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\[OW2 Newsletter - December 2013 - From the OW2 Management Office\]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

With some 60 speakers and five keynote addresses, OW2con'13 was once again world class. Congratulations to all the speakers and attendees who contributed to making the event a success. You can be proud of what you presented, displayed and demonstrated.

Congratulations to the winners of the OW2con'13 Best Project Awards:  Nanoko (Innovation Award), Emerginov (Community Award), Talend Open Studio (Market Award) and XWiki (Technology Council Special prize).

And again our appreciation goes to our sponsors Inria, Orange, Microsoft, Huawei, OpenStack, Citrix, Engineering/SpagoBI, and Cloudwatt, and the OCEAN, OpenCloudware and RISCOSS projects who helped to make this event free of charge.  

The slides and videos of all OW2con'13 presentations are already available here; and the pictures of the event and of our speakers here. Enjoy!

The conference was broadcast live on Dailymotion; we know many of you checked out the live video stream. Thanks for your kind feedback. For those of you who had the good fortune to attend the event in person, please take 15 minutes to complete our satisfaction survey here.

We're already looking forward to seeing you at next year's OW2con!

Thank you for your support and… Season's greetings to all!

Cedric Thomas

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, our home page and in this newsletter

>Project News

>Project Updates

 21 Nov 13: XWiki 5.3 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: Marius Dumitru Florea)
 19 Nov 13: SpagoBI 4.1 RC is now available! (Posted by: Grazia Cazzin)
 14 Nov 13: Bonita BPM 6.1.1 Now Available(Posted by: Jeremy Lipp)
 11 Nov 13: LemonLDAP::NG 1.3.1 is out!(Posted by: Clément OUDOT)
 9 Nov 13: XWiki 5.2.1 Released (Posted by: Vincent Massol)

>Community News

OW2con'13 is over!

By all accounts, OW2con'13 was a success. The impressive line-up of sponsors this year reflects the growth of our community ecosystem. Check out the photos, download presentations and watch the videos here. Please do not forget to fill out the satisfaction survey hereMore.

And the winners of the OW2con'13 Best Project Awards are...

We are proud to announce the winners of the OW2con Best Project Awards: Nanoko for the Innovation Award, Emerginov for the Community Award, Talend Open Studio for the Market Award and XWiki for the Technology Council Special Prize. See the Press ReleaseMore

Open Cloud Forum Series

in 2014, OW2 is launching a series of "Open Cloud Forums", the first one to be held at Cloud Expo Europe in London and the second at Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris. More about the London Forum.

Cloud Expo Europe, February 26-27, 2014, London

OW2 will be well represented at CEE 2014, at both the exhibition and the conference. Visit us at booth #520 sharing with OW2 member Prologue. There is still room for an additional partner on the booth; please contact us quickly if you are interested. More.

Future Internet Assembly 2014, 18-20 March, Athens

OW2 is organizing a session on open cloud at the Future Internet Assembly 2014 (FIA 2014), an event supported by the European Commission. Check out the session abstract and let us know if you want to submit a presentation.
 More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 9-10, 2014, Paris

OW2 is looking forward to organizing the second Open Cloud Forum at CCWE 2014 and, this year again, an OW2 Village. Come and promote your open cloud project to a large audience. Contact us quickly! More.

Events in the OW2 Ecosystem

OW2 Emerginov project was at InnovAfrica, November 25-29, Abidjan, where it organized a special Emerginov Meet-Up: a dedicated meeting for mobile apps innovators in Africa. More (in French).

Community Meetings

Please note that the date of the next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors had to be rescheduled from January 16th to January 29th or 30th. More.

>Outlook

CeBIT, 10-14 March, 2014,  Hannover

Come and exhibit with OW2 at CeBIT next March. We will be in the Open Source pavilion again to promote our community and our open cloud projects. Let us know if you want to take advantage of the OW2 booth!

OW2 New Big Data Initiative

The BI initiative is becoming the OW2 Big Data Initiative. OW2 initiatives now cover a broader scope of emerging IT technologies: Cloud, Big Data and Future Internet. The Big Data Initiative roadmap and more details to come in January. Stay tuned!

Disclaimer: The OW2 newsletter is intended for general informational purposes only. The contents may not be comprehensive or up-to-date. OW2 makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information in this document and accepts no liability for any errors, misprints or omission herein (whether negligent or otherwise).

Unsubscribe notice: We sent you this message because you are a registered Member of OW2 or a user of the OW2 Forge or you subscribed to this newsletter on the OW2 Web site or we have been exchanging about OW2 and open source recently. If for any reason you would like your e-mail address removed from this mailing list, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and use the one-click unsubscribe link.

\[OW2 Newsletter - January 2014 - From the OW2 Management Office\]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2014.

Looking back on 2013, it was a year of great contrasts. While 2013 saw OW2's obvious progress in the cloud computing arena and the European Commission ecosystem, it was a year of transition as far as our membership and code base are concerned.

Our fundamentals are good: OW2 is more visible and recognized than ever before. Our quality program, SQuAT, is a key differentiator, we have a well-defined value proposal to support large and complex collaborative projects; our cloud platform, ow2stack, is operational; and our initiatives – Open Source Cloudware initiative, OSCi, Future Internet Software and Services initiative, FISSi, and the newly rebranded BI & Big Data initiative – are properly aligned with key market trends.

Because of these unique community assets, we have high expectations in terms of membership and code base renewal for 2014. As we begin the new year, our priority now is to leverage our assets into a new service platform to support our corporate members' businesses. Of course, because OW2 remains a non-profit organization with limited resources, nothing can happen without  active participation and contribution from our members.

I take this occasion to also express my personal gratitude to all in the Management Office for their dedication and efforts. I would also like to thank our board members and our new President Gabriele Ruffatti for their on-going support and guidance throughout 2013.

Wishing you once again happiness and success for 2014.

Cedric Thomas

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, our home page and in this newsletter

>Project News

>Project Updates

 17 Dec 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.4.1 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 16 Dec 13: SpagoBI 4.1 available now ! (Posted by: cazzin)
 13 Dec 13: XWiki 5.3 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 07 Dec 13: XWiki 5.3 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 06 Dec 13: XWiki 5.2.2 Released (Posted by: vmassol)

>Community News

Open Cloud Forum Series

in 2014, OW2 is launching a series of "Open Cloud Forums", the first to be held at Cloud Expo Europe in London and the second at Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris. More about the London Forum.

CloudScape VI, February 24-25, Brussels

OW2 and OCEAN Project members will be at CloudScape VI to meet with cloud standardization experts. In addition to the main workshop, partners` meetings will coordinate 2014 Cloud Plugfest, OCEAN Plugfest and Open Cloud Forum by OW2. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, February 26-27, London

OW2 will be well-represented at CEE 2014, at both the exhibition and the conference. Visit us at booth #520 shared with OW2 member Prologue. There is still room for an additional partner on the booth; please contact us quickly if you are interested. More.

Future Internet Assembly 2014, March 18-20, Athens

OW2 is organizing a session on open cloud at the Future Internet Assembly 2014 (FIA 2014), an event supported by the European Commission. Check out the session abstract and let us know if you want to submit a presentation.
 More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 9-10, Paris

OW2 is looking forward to organizing the second Open Cloud Forum at CCWE 2014 and, once again this year, an OW2 Village. Come and promote your open cloud project to a large audience. Contact us quickly! More.

Community Meetings

The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will be held January 29th. More.

>Outlook

CeBIT, 10-14 March, 2014,  Hannover

It seems our members prefer to skip the event this year, so at this stage our presence at CeBIT next March is highly uncertain. Please let us know ASAP if you think OW2 cannot afford not to have a booth at CeBIT.

OW2 New Big Data Initiative

The BI initiative is becoming the OW2 Big Data Initiative. OW2 initiatives now cover a broader scope of emerging IT technologies: Cloud, Big Data and Future Internet. The Big Data Initiative roadmap and more details to come in January. Stay tuned!

Disclaimer: The OW2 newsletter is intended for general informational purposes only. The contents may not be comprehensive or up-to-date. OW2 makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information in this document and accepts no liability for any errors, misprints or omission herein (whether negligent or otherwise).

Unsubscribe notice: We sent you this message because you are a registered Member of OW2 or a user of the OW2 Forge or you subscribed to this newsletter on the OW2 Web site or we have been exchanging about OW2 and open source recently. If for any reason you would like your e-mail address removed from this mailing list, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and use the one-click unsubscribe link.

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