October 2015 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - October 2015 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Only a few weeks to OW2con'15, the OW2 community annual conference is on November 17-18. Register now!

The theme for this year's conference is "The Drive for Open Source Governance". OW2 holds that good governance of open source project improves their quality, their trustworthiness and makes them easy to contribute to. Highlights of the conference will include keynote addresses by Simon Phipps and Mario Teza, and a preview of both the OW2 market place and our next generation quality programme enabled by European projects AppHub and RISCOSS.

As in previous years, attendance at our Annual Conference is completely FREE of charge. Make sure you visit the OW2con'15 website, check out the program and register now. Space is limited!  Important: we welcome your support, check out the OW2con'15 sponsorship prospectus and help promote the OW2 Annual Conference: tweet about it and insert our banner widgets on your website.

Our annual conference is held in coordination with the Paris Open Source Summit (Nov. 18-19) where OW2 is organizing the international sessions: Community Summit, Local Government and Open Source, European Collaborative Innovation, and Invited Countries - China and Spain. Please note that registration to OW2con'15 gives you access to Paris Open Source Summit. Save the dates (Nov. 17-19) and come attend OW2con'15 and Paris Open Source Summit!

The OW2 programming contest, co-organized with the China OSS Promotion Union (COPU), is now over and we are looking forward to the award conference (Oct. 15-16) hosted by prestigious Tianjin University. Do join us if you are in China! And OW2 will also have a booth at OSCON Europe (Nov. 26-27). Do visit us if you come to Amsterdam!

I look forward to seeing you again in Tianjin or Paris.

Cedric Thomas

>Project News

>Project Updates

 24 Sep 15: XWiki 7.2 Released (Posted by: gdelhumeau)
 16 Sep 15: XWiki 7.2 Release Candidate 1 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 02 Sep 15: XWiki 6.4.5 Released (Posted by: evalica)
 02 Sep 15: XWiki 7.2 Milestone 3 Released (Posted by: mflorea)

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

>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest 2015

The evaluation process is finished. The final results will be announced next week at the award conference, October 15-16 at Tianjin University. More.

ICT 2015, October 20-22, Lisbon

European projects AppHub "The European Open source marketplace" and RISCOSS "Managing Risk in Open Source Projects" will be presented on Oct. 22. More

OSCON Europe, October 26-28, Amsterdam

Visit us booth #N1 at OSCON in Amsterdam and help us promote the community. Take advantage of the 20% discount granted for OW2 members. More.

CLASS Conference, Nov. 5-6, Bled, Slovenia

OW2 TC Chair Jean Parpaillon and CEO Cédric Thomas will give presentations at CLASS (Cloud Services in Europe) 2015 on OCCIware & AppHub projects. More.

RISCOSS Convention, November 16, Paris

The RISCOSS project is going public. If your job is related in any way to open source project governance try out RISCOSS online now, give us your feedback and make sure you attend the convention. More.

Cloud Plugfest, November 16-17, Paris

Learn about cloud standards and improve the interoperability of your project. Join the OCCIware team and attend hands-on sessions on protocols such as OCCI (OGF), TOSCA (OASIS) and CDMI (SNIA). More.

OW2con'15, Nov. 17-18, Paris

Registration for OW2con'15 is open, check out the program and reserve your pass now! Sponsors: check out the OW2con'15 sponsorship proposal. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, November 18-19, Paris

The final program of the international sessions coordinated by OW2 is published now. Visit us on booth #C18/D19, shared with SpagoBI, ActiveEon, OpenIO and iKoulaMore

AppHub SQuAT Fest, December 7-8, Brussels

Supported by the European Commission, this hands-on event is dedicated to open source projects looking to use the OW2 SQuAT quality tools and join the marketplace. More.

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders: do not miss a great opportunity to afford visibility to your project. Register your webinar and use the Youtube replay in your communications. Please check out the dates and book your slot now. More

OW2 Community Notices

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be a face-to-face gathering on Monday, October 16, in Paris.


FOSDEM, January 30-31, 2016, Brussels

OW2 is looking into participating in FOSDEM and we are working on submissions to showcase OW2 projects and the community. Please contact us quickly if you would like to join.

Cloud Expo Europe, April 12-13, 2016, London

Save the date for next Cloud Expo Europe. Once again, OW2 is involved in organizing the Open Cloud Developer Park and its conference program, and there will be an OW2 exhibition space. Please contact us if you are interested. This is a great visibility opportunity for our members.