June2008Newsletter

June 2008 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - June 2008 - From the OW2 Management Office] Dear OW2 Members,

You want to follow what is going on at your favorite open source middleware consortium but, of course, like everyone, you do not always think of, nor feel like checking the OW2 home page (www.ow2.org). This is why we now offer instead to push news to you through this newsletter. Another newsletter ?!? The truth is that it was not entirely our idea but also a request from members themselves. This is information, not communication. No noise, no spam. We only want to keep you posted and keep it short. So without further ado, here they are: Projects updates and Community events.

Cedric Thomas


PROJECTS UPDATES

EasyBeans 1.0.0 released Florent Benoit - 21/05/2008 15:09 - EasyBeans EasyBeans 1.0.0 has been published. http://www.easybeans.net/xwiki/bin/view/News/Release1_0_0

New Funambol discussion services and new Forge Stefano Maffulli - 21/05/2008 15:09 - Funambol The all new Funambol Forge is ready to be used. We have setup a new platform to hold discussions, elaborate documentation and share knowledge, host code. In one verb: to collaborate.

Get an account on https://www.forge.funambol.org/ and subscribe to the new discussion services on the Core Project (https://core.forge.funambol.org/ds/viewForums.do). The special feature of the discussion services is that you can use them as online forums or mailing list, without having to chose.

XWiki Enterprise 1.4 released Jean-Vincent Drean - 20/05/2008 12:24 - XWiki http://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise14

XWiki Enterprise Manager 1.2 Release Candidate released Thomas Mortagne - 20/05/2008 12:24 - XWiki http://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/ReleaseNotesXEM12RC1

SpagoBI 2.0 ALPHA is out ! Grazia Cazzin - 13/05/2008 08:48 - SpagoBI The SpagoBI team is pleased to annunce the first ALPHA version of the new 2.0 release. http://forge.objectweb.org/projects/spagobi/


COMMUNITY EVENTS

OW2 meets Eben Moglen - Philippe Aigrain of the Software Freedom Law Center has kindly agreed to organize a meeting between Eben Moglen, Executive Director of the SFLC, and OW2 Members. http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/MeetingwithEbenMoglen

OW2 at LinuxDays - At LinuxDays, in Geneva, an OW2 Village is organized with the presence of Bull, Thales Switzerland, INRIA and Linagora. OW2 members are staging ten conferences. http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/LinuxDaysGenevaSwizterland

OW2 meets the JCP at Paris JUG - The Paris Java User Group invites Patrick Curran, Chair of the Java Community Process (JCP) and Cedric Thomas (CEO, OW2) for a round table. An account at: http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2meetstheJCPatParisJUG

OW2 at LinuxTag 2008 - At LinuxTag 2008, in Berlin, on Wednesday May 28, OW2 Technology Chairman Gaël Blondelle introduces the OW2 code base to German Linux fans. http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/LinuxTagBerlin

Meeting of the Board of Directors - The meeting was held on May 15, in Grenoble, France. Main news: Jean-Pierre Laisne (Bull) re-elected Chairman of the Board. The Europe Local Chapter upgraded to Operational status Summary of the minutes: http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/download/About/Board/20080515-MAY08-BoardMinutesSummary.pdf


OUTLOOK

Projects Categorization - The Technology Council is working at categorizing the projects in three stages: Incubation, Maturity, Archive.

Italy Roadshow - OW2 evangelization meetings organized by Engineering in Italy

Javoxx (JavaPolis) papers submission - We have issued a call for papers to be present at this strategic event for OW2 in Europe.

PCL call for papers - We are planning to organize an OW2 track at the Paris Capitale du Libre conference and exhibition in Paris and will issue a call for papers.

Analyst day preparation - Gartner wants to know more about OW2, we committed to prepare a series of presentations for their top analysts.

SSO on the OW2 technical infrastructure - A key improvement expected on our infrastructure to be implemented withinthe next few weeks.

Introduction to the OW2 Consortium Business Ecosystems Strategy - English version of a paper Initially published in Quaderni di Management (Italy) n° 33, May-June 2008.


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