February 2015 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - February 2015 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

January was a busy month for our collaborative projects. There were three new project launches, AppHub, CHOReVOLUTION and OCCIware, and three annual reviews, OCEANOpenCloudware and RISCOSS. With these and XLcloud, all in all, we are now directly participating in six collaborative projects.

Over the next few months we will leverage two of these projects, RISCOSS and AppHub, as we focus our efforts on our fundamentals, the promotion of the OW2 code base. The former will help us enhance our SQuAT quality program to make our projects more attractive while the latter will help us implement the OW2 appstore, the next stage of our long-term strategy. We are fully aware that a collateral requirement of this plan is to improve the governance of our projects – watch this space.

Here is what we are building: an open source organisation with well-governed quality projects that are easy to download and deploy. To further increase our ability to execute we are in the process of recruiting a new CTO and, needless to say, the OW2 Management Office will be working even more closely with our Technology Council and our Project Leaders.

Please note we will shortly start the process for the OW2 board and chairperson elections to be held between February 19 and April 9.

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

>Project News

>Project Updates

 03 Feb 15: XWiki 5.4.7 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 27 Jan 15: XWiki 6.2.5 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 24 Jan 15: SpagoBI 5.1 is out! (Posted by: cazzin)
 21 Jan 15: XWiki 6.4 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 07 Jan 15: XWiki 6.4 Milestone 3 Released (Posted by: evalica)

>Community News

AppHub Launch Workshop at Cloudscape VII, March 9, Brussels

Come and learn how to showcase the outcome of your open source project and implement an efficient dissemination strategy with AppHub, the European open source marketplace. Register now. More

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

OW2 is a sponsor of the Open Cloud Park and organizes its second "Open Cloud Forum by OW2" in a row at this event. The program is finalized and published now. We hope to see you there! More

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

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

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

We will be running our third "Open Cloud Forum by OW2" in France. We negociated a special proposal for you including speaking and exhibiting opportunities! Contact us quickly if you are interested. More

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


New Collaborative Projects

OW2 participates in three new multi-year collaborative projects.

OCCIware will develop a software tool to easily implement the OCCI interface (the website is in construction).

AppHub is set to organize the European open source market place. Check out the website here (work in progress).

CHOReVOLUTION is a sequel of the successful CHOReOS project. Check out the website here (work in progress).

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: The call for dues for calendar year 2015 were sent mid-January as usual. Fees do not change. Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday 5 February 2015. Elections: The board members and chairperson elections will be held between February 19 and April 9. Check out the schedule here


OW2 2015 Event Plan

Please check out our running list of IT industry and open source events for 2015 and tell us about events you'd like to see in our schedule. More

fisl, July 8-11, Porto Alegre

As we did in the past, we may coordinate with our Brazilian colleagues on a presence for OW2 at fisl 2015. Of course all members are invited to share this opportunity with us.

OSCON, July 20-24, Portland, USA

OW2 has sent a request this year again for a booth in the non profit pavillion. We are awaiting the final confirmation. One confirmed, all members are invited to come and help promote the community there.