OW2 Newsletter - February 2010 - From the OW2 Management Office
Dear OW2 Members, Dear All,
Energizing the community is our first strategic objective. OW2 has a great code base, but are we a community? Do we all have this sense of belonging that defines a community? What makes you proud of OW2? How can we make OW2 a community that inspires commitment? Perhaps we each have our own answer.
What is certain is that, without the mythical ROI, no one will feel compelled to invest time, effort and emotion in OW2. How do you measure your ROI in OW2? Here are some clues:
- First, there is of course the standard monetary payback: we are here to help you save money on one hand and to make some on the other. If you can identify how much money you save or make thanks to OW2, you're good.
- Second, there is the technology: we have a great pool of technologies and companies at OW2 and close interactions with other members will tell you where you stand regarding the state of the art. How much is this technology compass worth?
- Third, there is the "we are changing the world" feeling: because, yes, we are changing the world, and there are not many open source code bases like ours. World class software you are free to use and contribute to… What's the price of being able to make your own technology decisions?
Let's keep the conversation going at Solutions Linux where several members will show their latest demos: BonitaSoft, Bull, Engineering, INRIA, JasperSoft, Petals Link, Talend and Xwiki.
This week-end starts the year of the Tiger in China; may OW2 be as agile and strong as a Tiger!
Gong He Xin Xi! 恭贺新禧
Thank you for your support.
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