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<p style="line-height: 100%">Dear OW2 Members, Dear All,<br /><br />
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<p style="line-height: 100%">Allow me to start this newsletter with a
special announcement for the <a href="http://www.openworldforum.org/" target="_blank"><b>Open World Forum</b></a>, to be held on December 1-2, in Paris and where OW2 is proud to be highly represented.</p>

<p style="line-height: 100%">Join us and discover the future of open source: the Open World Forum will bring together thousands of participants, including some of the most respected FLOSS experts, and 160 top
speakers from 20 countries.
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<p style="line-height: 100%">The Open World Forum features the first <a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/ForumMondialduLibre" target="_blank"><b>OW2 TechDay:</b></a>  <i>Implementing the agile computing infrastructure</i>
where we will showcase the OW2 code base.</p>

<p style="line-height: 100%">The Open World Forum provides a unique
opportunity to discover the  latest trends and technologies in FLOSS,
explore the future of IT and FLOSS, share insight and best practices
and network with your peers.</p>

<p style="line-height: 100%">Apply now for your free registration
badge at the Open World Forum Web site <a href="http://www.openworldforum.org/">http://www.openworldforum.org
</a> </p>OW2 will hold its Quarterly Meeting and Board of Directors meeting in Paris during the same week as the Open World Forum.

<p style="line-height: 100%">Reports and photos of the <a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2VisitinChina" target="_blank">OW2 tour in China</a> 

organized by the China Local Chapter are posted on the web site. Check them out.</p><p style="line-height: 100%">We thank you for your on-going support,
and look forward to seeing you at the Open World Forum and at the next OW2 Quarterly Meeting in Paris.</p>

<p>&nbsp;<br /><br />Cedric Thomas
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            NEW MEMBERS
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<p style="line-height: 100%">We are pleased to anounce that two new members have joined OW2 since our last newsletter:</p><p style="line-height: 100%"><b><a href="http://www.tarent.com/" target="_blank">tarent</a></b>, a Systems Integrator in Germany,
specializing in open source technologies and focusing on areas such as BPM,
ECM, Mobile business and Collaboration. </p><b><a href="http://www.bpm-conseil.com/" target="_blank">BPM Conseil</a></b>, the lead organization behind the of the Vanilla open source BI projects,  aggregating modules such as FreeAnalysis (Olap),
FreeMetrics (BSC), FreeDashboard, FreeWebReport and BIPortal.
<p style="line-height: 100%">Individual Members: We now have more than 1000 Individual Members.</p></td>
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            NEW PROJECTS
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</p><p style="line-height: 100%">In October, the Technology Council
accepted two new projects:</p>
<p style="line-height: 100%"><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/projects/frascati" target="_blank"><b>FraSCAti</b></a> : a Java-based open source
implementation of Service Component Architecture (SCA) specifications
based on the OW2 Fractal component model. </p>

<p style="line-height: 100%"><a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/projects/novaforge" target="_blank"><b>NovaForge</b></a> : a project aimed at
providing all the functionalities necessary in a project development: Control, Repository, Development, Integration and
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<p style="line-height: 100%">03 Nov 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1477" target="_blank">SAT4J 2.0.4</a>  released (Posted
by: leberre)</p>28 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1475" target="_blank">SOFA 2 release 0.5.0</a>  (Posted
by: mmalohlava)

<p style="line-height: 100%">22 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1474" target="_blank">XWiki Enterpise Manager 1.4</a>
released (Posted by: tmortagne)<br />
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<p style="line-height: 100%">22 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1467" target="_blank">XWiki Enterprise 1.7
Milestone 1</a>  Released (Posted by: jvdrean)</p>
<p style="line-height: 100%">22 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1465" target="_blank">PEtALS Platform 2.3</a>  (Posted
by: chamerling)</p>
<p style="line-height: 100%">22 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1464" target="_blank">XWiki Enterprise 1.6.1</a> 

released (Posted by: tmortagne)</p>

<p style="line-height: 100%">22 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1463" target="_blank">Spagic 2.3.0</a>  released (Posted
by: dbutano)</p>
<p style="line-height: 100%">13 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1462" target="_blank">SpagoBI 2.0 - BETA</a>   (Posted
by: cazzin)</p>
<p style="line-height: 100%">13 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1461" target="_blank">JOnAS WTP Adapter 4.1.0</a>  is
released (Posted by: fornacif)</p>

<p style="line-height: 100%">10 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1459" target="_blank">EasyBeans 1.0.2 MR</a>  (Posted
by: benoitf)</p><p style="line-height: 100%">10 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1460" target="_blank">EasyBeans 1.1.0-M1</a>  (Posted
by: benoitf)<br />
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<p style="line-height: 100%">09 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1458" target="_blank">JOnAS 5.0.5</a>  Available (Posted
by: benoitf)</p>
<p style="line-height: 100%">06 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1454" target="_blank">XWiki Enterprise 1.6</a>  released
(Posted by: jvdrean)</p>

<p style="line-height: 100%">01 Oct 08: <a href="http://forge.objectweb.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=1456" target="_blank">Bonita 4.0</a>  (Nova Bonita) was
released ! (Posted by: mvaldes)</p>&nbsp;</h3></td>
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            </h1><h3><b>OW2 Logo Family</b></h3><p style="line-height: 100%">- We have designed a
family of electronic buttons to show your OW2 Membership on your web
sites. You can get them via the Marketing Resources page
(<a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/NewsEvents/MarketingResources">http://www.ow2.org/view/NewsEvents/MarketingResources</a>)
or directly at http://www.ow2.org/view/NewsEvents/OW2logos.</p>

<h3 style="line-height: 100%">Quarterly Meeting</h3>
<p style="line-height: 100%"> - The next Quarterly
Meeting will take place in Paris along with the Open World Forum on
December 2-3. See the full agenda at: http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/OW2QuarterlyMeetingParis&nbsp; <br /><br /> </p>

<h3 style="line-height: 100%">DeVoxx</h3>
<p style="line-height: 100%">- Once again, OW2 is a
partner in this major event for the Java community in Europe. We have
a booth shared by six OW2 members and four presentations dedicated to
OW2 projects. <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/DeVoxx08">http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/DeVoxx08</a><br /><br /> </p>

<h3 style="line-height: 100%">OW2 2009 Annual Conference Call for Presentations</h3>
<p style="line-height: 100%"> - This is advanced information for the OW2 2009 Annual
Conference (April 1-2) a formal call       for presentations we will issued
shortly. Presentations can now be proposed on the following-page: http://www.ow2.org/view/Events2009AnnualConference/CallForPresentations </p><h3 style="line-height: 100%">BI Initiative<br /></h3><p style="line-height: 100%">Ingres Corporation, provider of database management software and
ClaraVista provider of CRM consulting services are two new participants in the BI
Initiative. Meet the team at the OW2 TechDay during the OpenWorld Forum
on Dec 1 in Paris, where the BI initiative will deliver a speech on BI
Initiative solution stack and deliverales.<b><b class="strong"></b></b> New BI Initiative web pages are now on-line: <a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/BusinessIntelligence/" target="_blank" title="Ce lien vers un site externe s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fen&ecirc;tre ">http://www.ow2.org/view/BusinessIntelligence/</a>&nbsp;

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<h3 style="line-height: 100%">China Local Chapter<br /></h3><p style="line-height: 100%">- The OW2 Management
Office held a number of meetings organized by the China Local Chapter, end-October, and presented OW2 at the Beijing Open Source Camp as well as at the Scilab Programing Contest award ceremony and workshop.
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<p style="line-height: 100%"><a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/BeijingOpenSourceCamp">http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/BeijingOpenSourceCamp</a></p>
<p style="line-height: 100%"><a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2VisitinChina">http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2VisitinChina</a>
</p>
<p style="line-height: 100%"><a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OSSScilabContest">http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OSSScilabContest<br /><br /></a></p>

<h3 style="line-height: 100%">IPA Forum</h3>
<p style="line-height: 100%">- We were invited to give a
keynote speach at the IPA Forum in Tokyo on &quot;Open Source and
enterprise competitiveness: the end-user case&quot;.<a href="http://www.ipa.go.jp/event/ipaforum2008/program/osc.html#osc1"> http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/IPAForum<br /><br /></a></p>

<h3 style="line-height: 100%">Eclipse DemoCamp</h3>
<p style="line-height: 100%"> - A little help for
our friends: OW2 Corporate Member Ingres will organize the Paris
stage of the worldwide Eclipse DemoCamp tour on November 20.<a href="http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/EclipseDemoCamp"> http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/EclipseDemoCamp<br /><br /></a>
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<h3 style="line-height: 100%">OW2 in the social networks</h3>
<p style="line-height: 100%"> - Reminder:
don&#39;t forget to register on the Facebook and LinkedIn OW2 groups: <br />http://www.ow2.org/view/About/SocialNetworks </p>

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</p><h3 style="line-height: 100%">OW2 Web site in Chinese </h3><p style="line-height: 100%">- We have an
alpha version of the OW2 Web site in Chinese. Our objective is to
open the web site by the end of the month. On November 10, we will
open the Beta version to proof-readers. If you want to take part, please send your mail to management-office AT ow2.org.
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<h3 style="line-height: 100%">Additional services </h3><p style="line-height: 100%">- We are currently
testing Dimdim, a Webinar tool (with the help of INRIA) and have
started work on FOSSology to manage licenses in our code base; we will of course also work on the University of Helsinki&#39;s&nbsp; Open Source Licence Checker.</p>

<h3 style="line-height: 100%">Specific End-User status </h3><p style="line-height: 100%">- As already discussed, we will
submit a new End-User status at the next Board Meeting.</p>

<h3 style="line-height: 100%">OW2 Annual Conference </h3>
<p style="line-height: 100%">- Save the date:
the OW2 Annual Conference will take place April 1-2, 2009, in Paris,
France concurrently with Solutions Linux 2009, a major open source
tradeshow. <a href="http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2AnnualConference2009">http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/view/Events/OW2AnnualConference2009</a>
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