October 2013 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Only a few weeks now to OW2con'13, the OW2 community annual conference held on November 12-14. Register now!

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

The theme of OW2con'13, “Open Source Collaborative Innovation, The Way Forward” is a testimonial to open source as a seamless mechanism for collaborative innovation in software. No cumbersome IP negotiations, no costly contracts, the rules of engagement are defined by the license attached to the code. Leveraging open source to accelerate collaborative innovation is a powerful strategy. Open source projects require a neutral environment where contributors can work together independently of private interests. This is why we are positioning OW2 more and more as a provider of community support and dissemination services to innovative open source collaborative projects. Check out our datasheet here

On another note, we are pleased to welcome a new member in our community, French cloud service provider Cloudwatt

I look forward to seeing many of you again at OW2con'13 (November 12-14, save the date!) in Paris.

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


The French provider of open and trusted cloud services is developing its entire architecture with open source software. Cloudwatt is joining OW2 to share open source cloud best practices and innovations with other OW2 members.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 08 Oct 13: Joram 5.9 is released (Posted by: afreyssin)
 04 Oct 13: JOnAS 5.3.0 (Java EE 6 Web Profile compatible) available (Posted by: albertil)
 04 Oct 13: Contrail 1.3~RC1 is out (Posted by: amiraow2)
 30 Sep 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.2 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 27 Sep 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.4.0RC1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 13 Sep 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.4.0M3 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 13 Sep 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.2 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: mflorea)
 06 Sep 13: Bonita BPM 6.0.3 Now Available  (Posted by: jlipp)

>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest Award Conference

All contestants have submitted their codes and the jury is now deliberating. The results will be announced at the Award Conference organized by OW2 strategic member NUDT at the China National Computer Congress in Chansgha. More.

OW2con'13, November 12-14, Paris. Register now!

Sponsor OW2con'13! Only a few days left.  You will be in good company with Inria, Orange Labs, Microsoft, Huawei, Citrix, Engineering and Cloudwatt. For more details, please download the updated sponsorship prospectus,

Register to attend OW2con'13! Once again this year we have a world-class conference programme. Check it our here and register here. More.

Help promote OW2con'13! A commununity event, we need your help as susual to promote the conference. Check out our communication material here

Cloud Interoperability Week, September 18-20, Madrid and Santa Clara

The Cloud Interoperability Week was a great success, specially the tutorial programme, thanks to the participation of OpenStack, CloudStack, OpenNebula and CompatibleOne. Check out our report in pictures hereMore.

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.

Open World Forum, October 3-5, Paris

This was a high-visibility event for OW2; spearheading four sessions and making a great impression with a joint OW2-OpenStack booth. If you missed it, the full programme is here and we are sharing some pictures with you here. More.

China National Computer Congress, October 22-24, Changsha

The CNCC in Chansgha will be our home in China October 22-24: we will give presentations and hold the OW2 Programming Contest Award Conference during the conference on October 23. More.

OW2 Project Leaders: Your Project on the OW2 AppStore now!

OW2 member UShareSoft offers OW2 projects leaders the possibility to build a VM appliance of their project, and publish it to the OW2 partner space on the on the OW2 AppStore. More.

Events in the OW2 Ecosystem

The OpenStack Summit for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software, is taking place in Hong-Kong, November 5-8. Register here and do not miss presentations by OW2 corporate members 99cloudeNovance and Cloudwatt

EclipseCon Europe, October 29-31, in Ludwigsburg, is only a few days away! You still have time to register. New this year is the Professional Training registration option for French attendees.

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

If you missed the first ever OpenNebula Conference, September 24-26, in Berlin, these pictures here give you a chance to catch up with the event. 

The Future Internet Assembly 2014 call for paper is out. Submit your session proposals before October 15! Supported by the European Commission. FIA 2014 will be held March, 18-20 in Athens. More.

Community Meetings

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be a face-to-face gathering in the morning of Tuesday, November 12, 2013. More.

The next meeting of the Technology Council will also be face to face and held in the afternoon of Tuesday, November 12, 2013. More.


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

We will be at CEE 2014 and we are exploring the possibilities of co-organizing a technical event with the CEE team. Ping us if you are interested. More details soon.

CeBIT, 10-14 March, Hannover

We are now looking at participating in CeBIT in March 2014. We will probably exhibit in the Open Source pavilion again; members interested in joining us are welcome. Let us know!