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Sep 14 2011

SpagoBI and INGRES combine technologies to strengthen open source business intelligence offering

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Sep 07 2010

IRILL Days

IRILL, the research organization established to bring together high level researchers and scientists, top notch FOSS developers, and FOSS industry players to tackle the fundamental challenges that FOSS poses today organizes its first IRILL Days, in Paris, October 4-5.

OW2, who is committed to cooperate with IRILL, was invited to present its cloud computing strategy.

Check out the detailed programme here.

Nov 23 2009

OW2 Open Letter about the threats against the European Interoperability Framework

This open letter is to inform European Commission, IDABC and all related European MPs about the risk that may occur in case of a vague definition of Open Standards for a consortium of Industry and Academic players as such as OW2.

Download the open letter here.

IDABC http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/  is working since a long time about interoperabilty in European administrations proposing an European Interoperability Framework (which makes sense because all State Members have to be interconnected). IDABC has also been one of the first supporters for Open Source and Open Standards in EC and it is reflected in version 1 of EIF. It appears that this favorable position may have moved quite significantly in their last proposal as it is very well described and documented in Glyn Moody's article (see http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolbox/open-source/blogs/index.cfm?entryid=2620&blogid=14)

  Open Source, Open Standards and Interoperability being in the DNA of OW2, I feel like critical to inform OW2 members about this potential weakness in the definition of openness as proposed by the new version of EIF. All OW2 members should have the opportunity to question their local Public Administration and State representatives who will have to discuss the final document.   OW2 as a producer of Open Source and as a consortium of Industry and Academy players, might be negatively impacted and that our common works could be seriously damaged by a narrower vision of interoperability not based on open standards. So far Europe has been an example in term of openness. Should we let it changed for the future?

The goal is not to provoke negative debates but to be pragmatic and insured that the artefacts we are collaboratively producing are not in danger. OW2 is not looking for priviledge rights for Open Source because Open Source already demonstrated its potential in term of competition. But when it comes to interoperability, OW2 wants to be insured that the rules are fair and technically efficient.

The goal is to have the confirmation that Open Standards are secured in Europe.

This open letter is addressed to : Siim Kallas, Vice-President of European Commission Garcia-Moran, Director General, DIGIT, European Commission Copy: Karel De Vriendt, Head of IDABC unit, DIGIT, European Commission

Other related Links:

Open letter by GT-Logiciel Libre, System@tic (in French)

Open Forum Europe 9th November 2009

News from OSOR published on 10th November 2009

Protests against proposed redefinition of open standards within the EU, H Open 10 Nov 209

European Interoperability Framework v2.0 vs. the Visby Agenda 16 Nov 2009

IGF 2009: A Rights-Based Framework - Open Standards 17 Nov 2009

The EU goes bananas over EIF 2.0 19 Nov 2009

It is interesting to note it happens also somewhere else in the world: Controversy surrounding national policy on open standards for egovernance in India

Press Articles L'April s'élève à son tour contre la redéfinition de l'interopérabilité

Jun 01 2009

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Apr 29 2009

eXo Platform est un 'Cool Vendor' selon Gartner, Toolinux (French)

Article title:eXo Platform est un 'Cool Vendor' selon Gartner

Article date: April 29, 2009.

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eXo Platform est un 'Cool Vendor' selon Gartner, Toolinux (French)

Article title:eXo Platform est un 'Cool Vendor' selon Gartner

Article date: April 29, 2009.

See the article

Aug 31 2008

Open source: What you should learn from the French

Following a note by Marc Sallières, of OW2 Coroporate Members Altic, Infoworld has published a story entitled: Open source: What you should learn from the French.

The story mentions OW2 projects such as Bonita, eXo Platform, SpagoBI and Talend. The paper also says nice things such as "Today, France is arguably the most fertile ground for open source development in the world. The well-known and respected OW2 Consortium for open source middleware has its roots there. "

Readers comments range from primal France bashing to more interesting considerations about open source.

Aug 29 2008

Infoworld on OW2 projects

OW2 was in the news this summer, thanks to Marc Sallières of Altic, OW2 Corporate Member and BI Initiative contributor, who reacted on a story by Infoworld. As a result, the north-american online publication ran a story by Tom Kaneshige entitled "Open source: What you should learn from the French". The paper says nice things about OW2 projects and about OW2, including: "Today, France is arguably the most fertile ground for open source development in the world. The well-known and respected OW2 Consortium for open source middleware has its roots there."

Nice. Thank you Marc.

Jun 27 2008

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Jun 26 2008

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