March 2011 Newsletter
[OW2 Newsletter - March 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office]
Dear OW2 Members, dear All,
It's election time! I guess there is no need to lecture OW2 members on how essential it is to take an active part in this process, as a candidate or by voting. Please check out this page here for a comprehensive overview. The next important milestone to keep in mind is that registration of candidates closes on March 13. And I'd like to remind you that our General Assembly this year is next week on March 9.
More than just an open source community, we like to think of OW2 as a truly open organization itself. Obviously, we can always do a better job at keeping such a global organization operating in an open and transparent way. By the way, see how we think we score on the open-by-rule benchmark. The jury is still out, your feedback is always welcome.
Thank you for your on-going support,
We are pleased to welcome a new Corporate Member to OW2:
Nuxeo: operating out of Paris and Boston, the company is a leading open source software vendor developing and marketing a platform for enterprise content management. Nuxeo participates in the CompatibleOne collaborative project.
02 Mar 11: For test only, Talend Open Studio 4.2.0M4 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
No new project this month.
In The Cloud Conference
OW2 Programming Contest
We have launched the 2011 OW2 programming contest. Project leaders: you have until March 25 to submit your topic proposals; please use the form here. It is a good opportunity for projects to attract bright students and potential contributors. More
Open Source Cloudware Initiative Workshops
The agenda of the two OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative workshops are looking great. The workshops are scheduled in Paris on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 and in Beijing in week March 21-25. See the press release here. More.
We have received so many good proposals for the OW2 conference track at Solution Linux that we have had to limit presentation time; however, this will allow us to arrange video capture for publication on the web. Speakers, fame at last! More.
Good news: we now have access to several new JSRs after signing the amendments to the JCP contract as submitted to us by Oracle. Our appreciaion to Lance Andersen for patiently handling this (long - we're still waiting for the signed papers) process. More details here.
OW2 General Assembly
The General Assembly is the official closing of OW2's 2010 fiscal year; it will take place in Paris, on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 1pm - 2pm, in the OW2 Room at the In The Cloud exhibition and conference. More.
The 2011 election of board members and chairperson is now in progress. Candidates willing to represent either Corporate Members or Individual Members have until March 13 to register by sending a mail to their respective lists. All details available here.
Board of Directors
The next meeting of the board of directors will be held on March 9, 9:30am-12:00pm. Check out the board page here.
The good news here is that after a quick TC discussion, we are now testing two great new facilities for our developers: Shortcut gitorious, implemented here, and the Sonatype Nexus Maven repository manager here.
The bad news is that as we were close to take off, we had to postpone sine die the forge migration as long as the "anonymous" access is not available on NovaForge. We are currently trying to find a workaround solution.
This year again, OW2 will be at OSCON, one of our favorite open source events, July 25-29. We will be showing off the Open Source Cloudware initiative and our collaborative projects CHOReOS and CompatibleOne.
Open Source Week in BeijingAfter 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 Paris. We are now actively seeking an attractive venue at an affordable price for 300 attendees. Your suggestions will be greatly apreciated.