August 2012 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - August 2012 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

A crowd chanting “Software Libre!” at a rock concert, a conference panel participant introducing himself by declaring: “I am a free software militant”. Could only happen in Brazil and at FISL, the largest FLOSS event in Latin America. Depending on how you look at it, it is as much a sociopolitical meeting as a technology conference or a business event. With six members and projects, a large booth,  8 presentations and a radio interview, OW2 certainly got the very best from this unparalleled event. Check out the videos and the pictures here. And last month we were also at OSCON; however, while the commitment of our members made OW2's participation in FISL a high-profile success, once again we were only able to have a modest booth in the non-profit area at the North American event.

Looking forward, we are preparing ourselves for a number of top-line autumn events including the Open World Forum and the Cloud Computing expo in Paris, the China Open Source Week and the CompatibleOne launch at Cloud Expo West in Santa Clara. See details below.

In the meantime, the OW2 Management Office is taking turns to go on well-deserved holidays.

Thanking you for your on-going support and for those of you who are lucky enough, have a great holiday!

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

 31 Jul 12: XWiki Enterprise 4.2 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 27 Jul 12: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.2.0M2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 24 Jul 12: Bonita Open Solution 5.7.2 now available (Posted by: jlipp)
 13 Jul 12: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.1.3 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 09 Jul 12: Sat4j 2.3.2 is out! (Posted by: leberre)
 06 Jul 12: LemonLDAP::NG 1.2.1 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 04 Jul 12: SpagoBI 3.5 now available! (Posted by: bernabei)

>New Projects

The Technology Council has accepted the following project in incubation:

DiSL: a new Java instrumentation language inspired by the AOP principles, hosted in Java using annotations and a framework specifically designed to meet the requirements of dynamic program analysis.

>Community News

Cloud Expo 2012 West

OW2 has committed to organizing the global launch of the CompatibleOne open source cloud broker at Cloud Expo 2012 West. Our "VIP Gold Pass" guests will have full access to every session, every track, across all four days of the conference. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

Registration is closed and there are now 14 teams registered to take part in the 2012 OW2 programming contest. Contestants are now busy working on their projects. More.


This year, thanks to the commitment of members and projects 4Linux, Mandriva, MAPS, CompatibleOne and SpagoBI, it was impossible to missOW2 at FISL, July 25-28, in Porto Alegre, Check out the pictures. More.


OW2 was once again at OSCON from July 16-20, in Portland, Oregon. We showcased the OW2 community and our technology including the CompatibleOne and OpenCloudware collaborative projects. Pictures here

COSW'12 (China Open Source Week)

The China Open Source Week 2012 (COSW'12), October 15-20, will take place in Nanjing, Wuxi and Beijing, this year. Check out the webpage and sponsorship opportunities. More.


We will soon announce the OW2 con'12 programme. In the meantime,, visit the conference website and check out our sponsorship opportunities. More.

Technical infrastructure 

We are currently setting up the two machines OW2 has acquired to showcase the CompatibleOne open source cloud broker and to demonstrate interoperability between cloud projects. On-line demonstrations will be available soon.


Cloud & IT Expo

We are preparing our presence at Cloud & IT Expo, October 23-25, Paris,where we will rehearse the launch of CompatibleOne. More details in the September issue of this newsletter.