June 2012 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - June 2012 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

We have had many lengthy conversations over the past two months with members in North America, Brazil, China and Europe. Besides suggestions of ways to improve OW2, one of the key perceptions shared by many is that while open source is the mainstream alternative to proprietary software, OW2 is the alternative open source organization in Europe, China and Brazil. No leading multi-billon dollar software company influences OW2. Strength or weakness? We see it rather as an opportunity. We offer that big market out there in the world a sustainable independent open source alternative.

This month we are launching the promotion of our flagship events: please check out the sponsorship prospectus on the China Open Source Week, COSW'12, and our Annual Conference, OW2con'12. And in July we will be waving the OW2 flag at OSCON in Portland, Oregon, and at FISL in Porto Alegre, Brazil. We take this opportunity to welcome our new Corporate Member from Brazil: MAPS.

Party! If you are in Paris-La-Defense on Wednesday evening, June 20, we would love to see you after the OW2 track session at our wine and cheese party on the OW2 Village at Solutions Linux.

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

MAPS: a leading software vendor specializing in solutions for the financial services sector, MAPS is joining OW2 to develop Jmine, its open source platform for agile development of transactional applications in Java.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 01 Jun 12: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.1.1 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 16 May 12: Contrail Software Release 1.0 is available (Posted by: sandre)
 16 May 12: Bonita Open Solution 5.6.3 now available (Posted by: jlipp)
 15 May 12: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.1.0 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)

>New Projects

One new project has been accepted in the OW2 code base:

Service4All: Cloud computing project focusing on PaaS (Platform as a Service) layer, which aims at providing a cloud platform mainly for service-oriented software developers, and developers with other programming models like Java Web applications.

>Community News

Brazil Open Source Solutions Roadshow

Introducing SpagoBI, eXo Platform4Linux and CompatibleOne, the 2012 OW2 Brazil Roadshow was a great opportunity to develop market reach in this dynamic economy. Check out the slide shows and photos. More.

Berlin Open Cloud Computing Workshop

The 2012 Berlin Day "Open Cloud Computing Workshop", May 29,  was a great success. Check out the slide shows and photos. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

Registration is still open! Participants must now select their subject from the list of topics. Once you have selected a topic, go to the Registration page for registration instructions. More.

CompatibleOne Second Hands-on Session

As the key project driving the OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative we are pleased to promote the second CompatibleOne hands-on session: June 13-14. Significant progress have been made since the January session. Save the date ! More.

Solutions Linux

Visit us at Solutions Linux and do not miss the OW2 track on June 20. OW2 organizes a "passport" and prize draw with all members on the exhibition floor. Spread the word or even participate yourself and win a multimedia tablet! More.


OW2 has just confirmed its participation in OSCON, July 16-20, in the .org pavilion. Members based in the US are welcome to join us and promote the community on the booth. More.


Join us at FISL this year again! Further developing our presence in Brazil, OW2 will be at FISL, July 25-28,  with a booth and half a dozen presentations thanks to the the support of local members. More.

COSW'12 (China Open Source Week)

In May we conducted a series of preparation meetings in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Wuxi. Check out the China Open Source Week 2012 (COSW'12) webpage and sponsorship opportunities. More.


We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 edition of the Annual Conference! Do not miss the Call For Presentations open now and check out our sponsorship opportunities. The deadline to send your proposal is end of June. The conference website is now live. More.

OW2 Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held by phone, June 21. More.


Cloud Expo Santa Clara

The global launch of the CompatibleOne open source cloud broker is scheduled at Cloud Expo Santa Clara, November 5-8, 2012. More details coming soon. More.

New OW2 Website

OW2.com is getting a face lift.  An improved easier-to-use website will be rolled out this summer. Stay tuned!