August 2013 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Back when only computers were connected to the Internet, the focus of open source cooperation was exclusively on software. Now that all sorts of objects, devices and things are set to become connected, the focus of open source activism is increasingly encompassing hardware. This trend, already apparent in our highly successful session on open hardware at China Open Source Week 2011, is now confirmed by the growing number of talks on hardware at mainstream open source conferences such as OSCON and Open World Forum. Interest in hardware is accompanied by the growing popularity and influence of functional languages such as Erlang, Clojure and Scala. This doesn't mean that good old Java and Python are on the way out since they appear to have become the languages of choice in Cloud Computing and Software Defined Networking, the main defining trends at present in our industry. The foundations of the IT world shaping up for the years to come will call for the best in middleware. At OW2 we are prepared, we are well positioned, and we know how to support large complex collaborative projects.

Before shifting into summer mode and taking turns to go on well-deserved holidays, the OW2 Management Office has been busy preparing for a number of top-line autumn events including Cloud Interoperability WeekOpen World Forum, the OW2 Programming Contest and OW2con'13. See details below.

Thank you for your on-going support and for those of you in the northern hemisphere, enjoy your summer break!

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

 22 Jul 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.4.0M1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 19 Jul 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.2.3 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 16 Jul 13: Bonita BPM 6.0.1 Now Available (Posted by: jlipp)
 10 Jul 13:  Telosys Tools code generator 2.0.5 (Posted by: lguerin)
 10 Jul 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 5.1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 04 Jul 13: ActiveEon in UnivCloud project (Posted by: nzurabas)
 04 Jul 13: WebLab Bundle 1.2.6 Release (Posted by: a-saval)

>Community News

OSCON, July 22-26, Portland

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas and CTO Xiaolong Kong were at OSCON last month to unveil the RISCOSS methodology (check out the press release here). Cedric was a panelist at the Community Foundation 101 session. Check out our photos! More.

OW2 Programming Contest

Registration is now closed. The Progamming Contest is underway with some 20 teams working on their projects. Good luck to all the contestants! More.

OW2con'13, November 12-14, Paris, Save the Date!

The Call For Presentations at OW2con'13, November 12-14, in Paris is now closed. The programme will be finalized in September. Save the date! More.

OW2 Cloud Testbed Ow2stack is Up and Running

Implemented with the help of eNovance and hosted by OW2 hosting partner XSalto, OW2 cloud testbed ow2stack is currently being tested by projects CHOReOS, CompatibleOne, OpenCloudware, XLcloud and ProactiveMore.

ICAR 2013, August 26-30, Grenoble

OW2 is a partner of ICAR 2013 Summer School at Grenoble University. The focus of ICAR 2013 is Cloud Computing and OW2 CTO Xiaolong Kong will present the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative (OSCi). More

Cloud Computing Summer School, August 28-30, Evry

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

Cloud Interoperability Week, September 2013, Madrid and Santa Clara

The programme is now ready: testing sessions, tutorials and workshop -  check out the press release. Register here, it's free! Limited number of seats, hurry! More.

Open World Forum, October 3-5, Paris

Taking once again an active role in OWF, OW2 will lead three events: the Community Summit, the Community Panel during the plenary session on day one, and a special track, Open Source on Clouds, featuring OW2 cloud-oriented projects. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

The Future Internet Call for Projects, FP7-2013-ICT-FI, is now published on the European Commission website. Please check out the details online and do not hesitate to contact OW2 Management Office for your next submissions. 

Board of Directors

The next meeting of the board will be held by conference call on Thursday September 12, 2013. More.


Cloud and IT Expo, October 16-17, 2013, Paris

We are looking at participating once again in Cloud and IT Expo and setting up a village with community members. Please contact OW2 Management Office if you would like to join us.