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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial">Dear
OW2 Members, Dear All,</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial">First
of all, thank you to all those of you who submitted presentations for
the <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/" target="_blank"><b>OW2
Annual Conference</b>.</a> You made this call a real success. We are now
able to to unveil <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/Program" target="_blank">the
program</a> of our first OW2 Annual Conference &quot;<i>Open Source for
the Computing Infrastructure</i>&quot;. It is my pleasure to introduce
our distinguished keynotes speakers: Yukihiro Matsumoto, Chief
Designer of the Ruby Programming Language and Roberto Chinnici,
Specification Lead for Java EE 6 at Sun Microsystems. This year&#39;s
program features over 30 presentations, speakers from Europe, Asia
and the Americas, seven thematic sessions, four poster sessions and
of course the &quot;Best Use Case Award&quot;. </span>

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial">Thanks
to our sponsors, you can now attend all this for FREE! We&#39;ve got a
great program; all we need now is a great attendance. It is important
that you <a href="http://www.solutionslinux.fr/preinscription.php?code=home" target="_blank">REGISTER
HERE NOW</a>! And remember, it&#39;s in Paris, on April 1-2.</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial">After
you&#39;ve registered <a href="http://www.solutionslinux.fr/preinscription.php?code=home" target="_blank">here</a>,
we are counting on you, the community, to promote the OW2 Annual
Conference. Pass the word around! Everything you need to help us make
the event a success is on this <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/HelpToPromote" target="_blank">promotion
page.</a></span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial">Held
in conjunction with the <a href="http://www.solutionslinux.fr/" target="_blank">Solution
Linux</a> trade show, the OW2 Annual Conference will benefit from
high visibility to thousands of visitors. Come and support this
unique community event: pods on the OW2 Village and <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/Sponsorship" target="_blank">sponsoring
opportunities</a> are still available to help you invest your
marketing budget wisely. Please contact <a href="catherine.nuel@ow2.org">Catherine
Nuel</a>.</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial">
<a href="http://www.solutionslinux.fr/preinscription.php?code=home" target="_blank">Register</a>,
<a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/HelpToPromote" target="_blank">Promote</a>
and <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/Sponsorship" target="_blank">Sponsor</a>:
this is your easy three-step package to show your support for the OW2
Annual Conference. </span>
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial">We
look forward to hearing from you soon.<br /><br /></span></p>
<p>Cedric Thomas
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></style>04 Feb 09:&nbsp;<b><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1512">XWiki Enterprise 1.8 milestone 2 released</a></b>&nbsp;(Posted by: tmortagne)
  <br />29 Jan 09:&nbsp;<b><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1511">SpagoBI 2.0 final release is out !</a></b>&nbsp;(Posted by: cazzin)
  <br />20 Jan 09:&nbsp;<b><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1510">XWiki Enterprise 1.8 milestone 1 released</a></b>&nbsp;(Posted by: tmortagne)
  <br />14 Jan 09:&nbsp;<b><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1509">Dragon, Open source SOA Governance, first public release</a></b>&nbsp;(Posted by: ofabre)
  <br />13 Jan 09:&nbsp;<b><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1508">XWiki Enterprise Manager 1.5 Released</a></b>&nbsp;(Posted by: jvdrean)
  <br />12 Jan 09:&nbsp;<b><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1507">XWiki Enterprise 1.7.1 Released</a></b>&nbsp;(Posted by: jvdrean)
  <br />09 Jan 09:&nbsp;<b><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1506">Spagic 2.4.0 released</a></b>&nbsp;(Posted by: gboccalon)

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<p><font face="Arial, sans-serif">- Invoices
(Call for dues) for the year 2009 were sent a month ago.
Fees have not changed, they are still as <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/MembershipJoining/MembershipCategories" target="_blank">detailed on the site here</a>. We would really appreciate if you could settle this as promptly as possible.<br /><br /></font></p>
<h3 style="line-height: 100%">OW2 Annual Conference </h3>
<p>- Save the date:
the OW2 Annual Conference will take place April 1-2, 2009, in Paris,
France concurrently with Solutions Linux 2009, a major open source
tradeshow.<br />- Register <a href="http://www.solutionslinux.fr/preinscription.php?code=home" target="_blank">here</a> <br />- <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/Sponsorship" target="_blank">Choose your Sponsorship Opportunities here</a> .<br />- <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/HelpToPromote" target="_blank">Get the Promotion tools here.</a>  </p><p>All details on the <a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2AnnualConference2009" target="_blank">OW2 Annual Conference pages</a> .<a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2AnnualConference2009"><br /><br /></a></p>

<h3 style="line-height: 100%">Quarterly Meeting and General Assembly<br /></h3>
<p> - The next <a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2QuerterlyMeetingandGeneralAssembly" target="_blank">Quarterly Meeting</a>  will take place in Paris on March 30-31, 2009. The OW2 General Assembly will be held on April 1 before the opening meeting of the OW2 Annual Conference. </p><h3>Board of Directors Elections Schedule</h3><p>- The election process for next Board of Directors will start on March 1 with the registration of candidates. The actual vote will start on April 3 after the General Assembly. Check the Board of Directors <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/About/Board" target="_blank">page </a> for further details. </p><h3>EclipseCon 2009<br /></h3><p>- A little help for our friends at Eclipse: <a href="http://www.eclipsecon.org/2009/" target="_blank">EclipseCon 2009</a> will take place in Santa Clara, California, March 23-36. Registrations are open; go to <a href="http://www.eclipsecon.org/2009/registration/" target="_blank">this page</a>. </p><h3>Openbravo World Conference</h3><p>- A little help for our friends (bis) at Openbravo who are organizing their <a href="http://worldconference.openbravo.com/" target="_blank">Openbravo World Conference</a>  in Barcelona, April 17-19. Registration are open <a href="http://216.93.180.150/register.php" target="_blank">here</a> .</p><h3>Supporting Memberships</h3><p>- The Board of Directors agreed on OW2 signing &quot;ligt&quot; membership agreements with the following organizations: <a href="http://www.opensolutionsalliance.org/" target="_blank">OSA</a>  (Friend of OSA), <a href="http://www.osgi.org/" target="_blank">OSGi </a> (Supporter Member) and <a href="https://fossbazaar.org/" target="_blank">FOSSBazaar </a> (Associate Partner) as an expression of our support to their missions. OW2 Management Office is proceeding with the paperwork.</p></td>

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</p><h3 style="line-height: 100%">Europe Roadshow </h3><p style="line-height: 100%">- The Europe Local Chapter will organize series of meetings to help boost membership in Europe. Two series of meetings are planned in Germany (March) and Spain (Q2 2009).&nbsp;
</p><h3 style="line-height: 100%">Forge migration</h3><p style="line-height: 100%">- Over the next few months we will undertake the migration to a new forge. The new forge, NovaForge, will allow for more distributed cooperation and better support of our global community. </p><h3 style="line-height: 100%">Programming contest</h3><p style="line-height: 100%">- Further to the discussions we have had with the Chinese Scilab team, we will organize a programming contest which should lead to an award ceremony in China in October. The call for research subjects has been launched.</p>
<h3 style="line-height: 100%">LinuxTag 2009</h3>
<p style="line-height: 100%">- LinuxTag 2009 will be held in Berlin,
June 24-25. This is the 14th edition of this major event and OW2 is
working with the organizers toward a broad presence of our projects. <br />
</p><h3 style="line-height: 100%">CONSEGI in Brazil</h3><p style="line-height: 100%">-
OW2 was formally invited to participte in Congresso Internacional
Sociedade e Governo Eletr&ocirc;nico &ndash; <a href="http://www.consegi.gov.br/" target="_blank">CONSEGI </a> 2009 organized by OW2 Strategic Member SERPRO
and SLTI in Brasilia, August 26-28.</p></td>

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