January 2013 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - January 2013 - 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 2013.

Looking back on 2012, it was another year of progress for OW2. We recruited seven new members and accepted 11 new projects in our code base, we installed new multi-processor machines to offer our projects a cloud sandbox for their tests and demonstrations, we completed our Software Quality Assurance and Trustworthiness (SQuAT) quality program which will provide a unique advantage to our projects, we started two new collaborative projects, OCEAN on cloud computing and RISCOSS on software engineering quality, we successfully organized our first Brazil roadshow and again the China Open Source Week. And, last but not least, all the presentations at OW2con'12, our annual conference, were broadcast live on the internet and are now available on the event web page here.

Looking forward to 2013, OW2 is well positioned to help its members take advantage of the growing open cloud computing segment; we will benefit from the financial stability provided by the collaborative projects, and we will provide more value to our members through the improvements we will bring to the governance of our community projects. 

I take this occasion to express my personal gratitude to all in the Management Office for their dedication and efforts. I would also like to thank our board members and our new President Xinhai Jin for their support and guidance throughout 2012.

Wishing you once again a successful and peaceful 2013.

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

 02 Jan 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.4 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 27 Dec 12: XWiki Enterprise 4.4 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 21 Dec 12: JOnAS 5.3.0 RC1 (Java EE 6 Web Profile compatible) available (Posted by: albertil)
 18 Dec 12: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.3.1 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 18 Dec 12: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.2.1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)

>Community News

Not too much to report this month since our community activity seems to have slowed down more than usual during the holiday period this year ;-) 

Cloud Expo Europe, January 29-30, 2013, London

Join us at at Cloud Expo Europe in London, where we will exhibit and showcase CompatibleOne and several leading cloud computing open source collaborative projects including OpenCloudware, XLcloud and OCEANMore.

CeBIT 2013, March 5-9, 2013, Hanover

Ever wanted to go to CeBIT? This is your opportunity: come and exhibit on the OW2 booth located right at the heart of the in the Open Source Park. Check out our proposal and contact us quickly if you would like to join! More.


Enterprise Cloud Computing & Virtualisation Conference & Exhibition, March 7, London

We are evaluating the opportunity of taking part in this one-day business-oriented conference to present CompatibleOne and other OW2 cloud collaborative projects. More.