July 2015 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - July 2015 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

The mission of OW2 is to develop a code base of open source infrastructure software and foster a vibrant business ecosystem. Open source software is an integral part of the digital industry and so are our members and our projects. OW2 is on hand to support them in this competitive environment. During the latest OW2 Board of Directors' meeting, we fine-tuned the long term strategy already presented several years ago; it can be summarized in three steps.

  • Technology: we are proactive in four technology areas which, from our standpoint, constitute key enablers of the digital revolution: cloud computing, big data, IoT and security.
  • Quality & Governance: we offer a quality program to help our projects to develop trustworthy, quality code supported by an open community.
  • Market: more precisely, access to market, with a marketplace showcasing our most valuable projects and helping them monetize their developments.

To fulfill our mission, our strategy is to develop the resources that help bring to market well-positioned quality software that is easy to contribute to. The good news today is we are close to having all the building blocks in place: our four initiatives, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Future Internet, Privacy and Security, thanks to our members, our quality and governance systems becoming more tangible thanks to SQuAT and the RISCOSS project and the market place soon to be deployed thanks to the AppHub project. Stay tuned!

On another note, I am pleased to announce two events that will be held togeher from November 17-19: our own OW2con'15 and Paris Open Source Summit. Check out the the Calls For Presentations and... Save the Date!

Thank you for your contributions and 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

 17 June 15: XWiki 7.1.1 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 15 June 15: XWiki 7.1 Released (Posted by: evalica)
 08 June 15: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 6.0.0 RC1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 05 June 15: XWiki 7.1 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)

>Community News

O'Reilly OSCON Convention, July 20-24, Portland

Visit the OW2 booth in the non profit pavilion or use the booth as a logistical base and help us promote the community. More


fisl, July 8-11, Porto Alegre

Visit the OW2 team and Brazilian member Konsultex, booth #22, next week at fisl. We will be demonstrating two collaborative projects: AppHub and RISCOSS. More

STAF2015, July 20-24, L'aquila

The presence of collaborative projects at STAF 2015 includes a presentation of H2020 EU project CHOReVOLUTION and French project OCCIware in the project showcase sessions. More

OW2 Programming Contest 2015

Message to students: registration has started and is open until July 15. Check out the topics list and make your choice! The award conference will take place on October 15-16 at Tianjin University. More

OW2con'15, November 17-18, Paris

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS for OW2con'15 now open! Please send your proposal now (deadline August 14). OW2con'15 Day 1 will take place at Orange Labs, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, Day 2 will be co-located with Paris Open Source Summit.

Paris Open Source Summit, November 18-19, Paris

OW2 wil coordinate four sessions: Open Source Community Summit, European Collaborative Innovation, Local government and Open Source, and Special Invited country sessions. We are also working on an OW2 Community Booth, Let us know if you are interested in sharing it with us! More

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

OW2 Community Notices

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held by webconference on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.


OSCON Amsterdam (Oct. 26-28)

We have submitted a few presentations proposals for OSCON Amsterdam. Please let us know if you have any plans for OSCON in Portland or Amsterdam, so we can coordinate our efforts.

Cloud Expo Europe 2016, London

The Open Cloud Developer Park at Cloud Expo Europe will be held once again in 2016. Once again, OW2 is participating in designing the conference program. We are also in discussions with the organizers on the opportunity of setting up an OW2 exhibition space within the Park. Please contact us if you are interested; we need your feedback.

CLASS Conference, Nov. 5-6, Bled

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas has been invited to join the Progam Committee for CLASS 2015, taking place November 5-6.

ICT 2015, October 20-22, Lisbon

We are submitting a proposal for a networking session at ICT 2015 in collaboration with the PaaSage project. We are also applying for a booth at the ICT exhibition. More details and confirmation coming soon!