November 2013 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Next week we are kicking-off OW2con'13, the annual conference of the OW2 community. Only two days left to register, do it now! Click here!

Thanks to our sponsors, Inria, Orange, Microsoft, Huawei, OpenStack, Citrix, Engineering/SpagoBI, and Cloudwatt, and the OCEAN, OpenCloudware and RISCOSS projects, once again the conference is free of charge and everyone is welcome.  

This year we will focus attention on our collaborative projects with the RISCOSS Convention and the OpenCloudware Conference in conjunction with the Open Source Cloudware initiative convention sponsored by the OCEAN project.

We are particularly proud of our great line up of keynote speakers including special guest speaker Anna Nietyksza from the European Economic and Social Committee who will discuss the European digital agenda for the coming years, and Thierry Souche, VP, Orange, Gianugo Rabellino Senior Director Open Technologies, Microsoft, Shuo Yang, Chief Architect Cloud, Huawei, Mark Collier (by video), COO, OpenStack Foundation and Roberto Di Cosmo, Inria.

I look forward to seeing many of you again next week at OW2con'13 — November 12 to 14!

Cedric Thomas

PS: Last push to promote OW2con'13! Tweet this today: Attend OW2con'13! 100% open and 100% free (as in free beer) Nov. 12-14 in Paris. Register NOW: #ow2con #opensource or, in French, Inscrivez-vous à OW2con'13 la conférence annuelle gratuite open source d'OW2, Paris , 12- 14 nov.  #ow2con

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

 02 Nov 13: LemonLDAP::NG 1.3.0 is out! (Posted by: Clément OUDOT)
 29 Oct 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.4.0 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 28 Oct 13: XWiki 5.3 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: Marius Dumitru Florea)
 15 Oct 13: Petals ESB 4.2 released (Posted by: Christophe Hamerling)
 12 Oct 13: ASM 5.0 beta released (Posted by: Eric Bruneton)

>Community News

OW2con'13, November 12-14, Paris. Only two days left to register!

It's your last chance to register for OW2con'13! Check out our world-class conference programme here, help promote OW2con'13 with our communication material here; and register here. More.

ICT 2013, 6-8 November, Vilnius

Come and visit OW2 OCEAN and SUCRE projects, booth 8, November 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm, for a special networking session to engage stakeholders from Europe and Japan about interoperability challenges in Open Clouds. More.

OW2 Programming Contest Award Conference

The Award Ceremony took place on October 23, 2013 at the China National Computer Congress kindly organized by OW2 Strategic Member NUDT. Congratulations to all contestant and specially to our winners ZHU Zixiao, JIN Yong, LIN Zeqi of Peking University and Ping Liu, Qiang Fan,Yang Zhang, Jingquan Huang, Cheng Yang,Yu Bai, Ping Liu, Guanghui Nie, Kaizheng Men, Yue Yu, Tao Wang, Xiang Li, Xudong Ren of National University of Defense Technology. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, February 26-27, 2014, London

We will be at CEE 2014, both in the exhibition and in the conferences. We are working with CEE team to organize a full tech event based on open cloud tutorial hands-on sessions. Please contact us if you would be interested in sharing the OW2 booth and/or in the tech event. More.

Events in the OW2 Ecosystem

The OpenStack Summit for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software, is taking place in Hong-Kong this week; if you attend do not miss presentations by OW2 corporate members 99cloudeNovance and Cloudwatt

Registation is now open for the Apache Cloudstack CIO event: CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe, November 20-22, in Amsterdam.

Community Meetings

The next meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Techhnology Council will be face-to-face gatherings to be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the morning for the Board, in the afternoon for the TC.


CeBIT, 10-14 March, Hannover

Come and exhibit with us at CeBIT in March 2014. We will exhibit in the Open Source pavilion again and promote our open cloud projects: OpenCloudware, OCEAN and XLcloud projects. Members interested in joining us are welcome. Let us know!

Future Internet Assembly 2014, 18-20 March, Athens

OW2 submitted a session proposal on open cloud to the Future Internet Assembly 2014 (FIA 2014), an event supported by the European Commission. FIA 2014 will be held right after CeBIT, 18-20 March, in Athens. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, April 9-10, Paris

OW2 is looking forward to organizing the second Open Cloud Workshop and, this year again, an OW2 Village. Come and promote your open cloud project in front of a large audience, in Paris CNIT, 9-10 April, 2014. More.