January 2016 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - January 2016 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

First and foremost, all of us at OW2 would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2016.

The Design-Build-Run triptych is well known in our industry. It is OW2’s reference model, even if we apply it with a more DevOps kind of approach. Design: still operating according to our by-laws drawn up ten years ago, we are now well positioned on our target market – open source infrastructure software. Build: building the organization led to last year's announcement of our marketplace along with other significant additions that included risk analysis in our quality program, enhancing of OW2’s visual identity and, last but certainly not least, the recruitment of our new CTO. Run: for OW2, this means executing and delivering what we announced. In 2016, we will concentrate on running and fine-tuning the quality program and the marketplace. We do this for the benefit of our projects and members but, of course, none of this would be possible without their support and active participation.

This month we are pleased to welcome new OW2 Corporate Member from Brazil, Anolis a start-up which develops and markets high-privacy-oriented data storage solutions. I am also delighted to announce that major French association ADULLACT has become an Associate Organization of OW2. ADULLACT promotes free software use in local governments and we will join efforts in developing robust open source software quality assessment procedures.

Please note that our General Assembly will be held in Paris on March 23.

Wishing you once again happiness and success for 2016.

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

Anolis: A Brazilian start-up which develops innovative cloud-oriented data storage solutions, based on open source software and commodity hardware, that address stringent privacy contraints.

Project News

New Project

  • Prelude has joined the OW2 code base. Prelude is a Universal Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) system. It collects, normalizes, sorts, aggregates, correlates and reports all security-related events, using the Intrusion Detection Message Exchange Format. Gilles Lehmann, project leader and product manager at C-S is joining the OW2 Technology Council.

Project Updates

Community News

HiPEAC, January 18-20, Prague

The HiPEAC conference is organized by the European Commission. OW2 will give a talk on Open Source Software Communities as Ecosystem Platforms. More.

AppHub SQuAT Fest, Brussels, New Date: 26 January

Supported by the European Commission, this hands-on event is dedicated to open source projects looking to use the OW2 SQuAT quality tools and join the marketplace. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 23-24, Paris

Check out the program of the Open Cloud Forum by OW2, March 23 afternoon. Please contact us quickly if you are interested by speaking and/or exhibiting opportunities. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, April 12-13, London

Once again, OW2 is contributing to the organization of the Open Cloud Developer Park and its conference program. One exhibition spot is still available in the OW2 area. More.

RISCOSS GitHub Analyzer: Try it and tell us what you think

RISCOSS analyses raw data from open source projects and delivers indicators that help evaluate them. Please go try out RISCOSS online now and give us your feedback.

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders: do not miss a great opportunity to afford visibility to your project. Register your webinar and use the Youtube replay in your communications. Please check out the dates and book your slot now. More

Collaborative Project Reviews Roundup


AppHub project annual review will take place in Brussels on January 29.
CHOReVOLUTION annual review is scheduled in Brussels on February 11.
RISCOSS project final review will take place in Brussels on February 26.
OCCIware project first annual review is scheduled in Paris on February 9.

OW2 Community Notices


Call for dues: Please note the call for dues for calendar year 2016 will be sent out mid-January as usual. Fees do not change. Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held end March 2015. Elections: The election porcess will start in February, detailled schedule here. General Assembly: March 23, 6pm in the OW2 room at Cloud Computing World Expo.


FOSDEM, January 30-31, 2016, Brussels

Our proposal for a lightning talk at FOSDEM is likely to be accepted, the final decision is expected in the coming days .


We are evaluating the possibility and opportunity to organize our annual community event in 2016 as an independant conference, in June in Paris. All opinions are welcome. The final decision will be announced soon.