June 2016 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - June 2016 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2's mission is to facilitate the development of a portfolio of open source infrastructure software and foster a business ecosystem for the exploitation of its open source code base. From a business perspective, we know that code is just a fraction of the software value chain. To become an actual product, code needs documentation, packaging, training, and a whole range of marketing, technical, financial and legal support. Individual open source developers and foundations are generally not too concerned with delivering products. They create technology commons i.e. technology and components destined either to be used directly by users and integrators with the necessary skills, or embedded into products or integrated into commercial offerings we call distributions. Only companies leveraging the open source business model really invest in productizing their software. For the rest of us, the gap between creating code and actually delivering a product to market is a challenge. At OW2, we call this the Delivery Challenge, which we help our projects address through our marketplace and market readiness program. This is to be the theme of our upcoming annual conference, how can open source software best address the delivery challenge: Code to Product.

I am pleased to announce that OW2con'16 will be held in Paris on September 21-22 – two days of project presentations and roundtables kindly hosted by Mozilla France. Save the date!

This month I am delighted to welcome new OW2 Corporate Members Waarp, which develops and markets a powerful managed file transfer suite, and Wakanda, developer of a state-of-the-art mobile application development solution, singled out as a Gartner cool vendor 2016.

Thank you for your on-going support,

Cedric Thomas

PS: Project leaders: Do not forget to 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

New Members

Two new members have joined OW2:

Wakanda: Wakanda Digital App Factory is a Javascript full-stack platform for building mobile and web apps within weeks rather than months, the company joins OW2 to leverage its ecosystem.

Waarp: Waarp develops and markets an integrated platform for secure data transfer and monitoring, a key component of distributed information systems in verticals like government, finance, etc.

Project News

New Projects

FusionDirectory has joined the OW2 code base, a solution for the management of data stored in an LDAP directory, edited by recently joined OW2 Consortium corporate member OpenSides. Benoit Mortier, FusionDirectory project leader and OpenSides CEO, is joining the Technology Council. FusionDirectory is currently being used for implementing the new OW2 user management service, and there is integration work underway with LemonLDAP::NG. FusionDirectory reinforces the OW2 identity stack. As such, it will naturally find its way within the OW2 PRISi Initiative.

Projects Updates

  • Lutece, the CMS, portal engine and web application framework developed under the leadership of the City of Paris, has earned the mature level in the OW2 quality programme. The corresponding quality metrics are available from the Lutece OW2 dashboard. Congratulations to the whole Lutece team!
  • Hammr version has been released. Hammr is a set of cloud-era command-line tools supporting the creation, the build and the migration of machine images, developed by UShareSoft. This release brings support for streaming download with uforge-python-sdk, and an improved documentation, beside somes fixes for several issues. Read the full changelog, download the release or browse the source.
  • XWiki Enterprise 8.1 is out. This release brings an upgrade to the Java 8 runtime, a new "Tips panel" that replaces the old "Quick Links panel", Extension Manager improvements and LDAP avatar synchronization. A lot of bug fixes (81) and minor improvements (43) are also included. Read the full release notes.

Community News

New Open Source Accessibility initiative


We announced the OW2 Open Source Accessibility initiative (OSAi) at OSCON. Seven organizations have joined in recent weeks: get on board! More.

OW2 Programming Contest

The OW2 Programming Contest 2016 call for topics is now open. New deadline for project leaders to submit topics: June 6th. The Contest will run during the months of July and August. More.

OW2 Webinar Series, May 23 - June 3

The five live webinars on Nanocloud, OpenSides, ProActive, SpagoBi projects and OW2 are now over. Replays are available, watch and twitt! More.

fisl 17, International Free Software Forum, July 13-16, Porto Alegre

OW2 is participating in fisl 2016. Members and friends in Brazil: please contact us if you are interested in joining us on the OW2 booth. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, November 16-17

OW2 is actively involved in POSS 2016, co-organizing four conference tracks and setting-up a community booth on the exhibition floor. Please contact us if you want to join us. More.

OW2con'16, September 21-22, Paris

Save the date! We are grateful to Mozilla France who has offered to host OW2con'16 in their magnificent venue right in the center of Paris. CFP and more details coming soon. Stay tuned.

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders: do not miss a great opportunity to afford visibility to your project. Register your webinar and use the Youtube replay in your communications. More

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem


Open Source Innovation Spring was launched at the beginning of May in the Paris region, and four more events are scheduled in June. Check out the program and register now.
OW2 CTO and CEO are joining the Adullact Congress to meet and network with Adullact community members.

Collaborative Project Roundup


European OSS project members are invited to join the free AppHub open source Plugfest in Berlin, June 13-14 and learn how to deploy their software on all cloud infrastructures.
Attend EclipseCon in Toulouse, June 7-9 and see the demonstration of OCCIware, a framework for managing everything as a service..
Join the conversation on the CHOReVOLUTION LinkedIn group for the latest on web service choreographies, open SDK and IoT frameworks.

OW2 Community Notices


2016 Board of Directors: The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will take place on June 23.


OSCON Europe, October 17-20, London

OW2 will be exhibiting at OSCON Europe in London, showcasing AppHub and OCCiware. We invite OW2 projects and members to join the OW2 booth. More details coming soon.

OpenStack Summit, October 24-28, Barcelona

OW2 will be exhibiting and demonstrating CHOReVOLUTION, OCCIware and AppHub. We could take a larger space if any members wihs to join us. Contact us. Note the CFP deadline: July 13th.