January 2018 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - January 2018 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

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 2018!

Looking back, 2017 was first and foremost a year to celebrate our tenth anniversary. We were honoured by the dozens of testimonials posted on the site and recognition received from six new associate open source organizations from five countries (CAdESoL, CNLL, GFOSS, OSBA, Open Source Initiative, Sadio). However, with five new projects and five new members, our success with growing our code base and membership was only moderate despite continuous efforts to showcase our community and projects including 14 events in eight countries. On the brighter side, we are pleased with the launch and great progress of the Open Source Accessibility initiative (OSAi). Looking forward to 2018, our challenge is to make OW2 more attractive by completing what we call the OW2 Process so as to offer additional value to projects and members and leveraging our initiative mechanism and our governance system respond to the need expressed by the industry for more technology-focused community support.

Meanwhile, the CHOReVOLUTION beta testing campaign is in full swing. Check out the webinar, download the IDRE packaged in a ready-to-go virtual machine, fill in the quick feedback questionnaire and, who knows, you might win a drone!

This month we are pleased to welcome new OW2 Corporate Member Ikoula, a cloud service provider and long-time friend of OW2 who has been providing us with free computing resources for several years now.

On another note, as Stéphane Laurière moves on in his career, OW2 is looking for its next CTO, check out the job description here and pass the word! Also please note our elections will be held in February and March and the General Assembly in Paris on March 21.

Wishing you once again every happiness and success for 2018.

Cedric Thomas

PS: Project leaders: Please use your project dashboard to publish your updates. Your news will appear on our home page and in this newsletter.

New Members

IkoulaA successful cloud service provider and long-time friend of OW2, Ikoula joins as a Corporate Member to strengthen its ties with the open source communities and substantiate its open cloud strategy.

Project News

Projects Updates

  • SeedStack 17.11 is out! This release comes with fantastic new domain-driven design features, hot-reloading dev mode, Kafka support, and more.
  • XWiki 9.11 is out! This release brings some final touches to the notifications module by improving the look and feel of the notification center and the notification emails. Some optimizations have also been made in order to speed up the loading time of the notifications tray. More.
  • ActiveEon announces its partnership in Microsoft’s new Azure Services in France. More.
  • The Lutece team has published a tutorial on how to integrate a Recast chatbot into Lutece. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG has joined FusionIAM, a full and really free IAM solution. More.

Community News

Paris Open Source Summit, December 6-7, Paris

If you missed Paris Open Source Summit last December, check out the conference slides of the four sessions coordinated by OW2 and photos of the booth shared with ActiveEon, Knowage (Engineering Group), Savoir-faire Linux, iKoula, CHOReVOLUTION, and the Open Source Accessibility initiative (OSAi). More.

FOSDEM, February 3-4, Brussels

We are pleased to announce that OW2 will have a booth at FOSDEM (K area, level 2). Attention all OW2 Project leaders: you are welcome to come promote your projects and give us a hand to run the booth. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 21-22, Paris

OW2 will be at Cloud Computing World Expo 2018, with a booth and the organization of a new "Open Cloud Forum by OW2". Contact us for exhibition and speaking opportunities. More.

OW2con'18, June 7-8, 2018, Paris-Chatillon

The Call For Presentations for OW2con'18 is open! Do not wait, check out the CFP details and submit before the February 20 deadline. We look forward to reading your proposals! More

Collaborative Projects Round Up

Participate in the CHOReVOLUTION beta testing campaign: check out the webinartry this innovative IDRE for IoT-enabled applications, fill in the quick feedback questionnaire by the end of the month for a last chance to win a drone. More.

 

OCCIware project final review will take place on January 26 in Paris. Read the last Press Article presenting the projects of industrial exploitation.

 

Discover STAMP latest testing tools for DevOps at FOSDEM  2018 on OW2 booth (K area, level 2) and listen to XWiki CTO Vincent Massol talk about "Advanced testing in action on a Java project". More.

Visit our 10th Anniversary Section

Discover the latest testimonials and our three infographics: OW2 by numbers, OW2 timeline and the OW2 process. You are welcome to contribute your own testimonial.  

OW2 Community Notices

 

Job Offer: OW2 is seeking its next Chief Technology Officer. This is a high-visibility position for an experienced open source developer with high communication skills. See the job description here.
Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will take place near Paris Porte de Versailles, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:30am to 5:00pm (Paris time). Then, the General Assembly will take place in Paris Cloud Computing World Expo (Hall 5.1, Porte de Versailles) from 6:00pm, the same day.

 

Outlook

FOSS-Backstage Summit, June 13-14, Berlin

After the participation of OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas in the preparatory Micro-Summit held in November, we are planning to submit for the main conference in June (deadline: February 18). More.

OSCON, July 16-19, Portland, OR

This year again we are considering submitting for a community booth at OSCON. Check out the Call for Presentation and please note it closes January 30th 11:59pm PST.

fisl, Porto Alegre, July 11-14, Porto Alegre

 

fisl conference was postponed from October 2017 to July 11-14, 2018. Do let us know if you are interested and stay tuned for more information about OW2's participation!

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