June 2015 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

The transition of our industry toward everything as a service challenges the way we perceive the role of open source software (OSS). It creates such confusion that some may wonder if OSS is not being made irrelevant by the increasing attention to, for example, open data, open standards and open cloud.

In fact, in an everything as a service market, the risk of loss of control is much worse. In the SaaS business model, customer lock-in weapons include not only IP and code protection but also learning curves, network effects, user experience, control of APIs and data. This does not make OSS irrelevant, quite the contrary, in fact. It is simply that the struggle for more openness is increasing and needs additional forms. At a recent forum on cloud computing standardization, all the speakers from ISO, ITU, DMTF and OASIS, stressed the growing importance of OSS in the standardization process. From a purely entrepreneurial standpoint, while rent on proprietary software is no longer the ultimate source of profit, in a SaaS market OSS is an inevitable resource for creating value. OSS is not fading away; it is becoming the backdrop of the evolving IT industry.

On another note, we are delighted to announce that OW2 has a new Corporate member, University of Oslo. The university is committed to supporting OSS and multi-cloud technologies, including the PaaSage project, which has recently been accepted in the OW2 code base by the Technology Council.

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

UiO Oslo University: Norway's leading public institution in research and higher learning has joined OW2 to support its committment to open source software and the development and dissemination of the PaaSage project.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 22 May 15: LemonLDAP::NG 1.4.5 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 22 May 15: Open AXES 1.0.1 released (Posted by: ymombrun)
 18 May 15: XWiki 7.1 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 15 May 15: ASM 5.0.4 released (Posted by: ebruneton)
 13 May 15: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 13 May 15: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 6.0.0 M5 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 06 May 15: XWiki 7.1 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)

>New Project

The Technology Council has accepted a new project in Incubation.

PaaSage: an open source integrated platform and methodology to support the design and deployment of cloud applications independently of the existing underlying cloud infrastructures.

>Community News

China Cloud Computing Conference, June 2-5, Beijing

Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO, gives a talk on "OW2 and OCCI in the open cloud industry ecosystem" at the CCCC Cloud Computing International Standardization Forum. More

BDVA (Big Data Value Association) Summit, June 17-19, Madrid

The OW2 team and the Big Data Initiative, represented by Engineering Group and the SpagoBI project will exhibit at the BVDA Summit. More

TERATEC Forum 2015, June 23-24, Paris

ProActive "Cloud Automation with Workflows, Scheduling & Big Data", an OW2 project, will be showcased on the ActiveEon booth. More

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

OW2 will be present at fisl 2015. Visit us on booth #22. We have also submitted several project presentation proposals. Contact us if you would like to join us in promoting the community. More

STAF2015, July 20-24, L'aquila

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

OW2 Programming Contest 2015

A great thank you to OW2 project leaders: we have collected more than 20 topics. For students: team registration will start on June 15th. Stay tuned for more details! More

Paris Open Source Summit, November 18-19, Paris Plaine Saint Denis

Breaking news: Solutions Linux and Open World Forum will merge this year to become the "Paris Open Source Summit". The OW2 community will of course be very actively involved in this new event. Save the date! More

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Free and Open Source Software Summer School, July 8-10, Dignes-les-Bains, France, co-organized by XSalto, provider of the OW2 technical infrastructure and open source community member. 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 Thursday June 18, 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.


OW2con'15 will be held in Paris, on November 17-18. Day 1 Nov. 17 will take place at Orange Labs in Issy-les-Moulineaux. Save the date! More details coming soon.

Cloud Expo Europe 2016, London

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

CLASS Conference, Sept. 25-26, Bled

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas has been invited to join the Progam Committee for CLASS 2015, taking place September 25-26.

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!

OSCi Convention, 2015 H2, Paris

We are planning to organize an OSCi Convention in October or November. This workshop will focus on upcoming calls for cloud computing EC-funded and state-funded collaborative projects. Stay tuned!