April 2015 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - April 2015 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

This month we have our general assembly and the board of directors is set to elect OW2's new chairperson so this is the ideal opportunity for a quick update on our  long-term strategy.

At CloudScape and NetFutures in March, we unveiled our market place developed within the framework of EU-funded project AppHub. At the same time, with the help of the Technology Council, we are re-evaluating all projects in our code base and, thanks to RISCOSS, another EU-funded project, we are making good progress with our quality program, All these efforts should converge towards a fully implemented quality program and fully operational market place by the end of the year. This will be the culmination of the long-term strategy presented several years ago at OW2con 2011 and the beginning of a new cycle for OW2.

I am also delighted to introduce Marcel Donges, OW2's new CTO who will oversee the completion of this strategy.  Working from Munich, Marcel brings substantial expertise and experience in open source infrastructure software. Please give a warm welcome to Marcel!

I am also pleased to announce that long-term promoter of FLOSS-adoption, CETIC, an IT research center based in Wallonia, Belgium, has joined OW2 as a corporate member. We are looking forward to working with them.

Thank you for your contributions and 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

CETIC: an applied research centre specializing in ICT located in Wallonia, Belgium, CETIC will leverage OW2 to support use of FLOSS and related research results by companies in the region, particularly SMEs.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 01 Apr 15: Release of OpenAXES 1.0.0 (Posted by: ymombrun)
 30 Mar 15: XWiki 7.0 Released (Posted by: evalica)
 24 Mar 15: XWiki 7.0 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 18 Mar 15: XWiki 6.4.3 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 13 Mar 15: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 6.0.0 M3 available (Posted by: pcoffre)

>Community News

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 1-2, 2015, Paris


Our third "Open Cloud Forum by OW2" in France takes place this week in Paris! Check out the final program and do not forget to register. Visit us on booth A17. More

The Open Source Innovation Spring, March 13 - April 3, Paris & Palaiseau

Co-organized with Systematic and IRILL, this series of events highlights the excellence of innovative projects from the French industry and research programs. Main topics: Cloud (including the Open Cloud Forum by OW2), Big Data, and IoT. More

OW2 Programming Contest 2015

Our call for topic proposals for the 2015 Programming Contest is open. OW2 project leaders: do not miss the April 30 extended deadline. More

Cloud Expo Europe, March 11-12, 2015, London

The Open Cloud Park organized for the first time at Cloud Expo Europe was a great success. Check out photos and slides of presentations. More

Net Futures 2015 EU Digital Agenda, March 26-27, Brussels

Check out the slides of the presentation by OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas on open source communities governance and the importance of foundations at this event organized by the European Commission. More.

Hadoop Summit, April 15-16, Brussels

High visibility for the OW2 Big Data initiative at Hadoop Summit, April 15-16 in Brussels with Talend Gold Sponsor and SpagoBI Silver Sponsor. More

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders, we have available slots for your project webinar. Please check out the dates and book your OW2 Webinar now. Click here to review past OW2 Webinars. More

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Research Professor position open at Telecom Sud Paris. Check out the job description here.

OW2 Community Notices

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday April 9, 2015. Elections: The election for the chairperson will be held between March 24 and April 9. General Assembly: Our General Assembly was held on April 1, in Paris, at CCWE, room Amsterdam.


OW2 2015 Event Plan

Please check out our list of IT industry and open source events for 2015 and tell us about events you'd like to see in our schedule. More

fisl, July 8-11, Porto Alegre

As in previous years, we may coordinate with our Brazilian colleagues on the opportunity for OW2 to present at fisl 2015. Of course all members are invited to share this opportunity with us.

OSCON, July 20-24, Portland, USA

OW2 has applied for a booth in the non profit pavillion. Once confirmed, all members are invited to come and help promote the community there.

OSCi Convention, Fall 2015, Paris

We are working on organizing the OSCi Convention. A workshop, it will focus on upcoming calls for cloud computing EC-funded and state-funded collaborative projects. Project leaders, submit your cloud presentation and collaboration proposals. Stay tuned!