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Contributing to the ELC

What are the benefits?

Local Chapters offer a number of benefits to the local OW2 members:

  • A contact point for local community;
  • A platform for local networking;
  • Communication and dissemination channel;
  • International cooperation opportunities in the open source middleware field;
  • A way to leverage ideas, investigate and implement actions, share results.

How to become participants to the ELC?

The OW2 ELC welcomes new contributors. To join the ELC, follow each of the steps below:

  • Read the ELC Proposal;
  • Have a look at the ELC Workpages & Tasks and Call for contributions (in the right column);
  • Identify the contributions you are willing to make;
  • Contact europe-local-chapter(AT), present yourself and what you can bring to the community.

How to contribute?

Call for contributions:

Dear OW2 Members,
The OW2 Europe Local Chapter management team would like to call all OW2 members willing to:

Best regards,
The OW2 Europe Local Chapter management team.

Who are our contributors?

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  • Location: France
  • Contact: Jean-Pierre Laisn�
  • From server environments to middleware and services, Bull helps businesses and public sector customers implement robust infrastructures that capitalize on the latest advances in Linux and Open Source software.
Charles University
Charles University.GIF
  • Location: Pragues, Czech Republic
  • Contact: Petr Tuma
  • Founded in 1348, it is one of the oldest universities in the world. Nowadays, it belongs to the most eminent educational and scientific establishments in the Czech Republic which are recognized in both the European and global context.
European Dynamics
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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Contact: Panagiotis Rentzepopoulos
  • It aims to promote OW2 in SE Europe and disseminate local OSS activities to OW2. It has a special interest in OSS in Education.
Fraunhofer Fokus
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Contact: Gerd Schuermann
  • FOKUS is supporting OS by hosting factory BerliOS. It is member of OW2, Qualipso and OSIS. It also takes part in various OS-projects including CARNEADES: reference inference machine (ESTRELLA), IMS-OSimplementation, JInfoCard: identity management OS implementation, OS security-platform (SWEB)
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  • Location: France
  • Contact: Michel Cezon, Luc Laurens, St�phane Ribas
  • A top management commitment. INRIA contributed to OSS through the creation of Objectweb consortium. INRIA is strategic member of OW2 consortium and multiple contributing projects to code base. It has numerous international partnerships in OSS projects and is one of the top players in European IT research community.
  • Location: France
  • Contact: Gr�gory Lopez, Julie Marguerite
  • Thales is member of QualiPSo, NESSI, OW2. Thales is also leader of NESSI Open Source Working Group and Member of the French competitiveness cluster System@tic. Finally, it has interest in OSS for e-government.


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