September2010Newsletter

September 2010 Newsletter



Dear OW2 Members, dear All,
Cloud computing here, cloud computing there, cloud computing was certainly one of the main discussion topics in July at OSCON, Portland - where we announced our support for OpenStack - and, in August, the underpinning theme at CONSEGI, Brazilia, where we explained our analysis and strategy.

Our view is that the powerful commoditization trends which helped commercial open source software grow to what it is today are now fueling the growth of cloud computing.
The relationship between open source and cloud computing will be complex: they will be both rival and complementary. The opportunities for OW2 derive, on one hand, from the need for software innovation in cloud computing and, on the other, from open clouds requiring open source software. In other words, there will be no open clouds without open source software: as a community, we are committed to fostering open source for open clouds and this strategy is executed through the OW2 Open Source Software initiative. More on the OW2 analysis and strategy in this essay here and in the presentation here.
Whole sessions will be dedicated to cloud computing at several upcoming events where OW2 and its members will be highly visible:

- the OW2 Open Source Corporate Networking Meeting, in Beijing, September 21, organized with the help of BeiHang University and the China Local Chapter,

- the Open World Forum, in Paris, September 30 - October 1,

- the Open Source World Conference, in Malaga, October 27- 28, where the OW2 village and conference track will showcase several OW2 members and their projects,

- the 2010 OW2 Annual Conference with keynote speakers such as Ignacio Llorente of OpenNebula and Bret Priatt of OpenStack.

Meanwhile, the 2010 Programming Contest is in its final evaluation stage. Good luck to the 12 teams who delivered their codes on time and we look forward to congratulating them at the award conference in Ningxia University, Sept. 24- 25.

And, don't forget the OW2 Annual Conference call for papers, published here; the deadline is Sept. 10! Hurry!


Please see below for more information.

Thank you for your on- going support,


Cedric Thomas
PS: Project leaders: please 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!



>Project Updates

25 Aug 10: Talend Open Studio 4.1.0M4 is available(Posted by: pcoffre)
25 Aug 10: XMLC 2.3.2 is out(Posted by: jkjome)
25 Aug 10: FraSCAti 1.3 released (Posted by: merle)
23 Aug 10: Orchestra 4.5.0 is available (Posted by: lejeuneg)
02 Aug 10: Spagic 3.1.0 released (Posted by: zoppello)


>New Project

No new project this month. The Technology Council is currently evaluating two project submissions: Jspirit, a J2EE SOA framework for Multi- tenant SaaS, and Alitheia, a software analysis platform.


>Community News

OW2 Annual Conference call for Papers

Do not miss the Call For Presentation - published here - only 3 days left to submit your proposal! Hurry! The event will be held November 24- 25, in Paris.More.

BI Initiative's second phase

The OW2 BI Initiative is entering a second phase: new participants (JasperSoft), new activities (we are preparing the next 4- month roadmap), a new OW2 BI Initiative blog. We'll be at the Slovenia Business Linux Conference and the OW2 Annual Conference. Stay tuned !

OW2 Corporate Business Networking Meeting

We have now completed the agenda of our OW2 Open Source Corporate Networking Meeting, Beijing, September 21. Another original OW2 contribution in shaping the fast- moving Chinese open source scene. More.

Programming contest' evaluation phase

Final phase of the 2010 OW2 Programming Contest: 12 teams delivered their codes within the deadline and are now being evaluated. Good luck! We look forward to congratulating all participants at the programming contest award conference in Ningxia University, September 24.More.

Linux Konferenca (Slovenia)

Join OW2 board member Gabriele Ruffatti who will give a keynote presentation at Linux Konferenca 2010, the Slovenia Business Linux Conference, in Portoroz, Slovenia, Sept. 27- 28, 2010. More.

Open World Forum

Join OW2 in both the Open Communities and the Open Cloud tracks at this year's Open World Forum, Paris, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. More.

IRILL Days

OW2, given our commitment to cooperate with IRILL, has been invited to present its cloud computing strategy at the first IRILL Days, in Paris, October 4- 5.

Open Source World Conference

Several OW2 members are interested in sharing an OW2 booth at the Open Source World Conference in Malaga, Spain, October 27- 28. Please let us know ASAP if you want to join them. All detailshere .

CONSEGI

Check out the photos and the presentation we gave at CONSEGI 2010, the third congress on open source and electronic governement in Latin America.More.

Board of Directors

The next meetings of the board of directors will be held in Beijing, September 20 and in Paris, November 22. Check out the board page here.

Web site migration this month

Yes this was announced two months ago and again last month, but we really are now planning to shift the new XWiki version of our web site into production this month. For you, faithful visitor, the migration should be transparent.


>Outlook

OW2 Forge Migration

We are working on the GForge to NovaForge migration. As from Q4 2010, OW2 will be running on an entirely new and state- of- the- art forge. The current schedule for the migration is here.

Software Quality Action Track

Among our resolutions for the 2010- 2011 season, we want to increase our users' confidence in our software. SQuAT (for Software Quality Action Track) is the code name for this community- wide endeavour. We will keep you posted.

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