October 2011 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - October 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

This October is the month of the China Open Source Week (COSW). The event (October 11-17), the first of its kind, is spearheaded by OW2. COSW brings together a whole host of open source events and meetings in the same week to offer attendees optimum efficiency and benefits.

The ambition of the Open Source Week is to extend the reach of open source beyond the academic sphere and build awareness for open source as a business model, and as a credible and mutually beneficial strategy to develop, use and distribute software, not just a means for (legally) downloading code.

We are proud to announce that SugarCRM, the global leader in open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, has is now a member of OW2. This is a testimonial to OW2's worlwide recognition. As Clint Oram, co-founder and CTO of SugarCRM says: “By joining the OW2 Consortium, we can more easily reach the global community of open source developers.”

And do not forget OW2con next month (November 23-24). Save the date!

Thank you for your on-going support; I look forward to seeing many of you again in Beijing!

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

SugarCRM:  global pioneer in open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and the world's fastest growing CRM company, SugarCRM joins OW2 to grow its community and increase open source CRM adoption worldwide.

>Project Updates

 05 Oct 11: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 3.1.1 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)
 03 Oct 11:  Joram 5.7.0 is released. (Posted by: afreyssin)
 28 Sep 11: XWiki Enterprise 3.2 Milestone 3 released (Posted by: sdumitriu)
 13 Sep 11: JASMINe Monitoring 1.3.3 available (Posted by: jlegrand)
 12 Sep 11: Spago4Q 2.3.2 has been released. (Posted by: oltolina)
 12 Sep 11: JOnAS 5.3.0 M4 available (Posted by: benoitf)
 09 Sep 11: Talend Open Studio 4.2.3 is available (Posted by: pcoffre)

>New Projects

At the time of writing, the Technology Council is evaluating two new submitted projects. More news in the November newsletter.

>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest

The results of the 2011 OW2 Programming Contest will be announced on October 13 at the opening ceremony of the International Workshop on OpenSource Software for Scientific Computation, University of Science and Technology, Beijing. More.

China Open Source Week (COSW)

The China Open Source Week will take place on October 10-17, 2011. Check out the new website now, take a look at the program overview here and register (free). More.


The Call for Presentations for OW2Con 2011 (November 23-24 in Paris) is closed, we are now in the process of building the program. Stay tuned! And, of course, you are still welcome to check out our amazing Sponsorship opportunities.

Cloud & IT Expo

OW2 will be at Cloud & IT Expo, October 18-20. While OW2 Strategic Member Inria will showcase several of its open source projects, OW2 will highlight OSCi and demonstrate the CompatibleOne collaborative project. More.

OW2 SQuAT programme update

We have completed the FOSSology and Antelink Reporter analysis on all mature projects, and are now testing the QualiPSo Open Maturity Model on two pilot projects. More.

In the OW2 Business Ecosystem

OW2 Corporate Member Nuxeo announces Nuxeo World 2011: the worldwide conference for Nuxeo users and developers. More.

OW2 Management Office

The OW2 Management Office is pleased to welcome our new Administrative Assistant, Selvalakshmi (Lakshmi) Ramagopalan, who will help us streamline our back office operations. More.


Cloud Expo Europe 2012

OW2 is planning to be present at Cloud Expo Europe 2012, January 25-26 in London to promote OSCi and CompatibleOne. Please contact us if you want to participate in the OW2 booth or give a talk in the conference track we'd like to organize. More.