December 2010 Newsletter
Dear OW2 Members, dear All,
Thewas of course the focal point for our community in November. The 2010 OW2 Annual Conference showcased a unique industry-changing community effort spanning application platforms, components, middleware and tools for the development, deployment and management of distributed applications and software infrastructure.
Our appreciation and congratulations go to all speakers and attendees who helped to make the event a success. We look forward to seeing you at next year's OW2con! Check out the link for , presentation and . If you were able to attend, please share your feedback with us via our brief online survey .
The 2010 OW2 Annual Conference is a milestone in our development and highlights the role we play on the evolving open source scene. While historically grounded in the aspiration for free software and with values inspired by the academic world, the open source market growth is fueled by a long-term trend toward software commoditization as its creates opportunities for open source-based market entry strategies. However, a third moment is currently unfolding: at this point, open source, supporting cooperative open innovation and market dissemination, is becoming in its own right a change driver of the software industry.
Recognizing this new pattern, OW2 provides the business ecosystem platform that helps industry stakeholders such as private companies, governments, software developers and customers to develop appropriate open source strategies. The launch of the OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative and the central theme of our conference this year, "Open source for open clouds", are expressions of this endeavour.
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 , our and in this !
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>New ProjectNo new projects this month.
OW2 Annual ConferenceOur 2010 Annual Conference featured speakers from Europe, USA, China, India and Brazil for two days of high-profile technical sessions. Check out the link for photos and for the presentation videos and slides. If you were able to attend the conference, please fill out our brief questionnaire and help us make 2011 OW2con even more profitable; it will take less than 15 minutes to answer our 12 questions. Click .
Telecom Cloud Information Day
OW2 is participating in a panel at this event which is co-organized by OMG and the TMF Group. .
Open Source Cloudware initiativeThe OSCi held its first face-to-face workshop hosted by INRIA in Paris on November 23, 2010. The workshop helped lay the foundation for further collaboration and define the workplan for the next few months. .
OW2 CollateralWe inaugurated some new collateral at the Annual Conference including our new tagline "The open source community for infrastructure software", which reflects the evolution of our code base. .
Board of DirectorsThe next meeting of the board of directors will be held in January. Check out the board page .
In the OW2 Business Ecosystem
Talend acquires Open Source SOA and middleware solutions vendor Sopera, and closes $34 Million financing round led by Silver Lake Sumeru. . Open Wide acquires Improve Foundation to address enterprise Java market. .
Installing Sonatype NexusJason van Zyl of Sonatype has kindly granted OW2 a community licence of their renowned Nexus Maven repositories manager. We are currently testing it.
Java TCKFor those of you who are getting impatient because you haven't had access to the TCK for several months now, we are in close contact with Oracle and hope to have news soon. Stay tuned.