January 2014 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - January 2014 - 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 2014.

Looking back, 2013 was a year of great contrasts. While it saw OW2's obvious progress in the cloud computing arena and the European Commission ecosystem, it was a year of transition as far as our membership and code base are concerned.

Our fundamentals are good: OW2 is enjoying more visibility and recognition than ever before. Our quality program, SQuAT, is a key differentiator; we have a well-defined value proposal to support large and complex collaborative projects; our cloud platform, ow2stack, is operational; and our initiatives – Open Source Cloudware initiative, OSCi, Future Internet Software and Services initiative, FISSi, and the newly rebranded BI & Big Data initiative – are properly aligned with key market trends.

Because of these unique community assets, we have high expectations in terms of membership and code base renewal for 2014. As we begin the new year, our priority now is to leverage our assets into a new service platform to support our corporate members' businesses. But, because OW2 remains a non-profit organization with limited resources, nothing can happen without  active participation and contribution from our members.

I take this occasion to also 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 Gabriele Ruffatti for their on-going support and guidance throughout 2013.

Wishing you once again happiness and success for 2014.

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

 17 Dec 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.4.1 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 16 Dec 13: SpagoBI 4.1 available now ! (Posted by: cazzin)
 13 Dec 13: XWiki 5.3 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 07 Dec 13: XWiki 5.3 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 06 Dec 13: XWiki 5.2.2 Released (Posted by: vmassol)

>Community News

Open Cloud Forum Series

In 2014, OW2 is launching a series of "Open Cloud Forums", the first to be held at Cloud Expo Europe in London and the second at Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris. The London Forum will include tutorials based on the main IaaS platforms (OpenStack, CloudStack, OpenNebula) and open cloud collaborative projects presentations.  More

CloudScape VI, February 24-25, Brussels

OW2 and OCEAN Project members will be at CloudScape VI to meet with cloud standardization experts. In addition to the main workshop, partners` meetings will coordinate 2014 Cloud Plugfest, OCEAN Plugfest and Open Cloud Forum by OW2. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, February 26-27, London

OW2 will be well-represented at CEE 2014, at both the exhibition and the conference. Visit us at booth #520 shared with OW2 members CompatibleOnePrologue and Cloudwatt. There is still room for an additional partner on the booth; please contact us quickly if you are interested. More.

Future Internet Assembly 2014, March 18-20, Athens

OW2 is organizing a session on open cloud at the Future Internet Assembly 2014 (FIA 2014), an event supported by the European Commission. Check out the session abstract and let us know if you want to submit a presentation. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 9-10, Paris

OW2 is looking forward to organizing the second Open Cloud Forum at CCWE 2014 and, once again this year, an OW2 Village. Come and promote your open cloud project to a large audience. Contact us quickly! More.

Collaborative Projects Annual Reviews

Two collaborative projects annual reviews are scheduled this month: one for the RISCOSS project, January 16, in Brussels, the other for the OpenCloudware project, January 23, in Paris, .

Community Meetings

The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will be held by teleconference, January 29th. More.


CeBIT, 10-14 March, 2014,  Hannover

It seems our members prefer to skip the event this year, so at this stage our presence at CeBIT next March is highly uncertain. Please let us know ASAP if you think OW2 cannot afford not to have a booth at CeBIT.

OCEAN Open Cloud Collaboration Workshop

In the framework of the OCEAN project, we are planning to organize in Brussels, probably in April, a special Open Cloud Projects Collaboration Workshop aimed at creating gateways among open cloud projects supported by the European Commission and with open cloud offerings from the industry.

OW2 New Big Data Initiative

The BI initiative is becoming the OW2 Big Data Initiative. OW2 initiatives now cover a broader scope of emerging IT technologies: Cloud, Big Data and Future Internet. The Big Data initiative roadmap and more details to come soon in January. Stay tuned!