July 2011 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - July 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

We have some exciting events coming up: the Bay Area OW2 Meetup (July 21), the OW2 Programming Contest, the China Open Source Week (October 12-17) and the OW2con (November 23-24). Make sure you save the dates and check out our sponsoring packages.

These events are important for OW2 community as they help our community OW2 fulfill its role in the open source software industry. Please support them!

The proprietary software industry is structured by its leaders - companies with formidable marketing power capable of launching global campaigns resembling rock star tours. Now look at the open source software industry. There are no such powerhouses. We see small and medium size innovative companies, development teams in conventional IT companies barely accepted by proprietary-minded management, academic teams at universities and research institutes, projects supported by users who have no plans to market their software, individuals who work on a project for the fun, or out of interest and so on.

Organizations such as OW2 provide the backbone and the coordination mechanisms to turn this group of small, powerless entities into a real industry capable of changing the course of software. Indeed, open source organizations fulfill a role traditionnally assumed, in the proprietary software industry, by global market leaders driven by they own interests. And this is why OW2 is essential and why our community must be global.

Thanking you for your on-going support,

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

No new members this month. Stay tuned. If you want to join OW2, you will find all information here.

>Project Updates

 01 Jul 11: Bonita Open Solution 5.5.1 is available  (Posted by: jlipp)
 29 Jun 11: Release 3.3 beta (Posted by: vetheault)
 26 Jun 11: Release of chameleon-mbeans 1.0.0 (Posted by: cescoffier)
 24 Jun 11: Talend Open Studio 4.2.2 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 23 Jun 11: JOnAS 5.2.1 available (Posted by: benoitf)
 23 Jun 11: JOnAS 5.3.0 M3 available (Posted by: benoitf)
 23 Jun 11: Orchestra 4.8.0 is available (Posted by: lejeuneg)
 16 Jun 11: SpagoBI 3.0 : good news ! (Posted by: cazzin)
 14 Jun 11: Talend Open Studio 4.1.3 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 07 Jun 11: WebLab issue tracker moved to new OW2 JIRA. (Posted by: a-saval)
 07 Jun 11: XWiki Enterprise 3.1 Release Candidate 1 Available (Posted by: cjdelisle)
 04 Jun 11: OW2 FraSCAti 1.4 released (Posted by: merle)

>New Projects

An OW2 Toolkit project is currently being discussed by the Technology Council and should be submitted soon.

>Community News


FISL 2011 was a great success (Porto Alege, June 29-July 2) thanks to the kind support of our OW2 members in Brazil. Check out our presentations and the pictures here.

OW2 Meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area

The first Bay Area OW2 Meetup (BAOM) will be held July 21 at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City, CA. Join OW2 members and supporters for an informal gathering. More.


OW2 will be on the exhibition floor at OSCON showcasing the Open Source Cloudware initiative and our collaborative projects CHOReOS and CompatibleOne. All OW2 members are kindly invited to use our booth at OSCON. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

There are now 14 teams registered to take part in the 2011 OW2 programming contest. Calling all IT students: check out the 30 topics submitted by our project leaders and register here. The deadline for contestant registration is July 15, 2011. More.

Open Source Week in Beijing

After the success of the OW2 Open Source Corporate Networking meeting in Beijing last September, we are launching the Beijing Open Source Week in October 10-17, 2011. Please check out the agenda here.

OW2 SQuAT programme update

As part of the OW2 Software Quality and Trustworthiness (SQuAT) programme, the OW2 Management Office has run the FOSSology license analysis software on mature OW2 projects. Results can be accessed by following the link from each project dashboard, or in this overview page.

In the OW2 Business Ecosystem

Nexedi reveals SlapOS users. More. At FISL, in Porto Alegre, 4Linux and BonitaSoft announce commercial partnership. More.

OW2 Management Office

The OW2 Management Office welcomes Olivier Lizounat, our new webmaster. In order to align our operational resources with OW2's development, we are now actively seeking an experienced administrative assistant. More.


OW2 Annual Conference

The 2011 OW2 Annual Conference will be held November 23-24, at the Orange Labs conference center. We expect 300 attendees. Check out the overview and the call for presentations here.