July2009Newsletter

July 2009 Newsletter


OW2 Newsletter - July 2009 - From the OW2 Management Office? 

Dear OW2 Members, Dear All,

Thanks to the active support of its members, over the next three months, OW2 will be showing its global reach by leading or taking part in events in North America (OSCON, July 20-24), Brazil (CONSEGI, August 26-28), China (OW2 Programming Contest award ceremony, September 18-20), and Europe (DaWaK 2009, Aug. 31 - Sep 2 and the FLOSS Community Summit and OW2 Experience Day at the Open World Forum October 1-2). We are doing our best to provide our members with a global community platform where they can share their codes and their experiences.

We'd like to remind you that we are offering companies seeking exposure in China and connection with top students from world-class universities, a unique opportunity to sponsor the OW2 Programming Contest. Check-out our (very affordable) sponsoring packages here.

We have two open calls for presentations: 

- the first call is for Devoxx 2009: we want to propose technical presentations of OW2 projects at what is probably the largest Java conference in Europe. The (extended) deadline is July 10! Submit your proposal here.

- the second call is for the OW2 Experience Day: building on the success of the Case Study track at the OW2 Annual Conference, we will stage the OW2 Experience Day at the Open World Forum with joint presentations by project leaders and end-users dedicated to showing how OW2 projects are used by real-life companies. Submit your proposal here

Last but not least, we wish a great summer break to the lucky ones among you who are about to go on holiday!

Thank you for your support,

 

Cedric Thomas


NEW MEMBER

We are pleased to announce a new Corporate Member in OW2:

- EADS: the giant European aeronautic and aerospace group is joining OW2 through its Information Processing Control and Cognition (IPCC) department. IPCC is the team which develops WebLab the open source SOA integration platform for collaborative media mining applications.

PROJECT NEWS

03 Jul 09: XWiki Enterprise 1.9.1 released (Posted by: jvdrean)
03 Jul 09: XWiki Enterprise Manager 1.7.1 released (Posted by: jvdrean)
01 Jul 09: JOnAS 5.1.0 RC3 available  (Posted by: fornacif)
01 Jul 09: Lemonldap::NG 0.9.4 beta release is ready (Posted by: guimard)
26 Jun 09: XWiki Enterprise 2.0 Milestone 1 released (Posted by: tmortagne) 


NEW PROJECTS

The Technology Council has recently accepted this new project in incubation:

- Demoiselle: a Java Application Framework designed to accelerate the development of transactional database Web applications. You can download the presentation (pdf) given by Diego Ribeiro and Elizier Santos at the OW2 Annual Conference here.

Please note we have updated the projects url on the OW2 Forg; they are now all in the following format: http://forge.ow2.org/projects/projectname

COMMUNITY NEWS

Programming Contest: Sponsors Required

- With our 17 teams registered, the OW2 Programming Contest is now in full swing.  We are now actively seeking sponsors. Check the sponsoring opportunities here

Call for Presentation: Devoxx

- While this year again there is no official call for Devoxx, OW2 is organizing an internal selection process in order to provide a collective submission of papers related to its projects. Submit your paper here.

Call for Presentation: OW2 Experience Day at the Open World Forum

  • A day-long track of user-oriented presentations of real life use cases of OW2 projects the OW2 Experience Day is an associate event in the framework of the Open World Forum, a day-long track of joint presentations by project leaders and end-users dedicated to showing how OW2 projects are used by real-life companies. We must wrap up the program by the end of the month: the deadline is July 15, Submit your
paper here.

CONSEGI in Brazil

- Come and join us at Congresso Internacional Sociedade e Governo Eletrônico – CONSEGI 2009 organized by OW2 Strategic Member SERPRO and SLTI in Brasilia, August 26-28.

OSCON 2009

- OW2 will be at booth T19 in the .org pavilion at OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in San Jose, California, July 20-24. We hope to see you there. More...

DAWAK 2009

- OW2 BI Initiative and OW2 Europe Local Chapter will be presented at the International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery

(DaWaK 2009), Linz, Austria, Aug. 31 - Sep 2.

Friends Corner: Cenatic

- Our friends at Cenatic have launched a global study on OSS. Their aim is to identify and analyze ongoing public and private initiatives and projects, policies and legal issues, as well as the technological trends. More details and participation here.

OW2 Webinar Center

July presentations include: OSS Community General Typologies and Remarks (09/07), Summer School 2/2- Surprise! (23/07), BEEN: Framework for Integrating Performance Evaluation in Development Cycle (28/07). Register here.



OUTLOOK

OW2 Marketplace

- We are still planning to develop some sort of marketplace aimed at helping members advertize internship opportunities. The objective is to help connect students and systems integrators or ISVs who use OW2 projects. We need volunteers to help us get this project off the ground.

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