November 2014 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - November 2014 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2 has since our last newsletter been busy with three events in China and four in Europe. Our programming contest Award Conference was hosted by Chengdu University of Information Technology, we introduced OW2 at the CHOICE EU-China conference and were invited to give a keynote at the China National Computer Congress. These were followed by an OW2 village and two sessions at Open World Forum, a booth at the OpenStack Summit, participation in the EU workshop on software public consultation, the OW2 Open Cloud Day at the OpenStack Summit and the main day of our annual conference OW2con'14 at Orange Innovations Garden. The contribution to the European Commission's Public Consultation on Cloud Computing and Software submitted by OW2 and the OCEAN project is published here.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the speakers who kindly accepted to take part in the events and conference sessions organized by OW2. Our appreciation also goes to our sponsors Institut Mines-Telecom, OpenStackOrange, Microsoft, Engineering/SpagoBI, UShareSoft, ActiveEon/ProActiveIkoula and the OCEAN, OpenCloudware, RISCOSS and XLcloud projects who helped to make OW2con'14 and the OW2 Open Cloud Day possible and free of charge.

Congratulations to the Beihang University team who won the First Prize in the OW2 Programming Contest and to  the winners of the OW2con'14 Best Project Awards:  erOCCI (Innovation Award), LemonLDAP (Community Award), SpagoBI (Market Award) and Talend (Technology Council Special prize).

I am pleased to announce that ICCLabs, of Zurich University of Applied Sciences, is our newest Corporate Member. ICCLabs focuses on technologies and business issues related to cloud computing and future internet.

Thank you for your ongoing 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

ZHAW-ICCLabs: InIT Cloud Computing Lab (ICCLab) is a research lab within the Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT) of Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). It concentrates on research covering cloud computing technologies as well as cloud computing business issues.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 07 Nov 14: XWiki 6.3 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 05 Nov 14: LemonLDAP::NG 1.4.2 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 28 Oct 14: XWiki 6.2.3 Released (Posted by: evalica)
 27 Oct 14: XWiki 6.3 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 17 Oct 14: XWiki 6.3 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: tmortagne)
 16 Oct 14: XWiki 5.4.6 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 15 Oct 14: XWiki 6.2.2 Released (Posted by: vmassol)

>Community News

Winners of the OW2con'14 Best Project Awards 

We are proud to announce the winners of the OW2con'14 Best Project Awards: the Innovation Award goes to erOCCI, the Community Award to LemonLDAP, the Market Award to SpagoBI and the Technology Council Special Prize to Talend. More.

OW2 Webinars

Click here to review past OW2 Webinars, OW2 Project Leaders, we have available slots for your own project webinar. Please check out the dates and book your OW2 Webinar now. More.

OW2 Programming Contest Award Conference, October 16, Chengdu

The Award Ceremony took place on October 16, 2014 at the Chengdu University of Information Technology. Congratulations to our winners Dahai Yao, Peilong Xu, Heting Wu, Lisha Guo, Yue Fan of Beihang University for their work on "Using Mobile Crowdsourcing for Improving Campus Life". Some pictures here. More.

CHOICE EU-China Conference, October 22, Chengdu

OW2 Community was invited to make a presentation at the CHOICE conference, an event that aims to foster EU-China Collaborative Innovation in ICT.  More.

China National Computer Congress, Oct 23-25, Zhengzhou

Cédric Thomas was an invited keynote speaker and panelist at the "Crowd-based Software Development Method" forum organized by OW2 President Prof. Wang Huaimin at the China National Computer Congress. More.

Open World Forum, October 30-31, Paris

Check out the pictures of OW2 sessions: "Open Source Collaborative Innovation in Europe", and the Community Summit "The tools of Open Source Cooperation." and the OW2 Village that showcased XWiki, the RISCOSS project and our Big Data initiative. More.

OW2con'14, November 4-6, Paris

OW2con'14 is over. We are in the process of publishing the video captures of all presentations. In the meantime check out some pictures hereMore.


RISCOSS Convention, November 5, Paris

The second RISCOSS Convention took place at Orange Labs, Issy-Les-Moulinaux. The project made great progress toward a pahsed opening of the platform. Stay tuned!. More.


OW2 2015 Event Plan

We are preparing the community's event plan for 2015. Please tell us about events you'd like to see in our schedule. Write to OW2 Management Office, our emails are here.

Cloud Expo Europe, March 11-12, 2015, London

We are working with the organizers of Cloud Expo Europe to give OW2 community a greater visibility at CEE 2015. OW2 is set to be a leading partner in the new CEE Open Cloud Park. More details soon.