October 2017 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - October 2017 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

As you may well know, for the past ten years we have organized a workshop called the Open Source Community Summit at the Paris Open Source Summit (previously known as the Open World Forum). The theme of this year's workshop (to be held on December 6 and 7) is “OSS Non-Profit Organizations as Service Providers.”

The free and open source software industry is made up of many small- and medium-size companies, some open source teams within large IT vendors, and a multitude of independent software projects and development teams. Providing the common ground upon which we thrive is a network of third-party non-profit organizations that are the backbone of our industry.

This year we will be asking leaders and practitioners from free and open source software communities to share their thoughts on the range of services offered by non-profit open source organizations, discuss their respective value proposals and explain how communities operate and deliver effectively. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, the exercise is to talk about open source communities as providers of services, as much to developers as users.

On another note, we are pleased to welcome a new project in the OW2 code base, OCCinterface. OCCinterface is the outcome of OCCIware, a collaborative research project driven by OW2 members who include Inria, ActiveEon and Institut Mines Telecom.

We can now confirm OW2con'18 will take place June 7-8 at Orange Gardens. Save the date!

Thanking for your on-going support,

Cedric Thomas

PS: Project leaders: Please use your project dashboard to publish your updates. Your news will appear on our home page and in this newsletter.

Project News

New Projects

  • OCCInterface has been accepted in the OW2 codebase. An outcome of the OCCIware collaborative project, OCCInterface is a web-based console used to test and manage OCCI extensions and connectors.

Projects Updates

  • ASM version 6.0 has been released, now providing full support for Java 9 class files. The ASM codebase has been migrated to GitLab. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG 1.9.13 is out. It comes with bug fixes and enhancements, including a fix in the usage of JSON and the support of complex configurations. More.
  • Hammr 3.7.7 is out, now supporting the PXE format for CentOS, and allowing deployment of machine image instances to Amazon AWS and OpenStack. More.

Community News

EclipseCon Europe, October 24-26, 2017, Ludwigsburg

Visit the OW2 booth at EclipseCon! We will showcase the STAMP project toolbox, the OCCIware environment, and the CHOReVOLUTION Studio. More.

Open Source Summit Paris, December 6-7, Paris

Only two pods left to exhibit on the OW2 Community Booth! Contact us quickly if you would like to exhibit at POSS. OW2 is also organizing several conference sessions in the conference program. More.

Collaborative Projects

Discover how the new CHOReVOLUTION platform can help you develop and run innovative IoT-enabled applications. Try it, and attend our upcoming hands-on Paris workshop. More.

 

OCCIware published an FOSS IoT Platforms Comparative Study. Check it out!

 

You have a robust suite of tests? Use PIT/Descartes to double check. Read more in this article by XWiki CTO Vincent Massol. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

IoT Solutions World Congress is taking place in Barcelona. As open source ambassador of the event, OW2 fosters crossed fertilization around the new CHOReVOLUTION platform.  

Visit our 10th Anniversary Section

Discover the latest testimonials and our three infographics: OW2 by numbers, OW2 timeline and the OW2 process. You are welcome to contribute your own testimonial.  

OW2 Community Notice

 

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held, by web-conference, on Tuesday december 5, 2017, 9:30am to 12:30pm (Paris time).

 

Outlook

FOSDEM, February 3-4, Brussels

 

FOSDEM is on our Event Plan for 2018. We'll submit for a booth and conference proposals. Contact us if you would like to join us or give a talk in Brussels!

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 21-22, Paris

 

We will be at Cloud Computing World Expo 2018, with a booth and several conference sessions coordinated by OW2. Contact us if you would like to join us on the booth.

OW2con'18, June 7-8, Paris

 

We are pleased to announce our next annual conference, OW2con'18 will take place June 7-8, 2018. It will be hosted this year again at Orange Gardens, Paris-Chatillon. More details and the Call for Presentation coming soon, stay tuned!

fisl, Porto Alegre, July 11-14, Porto Alegre

 

fisl conference has been postponed from October 2017 to July 11-14, 2018. Stay tuned for more information early 2018 about OW2 presence there!

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