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November 2009 Newsletter

OW2 Newsletter - November 2009 - From the OW2 Management Office 

Dear OW2 Members, Dear All,

OW2 can do better... Or, to put it another way, you have great expectations for OW2 and, as usual, depending on how we choose to look at it, the glass is half full or half empty... This is the key lesson from the questionnaire sent to the community on October 26.

More specifically, what you told us is, first of all, that we should communicate more often and more transparently because you want more information about what we do. Then, that you want more interaction and that we should create more and better opportunities for members to participate and engage. Last but not least, you are confused about the way we manage our projects, so we are making this a priority for the Technology Council.

There was also a big question about our technology options. We need to debate on this and you are all invited to contribute. So, because you expect more transparency -- why not start now? -- here are the results and as you want more interaction we are inviting those of you who missed the first round to fill out the questionnaire here.

This week, our friends at the Apache Software Foundation celebrate their 10th anniversary. This is quite a milestone for the open source community as a whole. At OW2, we consider Apache as our benchmark in terms of how to develop a community of open source developers which is why, at the beginning of the week, we posted our best wishes on our home page. Cheers Apache, and happy birthday!  

We are less than two weeks away from fOSSa, the conference where open source meets academia; register here.

Thank you for your on-going support,


Cedric Thomas

PS: Want instant information about OW2? You can start with @ow2 and @cedricth or #ow2 (either twitter or

New Members

We are pleased to welcome three new Corporate Members to OW2, two from Brazil and one from India:

- Universidade de Saõ Paulo (USP) joins  through the Centro de Competência em Software Livre, Instituto de Matematica e Estatistica. They will help us develop the OW2 Brazil Local Chapter.

- 4Linux is a systems integrator located in Saõ Paulo. The company specializes in infrastructure and security solutions based on Lunix and open source software and will participate in the OW2 Brazil Local Chapter.

- Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) funded by the Department of Information Technology, Government of India, is joining through its Chennai branch which focuses on FLOSS, ubiquitous computing and grid.

New projects

There are no new projects accepted by the Technology Council since last newsletter.

Project News

29 Oct 09: Orchestra 4.2.0 is released (Posted by: lejeuneg)
29 Oct 09: Joram 5.2.6 released (Posted by: afreyssin)
28 Oct 09: WebLab Service release (Posted by: gdupont)
27 Oct 09: SpagoBI 2.3 is out ! (Posted by: cazzin)
27 Oct 09: Spagic 3.0 Release Candidate available now (Posted by: gboccalon)
23 Oct 09: Bonita Open Solution v5 (preview) (Posted by: mvaldes)
23 Oct 09: XWiki Enterprise Manager 2.0.2 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
23 Oct 09: XWiki Enterprise 2.0.2 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
16 Oct 09: Enhydra Snapper 3.0-1 is released (Posted by: sinisa)
16 Oct 09: DODS 7.6-1 is released (Posted by: sinisa)
16 Oct 09: Enhydra Demos 7.6-1 released! (Posted by: sinisa)
16 Oct 09: EAF 7.6-1 is released! (Posted by: sinisa)
16 Oct 09: Enhydra Server 7.6-1 is released! (Posted by: sinisa)
16 Oct 09: Enhydra Shark 2.5-1 is released! (Posted by: sasaboy)
16 Oct 09: Enhydra JaWE 3.0-1 Released! (Posted by: sasaboy)
16 Oct 09: XWiki Enterprise Manager Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
16 Oct 09: XWiki Enterprise Manager 2.0.1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
16 Oct 09: XWiki Enterprise 2.0.1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
16 Oct 09: New minor version for LemonLDAP::NG 0.9.4 (Posted by: clement_oudot)
12 Oct 09: XWiki Enterprise 1.9.4 Released (Posted by: jvdrean)
12 Oct 09: XWiki Enterprise Manager 1.7.4 Released (Posted by: jvdrean)

Community News

Open Source meets Academia: register now for fOSSa 2009

  • Register here for fOSSa 2009, the new international conference on open

    source communities and academic research. November 17-18, 2009 in Grenoble, France, co-organized by OW2 Europe Local Chapter and INRIA announce. More here and check the press release here.

    Solution Linux 2010 Call for Papers: deadline Nov. 6.

  • This is a reminder for the call for Presentations for the next edition of Solutions Linux

    (March 16-18, Paris, France) we issued two weeks ago. All information here (the official conference website is not open yet). Note the deadline to submit is November 6, 2009.

    Technology Council

    - The next Technology Council conference call will take place on Monday 16 November at 10am CET. The two main topics to be discussed will be a) OW2 technology positioning and b) technical infrastructure provided to projects including software tools and donwload capacity.

    Project dashboards

    - We have designed a common dashboard page to provide consistent project profiles across all projects. All leaders of mature projects are kindly requested to fill out the dashboard. Please go here.

    Members pages on the OW2 website

    - Members presentation page: Attention all members: please check this page here and if your profile or logo is missing don't be mad at us, just send it to mo at ow2 dot org.

    - Members event page: We have also created a new section for all members to promote their OW2-related events. Access to this section is open to all registered members. It's here; do not hesitate to use it!

    In the OW2 business ecosystem

    - In Sao Paulo do Brazil, Engineering and Konsultex have signed a partnership agreement to spread the open source platform SpagoBI in Latin America. Press release.

    FLOSS 2020 Roadmap

    - An active contributor to the organization of the Open World Forum, OW2 also supports the development of the 2020 FLOSS Roadmap, an exercise in synthetizing trends relevant to open source. More here.



OW2 Annual Conference 2010

- We are looking into holding the next OW2 annual conference in October 2010, probably the same week as the Open World Forum in Paris. Feedback, comments and suggestions are welcome.


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