Associate Organizations

Associate Organizations

Associate Organizations are entities, such as standards organizations, research institutions, academic institutions, open source organizations, publishing organizations and other organization types, which wish to support the aims and objectives of OW2. 

In a nutshell, Associate Organization are our official friends and supporters in the global marketplace.

Current Associate Organizations include:


Founded in 2002, ADULLACT French Association aims to support and coordinate the action of the Local Governments and Administrations in order to promote, develop and maintain free and open source software that are useful for the public service missions.

ADULLACT, a unique structure in Europe, was born from the need to see a system alternative to proprietary licenses, particularly in the field of business software. By setting up free and open source computer projects meeting the specific needs of its members and by coordinating local skills, ADULLACT wants to give a concrete meaning to the resources mutualisation concept.

ADULLACT is the French contraction for "Association des Développeurs et des Utilisateurs de Logiciels Libres pour les Administrations et les Collectivités Territoriales".

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Associação Software Livre

Associação Software Livre (ASL), or association is a non-profit organization, based in Porto Alegre (Brazil), which brings together entrepreneurs, professionals, students and citizens. Its goal is to foster the adoption of free software in the society, providing space for discussion, support, promotion and organization of initiatives in several related areas.

Founded on September 11, 2003, ASL is the organizer of the International Free Software Forum (FISL) in which OW2 regularly participate with a booth and presentations. FISL is the largest free software event in South America. It takes place every year in Porto Alegre. The organization is also lead of several projects and initiatives. More information: ASL Performance.


DMTF standards enable effective management of IT environments. The organization is comprised of industry-leading member companies that collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards. These standards specify well-defined interfaces that collectively deliver complete management capabilities. DMTF standard interfaces are critical to enabling interoperability among multi-vendor IT infrastructures, and systems and network management including cloud, virtualization, desktop, network, servers and storage. DMTF spans the globe with member companies and organizations representing varied industry sectors. The DMTF board of directors is led by 16 industry-leading technology companies including: Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Dell; Fujitsu; Hitachi, Ltd.; HP; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; Software AG; SunGard Availability Services; Telecom Italia and VMware, Inc. dmtf.png

Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services. More at eclipse-800x426


A community for free and open source software governance. FOSSBazaar is an open community of technology and industry leaders who are collaborating to accelerate adoption of free and open source software in the enterprise. Specifically, FOSSBazaar aims to:
  • Expand upon the open source value proposition for a richer, safer, less expensive, better overall IT experience.
  • Focus on free and open source software governance best practices, education and tools.
More at The FOSSBazaar steering committee has approved and welcomed OW2 as an associate partner of FOSSBazaar.


The OpenSocial Foundation, an industry recognized standards body, is dedicated to advancing the social web through community innovation and open source. Established in 2008, the Foundation provides the leading and most mature standards based component model for SaaS delivered social business applications. Widely supported by a majority of leading consumer and enterprise social platforms, such as IBM, Jive, and SugarCRM, the OpenSocial specification fosters the development of a growing set of socially-aware off-the-shelf applications. Through open source projects such as Apache Rave and Shindig, it provides a well-defined way for 3rd party applications to richly interact with users directly in their activity stream. OpenSocial became OW2 Associate organization on December 2012, see the Press Release. For more information, visit opensocial.jpg