January 2015 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

A year ago, OW2 was at the crossroads. I am now pleased to be able to report that OW2's prospects are the best ever! May 2015 be the best year yet for us all!

Our fundamentals have always been good and, during 2014, thanks to the continuous efforts and dedication of the OW2 Management Office, whom I thank here, and the support of our members, we managed to set the stage for ambitious perspectives. First of all it was a pleasure to welcome the new members who joined our community, particularly our new strategic member Institut Mines Telecom, but also City of Paris, TIS Innovation Park and ZHAW-ICCLabs. We registered six new projects: erOCCI, MobIoT, Iconnect, Nursery, hammr, and LUTECE, launched the Big Data initiative and started working on our Privacy/Security initiative. We partnered with our friends at OpenStack for our annual conference. We promoted Open Source with the European Commission. With our members and partners, we won three new collaborative projects that are starting just as we publish this newsletter (no website yet). No doubt you will hear more about them soon: AppHub will help us launch the OW2 appstore for the promotion of our projects and members, CHOReVOLUTION will be the backbone of our Future Internet initiative and OCCIware will drive our interoperability efforts within our Open Source Cloudware initiative. And there is more. In 2015 we will upgrade our technical infrastructure with a new forge and new services, take our quality program to the next level thanks to the RISCOSS collaborative project, and clarify our code base to make it more attractive.

Position opening: With such a program ahead it won't come as a surprise that we need more people power. Fortunately OW2 is now in a position to recruit a Chief Technology Officer. Check out the job description here. This is a high-visibility position for an experienced community-oriented developer. If you think you fit the bill we'd like to hear from you. Otherwise, we would be grateful if you could pass the word around.

I'm pleased to end this newsletter by announcing that Alter Way, a leading provider and operator of open-source-based professional services and long-time supporter of OW2 is the first corporate member to join our community in 2015. We look forward to working with Alter Way.

A couple of housekeeping notes: the OW2 board and chairperson elections will be held between February 19 and April 9 and our General Assembly on April 2, in Paris. Save the dates.

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 2015!

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

>New Members

Alter Way: As a leading French active promoter of Open Source and a full professional services operator, Alter Way will leverage OW2's technologies and community initiatives to develop new services for its clients.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 19 Dec 14: LemonLDAP::NG 1.4.3 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 11 Dec 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 09 Dec 14: Emerginov 1.2 now available! (Posted by: emerginov)

>Community News

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

This year, OW2 will be the Education Sponsor at Cloud Expo Europe and in charge of the Open Cloud Park conference program. We are also currently building the program of the Open Cloud Forum, OW2 Session part of the Open Cloud Park. Please contact us quickly if you have some plans to go there and are interested in speaking opportunities. More

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

We have set up with CCWE organizers an ambitious project of specific space and conference session dedicated to the theme "Open Source Cloud". Please check out the proposal (including both speaking & exhibiting opportunities) and 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


OW2 Initiatives Update

Big Data Initiative: SpagoBI will represent the OW2 Big Data initiative during its Demo Day & Workshop in the US, January 26 (New-York) & January 28 (Herndon). More.

New Security Initiative: OW2 launches a new initiative to develop and promote open-source code and documentation in the areas of data integrity, data privacy and Cloud/IT security. Open to members and non-OW2 members. More

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: Please note the call for dues for calendar year 2015 will be 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. General Assembly: The next OW2 General Assembly will be held on April 1 in the framework of the Cloud Computing World Expo conference. Elections: Please check out the board members and chairperson elections schedule here


OW2 2015 Event Plan

Please have a look at our community's event plan for 2015 and tell us about events you'd like to see in our schedule. More

CloudScape, March 9-10, Brussels

We are currently working on the organization of a OW2, Open Source Software and AppHub Workshop at CloudScape VII. More details to come soon.

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

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

DeVoxx France, April 8-10, Paris

Following a request from members, we are looking into the possibility to take part in DeVoxx France through a community booth village. Tell us if you are interested in sharing the cost of a booth and do not miss the January 17 deadline to submit a presentation. 

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.