3 address somewhere? This blog post looks like it once described this process, but the link seems to no longer work.
So far I can only find explanations of how to move around EC2 instance within AWS. I believe manifest files are an important piece of the puzzle.