Fundamentals of OW2 Activities
The OW2 community cooperates in developing the consortium's code base
and its business ecosystem within the framework of three kinds of
At OW2, everything starts with a Project.
Developing a broad and consistant code base through project is the
utmost priority of the consortium. The OW2 code base sports over 100
projects inhérited from ObjectWeb and OrientWare. New projects are
added to the code base every week.
An Initiative is a joint effort by companies
targeting the same market need Initiatives aim at facilitating
technology integration between projects and at helping build business
synergies between companies.
In a nutshell, Projects are technology driven whereas Initiatives are market driven, they target specifi market needs.
A typical Open Source organization, OW2 aims at
fostering grass root communities across all continents through Local
Chapters. A Local Chapter is a group of OW2 members who join their
efforts to promote the goals of the consortium within a community
characterized by its geography or its language.