February 2012 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - February 2012 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

It's election time at OW2. Please check out this page here for a comprehensive overview of the process. This year we must elect eight representatives for the Corporate Members and one representative for the Individual Members. Please keep in mind that registration of candidates closes on February 15.

We are very proud that OW2 is driven by a board that is a true representation of its membership, making us one of the very few independent global open source organizations. Because the board manages the expectations of the community in terms of is vision, its mission, its core values and achievements, this election is a key moment in the life of our organization; it is also your opportunity to become involved in the governance of OW2.

Our General Assembly will be held on March 28, at Cloud Computing World Expo at the CNIT, Paris-La Defense. More.

Meanwhile, we have already launched our annual OW2 software programming contest. It is an excellent opportunity for projects to attract bright students and potential contributors to your projects. Please note that the deadline for topic submission is March 25. More.

Lastly, I'd like to remind you that we have opened a new position in the OW2 Management Office: Collaborative Project Manager. If you are interested, please check out the job description on the OW2 Management Office page here and contact us directly.

Thanking you again 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

>Project Updates

 24 Jan 12: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 3.4 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 23 Jan 12: Orchestra 4.9.0 is available (Posted by: lejeuneg)
 21 Jan 12: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 3.2.1 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)
 21 Jan 12: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 3.3.1 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)
 20 Jan 12: XWiki Enterprise 3.4 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 16 Jan 12: Talend Unified Platform 4.2.4 is Available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 03 Jan 12: Spagic 3.4.0 released (Posted by: gboccalon)

>Community News

Cloud Expo Europe

OW2 had a booth and gave presentations at Cloud Expo Europe in London, January 25-26, to promote OSCi, CompatibleOne and OpenCloudware. See more and have a look at the photos. More.

CompatibleOne Hands-On Session

The Hands-on Session organized by CompatibleOne in Paris on January 30-31 was a great success and well attended. Other similar sessions will be organized soon. More.


At FOSDEM, Brussels, Feb. 4-5, 2012, in depth presentation of the CompatibleOne cloud broker in the open source virtualization and cloud DevRoom. More.

Cloud Plugfest

The CompatibleOne team will take part in the Plugfest organized by SNIA in Dusseldorf, Feb 28 - March 1. A good opportunity to develop close technology relationships between the open source cloud broker and OCCI and CDMI contributors. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo

OW2 will showcase CompatibleOne and its other cloud related activities on March 28-29 in Paris (CNIT). Contact us if you would like share a booth with us. More.

General Assembly

The 2012 General Assembly will take place at Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris-La Defense (CNIT) on March 28 at 3pm. More details soon.

Devoxx France

Devoxx France, April 18-20, 2012, is now official and OW2 is considering taking an active role. Check out our page and the call for presentations here (deadline February 15).

Solutions Linux

OW2 will be actively present at Solutions Linux 2012, June 19-21 at the CNIT, Paris La Défense. The deadline for the Call For Presentations to the OW2 Session has been extended until Feb 11th. Do not miss it! More.

OW2 Programming Contest

We have launched the 2012 OW2 programming contest. Project leaders: you have until March 25 to submit your topic proposals; please use the form here.

Board elections

The 2012 elections of the Board of Directors and Chairperson will be held between February 5 and March 27. An overview of the process is here.


OpenStack Design Summit & Conference

One week, two events in San Francisco: OpenStack Design Summit, April 16-18, OpenStack Conference, April 19-20. We have forwarded the call for presentation to the OW2 project leaders. More.


We are currently in discussions with the OSCON organizers to set up an OW2 Village during OSCON 2012, July 16-20. An opportunity for all members looking for more visibility in the US. Stay tuned! More.

Important Dates

  • The next China Open Source Week (COSW), will take place during the third week of October (Oct. 15-20) and we will soon launch its promotion.
  • OW2con'12, the OW2 community annual conference, is scheduled for the first week of December, probably on the 5 and 6. To be confirmed shortly; watch this space.