The OW2 community cooperates in developing the consortium's code base and its business ecosystem within the framework of three kinds of activities:
At OW2, everything starts with a Project. Developing a broad and consistant code base through the project is the utmost priority of the consortium. The OW2 code base includes more than 100 projects inherited from ObjectWeb and OrientWare. Furthermore, new projects are being added to the code base every week.
An Initiative is a joint effort by companies targeting the same market need. Initiatives aim at facilitating technology integration between projects and at helping to build business synergies between companies.
In a nutshell, Projects are technology driven whereas Initiatives are market driven, targeting specific market needs.
A typical Open Source organization, OW2 strives to foster grass root communities across all continents through Local Chapters. A Local Chapter is a group of OW2 members who combine their efforts to promote the goals of the consortium within a community characterized by its geography or language.
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