June 2011 Newsletter
OW2 Newsletter - June 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office
Dear OW2 Members, dear All,
The truth of OW2 is in its code base and its people. Technology has no frontiers; this is specially true with software and the Internet, and our code base is indeed global. But behind all this there are the people. The software might be global, but there would be no OW2 code base without our 1200 committers and no OW2 without our members. Real people, living real lives in real places. Mailing lists, teleconferencing, instant messaging help create a global organization but they are mere tools that will not replace face-to-face contacts.
This spring, OW2 is gearing up its presence across several continents. Whether through our events or our new members, OW2 is increasingly active in Europe, Africa, China and North and South America. Our highlights include our OW2 Day in Berlin last month, our booth and talks at FISL in Porto Alegre in June, our Bay Area OW2 meetup and presence at OSCON in Portland in July and the China Open Source Week in Beijing and Nanjing in October.
OW2 is a global organization but our real assets are our members who think globally and act locally and we wouldn't thrive without their contributions.
Thank you for your on-going support,
We are pleased to welcome two new Corporate Members to OW2:
ActiveEon: INRIA spin-off and long-time supporter of OW2, this company provides expertise and commercial support to the OW2 ProActive project.
Objis: a provider of training services on OW2 projects and the first corporate member with serious links with Africa, they open a new continent to the OW2 membership.
We are pleased to announce that the OW2 Chameleon project has been upgraded to "mature" status.
01 Jun 11: Nuxeo EP and DM 5.4.2 released (Posted by: sfermigier)
No new project this month.
The OW2 village and the OW2 conference track at Solution Linux (May 10-12) were a great success. The videos of the presentations are not ready yet but we've posted pictures for you on the event page. More.
OW2 Day in Berlin
Many thanks to Fraunhofer FOKUS for their support in Berlin. Please check out the pictures here. The next OW2 Day in Germany will be in Munich. More.
The first joint workshop between the OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative and the CompatibleOne collaborative project will be held June 7 in Paris. More.
Thanks to the kind support of our members in Brazil, OW2 is now ready to take part in FISL 2011, June 29-July 2. Join us at booth 52 and come and listen to any of the four talks we have scheduled!. Member meetings in Sao Paulo and Fortaleza are planned the week after. More.
OW2 Meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area
The first Bay Area OW2 Meetup (BAOM) will be held July 21. Drop us a line you are interested, if you can help or if you want to sponsor the event! More.
OW2 will be on the exhibition floor at OSCON (July 25-29) showcasing the Open Source Cloudware initiative and our collaborative projects CHOReOS and CompatibleOne. More.
OW2 Programming Contest
Six teams have already registered to take part in the 2011 OW2 programming contest. Calling all IT students: check out the 30 topics submitted by our project leaders and register here. The deadline for contestant registration is July 1, 2011. More.
The newly elected OW2 board of directors met May 10 and re-elected Jean-Pierre Laisné as OW2 chairperson. Congratulations Jean-Pierre! More.
OW2 Management Office
In order to align our operational resources with OW2's development, we are currently recruiting a webmaster and are actively seeking an experienced administrative assistant. More.
Open Source Week in Beijing
After 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 here.
OW2 Annual Conference
The 2011 OW2 Annual Conference will be held November 23-24, in the Orange Labs conference center. We expect 300 attendees. The call for presentations and other details will be available shortly.
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