December 2014 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

As all the excitement of OW2con'14 fades, we have published all slides and video recordings of the presentations here. You will also find here all the videos of the session we organized at Open World Forum and some press coverage about OW2 in the Paris Open Source Week here. And a kind reminder to those of you who had the good fortune to attend OW2con'14 in person, please take 15 minutes to complete our satisfaction survey here.

The European Commission's Public Consultation on Cloud Computing and Software report will be published here within the next few days. OW2 and OCEAN Project advocate a "Proactive Open Source Strategy for EU-Funded Collaborative Software Projects", our contribution is published here.

I am pleased to announce that two new members have joined the OW2 community; we look forward to working with them. A long-time supporter of free and open source software, the City of Paris is joining OW2 to help promote its CMS software Lutece that was recently accepted into the OW2 codebase while the TIS innovation park in Bolzano joins OW2 to help develop awareness for innovative use of free and open source software throughout the South Tyrol region.

OW2 members, please check out our housekeeping notes (MO holiday, 2015 cal for dues, etc.) at the end of this newsletter.

Thank you for your ongoing 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

City of Paris: The City of Paris joins OW2 to express its support to free software and enhance the dissemination of Lutece, its open source java based CMS/Portal engine that can be used as a framework to build web applications.

TIS Innovation Park: A driving force for innovation, cooperation and transfer of technologies in South Tyrol, TIS will leverage its OW2 membership to promote in F/LOSS usage for competitiveness within private and public sectors alike.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 03 Dec 14: XWiki 6.4 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 02 Dec 14: SpagoBI 5.1 RC now available! (Posted by: gcazzin)
 12 Nov 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.0 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 12 Nov 14: CLIF v2.2.1 production release ready for download (Posted by: bdillenseger)
 12 Nov 14: XWiki 6.3 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 10 Nov 14: XWiki 6.2.4 Released (Posted by: vmassol)

>Community News

FOSDEM, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Brussels

OW2 members like FOSDEM. We will be there, although we are still waiting for table confirmation. Join us at ULB Campus Solbosch on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015. More


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

This year, OW2 will be the Education Sponsor at Cloud Expo Europe and in charge of the Open Cloud Park conference program. Come visit our booth in the Park. More

OW2con'14 Videos and Slides Available

OW2con'14 is over now, but you can still enjoy it. Check out video captures, watch the slides on slideshare or download them: all materials are here. Check out the conference photos.

Open World Forum 2014 Videos Available

Open World Forum videos are now live on youtube! Check out the OW2 sessions: "Open Source Collaborative Innovation in Europe", and the Community Summit "The tools of Open Source Cooperation." All links here.


Check Out the Open Cloud Directory Brochure

The Open Cloud Directory brochure showcases 20 innovative open cloud projects freely accessible from the Open Cloud Directory. Click here to download the brochure published by the OCEAN Project team. More.


EC Cloud and Software Engineering Public Consultation

OW2 and OCEAN Project teams propose a Proactive Open Source Strategy for EU-Funded Collaborative Software Projects. See the contribution hereMore.

Collaborative Projects Public Launch at OpenStack Summit

The XLcloud presentation at OpenStack Summit "Xlcloud, 3D rendering in the cloud" was a great success. read the press release and unique support quotes by project members. More.

OpenCloudware "The vApp Lifecycle Management Solution for Multi Cloud" was also presented during the OW2 Open Cloud Day at OpenStack Summit. See the slides, video and read the press release. More.

OW2 Initiatives Update

Big Data Initiative: The Big data initiative was widely represented during the recent series of events held in Paris and a new flyer was launched for this occasion. More.

New Security Initiative: OW2 launches a new initiative to develop and promote open-source code and documentation in the areas of data integrity, data privacy and Cloud/IT security. Open to members and non-OW2 members. More.

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders, we have available slots for your own project webinar. Please check out the dates and book your OW2 Webinar now. Click here to review past OW2 Webinars. More.

OW2 Community Notices

Call for dues: Please note the call for dues for calendar year 2015 will be sent mid-January as usual. Fees do not change. Christmas and holiday season: Please note most of OW2 Management Office will be on holiday during the festive season. Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday 5 february 2015.


OW2 2015 Event Plan

We are preparing the community's event plan for 2015. Please tell us about events you'd like to see in our schedule. More

Net Futures 2015 EU Digital Agenda, March 26-27, Brussels


OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas is invited to this event organized by the European Commission to speak about open source communities governance and the importance of foundations. Provisional agenda here.

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 1-2, 2015, Paris

We are working with the organizers to set up a section dedicated to Open Source Cloud, both in the exhibition and in the conferences. More details and a Call for Presentations coming soon. More

DeVoxx France, April 8-10, Paris

Following a request from members, we are looking into the possibility to take part in DeVoxx France. Tell us if you are interested in sharing the cost of a booth and do not miss the January 17 deadline to submit a presentation.