Open World Forum 2011


Jul 29 2011

Open World Forum
Sept 22-24, 2011
Paris, France

Open World Forum

Lasting three days – from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th September 2011 – the fourth Open World Forum (OWF) will once again take place this year in Paris, at the Eurosites George V, focusing on the dual issues of the Internet and Open Source.

OW2 is involved and actively participating in the Forum preparation.
1) Community Summit - September 22, 11am.
OW2 will organize the Community Summit, an open workshop focusing on the growth and management of open source communities.

The Summit will welcome many renown community practitioners including:

  • Cedric Thomas,OW2
  • Emmanuel Lecharny,Apache Foundation
  • Martin Michlmayr, HP
  • Mike Milinkovich, Eclipse Foundation
  • Dave Neary, Neary Consulting
  • Simon Phipps, Webmink
  • Ross Turk, Talend
  • Karsten Wade, Red Hat
  • Stephen Wally, Outercurve
  • Mikko Puhakka
  • Louis Suarez-Potts

This year, the Community Summit centers on what keeps communities together: the Deal of Community, contributions and commitment in return for tangible and intangible benefits. Community Summit attendees will have a unique opportunity to share in the wisdom and experience acquired through years of management of and contributions to numerous communities and foundations including: Apache, Eclipse, Fedora, Fossbazar, Gnome, MySQL, OpenOffice, OuterCurve, OW2, SourceForge, etc. See more.

2) Open Cloud Track - September 22 at 3pm.
OW2 and the OSCi will be represented whithin the panel discussion on Sept 22 at 3pm and in the Case Studies presentations on Sept 23.

Denis Caromel will represent the ProActive project and James Marshall, Prologue will represent CompatibleOne project. See more.

3) Open Cloud in Europe: When interoperability matters - September 22 at 1pm.
Jean-Pierre Laisné, Bull and OW2 President is leading this round table. See more.

4) FLOSS Competence Center Summit - September 22 - 11am - 4pm
Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO will participate in this session. See more

5) Making cloud interoperate - September 22 at 4pm
This round table will gather three OW2 members (Canonical, France Telecom, Bull). See more

6) Resilient deployements in the cloud - September 22, 3pm
Nick Barcet, Canonical and OW2 member will be leader of the discussion. Jamie Marshall, Prologue will represent the CompatibleOne project and Denis Caromel will present a case study around ProActive. See more

7) Open Cloud Summit - September 23, 9:30am - 3pm
Several OW2 members (Canonical, ActiveEon, France Telecom) will be represented in the panel discussion. See more.

Check the OWF program and register at