October2008Newsletter

October 2008 Newsletter

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[OW2 Newsletter - October 2008 - From the OW2 Management Office]  

Dear OW2 Members,

We are pleased to welcome Ingres, who joined OW2 in September as a Corporate Member (http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/PressReleases/IngresjoinstheOW2Consortium). Among other commitments, Ingres plans to actively contribute to developing the OW2 BI Initiative.

This month at the Management Office, our priority is the preparation of two upcoming major technical events organized by OW2; please save the dates and tell us if you want to give a presentation:

- OW2 TechDay as an associate event of the Open World Forum, in Paris, December 1-2, 2008.

- OW2 Annual Conference,  which will be co-located with the Solution Linux trade show in Paris on April 1-2, 2009.


Now we need your support to develop the Consortium's visibility, it's about time we create the global buzz on OW2. With its origins in the Alps, OW2 is now a global community with centers in Europe, China and Brazil and some 1,000 individual members all over the world including North America, India and Africa. But by and large we remain the best known secret in the industry. As a community, we rely exclusively on our members, i.e. you! Many of you are bloggers; we need you to spread the word about OW2: we are a community, we have state-of-the-art technology and industry-grade software and all of it freely accessible at www.ow2.org

Thank you for your support, we look forward to hearing from you,

Cedric Thomas


NEW PROJECTS

CMI: a framework to enable clustering of all RMI objects.

PROJECTS NEWS

01 Oct 08: Bonita 4.0 (Nova Bonita) was released ! (Posted by: mvaldes)

24 Sep 08: PEtALS 2.2.1 (Posted by: chamerling)

19 Sep 08: XWiki Enterprise 1.5.2 released (Posted by: tmortagne)

19 Sep 08: RUBiS VA 1.0 released (Posted by: cecchet)

12 Sep 08: XWiki Watch 1.1 Milestone 1 released! (Posted by: aluca)

12 Sep 08: XWiki Enterprise 1.6 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: jvdrean)

12 Sep 08: XWiki Enterpsie Manager 1.3 released (Posted by: tmortagne)

12 Sep 08: XWiki Enterpsie Manager 1.2.1 released (Posted by: tmortagne)

10 Sep 08: XWiki Enterprise 1.5 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: jvdrean)

10 Sep 08: Massiv 1.1c released (Posted by: markoid)

05 Sep 08: Telosys 0.9.9 (Posted by: lguerin)

05 Sep 08: Xwiki Enterprise 1.4.2 released (Posted by: tmortagne)

04 Sep 08: Nova Bonita RC3 released ! (Posted by: mvaldes)

04 Sep 08: XWiki Enterprise 1.6 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: jvdrean)


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Quarterly Meeting

  • Pictures and presentations of our Quarterly Meeting held in Paris September 24-25 are posted here:
http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/OW2QuarterlyMeetingParisFrance

China Roadshow

  • The OW2 Management Office will be in China between October 24 and November 2. on the agenda, a number of meetings
with current and prospective members, and presentations of OW2 at the Beijing Open Source Camp and at the Scilab Programing Contest.
http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2VisitinChina

IPA Forum

  • The Information-Technology Promotion Agency in
Japan has invited OW2 to give a presentation at the IPA Forum 2008 in Tokyo. http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/IPAForum  

Open World Forum

  • OW2 will organize the OW2 TechDay as an associate event of the Open World Forum, in Paris, December 1-2, 2008. Expect the call for paper very soon.
http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/ForumMondialduLibre

OW2 Annual Conference

  • We have launched the preparation of our OW2 Annual Conference 2009. It will be co-located with the Solution
Linux trade show in Paris on April 1-2, 2009. Sponsor packages will be available.
http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/OW2AnnualConference2009

OW2 in the social networks

  • OW2 members have created OW2 groups on Facebook (Laurent Guérin) and LinkedIn (Eric Le Goff).
Join them!

Reminder: NEXOF RA Invitation to Contribute

  • The NEXOF-RA is now opening the first invitation to contribute to the NESSI Open Service
Framework Reference Architecture.
http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/NEXOFRAInvitationtoContribute

OUTLOOK

DeVoxx (Javapolis) trade show

  • We heard from our friends at DeVoxx that they will give us feedback on the 20+ papers we proposed, mid-October.
Watch this space…
http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/JaVoxx08

OW2 Logo Family

  • We have just produced a family of logos as well as
small posters for our members: OW2 Strategic Member, OW2 Corporate Member, etc. and the corresponding electronic buttons to post on your web sites. We will publish them on the Marketing Resources page ASAP. http://www.ow2.org/view/NewsEvents/MarketingResources

Specific End-User status

  • The Board has agreed on the principle of an
End-User category in the Corporate Membership group. The Management Office will finalize the details before next board.

Additional services

  • As we said earlier, we are currently working on adding new services
to the OW2 technical infrastructure: Dimdim, a Webinar tool (with the help of INRIA) and FOSSology to manage licenses in our code base. Dimdim should be available soon and we are starting to evaluate FOSSology this month.

IPR Policy Maintenance

  • After recent community discussions on open
source licences (questions on the GLPv3, Affero, proliferation), we realized that our IPR policy document may require some maintenance and have started discussions get professional help.

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