January 2012 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2012.

This newsletter celebrates OW2's fifth anniversary. Launched exactly five years ago, OW2 is now well recognized as a leading global independent open source organization. I woud like to thank all our members who helped to make this possible through their loyal support and contributions.

Despite an uncertain economic climate, 2011 proved to be a year of great progress for OW2. The OW2 technical platform now offers Git to our developers, we launched the OW2 channel on YouTube to publish videos of our project presentations and events, we recruited at least one new member each month (14 in total), we helped initiate two new collaborative projects starting now, CloudForce and Magellan, and were invited to take part in two more, we successfully delivered on CHOReOS and CompatibleOne, we recruited a webmaster and an administrative assistant, we successfully organized OW2con'11 and the first China Open Source Week (COSW), we are well advanced in the deployment of our Software Quality Assurance and Trustworthiness (SQuAT) quality program and we demonstrated the first open source cloud broker and achieved global recognition as a leading open source community in the cloud computing market.

These are exciting times for OW2 as our momentum builds. But, we know it is also a critical time as we must keep our focus on delivering value to our members. With this in mind, we will continue to improve OW2 in 2012 by working more closely with our members, completing the deployment of the SQuAT quality program, leveraging our collaborative projects to enhance our cloud computing positioning and, on the event side, growing non-community attendance at COSW and OW2con and investing in events in Latin and North America. 

A couple of housekeeping notes: we are opening a new position in the OW2 Management Office for a Collaborative Project Manager, our elections will be held between February and March and our General Assembly on March 28, in Paris.

All the team at OW2 wish you and your families a very happy and successful new year and we look forward to working with you in 2012.

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

 03 Jan 12: Spagic 3.4.0 released (Posted by: gboccalon)
 31 Dec 11: SOFA IDE 0.8.1 released (Posted by: mmalohlava)
 23 Dec 11: Bonita Open Solution 5.6.1 is available (Posted by: jlipp)
 22 Dec 11: SpagoBI 3.3 now available! (Posted by: cazzin)
 17 Dec 11: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 3.3 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)
 08 Dec 11: XWiki Enterprise 3.3 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)

>Community News

Cloud Expo Europe

OW2 will be at Cloud Expo Europe in London, January 25-26, 2012 to promote OSCi and CompatibleOne. Come and join us at booth 639. More.


At FOSDEM, Brussels, Feb. 4-5, 2012, OW2 will present the CompatibleOne cloud broker in the open source virtualization and cloud DevRoom. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo

OW2 will showcase its cloud computing technologies and collaborative projects CompatibleOne, CloudForce and Magellan at Cloud Computing World Expo, Paris, March 28-29. More.

Solutions Linux

OW2 will be actively present at Solutions Linux 2012, June 19-21 at the CNIT, Paris La Défense. Do not miss the upcoming Call For Presentations for the OW2 Session. More.

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.

2012 Membership Fees

OW2 members will receive their call for dues next week. No change in the fees this year.


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.

OSCON, Portland, USA

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.