April 2011 NewsletterOW2 Newsletter - April 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office Dear OW2 Members, dear All, There is a real marketing and communication drive at OW2 this year. Don't worry, nothing too extravagant and, as usual, we need your help ;-) Here is what we have in mind. First of all, we need to develop project success stories. We know we have good technologies but it's no good us saying it. We must find users appreciative of their OW2 code and who are willing to say what they do with it and how it addresses their needs. Check out some examples . Can you help us? All you have to do is give us the right contact names, we'll do the rest. Next we are looking at using videos to show what we do in meetings, promote our presentations and broadcast our presentations. The challenge: we don't have the budget to outsource and no video specialist in the OW2 Management Office. So, another call for help: we're toying with the idea of creating a team of Video Volunteers. They would be invited on site to our events, and produce a three to five minute report. Any volunteers? Write to us! Lastly, we want to meet with our current members and promote OW2 to potential members. In 2011 alone there are meeting scheduled in Germany, USA, Brazil and China. See the details below. Our members are our best promoters. We need you to help us meet your peers, your partners, your customers and, why not, your competitors; after all they all have their roles in the OW2 business ecosystem. Board elections, this year, only Individual Members need to vote. If you are a registered OW2 Individual Member, don't forget, please vote . News from the code base: we are pleased to report that the Technology Council has accepted two great new projects in incubation, Contrail and Nuxeo and that has released the first stable release of the JOnAS 5.2 serie Thank 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 OW2 forge, our and in this newsletter!
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>New ProjectsThe Technology Council has accepted two new projects in incubation. : an EU-FP7 funded project that aims to design, implement, evaluate and promote an open source computational cloud wherein users have unlimited access to shared resources. : provides a modular, extensible Java-based open source software platform for enterprise content management (ECM) and packaged applications for document management, digital asset management and case management.
In The Cloud ConferenceGreat at the In The Cloud conference with two video projections and lots of visitors. Highlights of the event include, among others, a preview of the CompatibleOne project (press release ) and our now ritual wine and cheese party. .
OW2 Programming Contest
The 2011 OW2 programming contest is off to a good start with 32 topic proposals. Due to popular demand, we had extended the deadline until April 2. If you are late, write to , maybe he'll be able to squeeze in another couple of topics?.
Open Source Cloudware Initiative Workshops
Meetings in GermanyWe are organizing presentation meetings in Berlin and Munich. Many thanks to Fraunhofer FOKUS for the support in the Berlin stage of this roadshow. .
OW2 presentation in Portugese
Our appreciation to Board Member Rafael Marins who did a great job at translating the OW2 coporate presentation into Portugese. We'll be using it in our meetings in Brazil. Download the presentation from our marketing resources page .
In the OW2 business ecosystem
Congratulations to OW2 Corporate Member BonitaSoft for the "Best Modelling Tool" award received at EclipseCon 2011. .
We have received confirmation of OW2 Java Licensee status. More details on the IT infrastructure page .
OW2 General Assembly
The General Assembly was held on March 9, 2011; the full Management Office report as delivered by the CEO is published .
OW2 Election: Individual Members, please vote!We have nine Corporate Members representative candidates for nine seats. They will be elected automatically. Only Individual Members need to vote this year. If you are a registered OW2 Individual Member, please vote .
Board of DirectorsThe next meeting of the board of directors will be held on May 10, 9:30am-12:00pm. Check out the board page .
We are working with our members in Brazil on organizing an OW2 presence at FISL 2011, June 29-July 2, and a series of OW2 presentations and meetings in several major cities, July 4-8.
year again, OW2 will be at OSCON, one of our favorite open
source events, July 25-29. We will be showing off the Open Source Cloudware
initiative and our collaborative projects CHOReOS and CompatibleOne.
Open Source Week in BeijingAfter the success of the OW2 Open Source Corporate Networking meeting in Beijing last September, we are launching the Beijing Open Source Week in October 10-17, 2011. Please check out the agenda .
OW2 Annual Conference
The 2011 OW2 Annual Conference will be held November 23-24, in Paris. We are now actively seeking an attractive venue at an affordable price for 300 attendees. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.