April 2014 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - April 2014 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

As you will have gathered from our latest newsletters, OW2 has been through a quarter of uncertainties, to the point that closing down operations was an option we had to seriously consider. Fortunately, even if not everything is yet confirmed, we can now feel optimistic for 2014. However, we must keep in mind that the issues that led us to this situation remain. Although our strategy and positioning are to a large extent on the right track, our business model is not sufficiently robust. The 90-day plan is an excellent opportunity to re-think OW2. While maintaining the orientations described in last month's newsletter, we are now addressing them within a better structured framework of four strategies: service, partnership, organization and revenue. I will comment on these strategies in more detail in our upcoming newsletters.

In the meantime, we are resuming business as usual! We have sent all OW2 members the notice for the General Assembly and the members of the Board election. Please note that candidates have until Sunday April 13 to apply; an overview of the process is here. I must also remind all project leaders they have until April 30 to submit their topics for the programming contest. And last but not least, we are launching a new service this month: the OW2 Webinars. All OW2 projects are welcome to take advantage of this new promotion resource!

To finish, I would like to express my appreciation to all those who have expressed their support, thus confirming that OW2 does indeed have a role to play on the global software scene.

As usual, 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

>Project News

>Project Updates

 02 Apr 14: Telosys Tools 2.1.0 is ready (Posted by: lguerin)
 02 Avr 14: XWiki 6.0 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 26 Mar 14: XWiki 6.0 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 23 Mar 14: ASM 5.0.1 released (Posted by: ebruneton)
 16 Mar 14: ASM 5.0 released (Posted by: ebruneton)
 12 Mar 14: Contrail 2.0 is out (Posted by: abenhamida)
 12 Mar 14: SpagoBI 4.2 RC available now! (Posted by: gcazzin)
 07 Mar 14: LemonLDAP::NG 1.3.3 is out! (Posted by: coudot)

>New Project

The Technology Council has accepted the following project in incubation:
erOCCI: a generic framework for building OCCI compatible APIs on top of existing applications or as an unique API. 

>Community News

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 9-10, Paris

Register for the OW2 second Open Cloud Forum at Cloud Computing World Expo, April 9: a series of open cloud project presentations and demos - OpenCloudware, MODAclouds, OSSMeter, InGeoCloudS - followed by three panels with a focus on PaaS and reversibility. Do not forget to visit us on booth D25. Registration is now open and free of charge.  More.

European Open Cloud Collaboration Workshop, May 15, Brussels

All FP7 open cloud projects are invited to take part in this hands on workshop dedicated to helping them deliver on their collaboration and exploitation commitments. The workshop is organized by OCEAN. Registration is now open and free of charge. More.

EU-Japan Workshop on Cloud and IoT, May 16, Brussels

The event, jointly organised by the Sucre, OCEAN and ClouT projects aims at contributing to the EU-Japan dialogue on open and interoperable Clouds. Registration is now open and free of charge. More.

dotScale, May 19, Paris

OW2 is community partner of the dotScale 2014 conference. A special 15% discounted rate is granted to OW2 members, for the conference tickets as well as for the sponsorship opportunities. More.

Solutions Linux, May 20-21, Paris

This year again OW2 will be at Solutions Linux. We will share booth #D21 and a conference session on May 20 with OW2 Corporate Members Engineering Group and Axelor. There is still one pod available on this space. Please contact us quickly!

OW2 Big Data Initiative

An evolution of the OW2 BI initiative, the OW2 Big Data Initiative is being launched this month. This initiative aims at building an ecosystem based on open source Big Data, Business Intelligence and Open Data technologies. More.

OW2 Webinars

This month sees the launch of our new OW2 Webinar service. Do not forget to register for the next session on the CLIF project, on April 23, 4pm CET or watch the replay of our previous webinar presenting the OCEAN project services. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

The deadline for topic submission by project leaders is extended until April 30. New this year, topics can be sponsored: ask us for details. The award conference will be held in China in October; the exact location has yet to be decided. More.

General Assembly

The OW2 General Assembly will take place on April 9th, end afternoon at Cloud Computing World Expo. This General Assembly is the official closing of OW2's 2013 fiscal year.  More.

Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on May 23 in China and via conference call. More.

The 2014 election of the Board of Directors has started. Please note the deadline to send your application: April 13. More.


OSCON, Portland, USA, July 20-24

OW2 is evaluating the possibility of exhibiting once again at OSCON. Please let us know if you would be interested in representing your project or contributing to an OW2 booth.

6th China Cloud Computing Conference 2014, May 20-24

With our Chinese members and partners, we are exploring the possibility of exhibiting and giving presentations at CCCC 2013. Please let us know if you would be interested in taking part in this event with us.