September2009Newsletter

September 2009 Newsletter

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[OW2 Newsletter - September 2009 - From the OW2 Management Office] 

Dear OW2 Members, Dear All,

For this newsletter, here is a global perspective on OW2:

Brazil. In August, OW2 was busy in Brazil and scored great success thanks to Strategic Members Bull, INRIA and SERPRO and Corporate Members EBM Websourcing, Konsultex and UNIFOR. See the report and pictures here . As President Lula declared his intention to position Brazil at the forefront of open source in the world, we realized that developing our membership in this country was a strategic objective for OW2. Note the Demoiselle Framework

China. In September, with the help of the OW2 China Local Chapter, we will hold a series of meetings and presentations to promote and grow the OW2 community in China. The Award Ceremony of our Programming Contest will take place in Guyang, China, Sept. 19-20. If you want to sponsor the event, this is a unique opportunity for exposure in China and for connecting with top students from world-class universities.

Europe. At least three important events for OW2 in Europe in the coming months: first, the Open World Forum, in Paris, Oct. 1-2, where OW2 will be center stage in the FLOSS Community Summit, the Open Innovation Summit and, of course, the OW2 Experience Day. And in November, the OW2 Europe Local Chapter organizes fOSSa the first European conference specifically dedicated to open source for the academic world.

North America. Things are moving in North America for OW2. Our presence at OSCON for the second year running was quite a success and we started discussions to further cooperate with our friends at the Open Solutions Alliance, an association of open source companies with a strong foofhold in North America.

That's all for now; thank you for your support!


Cedric Thomas



> New Projects

In August, the Technology Council accepted two new projects:

Chameleon: provides a way to create "a la carte" OSGi-based application servers.

WebLab: a service oriented/semantic driven integration platform for media-mining and intelligence applications.


> Project News

01 Sep 09: eXo DMS 2.5.1 Released (Posted by: essobedo)
27 Aug 09: XWiki Enterprise 2.0 Milestone 4 released (Posted by: tmortagne)
21 Aug 09: New Telosys Tools Eclipse plugin  (Posted by: lguerin)
19 Aug 09: EasyWSDL 1.3 release (Posted by: nboissel)
19 Aug 09: XWiki Enterprise 2.0 Milestone 3 released (Posted by: tmortagne)
13 Aug 09: XWiki Enterprise 1.9.3 Released (Posted by: jvdrean)
13 Aug 09: XWiki Enterprise Manager 1.7.3 Released (Posted by: jvdrean)


> Community News

OW2 Programming Contest

- We are in the final stage of the OW2 Programming Contest. The award ceremony will take pkace in Guyang, China, Sept. 19-20.  Check sponsoring opportunities here

CONSEGI and meetings in Brazil

- Meetings with members and prospective members in Brazil and participation at CONSEGI 2009; check what OW2 was up to last month in Brazil: report, details and pictures here

fOSSa

- The

"fOSSa" conference (Free/Open Source Software Academics) co-organised by INRIA and OW2 Europe Local Chapter will take place in Grenoble, Nov. 16-17. The event is dedicated to open source for the academic world. More.

DAWAK 2009

- OW2 BI Initiative and OW2 Europe Local Chapter was present at the International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery

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

OW2 Experience Day at the Open World Forum

day-long track of joint presentations by project leaders and end-users dedicated to showing how OW2 projects are used by real-life companies. If you want to submit a presentation there may still be one available slot. More information here.

OW2 Webinar Center

- Attention Project Managers! The OW2 Webinar Center run by the OW2 Europe Local Chapter team is for you. Want to use the platform for your cool project presentation? Just submit it to, or write to webinar AT ow2.org. We are looking forward to your proposals.


> Outlook

OW2 Strategy Workshop

- On October 5-6, in Paris, we will organize a face-to-face strategy workshop with the objective to make key decisions for the next three years on the basis of the strategy discussion initialized at board level few months ago. 


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