A typical Open Source organization, OW2 aims at fostering grass root communities across all continents through Local Chapters. Local Chapters are activities carried out to contribute to the sustainable development of the OW2 community and business ecosystems on a regional
scale, in a business neutral way. They represent the Association at a regional level. For more details, please read the Local Chapter Handbook.
The OW2 community is currently working at launching the following Local Chapters:
China Local Chapter
The Chinese community which established the OrientWare consortium with
which ObjectWeb merged to form OW2 is active at developing its Local
Chapter. Read the account
of the merger in pictures.
A number of meetings and work sessions have already taken place to set
up the China Local Chapter. OW2 was officially launched in China end of
May 2007. Read the account
of the OW2 Launch and Meetings in China (May 2007).
More meetings took place in October 2007. This time, the objective was to explain OW2 to different companies in order to increase contribution to the OW2 code base by Chinese developers. Read the account
Europe Local Chapter
The Europe Local Chapter has been approved for launching by OW2 Board on May 15th 2008.
All OW2 Members interested in participating, shaping and developing it should read the Europe Local Chapter Proposal
before contacting Michel Cezon (michel.cezon AT inria.fr), Luc Laurens (luc.laurens AT inria.fr) or St�phane Ribas (stephane.ribas AT inria.fr) at INRIA.