October 2014 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2con'14 is in the starting blocks. We hope you have saved the date to attend the Paris Open Source Week. From Oct. 30-Nov. 7. OW2con'14, Open World Forum, OpenStack Summit and Open Compute Summit are coming together for this year's biggest concentration of landmark open source events. Make sure you visit the OW2con'14 website and the announcement. Then check out the program and register now. It's free of charge, yes, as in free beer ;-)   Important: your support will be welcome, check out the OW2con'14 sponsorship prospectus here.

OW2 will also be busy in China with the OW2 Programming Contest Award Conference and our participation in the CNCC and CHOICE events.

We are working with OW2's board of directors on our contribution to the European Commission's Public Consultation on Cloud Computing and Software. In the world of today's complex interconnected applications, IT innovations are provided by ecosystems of companies and research organizations working together in collaborative projects. While these innovative ecosystems create breakthrough technologies, they are not aimed at delivering market-ready products. OW2 proposes to drive these projects to deliver well-managed open source technology commons and solve what we call the Delivery Challenge. OW2 is uniquely positioned to support the European Commission in implementing this strategy.

Regarding the European Commission, I am pleased to report that two of the projects we submitted to last April's H2020 call have been accepted. AppHub will enable us to launch our marketplace for OW2 projects and cloud-oriented open source technology commons while CHOReVOLUTION will help us grow the FISSi – Future Internet – initiative. You will hear more about these projects over the coming months.

I look forward to seeing you at OW2con'14.

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

>Project News

>Project Updates

 30 Sep 14: XWiki 6.2.1 Released (Posted by: vmassol)
 26 Sep 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.0RC1 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 19 Sep 14: XWiki 6.2 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 17 Sep 14: SpagoBI 5.0 revolution ! (Posted by: cazzin)
 10 Sep 14: XWiki 6.2 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 05 Sep 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.0M4 available (Posted by: pcoffre)

>Community News

OW2 Webinars

Check out the upcoming program of webinars and click here to register : FP7 Project Quality Evaluation with ETICS (Oct 15) and CLIF project (Oct 23). OW2 Project Leaders: We still have some available slots. Check out the dates and book your own webinar now. More.

CLASS Conference 2014, September 25-26, Bled

Cédric Thomas discussed "Collaborative Cloud Open Source Cloud Innovation and Business Challenges" at the “Cloud Computing Trends and Key Challenges in Europe”, co-organized by OW2 and OCEAN. More.

OW2 Programming Contest Award Conference, October 16, Chengdu

The evalutation process is almost completed. The winners of this year's programming contest will be announced at the Award Conference hosted by the Chengdu University of Information Technology. More.

CHOICE EU-China Conference, October 22, Chengdu

The CHOICE event aims to foster EU-China Collaborative Innovation in ICT. OW2 Community is invited to make a presentation during the conferences. More.

China National Computer Congress, Oct 23-25, Zhengzhou

Cédric Thomas is 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 program and register for OW2 Sessions: "Open Source Collaborative Innovation in Europe", and the Community Summit "The tools of Open Source Cooperation." The OW2 Village on the exhibition floor will shwocase the RISCOSS project and our Big Data initiative. More.

OW2con'14, November 4-6, Paris

Registration is open now! Check out the program online and reserve your pass. We are pleased to announce our first sponsors: OpenStack, SpagoBI and UShareSoft. Check out how to sponsor OW2con'14, download the sponsorship prospectus here. More.

OW2 Project Award Contest at OW2con'14

Attention all OW2 project leaders! The 2014 Award Contest is open now! Submit your project and get unique exposure during OW2con'14. Do not miss the Oct 24 deadline to register. More.

RISCOSS Convention, November 5, Paris

The second RISCOSS Convention will be held at Orange Labs, Issy-Les-Moulinaux, France. Join us for a unique preview of the platform and an update on the state-of-the-art in OSS risk management. More.

Community Meetings

Next face-to-face meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, face-to-face meeting to be moved to Friday, Nov.7 to allow board members to attend the EC Public Consultation workshop. More


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

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