March 2012 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

This month we are pleased to announce two additions to the OW2 membership: Hedera Technology, a cloud computing management platform start-up and Université Joseph Fourier (UJF), one of France's foremost scientific universities.

We have a busy institutional agenda with our on-going election process which will culminate on March 28 with the election of the 2012 Chairperson and our General Assembly to be held at Cloud Computing World Expo at the CNIT, Paris-La Defense. Check out the details here.

OW2 is signed up for a whole host of events and initiatives, so this may be the longest newsletter yet. Worth highlighting today are the cloud computing workshops spearheaded by OSCi and the CompatibleOne collaborative project, the OW2 Programming Contest and the OW2 Open Source Solutions Roadshow in Brazil.

Meanwhile we are interviewing candidates for the Collaborative Project Manager position opened in the OW2 Management Office. If you are interested, you can still check out the job description on the OW2 Management Office page here and contact us directly.

Thanking you again 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

We are pleased to welcome two new Corporate Members in OW2:

Hedera Technology: provider of a complete set of open source tools for easy management of private cloud infrastructure, Hedera Technology will leverage OW2's commitment to open cloud infrastructure technologies.

Université Joseph Fourier (UJF): a world-class scientific and medical university featured in all major international rankings and long-time supporter of OW2, UJF joins to leverage its involvement in the Open Cloudware collaborative project.

>Project Updates

 27 Feb 12: Petals 4.0 released (Posted by: jplorre)
 21 Feb 12: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 3.5 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 20 Feb 12: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.0.2 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 19 Feb 12: Sat4j PB and MaxSat 2.3.1 no longer available (Posted by: leberre)
 17 Feb 12: XWiki Enterprise 3.5 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 10 Feb 12: Release EGC plateform as simple WebLab application example (Posted by: a-saval)
 08 Feb 12: Orbeon Forms 3.9.1 final  (Posted by: ebruchez)

>Community News

Board Meeting and 2012 General Assembly

The next Board meeting is scheduled for the morning of March 28 in Issy Les Moulineaux and the 2012 General Assembly will take place at Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris-La Defense (CNIT) on March 28 at 3pm. More.

CompatibleOne Hands-On Session

The video of the first Hands-On Session organized by CompatibleOne in Paris on January 30-31 is available now. Check it out here.

OpenCloudware and XLcloud

OW2 is dissemination partner in two new collaborative projects: OpenCloudware and XLcloud. Both are funded by the FSN (Fonds national pour la Solidarité Numérique) and were launched in January 2012. More.

Cloud Plugfest

The CompatibleOne team was at the Plugfest organized by SNIA in Dusseldorf, Feb 28 - March 1. This event has allowed us to forge close technology relationships between the open source cloud broker and OCCI and CDMI contributors. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo

Come and visit us on March 28-29 in Paris (CNIT), booth D24 shared by OW2 and ActiveEon. OW2 will showcase CompatibleOne and its other cloud related activities. More.

OSCi CompatibleOne Workshop

The third joint OSCi (OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative) and CompatibleOne workshop will take place in the afternoon of March 28 in Paris (Telecom Institut). More.

Brazil Open Source Solutions Roadshow

We are currently organizing the 2012 OW2 Open Source Solutions Roadshow in Brazil, with stops scheduled in Sao Paulo, Brazilia and Rion De Janeiro. Please contact the OW2 Management Office if you are interested. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

Submission of topics by OW2 projects for the 2012 OW2 programming contest is open until March 25; please use the form here.

Devoxx France

Devoxx France will be held April 18-20, 2012. OW2 has forwarded the CFP to project leaders. The final programme will be available soon. More.

Solutions Linux

OW2 will be at Solutions Linux 2012, June 19-21 at the CNIT, Paris La Défense. The OW2 Pavilion will showcase ActiveEon and Engineering. We have made one more pod available, please contact us if you are interested. More.

Technology Council

The OW2 Technology Council held its meeting by IRC in February. An IRC meeting is planned for March, as well as several face-to-face meetings in 2012, including one during Cloud Computing World Expo on 29 March. More.


OpenStack Design Summit & Conference

One week, two events in San Francisco: OpenStack Design Summit, April 16-18, OpenStack Conference, April 19-20. We have forwarded the call for presentations to the OW2 project leaders. The CompatibleOne team will be present. More.


We are still working on the possibility of setting up an OW2 Pavilion at OSCON 2012, July 16-20. An opportunity for all members looking for more visibility in the US. Please contact us if you are interested. More.

Important Dates

  • The next China Open Source Week (COSW) will take place during the third week of October (Oct. 15-20) and we will soon launch its promotion.
  • OW2con'12, the OW2 community annual conference, is scheduled for November 28-29 and will take place again in Orange Labs Issy Les Moulineaux in Paris.