April 2013 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - April 2013 - From the OW2 Management Office?

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2 was at CeBIT http://www.ow2.org/view/Events.Photos/CeBIT_Hanover_GermanyPhotos earlier in March to unveil CHOReOS http://www.choreos.eu/bin/view/Main/ and launch the OW2 Future Internet Software and services initiative ( FISSi http://ow2.org/view/Future_Internet/). At CeBIT, future technology and research projects are displayed next to pragmatic ready-to-go business solutions. An event like no other, CeBIT is the largest ICT exhibition and conference in the world. The event is so big that only the leadersin the industry have their own booths. Most other companies join forces to exhibit under the patronage of a reseller or a government agency, for instance.

The world of open source is somewhat similar with a very small number of large companies and a large number of small companies, development teams and projects that need to unite to have a chance to be heard. Take, for instance, industry alliances such as the Open Source Business Alliance http://www.osb-alliance.de/ in Germany and the Systematic GTLL http://www.systematic-paris-region.org/fr/logiciel-libre in France, or communities such as OW2 http://www.ow2.org/, Eclipse http://www.eclipse.org/, Apache http://apache.org/ and OpenStack https://www.openstack.org/. Sometimes, industry alliances and communities seem to overlap when, for example, they help companies join forces to be present at CeBIT, but most of the time, however, they differ. Industry alliances essentially share business concerns and interests and lobby their governments. Communities have more than business in common; they share a sense of direction, a governance and a code base, and they are global. Communities and industry alliances fulfill different roles; they are complementary. The open source world needs both.

As for the latest news, we have announced the results of the 2013 OW2 election. The new board members are listed here http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/About/Board; they will elect their chairperson http://www.ow2.org/view/About/Board_2013_Elections on April 19. In the meantime the OW2 General Assembly will be held on April 10. The Management Office is still interviewing candidates for the SysAdmin job at OW2; if you are interested, details here http://www.ow2.org/view/About/Management_Office. On the technology side, congratulations to DocDoku http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/ActivitiesDashboard/DocDoku on its upgrade to mature project status by the Technology Council!

Thanking you for your on-going support,

Cedric Thomas mailto:cedricthomas@ow2.org

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 http://forge.ow2.org/news/, our home page http://www.ow2.org/ and in this newsletter http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Newsletters/

>Project News

>Project Updates

03 Apr 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.3.0RC1 available http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2220 (Posted by: pcoffre)

27 Mar 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.5.3 Released http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2219 (Posted by: mflorea)

25 Mar 13: Service4All V2.0 is available now http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2217 (Posted by: jasononion)

19 Mar 13: CLIF v2.1.1 production release is ready for download http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2215 (Posted by: dillense)

18 Mar 13: eXo Platform 4.0 CE beta is out—and it's under LGPL! http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2214 (Posted by: julien_brulland)

15 Mar 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.5.2 Released http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2213 (Posted by: vmassol)

12 Mar 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.2.2 available http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2212 (Posted by: pcoffre)

12 Mar 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.3.0M3 available http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2211 (Posted by: pcoffre)

06 Mar 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.0 Milestone 1 Released http://forge.ow2.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=2210 (Posted by: tmortagne)

>Mature Projects

The Technology Council has accepted the change request of the DocDoku http://www.ow2.org/view/ActivitiesDashboard/DocDoku project, which is now an OW2 Mature project. Congratulations!

>Community News OW2 is hiring!

OW2 has opened a part-time position for its Systems/Forge Administrator/Developer. Please advertise this opening and contact us directly if you are interested! More http://www.ow2.org/view/About/Management_Office

CeBIT 2013, March 5-9, 2013, Hanover

During its first appearance at CeBIT, OW2 successfully launched theFuture Internet Software and services initiative ( FISSi http://ow2.org/view/Future_Internet/) and showcased the CHOReOS http://www.choreos.eu/bin/view/Main/ project. Check out some pictures there http://www.ow2.org/view/Events.Photos/CeBIT_Hanover_GermanyPhotos.

Cloud Computing World Conference, April 10-11, Paris

Visit the OW2 village (booth A12-B13). Discover XLcloud project http://xlcloud.org/bin/view/Main/'s first results, learn more about OCEAN http://ocean-project.eu/bin/view/Main/ and OpenCloudware http://opencloudware.org/bin/view/Main/. Attend demonstrations of ActiveEon ProActive http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/ActivitiesDashboard/ProActive Parallel Suite. More http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/Cloud_Computing_World_Conference

Open Cloud Workhop, April 10, Paris

Register now http://www.cloudcomputing-world.com/info_article/m/1/Cloud%20Open%20Source.html! (free). Check out the program http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/Cloud_Computing_World_Conference! Bringing together more than 15 speakers and experts from open cloud projects and communities, this workshop is coordinated by the OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative http://www.ow2.org/view/Cloud/. More http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/Cloud_Computing_World_Conference

OpenStack Summit, April 15-18, Portland, OR

OW2 and the OpenCloudware http://www.opencloudware.org/bin/view/Main/ team will be at the OpenStack Summit https://www.openstack.org/summit/portland-2013/ to discuss joint opportunities and initiatives with OpenStack colleagues and community.

Solutions Linux, May 28-29, Paris

A high-profile presence again this year with a village in the exhibition area and a half-day conference track for our projects. Please contact us quickly for co-exhibition opportunities. The detailed program of the OW2 conference track is available now. More http://ow2.org/view/Events/Solutions_Linux_2013

OW2 Programming Contest

We have launched the 2013 OW2 Programming Contest: OW2 Project leaders should now submit topic proposals http://www.ow2.org/view/ProgrammingContest2013Topics/ (deadline March 31). This year, the award conference will be held in China in October (location TBC). More http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events2013ProgrammingContest/

ICAR 2013, August 26-30, Grenoble

OW2 will be partner of the ICAR 2013 Summer School which will take place at the Grenoble University Campus. ICAR 2013's main theme will be Cloud Computing. More http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/ICAR_2013_Cloud_Computing_Grenoble_France

Summer School on Cloud Computing, August 28-30, Evry

CompatibleOne http://www.compatibleone.org/bin/view/Main/ will be presented during the Summer School, organized by Institut Mines Telecom and Telecom Sud Paris. More http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/Summer_School_on_Cloud_Computing

Open Cloud Plugfest, September 16-20, Madrid

As part if its dissemination work with the OCEAN http://www.ocean-project.eu/bin/view/Main/ project, OW2 will co-organize an Open Cloud Plugfest with ETSI http://www.etsi.org/, OGF http://www.gridforum.org/ and SNIA http://www.snia.org/. The Call for Participation will be available soon, Stay tuned. More http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/Open_Cloud_Plugfest

Board Elections

The election of the Board representatives is over now. Check out the results and the new Board members here http://www.ow2.org/view/About/Board. The election of the Board Chaireperson is now in progress. More http://www.ow2.org/view/About/Board_2013_Elections

General Assembly

The OW2 2013 General Assembly will take place on March 10 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm during Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris.

>Outlook OW2con'13

We are now announcing the dates of the 2013 OW2 Annual Conference: November 13-14. It will once again be held at the Orange Labs conference site in Issy-Les-Moulineaux. Save the date!

5th China Cloud Computing Conference, June 5-7, Beijing

We are looking at the opportunity of taking a booth and organizing an OW2 workshop to showcase our open cloud projects at the 5th China Cloud Computing Conference. Please let us know if you are interested in this event. More http://www.ciecloud.org/2013/index_en.html.

OSCON, July 22-26, Portland, USA

We have applied for an exhibition space at OSCON 2013 in the .org (not-for-profit) area to promote our community and projects. OW2's participation will be confirmed soon.

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