February 2018 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - February 2018 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Just a few days ago I was asked at a round table discussion if the growing involvement of global IT players such as Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft and Orange in open source foundations should be perceived as a threat by FLOSS organizations and communities.

This question was somewhat puzzling, as it should not have been about rivalry, but rather complementarity and synergies. On the one hand, if most open source developers were not paid by their employers to contribute to projects, open source would not be where it is today.  And on the other, communities ensure that influence in a project reflects meritocracy and not just the market power of the participating companies. Businesses bring resources, and open source organizations a fair governance.

But, still, something is changing as ad hoc specialized foundations are launched to steer collaborative innovation among their members in well defined technology segments, thus contributing to making the dynamics of the open source world increasingly proactive. Open source as a vehicle for collaborative innovation is a model that, as it comes of age, is impacting the entire digital industry.

On another note, candidate registration for the 2018 OW2 board and chairperson elections is now open until February 14 as per this year's schedule. OW2 is a non-profit, open community driven by its members, stand up! come have a say in OW2's governance.

Thanking you for your on-going support,

Cedric Thomas

PS: Project leaders: Please use your project dashboard to publish your updates. Your news will appear on our home page and in this newsletter.

Project News

New Projects

Two new projects have been accepted by the Technology Council for inclusion in the OW2 code base at the incubation level:

  • CHOReVOLUTION, a platform for developing and deploying distributed service-oriented and IoT-enabled applications.
  • Sympa, the well known solution for mailing-list management, broadly used by OW2.

Projects Updates

  • CLIF has moved to OW2's GitLab, coming with brand new Continuous Integration based on Gitlab CI which delivers fresh CLIF distributions and documentation. More.
  • Imixs-BPMN version 1.4.7 is released. Besides the integration into Eclipse platform Oxygen, the new version offers various improvements in modeling business processes based on the BPMN 2.0 standard. More.
  • Hammr 3.8.1 is out. This release brings the compatibility with UForge AppCenter 3.8.fp1-1, Oracle Cloud publish support, and info for using supervisor mode in Hammr. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG 1.9.15 is out. A minor release for LemonLDAP::NG 1.9 with some bugfixes and enhancements. More.
  • XWiki 10.0 is out. It brings a lot of bug fixings to start the year on good basis. It is also the first release which includes the result of the teenager learning program called Google Code-In. More.

Community News

CHAOSSCon and GrimoireCon Europe, February 2, Brussels

CHAOSS (Community Health Analytics Open Source Software) and GrimoireLab have invited OW2 to present how we use metrics in OW2 projects and code base. More.

FOSDEM, February 3-4, Brussels

FOSDEM is a wrap! It was busier than ever! Great to see all the friends who stopped by the OW2 table. On display this year were STAMPFusionDirectory, AuthzForce and the CHOReVOLUTION beta testing campaign. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 21-22, Paris

OW2 will be at Cloud Computing World Expo 2018. Come by our booth and attend the "Open Cloud Forum by OW2". Contact us for exhibition and speaking opportunities. More.

OW2con'18, June 7-8, 2018, Paris-Chatillon

The Call For Presentations for OW2con'18 is still open! Do not forget to send your proposal before the February 20 deadline. We are happy to announce our first Silver sponsor: Engineering Group (Knowage Project). Check out our affordable sponsoring opportunities. More

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

The Eclipse Foundation has launched the Call for Papers for EclipseCon France in Toulouse (June 13-14). The deadline to submit is March 19, 2018.

 

FOSS Backstage (June 13-14, Berlin)  is a new conference on everything related to FOSS governance, collaboration, legal and economics. The Call for presentation is open until February 18. More

Collaborative Projects Round Up

Test CHOReVOLUTION for a chance to win a drone! Check out the short videotry this innovative IDRE for IoT-enabled applications, fill in the quick feedback questionnaire by Febr. 9 . More.

 

The OCCIware research project is over and is now transitioning into a new phase of industrial exploitation. Read the Press Release or the "LeMagIT" Press Article (french).

 

STAMP mutation testing for DevOps was introduced at FOSDEM, by Vincent Massol  XWiki CTO, in his talk on "Advanced testing in action on a Java project". More.

OW2 Community Notices

 

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, March 21, from 12:30am to 5:00pm and will be followed by the General Assembly, at 6:00pm, at Paris Cloud Computing World Expo (Hall 5.1, Porte de Versailles).
Elections: The election process is open, the deadline for Individual and Corporate members application is February 14.  

Visit our 10th Anniversary Section

Discover the latest testimonials and our three infographics: OW2 by numbers, OW2 timeline and the OW2 process. You are welcome to contribute your own testimonial.  

Outlook

fisl, Porto Alegre, July 11-14, Porto Alegre

 

The 2018 fisl conference is scheduled for July 11-14, 2018. Please do let us know if you are planning to participate!

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