March 2015 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

We all know that merely adopting an open source license and publishing the code on a public repository does not guarantee the success of an open source project. Yes, making the code of unfinished components freely available does indeed open up opportunities for third-party stakeholders and contributors to volunteer to complete the software. On paper, this is a possibility. But this is not how open source actually works or how open source communities grow nor how open source software becomes successful. At OW2 we hold that one of the primary differences between a successful open source project and a failed one is that success calls for the implementation of a flawless open source project governance. This year at OW2 we will be paying special attention to the governance of our projects and, in the framework of the AppHub project, we will publish resources on open source project management best practices. Governance makes the difference.

OW2 and its members will be participating in many events over the next few weeks; check them out below. We are in the process of interviewing candidates for the CTO position in the OW2 Management Office. The OW2 board and chairperson elections are now in full swing and will be completed by April 9. We are lucky to have great candidates for the Corporate Members and Individual Members seats. Our General Assembly will take place on April 1, in Paris, at CCWE, room Amsterdam. Save the dates.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to seeing you at our General Assembly.

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

 05 Mar 15: important patch for CLIF 2.2.1 (Posted by: martin-ow2)
 04 Mar 15: XWiki 7.0 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 25 Feb 15: XWiki 6.2.7 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 25 Feb 15: XWiki 6.4.2 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 24 Feb 15: XWiki 6.2.6 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 16 Feb 15: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 6.0.0 M2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 16 Feb 15: Version 0.6.0 of Open AXES released (Posted by: ymombrun)
 11 Feb 15: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.5.2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 10 Feb 15: XWiki 6.4.1 Released (Posted by: evalica)
 09 Feb 15: XWiki 7.0 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: emoraru)

>Community News

AppHub Launch Workshop at Cloudscape VII, March 9, Brussels

Join the workshop and learn how to showcase the outcome of your open source project and implement an efficient dissemination strategy with AppHub, the European open source marketplace. Registration still open! Read in complement the AppHub Position Paper. More

Cloud Expo Europe, March 11-12, 2015, London

Only one week left before Cloud Expo in London. Check out the program of the Open Cloud Forum by OW2 and Open Cloud Park. Do not forget to register for your pass (free). More

Net Futures 2015 EU Digital Agenda, March 26-27, Brussels

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas will speak about open source communities governance and the importance of foundations at this event organized by the European Commission. Registration is open! here.

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 1-2, 2015, Paris

We are finalizing the organization of our third "Open Cloud Forum by OW2" in France. We still have a few available slots with speaking and exhibiting opportunities. Contact us quickly!. More

The Open Source Innovation Spring

Co-organized with Systematic and IRILL, this event series highlights the excellence and international success of innovative projects stemming from the French industries and Research programs. Main topics list: Cloud (including the Open Cloud Forum by OW2), Big Data, and IoT. More

Big Data Initiative Events

Talend, OW2 Coporate Member, will participate in Big Data, March 10-11 in Paris. During the event, the software editor will present its Customer Data Platform. More

Large presence of OW2 Big Data initiative at Hadoop Summit, April 15-16 in Brussels with Talend Gold Sponsor and SpagoBI Silver Sponsor. More

OW2 Programming Contest 2015

The Programming Contest 2015 has started. We are collecting topic proposals. OW2 project leaders: do not miss the March 31 deadline to send your proposal! More

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders, we have available slots for your own project webinar. Please check out the dates and book your OW2 Webinar now. Click here to review past OW2 Webinars. More

OW2 Community Notices

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday April 9, 2015. Elections: The board members and chairperson elections will be held between February 19 and April 9. Check out the Corporate Members and Individual Members candidates and the schedule here. General Assembly: Our General Assembly will take place on April 1, in Paris, at CCWE, room Amsterdam. Save the dates. 


OW2 2015 Event Plan

Please check out our running list of IT industry and open source events for 2015 and tell us about events you'd like to see in our schedule. More

fisl, July 8-11, Porto Alegre

As we did in the past, we may coordinate with our Brazilian colleagues on a presence for OW2 at fisl 2015. Of course all members are invited to share this opportunity with us.

OSCON, July 20-24, Portland, USA

OW2 has sent a request this year again for a booth in the non profit pavillion. We are awaiting the final confirmation. Once confirmed, all members are invited to come and help promote the community there.

OSCi Convention, Fall 2015, Paris

We are working on the OSCi Convention, a workshop in Paris around this summer with a focus on upcoming calls for next Cloud computing EC-funded or state-funded collaborative projects. Project leaders, submit your cloud presentation and collaboration proposals. Stay tuned!