Technology Council

Our Duties

The Technology Council is responsible

  • for building the overall technical architecture, including defining technical guidelines
  • for providing technology validation
  • for making Project life-cycle decisions (see the project page and the lifecycle criteria)
  • for monitoring production and overall Projects consistency.

The Technology Council also defines OW2's architecture vision, it validates the founding charters of Projects and Initiatives and it approves reuse of non-OW2 code into Projects and Initiatives.

The Technology Council provides guidelines to the Management Office (the infrastructure runners) regarding  the evolution of the OW2 technical platform.

TC Participants

Every OW2 Project's leaders are de facto members of the Technology Council.

Only TC members can volunteer for mentoring incubated projects.

Technology Council is run by its elected Chairman and the OW2 CTO (Chief Technical Officer).

If you're the project leader of an OW2 project and you want to be involved in this activity, providing vision and taking decisions, please contact us.


The Technology Council has a blog where 'live' activities are advertised (Subscribe to the RSS Feed).


The Technology Council organize meetings on a bimestrial basis (at least we try to).

The next Technology Council meeting is planned on June 29, 2011, between 9:30 and 11:30 AM, Paris time.

They take place on IRC (See instructions) to discuss and exchange news.

Occasionally (1 to 2 times a year), a face to face meeting is organized.


Minutes of the Technology Council meetings are archived on a per year basis.

Documents (to be sorted out and written)

Contact the Technology Council

To contact the Technology Council, you can send e-mail to technology-council at ow2 dot org.