August 2011 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - August 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2 attracted a great deal of attention at OSCON when we described our "à la Eclipse" cloud computing strategy for the cloud computing market. The story goes like this: About fifteen years ago, when IBM realized they could not unlock the competitive advantage of Sun's NetBeans in the development environment market, they changed the rules of the game by open sourcing the Eclipse platform. Today, we are in a similar situation: the cloud computing market is dominated by less than a handful of closed source proprietary offerings. So, we want to bring open source competitive openness to this market. With some 30 participants in the Open Source Cloudware initiative and collaborative projects such as CompatibleOne and CHOReOS, OW2 is in a unique position to lead the implementation of an “à la Eclipse” strategy that will unlock dominant positions and open up opportunities in the cloud computing marketplace.

A quick reminder of our main upcoming events, the China Open Source Week (October 12-17) and OW2con (November 23-24). Make sure you save the dates and check out our sponsoring packages. Again, these events are important for OW2 community as they help us fulfill our role in the open source software industry. Please support them!

Thanking you for your on-going support and a great holiday for the lucky ones!

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

softmethod: a systems integrator with extensive expertise based in Munich, Germany, softmethod is particularly strong in the areas of commercial systems, transportation and telecommunications.

>Project Updates

 29 Jul 11: LemonLDAP::NG 1.1.1 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 27 Jul 11: OCELOT 0.1 released and website published ! (Posted by: cgravier)
 22 Jul 11: SpagoBI 3.1 has been released (Posted by: cazzin)
 08 Jul 11: LemonLDAP::NG 1.1.0 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 01 Jul 11: Bonita Open Solution 5.5.1 is available  (Posted by: jlipp)

>New Projects

At the time of writing, three submitted projects are currently being discussed by the Technology Council and will be announced in the September newsletter.

>Community News


It was great to be at OSCON again; intense discussions on open source cloud computing around the CompatibleOne poster. See the pictures. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

There are now 17 teams registered to take part in the 2011 OW2 programming contest. Contestants are now busy working on their projects. More.

Open Source Week in Beijing

At OSCON, we announced our event Beijing Open Source Week, October 10-17, 2011. Please check out the agenda and press release here.


At OSCON, we also announced OW2Con 2001, the third edition of the OW2 annual conference. Please check out the Call for Presentations.

OW2 SQuAT programme update

After completing the FOSSology license analysis software on mature OW2 projects, we are now running pilots on Antelink Release Cooker and QualiPSo Open Maturity Model. More.

OW2 Management Office

Recruitment opportunity. The OW2 Management Office is now actively seeking an experienced administrative assistant. More.


Open World Forum

Save the date: September 22-24, 2011. Check out the Community Summit lead by OW2. Details here.