January 2011 Newsletter
[OW2 Newsletter - January 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office]
Dear OW2 Members, dear All,
First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2011. I would also like to thank all our stakeholders, particularly the OW2 Management Office who runs our day-to-day operations (thank you, you are amazing!), our Members without whom OW2 would not exist (we owe you all!), our community of contributors who continue to develop this wonderful software (great job!) and our users - the ever-growing number of downloads proves we are doing something right!
2010 was a year of transition. While our revenue and membership remained stable, we positioned OW2 at the center of the open source cloud trend by our timely launch of the Open Source Cloudware initiative and we secured our financial independence for the next two years by involving OW2 in two large collaborative projects. And 2010 ended on a high note with the success of our Annual Conference.
Looking forward to 2011, we have some great projects. During the year you can expect to see the completion of our forge migration and full development of OW2's Software Quality Assurance Track (SQuAT) which was officially launched in November after receiving the go-ahead from the Technology Council and the Board. We will also further develop our activity and partnerships in the cloud computing arena and we fully expect several new high-profile companies and projects to join OW2. In 2011, a number of events will confirm OW2's leadership; these include the Open World Forum, the Beijing Open Source Week and, of course, our Annual Conference. On another note, our General Assembly will be held on March 9, in Paris. All the team at OW2 wish you and your families a very happy and successful new year and we look forward to working with you in 2011. Thanking you for your on-going support.
PS: Project leaders: Do not forget to use the OW2 Forge to tell everybody about your project updates. News will appear on the, our and
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We are pleased to welcome a new Corporate Member in OW2:
: the company delivers an appliance factory that automates the creation and maintenance of ready-to-run appliance software that can be instantly deployed on physical, virtual or cloud environments. UShareSoft is a participant in the OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative.
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>New ProjectsOver the past few weeks the Technology Council accepted two new great projects: : a new generation of the JiBX XML data binding tool for Java. JiBX is widely used for high-performance XML applications in Java, including web services using either Apache Axis2 or JiBX/WS stacks (and, in the future, Apache CXF). : a virtual networked operating system using GNU components.
OW2 Annual Conference survey
Our feedback survey reveals attendees appreciated a well-targeted, well-organized, community-focused event. The 2011 edition is scheduled for November. See the results of our feedback survey .
Cloud Expo Europe
OW2 is participating in Cloud Expo Europe in London: the OSCi will be representing CompatibleOne. OW2 members and participants in the collaborative project are welcome to join us and take advantage of the booth. .
In The CloudThe event known last year as "Datacenters and Cloud computing conference" and where we launched the Open Source Cloudware initiative, becomes "In The Cloud" on March 8-10. We will be organizing an OW2 Village. .
OW2 and its members are discussing the opportunity to participate again this year and organize a new OW2 Village in addition to the usual OW2 track at Solutions Linux conferences.
Java TCKAfter almost a year without access to the TCK, we have now signed amendments to the JCP contract for several JSRs; we are now awaiting final approval and access. Please check the infrastructure page for more details .
Board of DirectorsThe next meeting of the board of directors will be held on January 26. Check out the board page .
Open Source Week in BeijingFurther to the success of the OW2 Open Source Corporate Networking meeting in Beijing last September, we are already working on the 2011 edition. We look forward to several communities joining OW2 in what will be known as the Beijing Open SourceWeek. We'll keep you posted.