July 2010 Newsletter
OW2 Newsletter - July 2010 - From the OW2 Management Office
Dear OW2Members, Dear All,
Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, so some final adjustments before many of us leave for our well-deserved holidays.
The OW2 Annual Conference
call for papers is published here
, if you are interested we'd be grateful if you could please send your proposal before your holiday (deadline is Sept. 10). Keynote speech: we have one slot left if you want to recommend a renowned speaker at this year's Annual Conference to be held November 24-25 in Paris, France. All info posted and regularly updated here
. Hurry! Sponsorship opportunities will be available soon.
Contestant registration for the 2010 Programming Contest
is now closed: we have 21 teams registered this year. Teams have until August 25 to deliver their code. Meanwhile, as usual, sponsors are invited to check out our sponsoring packages
Within the next couple of weeks we will complete our web site migration
to a new version of XWiki.
Don't be surprised if you experience (minor) disruptions as we move the new version into production.
Last but not least, we hope to see you at the Open World Forum
, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, in Paris, where we are well involved in both the Open Communities and Open Cloud Computing tracks.
Please see below for more information.
Thank you for your contributions,
PS: Project leaders: please use the OW2 Forge to tell everybody about your project updates. News will appear on the OW2 forge, our home page and in this newsletter!
Entropy: a virtual machine manager for clusters, it performs optimized placement of virtual machines according to cluster resource usage and scheduler objectives. This project is part of the bedrock of our OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative.
Open Source Cloudware Initiative: recruiting participants
The OW2 Open Source CloudWare Initiative (OSCi) held a number of conference calls to invite participants and is now in its second round of telephone meetings.
Please check out the minutes of the calls on the Initiative page here.
OW2 will once again exhibit at OSCON on July 19-23, in Portland, Oregon. That same week we will also attend the Community Leadership Summit. Will you be there? Let us know! And come and see us at booth number 808. More.
OW2 Corporate Business Networking Meeting in Beijing
OW2 is organizing the OW2 Open Source Corporate Networking Meeting, a unique one-day event aimed at facilitating corporate interaction and raising awareness in China on the open source business drivers. More.
Contestant registration is now closed: we have 20 teams registered to compete in the programming contest this year. Teams have until August 25 to deliver their code. Meanwhile, sponsors are invited to download the prospectus here. More.
Linux Konferenca (Slovenia)
OW2 will give a keynote presentation at Linux Konferenca 2010 in Portoroz, Slovenia Sept. 27-28, 2010. More.
Open World Forum
Once again we are participating in the organization of this year's Open World Forum, Paris, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. OW2 is well involved in both the Open Communities and the Open Cloud tracks. More.
Annual Conference call for Papers
The CFP for the 2010 OW2 Annual Conference is published here. The event will be held November 24-25, in Paris, France. More.
Web site migration this month
Within the next couple of weeks we will be shifting the new XWiki version of our web site into production. This migration, no simple task, is now almost completed.
Technology Council by IRC
We have successfully experimented holding a TC meeting by IRC. This allows for easier attendance accross different time zones.
The minutes are published here. As a TC member said, "this feels like the real thing".
Individual Members survey
Our survey of individual members is closed. We received answers from all over the world. No time to fully analyse them, however the rough results are here.
In the OW2 Ecosystem
In China, our friends at Trustie held an important milestone conference presenting major project results. It was an opportunity to reaffirm publicly the cooperation between OW2 and Trustie. More.
Meanwhile, in Brazil, our friends at Konsultex published a paperon Spago BI in Revista Espírito Livre - Ed. n #015 - June 2010.
The link to the call for papers for the Middleware 2010 conference in Bengalore (India) was incorrect: the correct url for the call for papers is Middleare Conference.
The deadline is still August 1.
Apologies to those of you who read the newsletter in text mode: they had the April text in the June newsletter!
We forgot to update it. Sorry. We've fixed this.
Open Source World Conference (OSWC- Spain)
We are currently evaluating with our friends in Spain the opportunity of booking an OW2 booth; please let us know if you are interested. Good news, the CFP deadline has been extended to July 31. The OSWC web site is here.
OW2 Forge Migration
We have started working on the GForge to NovaForge migration. As from Q4 2010, OW2 will be running on an entirely new and state-of-the-art forge. The current schedule for the migration is here.