July2008Newsletter

July 2008 Newsletter

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[0W2 Newsletter - July 2008 - From the OW2 Management Office] 

Dear OW2 Members,

Here is the second edition of our monthly newsletter. As you can see, we have tried to make it easier to read.

Alexandre Lefebvre, who many of you already know, has joined the Management Office and is our new CTO. I forgot to make this announcement in the last newsletter. My apologies Alex… and welcome aboard! The Management Office technical team now includes Jeremy Casery (Sysadmin), Alessandro Taurelli (Webmaster), and Alex Lefebvre (CTO). Alex replaces our former CTO, Jacques Cayuela, who we want here to thank warmly for all his work.

For those of you who were lucky enough to miss it, we had a serious shutdown crisis on June 24. It is now just a bad memory and our machines are enjoying a brand new air conditioning system for the summer. Our appreciation to hoster Xsalto who handled the crisis brilliantly. Our main applications were restarted within 12 hours. But you already know that.

We want to keep this newsletter short but, as you can see, we have a lot of information to share! :)

Cedric Thomas


PROJECTS UPDATES

XWiki Watch 1.0 release candidate 1 released

Anca Paula Luca - 2008-06-25 08:41 - XWiki The XWiki development team is pleased to announce the release of XWiki Watch 1.0 RC 1. Go grab it at XWiki Watch 1.0 !

Nova Orchestra RC2 has been released

Miguel Valdes Faura - 04/07/2008
This Release Candidate version 2 also include basic support for elements defined in the BPEL 2.0 standard. .

Enhydra DODS 7.3-2 is released

Sinisa Milosevic

DODS 7.3-2 is just released!

Nova Bonita RC2 has been released

Miguel Valdes Faura - 04/07/2008
This

Release Candidate version 2 also include basic support for elements defined in the XPDL 1.0 standard as well as most the main features already supported in Bonita v3.

EAF 7.3-2 is released

Sinisa Milosevic - 30/06/2008
Hi all, Enhydra Application Framework (EAF) 7.3-2 is just released.

Enhydra JaWE 2.4-1 is released

Sasa Bojanic - 30/06/2008
Hi, Enhydra JaWE 2.4-1 is released.

XWiki Enterprise 1.5 Milestone 2 Released

Vincent Massol - 30/06/2008
See XWiki Enterprise 1.5 Milestone 2

XWiki Watch 1.0 release candidate 1 released

Anca Paula Luca - 2008-06-25
The XWiki development team is pleased to announce the release of XWiki Watch 1.0 RC 1. Go grab it!

eXo Portlet Container 2.0 final is issued

Gennady Azarenkov

Container offers full compliance with PortletAPI 2.0 final specification (100% TCK tests were succeeded)

XWiki Enterprise 1.4.1 released

Thomas Mortagne - 2008-06-10
See XWiki Enterprise 1.4.1

NEW PROJECTS

ASPIRE

The AspireRFID project is an integrated middleware for
RFID-based applications. ASPIRE is a research project funded by the EU.

ELASTIC GRID

The Elastic Grid is an infrastructure for Java applications on virtualized hardware available through cloud computing providers such as Amazon EC2.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Next Quarterly Meeting

The next Quarterly Meeting will take place in Paris along with the Paris Capitale du Libre event in September 24-25.

The June 24 incident

After some 11 hours of downtime due to a failure in gthe AC system, the OW2 technical infrastructure is fully functional again. More details on the OW2 IT Infrastructure page.

Libre Software Meeting

The OW2 community is well represented at the Libre Software Meeting on July with five presentations and almost a full track.

OW2 at OSCON

An outcome of the contacts established at JavaOne, OW2 has been granted a free booth in the area for non-profit groups and non-commercial open source projectstable at the OSCON event.

OW2 Business Ecosystem Strategy

Initially based on a presentation given at Solution Linux 2008 in Paris, we have written a brief paper to explain the OW2 business ecosystem strategy.

Ecosystem Council Chair

The Ecosystem Council (EC) now has a Chair person: Michel Cezon of INRIA. Please visit the EC page.

Europe Local Chapter calls for participation

The Europe Local Chapter (ELC) has issued two calls one to help in the development of OW2 in Europe and one to participate in OW2 activities in the NESSI OSS Work Group. Visit the ELC page.

JaVoxx (JavaPolis) papers submission

We received an enthusiastic reponse to our community call for papers to be present at this strategic event for OW2 in Europe. See the abstracts.

OW2 meets Eben Moglen

Great insights into the GPLv3 and guidance for IP lawyers. Please check the synthesis

of our discussion with Eben Moglen.


OUTLOOK

ICAR Summer School

OW2 will be a partner of the ICAR Summer School (Middleware and development of distributed applications, 25-29 August 2008, Nice, France) . More.

Projects Categorization

The Technology Council is working at categorizing the projects in three stages: Incubation, Maturity, Archive. Alexandre Lefebvre is going to send a questionnaire to all project leaders.

PCL call for papers

We are planning to organize an OW2 track at the
Paris Capitale du Libre conference and exhibition in Paris and we have issued a call for papers.

OSS Camp in China

The China Local Chapter will organize the OW2 representation at two Open Source Camps organized by the Huihoo open source community. The first one in Ghanzhou in September, the second one in Beijing in October.

OW2 Technical Infrastructure Improvements

We aere busy developing a SSO front-end to our multiple applications. This will be a key improvement expected on our infrastructure to be implemented within the next few weeks.

We are also working on adding new services to the OW2 technical infrastructure: a Webinar tool (with the help of INRIA) and a meeting scheduling tool.

Italy Roadshow

We introduced OW2 in Italy to a dozen organizations in different sectors including Local Government, Bank, Research, Telecommunication and Manufacturing. The report will be published mid-July.

Analyst briefing

Gartner wanted to know more about OW2. We committed to prepare a series of presentations for their top analysts. We are getting late on this.

JaVoxx (Javapolis) trade show

After polling the community we have confirmed a Medium Sponsorship at JaVoxx 2008, next December, in Antwerp, Belgium.

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