October 2012 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - October 2012 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

For the fifth year running, OW2 is organizing the Community Summit at the Open World Forum held in Paris from October 11 to 13. Free and open source software community practitioners will be debating this year on the changes to the roles and functioning of such communities engendered by the emergence of cloud computing.

Whereas IT freedom used to be broadly defined in terms of software accessibility, we all know that in the age of cloud computing, what customers get is a service, not software. With cloud computing, software is hosted and vendors do not distribute it. Since the code is no longer circulating, improvements to the software are no longer shared. IT freedom must now be defined in terms of service accessibility and data freedom. What is free service exactly? Is open data the new open source? Is cloud computing a paradigm shift that makes open source claims irrelevant? What do “open” and “free” mean in the age of cloud computing? What new challenges are posed to free and open source software communities? Fascinating questions!

October is also the month of the China Open Source Week (COSW - see the announcment) which is spearheaded by OW2. The event (October 15-20, Nanjing, Beijing) is a forum where open source users, activists, academics, executives, professionals, luminaries and vendors can merge their experiences to build awareness for open source in China as much as a business model as a credible way to develop, use and distribute software.

On another note, we are pleased to welcome Peergreen, the start-up recently launched to edit the OW2 JOnAS application server. And we are also welcoming two new members to the OW2 Management Office: Olivier Bouzereau, who some of you already know, joins OW2 as our Community Coordinator and Jialin Ma, who will reinforce the OW2 China Local Chapter.

Thank you for your contributions and on-going 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


Peergreen: A spin-off from Bull and France Telecom, this start-up edits the OW2 JOnAS application server as the Peergreen dynamic and modular service platform and integrates it into its elastic Peergreen PaaS solution.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 27 Sep 12: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.2 Released  (Posted by: jvelociter)
 25 Sep 12: LemonLDAP::NG 1.2.2 is out!  (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 24 Sep 12: XWiki Enterprise 4.2 Release Candidate 1 Released  (Posted by: enygma)
 07 Sep 12: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise Manager 4.1.4 Released  (Posted by: dgervalle)

>New Projects

The Technology Council has accepted the following projects in incubation:

OW2 Specifications: The Specifications project is an implementation of the API for Java specifications (EJB, JMS, JAXWS, ...).

Siwpas: Lightweight Java application server platform for developing enterprise quality Java EE 6 web applications. 

>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest

The jury is now evaluating the contestants' efforts and the results will be announced during the Programming Contest Award Ceremony and Workshop in Nanjing on 15-16 October. More.

Open World Forum, Oct. 11-13, Paris

Come and discuss "Open Source Software Communities in the Age of Cloud Computing" with renowned community leaders and practitioners on October 11 at the Community Summit organized by OW2. See more and register.

The CompatibleOne project is organizing a full track dedicated to open cloud and open standards on October 12. Register.

COSW'12 (China Open Source Week) Oct. 15-20, Beijing, Nanjing

The China Open Source Week 2012 (COSW'12), October 15-20, will take place this year in Nanjing and Beijing. Please forward the Announcement. Registration is open! More.

Cloud & IT Expo, Oct. 23-25, Paris

Visit us on booth F34 at Cloud & IT Expo, for a unique preview of the CompatibleOne launch. OW2 will co-exhibit with the CompatibleOne team and OW2 Corporate Member ActiveEon. More.

Cloud Expo 2012 West, Nov. 5-8, Santa Clara, CA

OW2 will launch CompatibleOne, The Open Source Cloud Broker, at Cloud Expo 2012. Visit us on booth #915, attend our session on Monday Nov. 5, 4:25pm, check out the interview here and request the OW2 "VIP Gold Pass" for full access to all the sessions and all the tracks across all four days of the conference. More.

OW2con'12, Nov. 27-29, Paris

We will soon be launching the OW2con'12 Awards Contest, announcing our full programme and opening registrations. There are still some sponsorship opportunities available (hurry!); and make sure you visit the conference website.

CeBIT 2013, March 5-9, 2013, Hanover

We are looking at the opportunity of organizing an "OW2 Pavilion" at CeBIT next year in the Open Source Park. Located right at the heart of the open source area, it is one of Europe's largest business-oriented events for open source software. Check out our proposal and contact us quickly if you would like to join! More.



Cloud Expo Europe

OW2 will once again be at Cloud Expo Europe in London, January 29-30, 2013. Let us know if you want to join us.