March 2014 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

If you've visited our home page recently you will no doubt have seen the countdown for our 90-day plan. Launched by the OW2 Management Office and the Board of Directors, the plan is designed to steer OW2 through the chasm and into the mainstream. From a quantitative perspective, our objective is to secure additional strategic support—signing new strategic members, developing donations and in-kind contributions, etc. We are now mid-way to our objective. From the qualitative perspective, the aim is to complement OW2's positioning as a platform for collaborative R&D projects with a market-oriented value proposal tailored to our more business-minded members. The 90-day plan is an opportunity to rethink the entire OW2 strategy; all options are on the table! If you can help, if you have ideas, don't hesitate to send me a mail. All contributions welcome!

We'd like to take this opportunity to go one step further by reproducing in other areas our successful positioning in the cloud computing arena. Our support for collaborative projects such as CompatibleOne, OpenCloudware, XLcloud, CHOReOS and OCEAN, our recently launched Open Cloud Forum series and our presence at first-class events such as Cloud Expo Europe and Cloud Computing World Expo are all effective ways to create opportunities for our members.

On another note, we have now launched the OW2 programming contest and, due to the 90-day plan, the start of the election process has been put back one month.

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 Mar 14: Release WebLab Bundle 2.0.0 (Posted by: a-saval)
 27 Feb 14: XWiki 5.4.2 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 17 Feb 14: Emerginov 1.1 is out! (Posted by: emerginov)
 12 Feb 14: XWiki 5.4.1 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 06 Feb 14: XWiki 5.2.4 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 05 Feb 14: LemonLDAP::NG 1.3.2 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 05 Feb 14: XWiki 5.4 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 30 Jan 14: XWiki 5.4 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)

>Community News

Cloud Expo Europe, Feb 26-27, 2014, London

Significant presence of OW2 at Cloud Expo Europe 2014 with a booth, participation in several panels and the first Open Cloud Forum. Check out the agenda here and the pictures here.

Cloudwatch, 2014, March 12-13, Brussels

The aim of this meeting is to promote collaboration and exchange among the projects in Software and Services and Cloud Computing. OCEAN Project will be there among other FP7 projects. Check out the agenda of this event.  

Future Internet Assembly 2014, March 18-20, Athens

OW2 leads the session on open source and cloud computing at  the Future Internet Assembly 2014 (FIA 2014), an event supported by the European Commission. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 9-10, Paris

OW2 organizes its second Open Cloud Forum, April 9, at Cloud Computing World Expo: four panels and a focus on PaaS and reversibility constitute the highlights of this event. Do not miss the OW2 village on the exhibition floor.  Registration is open and free!  More.

OW2 Programming Contest

The 2014 OW2 Programming Contest is launched! The deadline for topic submission by project leaders is  March 31. New this year, topics can be sponsored: ask us for details. The award conference will be held in China in October (location TBC). More

Community Events

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on March 26. The OW2 General Assembly will take place on April 9th, end afternoon at Cloud Computing World Expo. The 2014 elections of the Board of Directors and Chairperson will be launched after next board meeting. 


OCEAN Open Cloud Workshop, May 15-16, Brussels

Within the framework of the OCEAN project, we are organizing in Brussels, May 15-16, an Open Cloud Project Collaboration Workshop aimed at creating gateways between open cloud projects. May 16, OCEAN, SUCRE and ClouT projects will join their forces to focus on Japanese/European cloud cooperation.

Solutions Linux, May 20-21, Paris

We are looking into organizing once again this year a OW2 Community Village at Solutions Linux. Members and partners sharing the booth will enjoy the benefit of a high visibility presentation slot in the OW2 conference track. Please contact us quickly!

OW2 Webinar Series

We are working on the launch of the OW2 Webinar Series. OW2 Webinars include online tutorials, interactive demos and use cases. We invite OW2 members and collaborative project leaders to submit a hot topic. Check out OW2 Webinar Series for more information.