April 2013 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - April 2013 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2 was at CeBIT earlier in March to unveil CHOReOS and launch the OW2 Future Internet Software and services initiative (FISSi). At CeBIT, future technology and research projects are displayed next to pragmatic ready-to-go business solutions. An event like no other, CeBIT is the largest ICT exhibition and conference in the world. The event is so big that only the leadersin the industry have their own booths. Most other companies join forces to exhibit under the patronage of a reseller or a government agency, for instance.

The world of open source is somewhat similar with a very small number of large companies and a large number of small companies, development teams and projects that need to unite to have a chance to be heard. Take, for instance, industry alliances such as the Open Source Business Alliance in Germany and the Systematic GTLL in France, or communities such as OW2, Eclipse, Apache and OpenStack. Sometimes, industry alliances and communities seem to overlap when, for example, they help companies join forces to be present at CeBIT, but most of the time, however, they differ. Industry alliances essentially share business concerns and interests and lobby their governments. Communities have more than business in common; they share a sense of direction, a governance and a code base, and they are global. Communities and industry alliances fulfill different roles; they are complementary. The open source world needs both.

As for the latest news, we have announced the results of the 2013 OW2 election. The new board members are listed here; they will elect their chairperson on April 19. In the meantime the OW2 General Assembly will be held on April 10. The Management Office is still interviewing candidates for the SysAdmin job at OW2; if you are interested, details here. On the technology side, congratulations to DocDoku on its upgrade to mature project status by the Technology Council!

Thanking 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

>Project News

>Project Updates

 03 Apr 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.3.0RC1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 27 Mar 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.5.3 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 25 Mar 13: Service4All V2.0 is available now (Posted by: jasononion)
 19 Mar 13: CLIF v2.1.1 production release is ready for download (Posted by: dillense)
 18 Mar 13: eXo Platform 4.0 CE beta is out—and it’s under LGPL! (Posted by: julien_brulland)
 15 Mar 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.5.2 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 12 Mar 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.2.2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 12 Mar 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.3.0M3 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 06 Mar 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.0 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)

>Mature Projects

The Technology Council has accepted the change request of the DocDoku project, which is now an OW2 Mature project. Congratulations!

>Community News

OW2 is hiring!

OW2 has opened a part-time position for its Systems/Forge Administrator/Developer. Please advertise this opening and contact us directly if you are interested!  More

CeBIT 2013, March 5-9, 2013, Hanover

During its first appearance at CeBIT, OW2 successfully launched theFuture Internet Software and services initiative (FISSi) and showcased the CHOReOS project. Check out some pictures there.

Cloud Computing World Conference, April 10-11, Paris

Visit the OW2 village (booth A12-B13). Discover XLcloud project's first results, learn more about OCEAN and OpenCloudware. Attend demonstrations of ActiveEon ProActive Parallel Suite. More

Open Cloud Workhop, April 10, Paris

Register now! (free). Check out the program! Bringing together more than 15 speakers and experts from open cloud projects and communities, this workshop is coordinated by the OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative. More

OpenStack Summit, April 15-18, Portland, OR

OW2 and the OpenCloudware team will be at the OpenStack Summit to discuss joint opportunities and initiatives with OpenStack colleagues and community.

Solutions Linux, May 28-29, Paris

A high-profile presence again this year with a village in the exhibition area and a half-day conference track for our projects. Please contact us quickly for co-exhibition opportunities. The detailed program of the OW2 conference track is available now. More

OW2 Programming Contest

We have launched the 2013 OW2 Programming Contest: OW2 Project leaders should now submit topic proposals (deadline March 31). This year, the award conference will be held in China in October (location TBC). More

ICAR 2013, August 26-30, Grenoble

OW2 will be partner of the ICAR 2013 Summer School which will take place at the Grenoble University Campus. ICAR 2013's main theme will be Cloud Computing. More

Summer School on Cloud Computing, August 28-30, Evry

CompatibleOne will be presented during the Summer School, organized by Institut Mines Telecom and Telecom Sud Paris. More

Open Cloud Plugfest, September 16-20, Madrid

As part if its dissemination work with the OCEAN project, OW2 will co-organize an Open Cloud Plugfest with ETSI, OGF and SNIA. The Call for Participation will be available soon, Stay tuned. More

Board Elections

The election of the Board representatives is over now. Check out the results and the new Board members here. The election of the Board Chaireperson is now in progress. More

General Assembly

The OW2 2013 General Assembly will take place on March 10 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm during Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris.



We are now announcing the dates of the 2013 OW2 Annual Conference: November 13-14. It will once again be held at the Orange Labs conference site in Issy-Les-Moulineaux. Save the date!

5th China Cloud Computing Conference, June 5-7, Beijing

We are looking at the opportunity of taking a booth and organizing an OW2 workshop to showcase our open cloud projects at the 5th China Cloud Computing Conference. Please let us know if you are interested in this event. More.

OSCON, July 22-26, Portland, USA

We have applied for an exhibition space at OSCON 2013 in the .org (not-for-profit) area to promote our community and projects. OW2's participation will be confirmed soon.