May 2013 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

The OW2 board of directors has a new chairperson. I'm pleased to start our newsletter by announcing that Gabriele Ruffatti was elected chairman of the board of OW2 at the board meeting on April 19. Gabriele is Technical Director at OW2 founding-member Engineering Group and has been an OW2 board member since the beginning of our community. Congratulations Gabriele!

We had questions about the positioning of OW2 relative to OpenStack. I've always said that OW2 and OpenStack are not rivals; they are complementary: the very same day OpenStack was announced, OW2 issued a support press release. Last month, we held a series of face-to-face meetings with executives and board members from the foundation that confirmed this complementarity. While OpenStack focuses on the compute-storage-network technologies which, much like the Linux operating system, will be productized in commercial  distributions, the OW2 ecosystem adds value to the IaaS ecosystem by focusing on the technologies that will enable the implementation of cloud-oriented information systems and applications. We have a window of opportunity of two or three years to foster this complementarity.

After five years of dedication as OW2 CTO, Alexandre Lefebvre now feels it is time for a change. No doubt we will be seeing him again! On behalf of all of us who had the pleasure to work with Alex, I want to express OW2's gratitude and wish him all the best for the future. I am now delighted to introduce Xiaolong Kong, seconded to OW2 by Strategic Member France Telecom Orange. A highly qualified software developer and project manager, Xiaolong is now the new CTO of OW2. Please welcome Xiaolong!

Finally, it is a pleasure to announce that Ubidreams has joined the OW2 community as a Corporate Member. Ubidreams is the company behind the Nanoko project, a great collection of tools to assist with developing robust, modern crossmedia web applications.

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


Ubidreams: The company that leads the Nanoko OW2 project specializes in the design and development of crossmedia applications, more precisely applications compliant with all digital media existing today including smartphones, tablets, PC and connected TV.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 03 May 13: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 5.0 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 23 Apr 13: LemonLDAP::NG 1.2.4 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 21 Apr 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.0 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 19 Apr 13: Sat4j 2.3.4 released! (Posted by: leberre)
 12 Apr 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.3.0RC2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 09 Apr 13: Contrail 1.2~RC1 is out (Posted by: srebiere)

>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest: Contestant Registration Opens May 10

With some 20 topics submitted by project leaders to the 2013 edition of the OW2 Programming Contest, we are now ready to open registration for contestants: registration will open May 10! More.

Future Internet Assembly, May 7, Dublin

The Future Internet Assembly (FIA) is organized by the European Commission. OW2 will take part in the Pre-FIA CHOReOS workshop on May 7 and on May 8-9 will promote the OCEAN project. More.

OpenCloudware - OSCi Workshop, May 27, Paris

The first joint OpenCloudware and OSCi workshop will look at cooperation opportunities so as to develop the positioning of the OpenCloudware project in its ecosystem. More.

Solutions Linux, May 28-29, Paris

A high-profile presence again this year with a village in the exhibition area and a half-day conference track for our projects. The detailed program of the OW2 conference track is available now. Do not forget to register now and to visit us (booth D25) for the Wine and Cheese Party, May 28 from 5:30pm! More.

Software China Conference, May 30 - June 1, Beijing

OW2 Strategic Member CVIC-SE has kindly invited OW2  to co-exhibit on their booth. Come and meet our China team if you are in Beijing that week. Many thanks to CVIC-SE! More.

China Cloud Computing Conference, June 5-7, Beijing

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas will give a talk on the role of open source communities such as OW2, OpenStack and Apache in  the evolution of the cloud industry ecosystem at the 5th China Cloud Computing Conference. More.

dotScale, June 7-8, Paris

OW2 will be the community partner of dotScale, a high-level technical event dedicated to big data and cloud computing. We have negociated a special discount for OW2 members. Check it out! More.

CompatibleOne Day @ La Poste, June 18, Paris

Pursuing its commitment to promote open source solutions, La Poste will host the first CompatibleOne Day, an OW2 community event. Check out the programme and register now (free). More.

Build A Cloud Day, June 19, Paris

OW2 cloud projects will be on show at this one-day event presenting best practices and succes stories based on Apache CloudStack technology. Registration is open and free. More.

FISL, July 3-6, Porto Alegre

OW2 is coordinating the submission of OW2 presentations at the conferences. We are evaluating the opportunity of organizing an OW2 booth again this year. Please contact us quickly if you are interested. More

ICAR 2013, August 26-30, Grenoble

OW2 will be a partner of the ICAR 2013 Summer School which will take place at the Grenoble University Campus. ICAR 2013's main theme will be Cloud Computing. More

Cloud Computing Summer School, August 28-30, Evry

CompatibleOne will be presented during the Summer School, organized by Institut Mines Telecom and Telecom Sud Paris. More

Cloud Interoperability Week, September 16-20, Madrid

As part of its open cloud projects dissemination work within the OCEAN project, OW2 will co-organize the Cloud Interoperability Week with ETSI, OGF and SNIA. The Call for Participation will be available soon. Save the date and stay tuned! More.

A New CTO For OW2

While Alexandre Lefebvre is gradually stepping down from his position to pursue other interests, we are pleased to announce that Xiaolong Kong, seconded by Strategic Member France Telecom Orange, is now the new CTO of OW2. Welcome Xiaolong!

Board Meetings and General Assembly

The OW2 General Assembly held on Wednesday April 10 in Paris approved the report and the accounts for 2012. More. On April 19, the board of directors validated the elections of board representatives and Gabriele Ruffatti, Technical Director at OW2 founding-member Engineering Group, was elected chairman of the board. The next board meeting will be held by phone on June 21, 2013. More.


OW2con'13, November 13-14, Paris

The 2013 OW2 Annual Conference, November 13-14, will once again be held at the Orange Labs conference centre in Issy-Les-Moulineaux. Save the date!

OSCON, July 22-26, Portland, OR

We have applied for an exhibition space at OSCON 2013 in the .org (not-for-profit) area to promote our community and projects. OW2's participation will be confirmed soon.