March 2013 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2 is exhibiting at CeBIT this week for the first time. The keynote theme for CeBIT 2013 is "Shareconomy" – it could have been tailor-made just for OW2!  This is exactly what we do: OW2 is a "Shareconomy" enabler; we help our members share knowledge to increase knowledge, we help them share expertise to create value and opportunities.

At CeBIT, we are unveiling CHOReOS, an EU-funded, three-year R&D project and launching the OW2 Future Internet Software and services initiative (FISSi). CHOReOS is the technology behind FISSi. It is a breakthrough approach to develop and run the next generation of large-scale Internet applications that will connect hundreds of millions of applications, devices and systems.  

Don't forget the notice we sent you regarding the General Assembly and the members of the Board election. Candidates have until Monday, March 11, to apply. Please check out this page here for a comprehensive overview of the process. 

Thanking 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

 01 Mar 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.5.1 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 26 Feb 13: CLIF web site annual update (Posted by: dillense)
 13 Feb 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.5 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 11 Feb 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.3.0M2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 09 Feb 13: Sat4j 2.3.3 released (Posted by: leberre)
 08 Feb 13: LemonLDAP::NG 1.2.3 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 07 Feb 13: Telosys Tools v 2.0 (code generator) (Posted by: lguerin)
 06 Feb 13: XWiki Enterprise 4.5 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: vmassol)

>New Projects

The Technology Council has accepted the following project in incubation:

Nanoko: a technical stack to develop client-based applications (JavaScript, CSS, etc.). Not only focusing on a runtime/development model, it also provides tools to handle the build process of these applications (dependency management, quality and packaging and so on).

>Community News

OW2 is hiring!

OW2 has opened a part-time position for its Systems/Forge Administrator/Developer. Please advertise this opening!  More

CeBIT 2013, March 5-9, 2013, Hanover

OW2 is exhibiting this week at CeBIT. We are unveiling the CHOReOS project and launching the FISSi Initiative. Come and visit us on booth F16, hall 6, located in the middle of the Open Source Park. Attend the CHOReOS presentation on Saturday. More

Public Launch of the Future Internet Software and Services Initiative (FISSi)

FISSi goes public this week at CeBIT! The initiative is an outcome of the CHOReOS project and promotes the technologies that will enable the next-generation applications of the Future Internet. More

Cloud Computing World Conference, April 10-11, Paris

This year again we are organizing an OW2 village open to all members and projects at the Cloud Computing World Conference in Paris. Please contact us quickly if you want to join in the action. More

Open Cloud Workhop, April 10, Paris

The OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative is holding an open cloud workshop at Cloud Computing World Expo with leading OW2 open cloud projects including Ocean, Sirocco, Contrail, XLcloud, CompatibleOne and OpenCloudware. More

OpenStack Summit, April 15-18, Portland

The OW2 and OpenCloudware team will be present at the OpenStack Summit to meet and network with OpenStack colleagues and community.

Solutions Linux

A high-profile presence again this year with a village in the exhibition area and a half-day conference track for our projects. Please contact us quickly for co-exhibition opportunities. The detailed program of the OW2 conference track will be published this week. More

OW2 Programming Contest

We have launched the 2013 OW2 Programming Contest: OW2 Project leaders should now submit topic proposals (deadline March 31). This year, the award conference will be held in China in October (location TBC). More

Collaborative Projects Round-Up

CHOReOS is being unveiled at CeBIT.
OpenCloudware is holding its quarterly plenary meeting this month.
XLcloud is sprinting toward milestone three.
OCEAN was on display at CloudscapeV.
RISCOSS started developing its use-cases.

OW2 project videos

A quick reminder for all projects that were presented at OW2con'12: the videos are all available here. Feel free to use and reuse them as you see fit. More

Board elections

It's election time at OW2. We must elect the representatives of the Corporate members and one representative of the individual members. Registration of candidates closes on March 11. An overview of the process is here.

General Assembly

The OW2 2013 General Assembly will take place on March 10 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm during Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris.


5th China Cloud Computing Conference, June 5-7, Beijing

We are looking at the opportunity of taking a booth and organizing an OW2 workshop to showcase our open cloud projects at the 5th China Cloud Computing Conference. Please let us know if you are interested in this event. More.

OSCON, July 22-26, Portland, USA

We are discussing with the organizers the possibility of organizing an OW2 village at OSCON 2013 . Please contact us if you are interested or are planning to participate in OSCON this year.