[OW2 Newsletter - January 2009 - From the OW2 Management Office]
Dear OW2 Members, Dear All,
This is the
first issue of our 2009 newsletter, so allow me a quick look back to 2008. While 2007 was more dedicated to setting up the
organization, 2008 was the first year of real operation.
The OW2 team grew with the appointment of our System Administrator and our
CTO. On the infrastructure and technical services side, we migrated
all our applications to an independent OW2 infrastructure and we also
updated our website platform. We started working with FOSSology to better manage our licenses; Sun Microsystems granted OW2 usage of the Java Test
Compatibility Kit (TCK) under their Scholarship Program and Atlassian
usage of its tools under an open source license. With one
new Strategic Member (Alcatel-Lucent) and 10 new Corporate Members in
2008, total membership is now 14 Strategic Members and 49
Corporate Members and the 1,000 individual members
milestone has been reached. The Technology Council worked well trim te code base and to establish project
categories: we now have 33 Mature projects, 11 projects in
Incubation and 23 in Archive. In 2008 we received 17 project
proposals, the Business Intelligence (BI) Initiative and the Europe
Local Chapter were launched and we prepared the ground for the Brazil
Local Chapter. We gained momentum in our communication effort with OW2 taking part in some 25 events in Europe, Asia and the Americas
including global events such as Cebit, JavaOne, OSCON and Open World
Forum. We opened the Chinese website and started producing this newsletter.
Our appreciation goes to all those members who contributed to this community effort.
course we have had drawbacks and there still remains a lot to do. We need to improve our organization - for instance we must set up a new, more marketing-oriented Ecosystem
Council - and clarify our licensing policy. On the technology side, OW2 will migrate to a new state-of-the-art forge and set up mirror sites, regarding projects, we will promote compliance with
component models such as OSGi and Fractal. We will organize our first Annual Conference, and we are planning to organize a programming contest with an award ceremony in China. OW2 will continue to develop its membership specially in
Europe, Latin America and China. End 2009 OW2 will be a
truly global open source community with Local Chapters in Europe,
China and Brazil.
Last but not least, we are pleased to announce our first OW2 Annual Conference, April 1-2. We are closing the Call for Presentations this week. Do not miss this opportunity, hurry, submit your speech!
All the team at OW2 wish you a very happy and successful 2009 and we look forward to working with you in 2009.