May2011Newsletter

May 2011 Newsletter

OW2 Newsletter - May 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office? 

 

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,
 
This month we are proud to announce two great additions to the OW2 membership: Canonical, the emblematic open source company behind Ubuntu, and Kingdee, the leading enterprise application and middleware ISV in China have joined OW2. On the technology side, we have announced an integrated enterprise Java stack, and demonstrated how the collaborative project CompatibleOne integrates with OpenStack. We have also accepted Sirocco, an interesting new project for cloud computing infrastructure while the OW2 Chameleon project has been promoted to mature project. Once again all the talks we submitted to the OSCON program committee were turned down; needless to say we are very disappointed. More news below.
 
A note on cooperation and open source. Cooperation is not specific to open source, it happens everyday in the proprietary world. It only takes two companies to realize that they can acheive their objectives by working together rather than by ignoring each other or even competing. Cooperation, partnership and alliances are, most often, one-to-one affairs that occur once in a while. What makes open source different is that it provides a generic environment for doing business together. In the open source world, thanks to independent organizations such as OW2, it happens seamlessly every day. No contracts, no MoU, no painful negociation, we just provide the fabric for uncomplicated, multi-player collaboration. What takes place in the framework of our "commons", i.e. our code base and our joint activities, is open cooperation: nothing to sign, we just do it, we share, we contribute, we take and we give back. For example, the OW2 events, villages and conference tracks, the projects and the initiatives, the board and technology council meetings, etc., are all mechanisms implemented to foster open, agile cooperation among our members.
 
Job opportunities: OW2 is growing and we are now seeking an administrative assistant and a webmaster to join the Management Office.
 
Party! If you are in France next week, do come to our wine and cheese party at the OW2 village at Solutions Linux next week, May 11, 6pm. 

Thank you for your on-going support,

 

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


>New Members

Ths month, we are pleased to welcome two great new members to OW2:

Canonical: an outstandng contributor to the promotion of open source, the company behind the Ubuntu project will take an active part in the Open Source Cloudware initiative and certify our technolgies to develop its cloud computing platform. 

Kingdee: the leader of the SME enterprise management software and middleware market in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the fastest-growing independent software vendors in the world, Kingdee will also èbe a powerful addition to the OW2 China Local chapter.



>Project Updates

We are pleased to announce that the OW2 Chameleon project has been upgraded to "mature" status.

05 May 11: Spagic 3.3.0 released (Posted by: zoppello)
04 May 11: XWiki Enterprise 3.1 Milestone 1 Available (Posted by: cjdelisle)
03 May 11: ProActive Parallel Suite 5.0.2 Release Now Available (Posted by: cdalmass)
15 Apr 11: LemonLDAP::NG 1.0.5 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
13 Apr 11: For test only, Talend Open Studio 4.2.0RC2 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
08 Apr 11: Nuxeo EP and DM 5.4.1 released (Posted by: sfermigier)
08 Apr 11: JOnAS 5.3.0 M1 available (Posted by: sauthieg)
05 Apr 11: JOnAS 5.2.0 available (Posted by: sauthieg)


>New Project

The Technology Council has accepted a new project in incubation.

Sirocco: a multi-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service software platform featuring management of multiple cloud providers, unified self-service Web portal, programmatic access through a REST API and multi-hypervisor support.



>Community News

Solutions Linux

Join us next week, May 10-12, at the OW2 village at Solution Linux and attend the OW2 conference track. This year, we'd like to film  and publish the presentations on our web site. If you can help, please apply to Catherine here. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

The 2011 OW2 programming contest is now in full swing. Calling all IT students: check out the 30 topics submitted by our project leaders and register here. You still have time, the deadline for contestant registration is July 1st, 2011. More.

OpenStack Design Summit and Conference

The highlight of our presentation of the OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative and the CompatibleOne project at the OpenStack Design Summit and Conference was a live demonstration of OW2 ProActive deploying and undeploying OpenStack nodes. More.

OW2 Day in Berlin

Join us May 16 for a full day of presentations on OW2 and Open Source in government and SMEs. Many thanks to Fraunhofer FOKUS for their support in Berlin. The next OW2 Day in Germany will be in Munich. More.

FISL

We are still working with our members in Brazil on organizing an OW2 presence at FISL 2011, June 29-July 2, and a series of OW2 presentations and meetings in several major cities, July 4-8. More.

OSCON

Although once again none of the talks we submitted were accepted, OSCON is still one of our favorite open source events. We will be there, showcasing the Open Source Cloudware initiative and our collaborative projects CHOReOS and CompatibleOne. More.

OW2 Integrated Java Stack

OW2 has announced a comprehensive integrated platform for enterprise Java applications comprised of the OW2 Java EE 5 JOnAS Java Application Server, certified with PostgreSQL and the Oracle JDK, available on Ubuntu 11.04 which was released on April 28. More.

OW2 Election

The elections for the OW2 Board of Directors are now over. Check out who are our 19 board members for 2011 on the board page here. The election of the chairperson is now open until the next board meeting whch will be held on May 10, 9:30am-12:00pm.

OW2 Management Office

In order to align our operational resources with OW2's development, we are actively seeking an experienced administrative assistant and a webmaster. More.


>Outlook

Open Source Week in Beijing

After the success of the OW2 Open Source Corporate Networking meeting in Beijing last September, we are launching the Beijing Open Source Week in October 10-17, 2011. Please check out the agenda here.

OW2 Annual Conference

The 2011 OW2 Annual Conference will be held November 23-24, in the Orange Labs conference center. We expect 300 attendees. The call for presentations and other details will be available shortly.

OW2 Meetups in the San Francisco Bay Area

We now have enough members and supporters in the San Francisco Bay Area to organize meetups there; perhaps in July just before OSCON. A great way to promote OW2 and its members and develop networking. Drop us a line you are interested or if you can help.  

 

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