July 2014 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - July 2014 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

After a rough start to the year, we are now looking forward with renewed confidence to the second half of 2014. We have a new strategic member, the Technology Council is hard at work and we are now busy organizing OW2's key events: the OW2 programming contest and our annual community conference OW2con.

We are pleased to announce our new Strategic Member Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT). IMT brings to OW2 its network of some of France's most prestigious engineering schools. The OW2 Management Office is looking forward to working with IMT on launching a new initiative in support of their ecosystem of innovative start-ups.

The OW2 programming contest is now officially underway. Students wishing to take part in the contest have until July 15 to register (we are flexible ;). Check out the sponsoring opportunities at the OW2 programming contest award conference here.

Preparations for OW2con'14 are gaining momentum. We have initiated the call for presentations and we are now offering sponsorship opportunities, check out the OW2con'14 sponsorship prospectus here. With the conjunction of Open World Forum, OpenStack Summit and OW2con all within one week, Paris will be right at the heart of the open source world. This year's OW2con is set to be very special as our annual conference will be synchronized with the other two events. Sponsor  this unique event and stand out as an active supporter of the open source community. This year is the opportunity to make OW2con your gateway to the global open source ecosystem.

And come and visit OW2, OpenCloudware and SpagoBI in July at booth #4 at OSCON in Portland, Oregon.

As usual, thank 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

Institut-Mines-Telecom (IMT): Including some of France's leading engineering schools IMT is the alma mater of an ecosystem of many of the most innovative start-ups in the digital economy. As a Strategic Member, IMT will leverage OW2 by launching an initiative to support its open source strategy.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 30 Jun 14: LemonLDAP::NG 1.4.0 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 25 Jun 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.5.1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 25 Jun 14: Release WebLab Bundle 2.0.2 (Posted by: a-saval)
 24 Jun 14: XWiki 6.1 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 13 Jun 14: XWiki 6.1 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 09 Jun 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.0M1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 04 Jun 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.5.0 available (Posted by: pcoffre)

>Community News

OW2 Webinars

Upcoming OW2 Webinars: LemonLDAP::NG, July 17, 10 am CET. Register online to share in these e-learning opportunities. Want to propose your own webinar? Check out the new series of dates for September and book your slot. More.

Smart Data Forum, June 25-26, Nice

The OW2 Community and Big Data initiative participated in this Smart Data event in Nice, France. Check out the photos. More.

OSCON, July 20-24, Portland, OR

Visit us at booth #4 at OSCON. You are welcome to give a hand on the booth and help us promote the OW2 community, our projects and of course your own! More.

OSS Conference Kansai@Kyoto, Aug. 1-2, Kyoto

OW2 and the OCEAN project will lead two sessions during this major open source conference in Japan. A great opportunity to develop collaboration with Japanese OSS developers, academic researchers and companies. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

Please register here, the deadline for registration is July 15, 2014. Check out the topics here. The award conference will take place on October 15-17 at Chengdu University of Information Technology. More.

Open World Forum, October 30-November 1, Paris

We are now preparing the OW2 Sessions: Open Cloud Forum "Open Source Collaborative Innovation in Europe", and the Community Summit "The tools of Open Source cooperation". On the exhibition floor, we are planning an "OW2 Village" which will include a Big Data area. More

OW2con'14, November 4-7, Paris

The OW2con'14 Call for Presentations is open! Check out details here and submit your proposal now (deadline is August 14). OW2con'14, November 4-7, will take place the same week as the OpenStack Summit in Paris. More .


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

We are working with the organizers of Cloud Expo Europe to afford the OW2 community greater visibility at CEE 2015. OW2 is set to be a leading partner at the new CEE Open Source Park. More details soon.