August 2014 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Preparations for OW2con'14 are well underway. We are working with our friends at the OpenStack Foundation to organize part of OW2con at the OpenStack Summit in Paris. Talking about OW2con, please remember the call for presentations closes August 15. Meanwhile, the OW2 programming contest is now in full swing. The 14 teams who registered have until September 15 to submit their codes.

Sponsoring opportunities! We need sponsors to make both OW2con and the Programming Contest a success. Check out the OW2con'14 sponsorship prospectus here and sponsoring opportunities at the OW2 programming contest award conference here. This year, make these events your gateway to the global open source ecosystem.

We are looking forward to an interesting gathering of open source events in Paris end October beginning November with the conjunction of Open World Forum, OpenStack Summit and OW2con. A full Open Source Week with the global open source ecosystem meeting together in Paris. 

This summer OW2 is leveraging the global open source ecosystem. We started at OSCON in Portland, Oregon, in July, where we showcased OpenCloudware and SpagoBI. Then it's Japan to promote OW2 and the OCEAN project at the Kensai@Kyoto open source conference followed by Sweden to promote OW2 and the RISCOSS project at RE'14 the IEEE conference on requirement engineering. 

OW2 is shifting into vacation mode and the OW2 Management Office is taking turns to go on well-deserved holidays. 

As usual, thank 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

Our developers appear to be on holiday already  ;-)

 25 Jul 14: LemonLDAP::NG 1.4.1 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 07 Jul 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.0M2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)

>New Project

The Technology Council has accepted a new project in Incubation:

Nursery: An outcome of the OW2 Emerginov project, Nursery is a software suite dedicated to API publishing and subscription life cycle management. An API Management Suite, it addresses an emerging need in the changing world of middleware and infrastructure software. Nursery will also facilitate integration between OW2 projects.

>Community News

OW2 Webinars

Call for Webinars: We are preparing a new series of webinars based on OW2 projects for September. Take this opportunity to present your project live and have the recording for your website! Check out the available dates and book your slot now. More.

OSCON, July 20-24, Portland, OR

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas and former OW2 President Gabriele Ruffatti were at OSCON last month. The OpenCloudware collaborative project was showcased on our booth. Check out the press release here and our photos here! More.

OSS Conference Kansai@Kyoto, Aug. 1-2, Kyoto

OW2 and the OCEAN project led two sessions during this open source conference in Japan. A great opportunity to develop collaboration with Japanese OSS developers, academic researchers and companies. More.

Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law, August 26, Karlskrona

Several members of the RISCOSS Project Consortium will attend RELAW'14 in Karlskrona, Sweden, held in conjunction with the 22nd IEEE International RE'14 (Requirements Engineering Conference). Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO, will give a keynote speech. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

Teams must submit their codes to Trustie, the OW2 contest hosting site here. Many thanks and good luck to the 14 teams who registered! The award conference will take place on October 15-17 at Chengdu University of Information Technology. More.

Open World Forum, October 30-November 1, Paris

We are now preparing the OW2 Sessions: Open Cloud Forum "Open Source Collaborative Innovation in Europe", and the Community Summit "The tools of Open Source cooperation". We are organizing an "OW2 Village" which will include a Big Data area on the exhibition floor. More

OW2con'14, November 4-7, Paris

Don't forget the August 14th deadline to submit your presentation proposal! Check out details and submit here . OW2con'14, November 4-7, will take place the same week as the OpenStack Summit in Paris. More .

OpenCloudware White Paper

Check out the white paper presenting OpenCloudware, the application management environment for the cloud-native information system. More.

Community Meetings

Next meetings of the Board of Directors: Thursday, September 18 by web conference and Tuesday, November 4 face-to-face. More. Next meeting of the Technology Council: Friday, August 29. More.

Technical Infrastrutcture Warning

We will be carry out maintenance work on the ow2stack platform on Wednesday, August 6, starting at 9:30 AM CEST. This may take up to one hour.

As you know, the OW2 Management Office is doing its utmost to ensure non-stop service on our technical infrastructure. However, please note that both our webmaster and sysadmin will be unavailable during the last week of August (25-29). 


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

We are working with the organizers of Cloud Expo Europe to afford the OW2 community greater visibility at CEE 2015. OW2 is set to be a leading partner at the new CEE Open Source Park. More details soon.