May 2015 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

I am delighted to announce that OW2's board of directors elected Dr. Yuri Glickman as its chairman during its meeting on April 19. Project manager at founding-member Fraunhofer FOKUS, Yuri has been an active member of the board for a number of years. Prof. Wei-Tek Tsai is appointed Vice-President to help develop OW2 in China. Congratulations to both! In his motivation letter, our new chairman emphasized his ambition to “position OW2 as an open independent international open source organisation with a strong open source community behind” and to help it become “a centre of excellence for open source governance”.

At OW2 we have thrived on making the organisation's governance as transparent as possible. It is now time to focus OW2 on the governance of open source projects. I already touched on it in March - see my “Governance makes the difference” presentation here – and, as announced, we have effectively started working with the AppHub advisory board to develop a charter on open source project management. Our approach is that open source project governance is a concept implemented through best practices in project management. Concentrating on identifying, sharing and even enforcing these project management best practices at OW2 is what will help us develop a competitive code base.

Two final housekeeping notes. You may have noticed that we have just upgraded the OW2 main website, at least the platform that runs it, so please use the report-a-bug button if you see something wrong. And please note that the extended deadline for submitting topics for the programming contest is fast approaching.

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

>Project News

>Project Updates

 30 Apr 15: XWiki 7.0.1 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 17 Apr 15: XWiki 6.4.4 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 15 Apr 15: LemonLDAP::NG 1.4.4 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 10 Apr 15: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 6.0.0 M4 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 01 Apr 15: Release of OpenAXES 1.0.0 (Posted by: ymombrun)  

>Community News

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders: do not miss a great opportunity to afford visibility to your project. Register your webinar and use the Youtube replay in your comunication.  Please check out the dates and book your slot now.  More

fisl, July 8-11, Porto Alegre

Our presence at fisl 2015 is almost confirmed. We are checking booth opportunities and have submitted several project presentation proposals. Stay tuned and contact us if you would be interested in joining us. More

China Cloud Computing Conference, June 2-5, Beijing

Cédric Thomas OW2 has been invited to give a presentation on "OW2 and OCCI in the open cloud industry ecosystem" at the Cloud Computing International Standardization Forum. More

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

Our third Open Cloud Forum by OW2 was a large success with more than 100 people attending our sessions. Check out the presentation slides and photos of the OW2 booth and conference. More

OW2 Programming Contest 2015

Our call for topic proposals for the 2015 Programming Contest is open. OW2 project leaders: do not miss thedeadline extended to May 18. More

In the OW2 Ecosystem

On the occasion of its meeting in Paris, the OSI Board of Directors is organizing a social event at NUMA on May 13th, from 6 to 8pm, to meet with the local open source community. Your are welcome to join but registration is recommended.

OW2 Community Notices

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday June 18, 2015.


OSCON, Portland (July 20-24) and Amsterdam (Oct. 26-28)

We have applied for a booth in the non profit pavilion in Portland (July 20-24), to be confirmed soon, and in Amsterdam (October 26-28). The deadline to submit presentations proposals for Amsterdam is May 11. Please let us know if you have any plans for OSCON, so we can coordinate our efforts.

CLASS Conference, Sept. 25-26, Bled

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas has been invited to join the Progam Committee for CLASS 2015, taking place September 25-26.

ICT 2015, October 20-22, Lisbon

We are submitting a proposal for a networking session at ICT 2015 in collaboration with the PaaSage project. We are also applying a booth at the ICT exhibition. More details and confirmations coming soon!

OSCi Convention, 2015 H2, Paris

We are planning to organize an OSCi Convention in October or November. This workshop will focus on upcoming calls for cloud computing EC-funded and state-funded collaborative projects. Stay tuned!


We have started preparing for OW2con'15, scheduled as usual for Q4, probably week of  November 16th. Stay tuned for more details.

OW2 2015 Event Plan

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