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Nov 18 2015

Paris Open Source Summit

Paris Open Source Summit
November 18-19, 2015
Venue: Docks de Paris (La Plaine Saint Denis). 

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OW2 has been present for many years in both Solutions Linux and Open World Forum events, thus the community will naturally be highly involved in the new event. 

About Paris Open Source Summit
Systematic Paris-Region and Tarsus have recently announced the merge between the Solutions Linux/ Open Source conference and Open World Forum, in order to federate the open source European community around a unique event, the Paris Open Source Summit. 

Useful links:
Call for Presentation (Deadline: July 17th, 2015):
Press Release (in french). 

OW2 in the conferences

With Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO, being VP International of the event, OW2 will help organize four sessions: 

European Collaborative innovation: showcasing multinational EU-funded innovative open source projects.
This session will provide an update on R&D in European ICT open source projects and will focus on the State-of-the-Art, latest developments, new technical areas, identified needs and technical limitations faced by industry, included in current projects or in upcoming calls from the European Commission. The collaborative working methods, synergies with other projects, involvment in standardization bodies, best practices, and the actions to disseminate the results of projects can also be addressed during those presentations. 

Local Government and Open Source: a meet-up or cities and local government using or willing to use open source software in their information systems.
Local Government and Open Source: a meet-up for cities and local government using or willing to use open source software in their information systems. This session aims at sharing experiences and best practices in OSS usage in European cities. Selecting OSS, implementing OSS and learning OSS... How to contribute to open source software and why joining an open source community? 

Open Source Community Summit: A meet-up of open source practitioners with a special theme for this year:Open Source Best Practices

Invited Country: TBC

OW2 in the exhibition

We are also expecting to be highly visible in the exhibition and are working with the organizers to set up a great village proposal. Stay tuned or contact us directly for more information. 

OW2con'15 colocated with POSS

Last but not least, OW2con'15 will be colocated with POSS. The first day of OW2con'15, November 17 will take place in Orange Labs, Issy-Les-Moulineaux and we are working with organizers to have the second day organized in the framework of POSS. More details to come soon.

Jul 24 2015

O'Reilly OSCON Convention, Portland, US

OW2 will participate this year again in the famous O'Reilly OSCON Convention in Portland, July 20-24, Portland. 

Visit us on our booth in the non profit pavilion. 

For information, OSCON Europe is coming back this year in Amsterdam on October 26-28. We have submitted also there a few presentation proposals. More details soon, stay tuned! 

Jul 08 2015

fisl 2015, Brazil


fisl 2015

16th Forum Interational Software Livre

July 8-11, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Visit us booth #22!

The OW2 Community will be represented this year again at fisl. We have started to discuss with the organizers and try to optimize our presence there. 

Several OW2 projects have been submitted for a presentation in the conference: 

- Governance makes the Difference: the case of AppHub, the European open source market place (TALK ACCEPTED)
- Facilitating mainstream Open Source Software adoption (RISCOSS project)
- OCCIware, a Formal Framework for Everything as a Service

In addition, OW2 will be present on a booth in fisl exhibition area. Please contact us quickly if you would like to joinand help us promote the community!

Visit fisl website.

Summer School on Open Source Software Development, Dignes les Bains

Summer School on Development of Free and Open Source Software


Dignes les Bains, France
July 8 - 10, 2015
(all sessions are in french)

XSalto, provider of the OW2 technical infratructure and active member of the open source community is co-organizer of the event.  

Check out the program and register now. 


Jun 23 2015




June 23-24, 2015

Palaiseau (Paris area), France

ActiveEon OW2 Corporate member will participate and exhibit at TERATEC FORUM 2015 to showcase its ProActive "Cloud Automation with Workflows, Scheduling & Big Data" project. 

Jun 17 2015

BDVA (Big Data Value Association) Summit, Madrid


OW2 and its Big Data Initiative, will be represented at BVDA on a booth. 

Engineering Group, full member of the BDVA, and SpagoBI will participate in different working groups and will also have a stand in the exhibition area.

About BVDA Summit:
The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) is organizing its first Summit in Madrid from 17th till 19th June 2015.

The aim of the BDVA Summit is to inform about the BDVA activities, present the main expected funding opportunities in the field of Big Data and to set-up dialogues to discuss opportunities and challenges offered by Big Data among the European Big Data Community.

The Summit is expected to foster the networking and cooperation on research, development and business innovation around Big Data.

Visit the BVDA website

Jun 05 2015

PaaSage Availability on AppHub Marketplace

PaaSage and OW2 announce platform availability on the AppHub marketplace


Brussels, Belgium – June 5th, 2015 –  PaaSage, a large scale European research initiative for developing an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications for software and service providers and OW2, the Open Source community for infrastructure software, today announce a strategic partnership. 


Jun 03 2015

China Cloud Computing Conference

2015 China Cloud Computing Conference (CCCC)

June 3-5, Beijing, China

Visit the website.


Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO, will give a presentation in the colocated event "Cloud Computing International Standardization Forum", on June 2 from 1:30 to 3:30. 

Title: OW2 and OCCI in the open cloud industry ecosystem

Abstract: This short lecture will highlight growing challenges faced by cloud computing users and how an emerging standard such as OCCI, can be part of the solution. Since the launch of Amazon EC2 in august 2006, cloud computing has boomed and been adopted as the dominant model for delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as as Service and, more generally Everything as a Service (XaaS). Provisioning, managing and monitoring these outsourced, used-on-demand, paid-per-use and elastic resources require programmable interfaces for the cloud. A wide variety of different interfaces are available and this diversity energized the cloud computing market. However, behind the hype, cloud computing users are still confronted to major barriers: heterogeneity of cloud computing offerings, interoperability between cloud interfaces, integration to build multi-cloud systems and the portability of applications and cloud computing users activities. These issues have been addressed through libraries, brokering platforms and standards. We highlight the importance of Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI), a recommendation from Open Grid Forum (OGF). OCCI is a simple, open, extensible and self-described interface for managing every kind of resource as a service, not only IaaS. Although OCCI is supported by a large community it still lacks formal specification and associated engineering tools, fortunately an open source collaborative project such as OCCIware is addressing this limitation and everybody can join in.

Apr 15 2015

Hadoop Summit, Brussels


OW2 Big Data Initiative members are largely represented and visible at Hadoop Summit, April 15-16, in Brussels. 

Talend is Gold Sponsor and SpagoBI Silver Sponsor. 

See more about the Summit:

About Hadoop Summit Europe:

Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community, is coming to Europe. This two-day event will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture. It will also be an excellent networking event for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing Apache Hadoop.

Apr 08 2015

DeVoxx France 2015

DeVoxx France

April 8-10, 2015
Palais des Congrès, Paris


OW2 is evaluating the opportunity to organize a community booth village at DeVoxx in Paris. A contact has been launched with organizers to explore this and discuss possible conditions. Please contact us if you are interested in sharing the costs to participate.  (contact: catherine.nuel AT

In addition, please note on your calendar the Januray 17 deadline to submit presentation proposals. 

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