[OW2 Newsletter - October 2009 - From the OW2 Management Office]
We've got some important this month: during the Open World Forum last week,
we announced our plan to merge with our friends at the Open Solutions
Alliance in North America.
This joining of forces is motivated by
the strong complementarity between OSA and OW2 as illustrated by the
expression "two puzzle pieces waiting to be put together",
the most repeated comment in the press. Indeed, while OW2's strengths
lie in its governance, technical infrastructure, broad code base
focusing on open source infrastructure software and its global
membership from Europe, China and Brazil, OSA's strengths are in
marketing, commercial open source, its focus on open source
applications and technology integration, and its strong
We are creating a unique global open
source organization with prominent members in Europe, China, Brazil
and North America dedicated to supporting research, development,
distribution, and adoption of open source software at all levels of
information systems. More .
The OW2 programming contest is now
over. A total of 17 teams signed up to compete on the 21 programming
topics put forward by OW2 project leaders and six of them made it to
the finals. Congratulations to the winners, a team from Beihang
University (Beijing, China) who developed a remarkable Web 2.0 BPM
editor for the OW2 Orchestra project. More .
Thank you for your on-going support,
We are pleased to announce a new Corporate Member in OW2:
- BonitaSoft: Founded in 2009 to leverage the success of the OW2 Bonita project, an Open Source alternative to the existing commercial BPM solutions, with the ambition to become the leading Open Source vendor on the BPMS Market.Press release here .
The Technology Council has
recently accepted these three new projects in incubation from the Trustie forge:
- PanGu : a pervasive computing plamform based on the extended Service and Component
- ENuSMV: an extended symbolic model checking tool
- WinQEMU : a Windows port of QEMU, a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer
01 Oct 09: WebLab Demonstrator available (Posted by: ymombrun)
28 Sep 09: InterLDAP upgrading to T5.1 (Posted by: sbahloul)
28 Sep 09: XWiki Enterprise Manager 2.0 released (Posted by: tmortagne)
28 Sep 09: XWiki Enterprise 2.0 released (Posted by: tmortagne)
23 Sep 09: JOnAS 5.1.0 available (Posted by: benoitf)
23 Sep 09: XWiki Enterprise 2.0 RC 2 released (Posted by: tmortagne)
23 Sep 09: Version 1.1 released (Posted by: bgrilheres)
18 Sep 09: CARDAMOM V4.1 released (Posted by: jfichez)
18 Sep 09: JOnAS 5.1.0 RC4 available (Posted by: benoitf)
18 Sep 09: Code release (Posted by: gdupont)
18 Sep 09: Orchestra 4.1.0 (Posted by: lejeuneg)
18 Sep 09: XWiki Enterprise 2.0 RC 1 released (Posted by: tmortagne)
18 Sep 09: EasyBeans 1.1.0 (Posted by: benoitf)
01 Sep 09: eXo DMS 2.5.1 Released (Posted by: essobedo)
- Available here the press releases (English and French), the press coverage as well as some details about our anouncement with OSA.
- A team of students from Beihang University (Beijing, China) are the
winners of OW2 first Programming Contest. The winning submission is a remarkable Web 2.0 BPM editor
development for the OW2 Orchestra project.. More here .
- Intense day-long Technology Council meeting on September 29 in
Grenoble, France, with project presentations (Chameleon, WebLab), an
overview of Trustie projects and architecture, and a discussion on
componentization, Fractal and OSGi. More here.
OW2 had a busy conference at the Open World Forum: first we made the
news with our press release anouncing our merge talks with OSA; second
we provided the backbone of the FLOSS Communities Summit session and
Keynote panel, third we had one he only user oriented event with our
OW2 Experience Day showing case studies: more info and the
During September, the OW2 China Local Chapter had its Trustie general
meeting at NASAC Conference and organized a series of meetings with
prospective members and partners. More here .