June 2013 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

We are increasingly involved in cloud computing projects not only because this is a natural evolution in our middleware positioning but also because it is the nature of cloud computing to rely on well established organizations. Cloud computing is a highly capitalistic business: complex architectures, lenghty development times, significant hardware and marketing investment, multiple stakeholders, etc. Open source in this segment is not for the individual community activist but for collaborative developments efforts driven by corporations, sometimes supported by governments. At OW2, we understand that open source communities engaged in cloud computing ride on the shoulders of corporations and governments. Three years ago already, it was with this vision in mind that we launched the Open Source Cloudware initiative (OSCi). OSCi is the community coordination mechanism that enable us to successfully set up projects such as OpenCloudwareSirocco or CHOReOS and to engage with equally noteworthy projects such as Contrail, SOA4All, 4Caast, etc. OW2 is in effect the reference community for large-scale open cloud projects in Europe.

We are pleased to announce that 99cloud an open cloud infrastructure integration and service company and the leading OpenStack solution provider in China is joining OW2. Like OW2, 99Cloud runs an OpenStack testbed, cloud.trystack.cn, so now we can look forward to linking their platform with ours (see below) and offer a multi-zone infrastructure for the promotion of our projects.

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

>New Members


99cloud.net, the leading OpenStack solution provider in China is joining OW2 with the aim of connecting their infrastructure with ours and establishing a multi-zone OpenStack platform to help promote the community and its projects.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 03 June 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 5.0.3 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 31 May 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.1 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 24 May 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 5.0.2 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 23 May 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.5.4 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)
 07 May 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.3.0 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 07 May 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 5.0.1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 03 May 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 5.0 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. Please register your team! More.

OW2con'13 Call For Presentation is Open!

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Call For Presentation at OW2con' 13, November 13-14, Paris. Please send your proposals of presentations or request to participate in round tables. Do not miss the July 5th deadline! More.

OW2 Openstack testbed ready to run

With the help of eNovance, OW2 is setting up an Openstack testbed for its projects. The testbed will be operational by the end of June. Any interested OW2 project can contact the management office to get access. Stay tuned!

OpenCloudware - OSCi Workshop, May 27, Paris

Great feedback and cooperation opportunities identified during this first workshop, thanks to the useful presence of project participants but also external ones from Cloudwatt, Intel, Nu@ge... Stay tuned for upcoming similar workshops. Slides of presentations are available. More.

Solutions Linux, May 28-29, Paris

Successful OW2 presence this year again at Solutions Linux with a busy OW2 conference and booth village. Photos and slides of the conference are available now. More.

Software China Conference, May 30 - June 1, Beijing

OW2 Strategic Member CVIC-SE kindly invited OW2 China team  to co-exhibit on their booth. Many thanks to CVIC-SE! More.

China Cloud Computing Conference (CCCC), June 5-7, Beijing

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas will give two presentations: one in the Sino-EU Cloud Workshop and an opening address at the open source session at the 5th China Cloud Computing Conference. Come and visit OW2 on the 99cloud booth, Level 4. More.

dotScale, June 7-8, Paris

OW2 will be the community partner of dotScale, a high-level technical event dedicated to big data and cloud computing. We have negociated a special discount for OW2 members. Check it out! More.

CompatibleOne Day @ La Poste, June 18, Paris

Pursuing its commitment to promote open source solutions, La Poste will host the first CompatibleOne Day, an OW2 community event. Check out the programme and register now (free). More.

Innovative City Convention, June 18, Nice

OW2 FISSi initiative and CHOReOS Project will be represented by Valérie Issarny (INRIA) during the session Co-create with users the digital services of the city of tomorrow. More.

Build A Cloud Day, June 19, Paris

OW2 cloud projects will be on show at this one-day event presenting best practices and succes stories based on Apache CloudStack technology. Registration is open and free. More.

FISL, July 3-6, Porto Alegre

OW2 is coordinating the submission of community presentations at the conferences: Stay tuned for final confirmation. The OW2 presence on the exhibition is still to be confirmed soon. 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 will co-organize the Cloud Interoperability Week with DMTFETSI, OASISOGF and SNIA, including a cloud plugfest and addtional workshops. The Call for Participation is open now. All cloud-related projects are invited to join and register their project. More.


OSCON, July 22-26, Portland, OR

We have the opportunity to exhibit this year again in the .org (not-for-profit- area to promote our community and projects. OW2's participation will be confirmed soon.

China Open Source Week

This year the 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.