August 2016 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - August 2016 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Open source software deployed by the end-user tends to be considered more as technology than as a product. Thus, under the control of IT engineers, OSS does not figure on the C-Level executives' radar. While working on the OSS in Big Cities initiative — currently in preparation at OW2 — we came to realise that what is true for big cities is also very likely true for companies. Open source software is only a technical solution not a business investment and this may well serve to explain why companies do not as a general rule even envisage the possibility of an open source software strategy.

OW2con'16 Annual conference : Code to Product This is one of the many aspects of the technology and business of open source software that will be addressed at OW2con'16. As in previous years, attendance at our Annual Conference is completely FREE of charge. Make sure you visit the OW2con'16 website, check out the program and save the date (registration will open end August). Important: we welcome your support, check out the OW2con'16 sponsorship prospectus. We also depend on you to promote our conference: tweet about it and insert our banner widgets on your website. And if you’re among those who like to leave things to the last minute, you still have a couple of days for the CFP. Get to it!

This month we are very pleased to welcome our latest member, open source software vendor BlueMind. BlueMind develops and markets the unified enterprise communication solution that bears the same name — a software that has so far been lacking in OW2’s code base.

Thank you for your on-going support,

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

BlueMind: the Toulouse-based SME that develops and markets a comprehensive unified enterprise messaging and communications solution comparable to Exchange, Domino and Google App joins OW2 to support its international growth.


Project News

Projects Updates

Community News

OW2con'16, September 21-22, Paris

Last chance to submit a proposal! The CALL FOR PRESENTATION deadline has been extended to August 7. Check out the sponsorship options on our Prospectus. To Project Leaders: Submit your project for the OW2con'16 Award contest. More.

OW2 International Programming Contest

The OW2 International Programming Contest 2016 is in full swing. More than 30 teams representing over more than 80 students mainly from China and India are participating. More.

OpenStack Summit, October 24-28, Barcelona

OW2 will represent the OCCIware and AppHub collaborative R&D projects as well as any other OW2 code base project who would like to join us. Contact us. More.

EclipseCon Europe, October 25-27, Ludwigsburg

We will showcase the Eclipse-based Studio of the CHOReVOLUTION "Dynamic and Secure Choreographies of Services for the Future Internet" project at EclipseCon in Ludwigsburg. More.

CLASS Conference, November 8-9, Ljubljana

OW2 CEO participates in the program committee and will join the conference. The AppHub and CHOReVOLUTON projects will also be presented in Slovenia. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, November 16-17

OW2 is actively involved in POSS 2016, co-organizing four conference tracks and setting-up a community booth on the exhibition floor. Please contact us if you want to join us. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Open Source School: The first school specialised in Open Source Software is now accepting applications. OW2 is a supporting partner of the school.

OW2 Community Notices


2016 Board of Directors: The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will be a face-to-face meeting on September 20, 2016, in Paris.


Cloud Forward Conference, October 18-20, Madrid

An AppHub Workshop will be organized during Cloud Forward. More details in the September newsletter.

OSCON Europe, October 17-20, London

We have applied for an exhibition space in the non-profit pavilion. Stay tuned for more details and contact us if you would be interested in joining/ co-exhibiting.

CeBIT, March 20-24, 2017, Hannover

We plan to have a booth at the CeBIT conference in 2017 and represent the CHOReVOLUTION project. Stay tuned.