July 2013 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - July 2013 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Critical mass, transparent governance and access to shared resources are among the key benefits of  joining an open source organization. At OW2 we spend a significant proportion of our resources in developing and managing the technical infrastructure we make available to our developers. The OW2 infrastructure is the foundation of our ecosystem platform strategy. While our projects have no obligation to use the tools we provide them with, we are convinced that the availability of a technical infrastructure is essential to OW2 as a structured and sustainable community. At OW2, we conduct an ongoing evaluation of the services expected from us. While some services must be provided by our infrastructure, others can be outsourced. We provide by ourselves either the services that define the OW2 community, such as our mailing lists or our download platform, or the services we must learn to use, such as continuous integration or cloud hosting.

This month we are announcing the opening of ow2stack, the cloud testbed for the OW2 community. Ow2stack runs OpenStack Grizzly, we will open it gradually as we will be exploring the technical and governance challenges of running a testbed. Five projects will be testing the waters for us during the first three months: CHOReOS, CompatibleOne, OpenCloudware, XLcloud and Proactive.

I am now delighted to introduce new OW2 IT Administrator, Martin Hamant. A highly experienced administrator, Martin is now your interface for all matters regarding our technical infrastructure. Please give a warm welcome to Martin!

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

>Project News

>Project Updates

 28 Jun 13: Bonita Open Solution 5.10.1 Now Available (Posted by: jlipp)
 28 Jun 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.1 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea) (Posted by: mflorea)
 20 Jun 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.3.1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 19 Jun 13: SpagoBI 4.0 RC for you ! (Posted by: cazzin)
 14 Jun 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.1 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 06 Jun 13: Bonita BPM 6 Now Available! (Posted by: jlipp)
 05 Jun 13: Spagic 3.5.0 released (Posted by: gboccalon)
 03 Jun 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 5.0.3 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)

>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest: Contestant Registration Is Open

To all Science & Technology students: Meet the challenge now and demonstrate your computer programming talents. More than 15 prizes to be won. Only 2 weeks left to register your team! More.

OW2con'13 Call For Presentations is Open!

The Call For Presentations at OW2con'13, November 13-14, in Paris is open. Please send your proposals for presentations or requests to participate in round tables. Do not miss the July 12th deadline! More.

OW2 Cloud Testbed Ow2stack is Running

Implemented with the help of eNovance, OW2 cloud testbed ow2stack is based on the Grizzly release of OpenStack. For the next few weeks, first user projects of ow2stack are CHOReOS, CompatibleOne, OpenCloudware, XLcloud and Proactive. More.

FISL, July 3-6, Porto Alegre

OW2 is represented this week at fisl with a presentation of the CHOReOS project by the University of Sao Paulo. More

OSCON, July 22-26, Portland

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas and CTO Xiaolong Kong will hold the OW2 booth in the .org (not-for-profit) area to promote our community and projects. All US-based members and partners are welcome to join us there!

Win a Free 3-Day Pass! Check this page to find the OW2 discount rate for your pass or even win a Full 3-Day Pass in our raffle (one pass available, value 1,395 $). More.

ICAR 2013, August 26-30, Grenoble

OW2 will be a partner of the ICAR 2013 Summer School which will take place at the Grenoble University Campus. ICAR 2013's main theme will be Cloud Computing. OW2's CTO Xiaolong Kong will present the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative (OSCi). More

Cloud Computing Summer School, August 28-30, Evry

CompatibleOne will be presented during the Summer School organized by Institut Mines Telecom and Telecom Sud Paris. More

Cloud Interoperability Week, September 16-20, Madrid

As part of its open cloud projects dissemination work within the OCEAN project, OW2 is co-organizing the Cloud Interoperability Week with DMTFETSI, OASISOGF and SNIA. The Call for Participation is open. All cloud-related projects are invited to register!. More.

Open World Forum, October 3-5, Paris

For the sixth year running OW2 is organizing the Community Summit. More than 15 speakers responded to our call! We are also proposing a session called "Open Source on Clouds" with already six presentations booked. More.

Please note the Call for Participations for the 2013 Open World Forum is now extended until Wednesday, July 31. To submit a talk, visit the Call for Presentations page here.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

ActiveEon presented its latest solutions and innovations in application accelerations, HPC Workflows, Grid and Cloud management at TERATEC 2013 (June 25-26, Ecole Polytechnique near Paris).

FP7-2013-ICT-FI, the Future Internet Call for Projects is now published on the European Commission website. Please check out the details online and do not hesitate to contact OW2 for your next submissions. 


China Open Source Week

This year's China Open Source Week is scheduled for October 20-26. We are still firming up the details but the event will probably be held in Shanghai, Changsha and Shenzhen. More very soon.