June 2014 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

It is with much pleasure that I start this latest edition of our newsletter by announcing that Wang Huaimin was elected chairman of the board of OW2 during the Board of Directors meeting on May 23. Wang Huaimin is Professor at the School of Computer Engineering and Education Department Chief Engineer at OW2 founding-member NUDT in Changhsa, China. Instrumental in launching OW2, Wang Huaimin has been a board member since our community was founded. The boards has established two VP positions: Valere Robin from Orange has been appointed VP Finance and Jean-Pierre Lorre from Linagora VP Collaborative Projects. Valere and Jean-Pierre will provide valuable assistance and guidance with two increasingly critical areas for OW2. Our congratulations and appreciation to all three of you! The OW2 Management Office looks forward to working with you.

In May, we had fruitful discussions with our friends from the OpenStack Foundation and agreed on creating a synergy between OW2con'14 and the OpenStack Summit, to be held concurrently in Paris, France. Of course there are still many practical issues to be sorted out, but you can look forward to a special edition of  OW2con'14 from November 4-6!

Behind the scenes, the OW2 Technology Council is implementing a long overdue assessment of our code base. What started as mere spring-cleaning is evolving into an in-depth analysis of the criteria required to evaluate our open source projects. Fascinating, we'll keep you posted! 

We are pleased to welcome DMTF as new OW2 Associate Organization. We  will work more closely together for the promotion of open standards for cloud computing interoperability among multi-vendor IT infrastructures. Programming contest: we have extended the deadline for registration so teams now have until July 15, 2014; however the deadline for code submission—September 10, 2014—is unchanged.

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

>Project News

>Project Updates

 04 Jun 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.5.0 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 26 May 14: XWiki 5.4.5 Released (Posted by: gDelhumeau)
 22 May 14: ASM 5.0.3 released (Posted by: ebruneton)
 22 May 14: XWiki 6.1 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 22 May 14 : XWiki 6.0.1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 20 May 14 : Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.4.2 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 13 May 14: Release WebLab Bundle 2.0.1 (Posted by: asaval)
 12 May 14: XWiki 6.0 released (Posted by: tmortagne)

>New Projects

The Technology Council has accepted two new projects in incubation, both contributing to the OW2 FISSi initiative:
iConnect: the iConnect project aims to provide a universal solution towards interoperability between highly heterogeneous systems by reconciling behavioral discrepancies, from the application down to the middleware layer.

MobIoT: MobIoT is a service-oriented middleware for the mobile Internet of Things (IoT), which notably focuses on ultra-large scale, heterogeneity and dynamics of the target networking environment. MobIoT is supported by the OW2 FISSi initiative.

>Community News

OW2 Webinars

Three upcoming OW2 Webinars: DocDoku, Emerginov and LemonLDAP::NG. Check your agenda and register online to share these e-learning opportunities. Want to propose your own webinar? Check out the process and book your slot. More.

New Associate Organisation

We are pleased to welcome DMTF as new Associate Organization of the OW2 Community. DMTF is comprised of industry-leading member companies that collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards. Thank you for your support! More.

European Open Cloud Collaboration Workshop, May 15, Brussels

Fifteen FP7 cloud projects took part in this hands-on workshop organized by OCEAN. Interoperability and synergies between projects was explored in the following areas: Service Management, Data Management, and APIs and standards. Check out details and presentations of the projects More.

EU-Japan Workshop on Cloud and IoT, May 16, Brussels

The objective of this event organized jointly by Sucre, OCEAN and ClouT was to foster EU-Japan dialogue on open and interoperable Clouds. More.

Solutions Linux, May 20-21, Paris

Many thanks to OW2 members and projects SpagoBI Labs, ActiveEon, Axelor and RISCOSS who shared our booth and to the 150 attendees to our conference. Check out photos and presentations. More.

Smart Data Forum, June 25-26, Nice

Check out the OW2 Big Data initiative, SpagoBI Labs technologies and success stories, and catch up with the latest news from the OW2 community. More .

OSCON, July 20-24, Portland, OR

OW2 is exhibiting at OSCON in the .org (not-for-profit) area. All members are welcome to come and give a hand on the booth to promote the OW2 community, its projects and of course their own! More.

OW2 Programming Contest

The deadline for registration is July 15, 2014. Check out the topics here. Please note the deadline for code submission is September 10, 2014. The award conference will take place on October 15-17 in China, but we are still awaiting confirmation as to where... More.

Election and Board of Directors

The 2014 Board of Directors elections are now over. The details of the new Board of Directors, new OW2 President and new Vice-Presidents are now available on the board page. More.


Open World Forum, October 30 - November 1st, Paris

We are now working with the organizers on planning a large OW2 presence at Open World Forum 2014, with a booth, an Open Cloud Forum focusing on European R&D Cloud Projects, a community summit, a round table, etc. More

OW2con'14, November 4-6, Paris

The 2014 OW2 Annual Conference, November 4-6, will be organized along with the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Paris. The Call For Presentations will be launched in June. Stay tuned!