August 2015 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

It is hard to find a company in the digital industry or indeed in any other that does not use open source software. Even businesses claiming to prefer the managerial comfort of dealing with proprietary vendors have to recognize they deploy open source software. The question is no longer whether companies use it or not, but more how they do it.

Some are just opportunists who integrate OSS with no strategy while others claim to be long-term open source fans but, in fact, remain mere consumers because they do no more than follow decisions made by development teams over which they have no influence. And then there are those companies that actively participate or support the active participation of their employees in open source communities and projects. These are the organizations that achieve the most benefits from OSS, are the most attractive to talented developers, and are the most agile and innovative in their use of technologies. So, are you a consumer or a participant?

I am pleased to welcome our new member, OpenIO, a young start-up which develops, markets and supports a cutting edge open source technology in ultra-scalable object storage software.

Sponsoring opportunities! Calling sponsors to make both OW2con'15 and the Programming Contest a success for our communities. Check out the OW2con'15 sponsorship proposal here and sponsoring opportunities at the OW2 programming contest award conference here. These events are important for the OW2 community as they help us fulfill our role in the open source software industry. Please support them!

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

>New Members

OpenIO: founded in 2015, this start-up specializes in storage and scalability challenges. OpenIO joins OW2 to foster a community around its free software object storage solution and cloud technologies for massive storage infrastructures.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 16 July 15: XWiki 7.2 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 06 July 15: Release of Open AXES 1.1.0 (Posted by: ymombrun)

>Community News

fisl, July 8-11, Porto Alegre

Check out the pictures of our participation with Brazilian member Konsultex in fisl. We demonstrated two collaborative projects: AppHub and RISCOSS. More

O'Reilly OSCON Convention, July 20-24, Portland

OW2 was present at OSCON in the non profit pavilion. We were promoting the community and showcasing here again collaborative projects AppHub and RISCOSS. Check out the pictures. More


OW2 Programming Contest 2015

Programming contestants are now invited to send their weekly reports. The award conference will take place on October 15-16 at Tian Jin University. Check out the sponsoring opportunities at the OW2 programming contest award conference here.

Cloud Plugfest, November 16-17, Paris

Learn about cloud standards and improve the interoperability of your project. Join the OCCIware team and attend this workshop in Paris, with hands-on sessions on protocols such as OCCI (OGF), TOSCA (OASIS) and CDMI (SNIA). More.

OW2con'15, November 17-18, Paris

August 14th is the deadline to submit your presentation proposal! Check out details here. OW2con'15 Day 1 will take place at Orange Labs, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, Day 2 will be co-located with Paris Open Source Summit. Check out the OW2con'15 sponsorship proposal here.

Paris Open Source Summit, November 18-19, Paris

OW2 wil coordinate four sessions: Open Source Community Summit, European Collaborative Innovation, Local government and Open Source, and Special Invited country sessions. We are also working on an OW2 Community Booth, Let us know if you are interested in sharing it with us! More

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders: do not miss a great opportunity to afford visibility to your project. Register your webinar and use the Youtube replay in your communications. Please check out the dates and book your slot now. More

OW2 Community Notices

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held by webconference on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.


OSCON, October 26-28, Amsterdam

We submitted presentations proposals for OSCON Amsterdam but iy seems that none were accepted ;) Please let us know if you have any plans for this edition of OSCON Europe, so we can coordinate the efforts of the OW2 community.

CLASS Conference, Nov. 5-6, Bled

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas has been invited to join the Progam Committee for CLASS 2015, taking place November 5-6.

Cloud Expo Europe, April 12-13, London

Next Cloud Expo Europe will be held in April 12-13, 2016. Save the date. Once again, OW2 is involved in running the Open Cloud Developer Park and its conference program. We are also setting up an OW2 exhibition space within the Park. Please contact us if you are interested. It is a great visibility opportunity for our members.