December 2011 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - December 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

By all accounts the OW2con'11 program was first class! Congratulations to all the speakers and attendees who contributed to making the event a success. We are proud of what you presented, displayed and demonstrated.

A word on our theme Open Source: the Innovation Drive. This is what we wrote in the printed program distributed in the OW2con attendee bag: "After ten years of catching up with proprietary software in commoditized enterprise computing segments, 2011 saw open source taking the lead in cloud computing innovation. The live demonstration by two OW2 members showing a cloud broker interacting with heterogenous cloud computing infrastructures is one of those defining moments in which whole industries measure their progress." Check out the CompatibleOne press release here.

We're already looking forward to seeing you at next year's OW2con! See the link here for photos, and here for presentation videos and slides. If you were able to attend, please share your feedback with us via our brief online survey here.

Next newsletter, we'll look back on 2011 and anounce our priorities for 2012. In the meantime, we are particularly pleased to welcome new OW2 Corporate Member Epignosis who joined us from Greece; they are a testimonial to the dynamism of open source software growth in these uncertain times and they exemplify the evolution of the OW2 code base toward application platforms.

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

Epignosis: the company behind eFront, a reknowned open source learning-training integrated management platform, joins OW2 to leverage the community for its development in Europe and North America.

>Project Updates

 30 Nov 11: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.0.0 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 24 Nov 11: XWiki Enterprise 3.3 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)
 15 Nov 11: Talend Open Studio 5.0.0RC3 is available for testing (Posted by: pcoffre)
 08 Nov 11: JOnAS talks at OW2 Con'11 (Posted by: benoitf)
 07 Nov 11: JOnAS 5.2.2 MR available (Posted by: benoitf)
 07 Nov 11: EasyBeans 1.2.3 (Posted by: benoitf)
 07 Nov 11: JOnAS 5.3.0 M5 available (Posted by: benoitf)
 06 Nov 11: SpagoBI 3.2 is out ! (Posted by: cazzin)
 03 Nov 11: Talend Open Studio 5.0.0RC2 is available for testing (Posted by: pcoffre)
 31 Oct 11: XWiki Enterprise 3.3 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)

>New Projects

Two new projects have been accepted in the OW2 code base:

AuthForce: authorization server for Web Services that supports XACML, X.509, SAML and LDAP.

Kerneos: framework for building modular and dynamic RIA, flex based, applications. It is based on Adobe Flex technology and OSGi on the server side.

>Community News


Check out the link here for photos and here for the presentation material; the slides are already online and the videos will be published within the next two weeks.

If you were able to attend the conference, please fill out our brief questionnaire and help us make OW2con'12 even better; it will take you less than 15 minutes to answer our 12 questions. Click here.

Second Joint OSCi - CompatibleOne Workshop

Check out the presentations of the second joint Open Source Cloudware Initiative (OSCi) - CompatibleOne OW2 workshop (Paris, Nov. 16). More.

CompatibleOne Cloud Broker Demonstration

CompatibleOne participants, and OW2 members Prologue and Xwiki demonstrate the feasibility of cloud brokerage between OpenNebula and OpenStack independent platform. See the press release.

Cloud Expo Europe

OW2 will be at Cloud Expo Europe in London, January 25-26, 2012 to promote OSCi and CompatibleOne. Come and join us at booth 639. More.

OW2 SQuAT Programme Update

Rich and interactive SQuAT session at OW2con; download the presentations here. Meanwhile, OW2 mature projects are currently performing their self-evaluation of the Qualipso Open Maturity Model (OMM).

AFULtab Contest

Open source hardware was a hot topic at the China Open Source Week. This is why we listened carefully when AFUL, the French Linux User Group, asked us to support their open source tablet contest. More.

In the OW2 Business Ecosystem

BonitaSoft Selected as Strategic OEM Partner to augment Talend’s integration platform. More.


Devoxx France

Devoxx France, April 18-20, is now official and OW2 is considering taking an active part in it. Check out our page and the call for presentations here.