September 2011 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - September 2011 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2 has a series of high-profile events coming up with OpenStack in Action (Sept. 21), the Open World Forum (Sept. 22-24), the China Open Source Week (Oct. 12-17) and OW2con (Nov. 23-24). We look forward to seeing you at one of these events at least. Make sure you save the dates and check out our sponsorship packages. Our appreciation to Canonical, Inria and Orange, the Gold sponsors of both the China Open Source Week and OW2con.

The SQuAT programme is entering its last implementation phase: the leaders of mature OW2 projects will soon be asked to run Antelink Release Cooker and QualiPSo Open Maturity Model.

We are pleased to announce that Prologue SA, a long-time friend of OW2, is joining us, kicking off with significant contributions to the CompatibleOne collaborative project, in particular.

If you want to take part, even remotely, in the Open World Forum Community Summit that we are organizing, here is the question submitted to the Citizenship session panelists: That sense of citizenship that makes open source communities really communities, what is it made of? How do we define it? Is it real or aren't open source communities more like user groups instrumentalized by clever marketing strategies?

If you ask me, I'd say that while OW2 might not be perfect, we make progress every day and, at least, we are an independent community. Why is independance so important? Because it is the soul of community citizenship! More than ever we appreciate your on-going support. Thanks to you all!

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

Prologue SA: a software vendor with a long-standing history of innovation and a focus on dematerialisation, virtualization and unified communications. Prologue SA is a leading contributor to the CompatibleOne collaborative project.

>Project Updates

 17 Aug 11: Talend Open Studio 5.0.0M3 is available for test only (Posted by: pcoffre)
 17 Aug 11: XWiki Enterprise 3.2 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)
 11 Aug 11: WebLab Core version 1.2.2 released (Posted by: a-saval)
 05 Aug 11: ProActive Parallel Suite 5.1 is out! (Posted by: cdalmass)
 03 Aug 11: Talend Open Studio 5.0.0M2 is available for test only (Posted by: pcoffre)
 03 Aug 11: XWiki Enterprise and Enterprise manager 3.0.1 Released (Posted by: sdumitriu)

>New Projects

Three new projects have been accepted in the OW2 code base:

Kalimuxo: a platform for dynamic deployment and reconfiguration of applications on heterogeneous mobile devices, it allows downloading, installing, linking and running java components on mobile devices and PCs.

snmp4cloud: initially developed as part of the CompatibleOne project, this project aims at improving and adapting SNMP tools and MIB modules for cloud usage.

OW2 Utility: an aggregation of modules providing code utilities (such as XML parsing helpers, archive model abstraction, etc.) that are to be shared by all OW2 projects

>Community News

Open World Forum

Come and debate with us at the Community Summit, the Open Cloud Track, the Open Cloud in Europe: When interoperability matters and the Making Cloud Interoperate sessions and the FLOSS Competence Center Summit. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

Attention all contestants: the deadline for the code submission is September 10. Last minute questions? Do not hesitate to contact the project leaders directly, or the organisation team at More.

Open Source Week in Beijing

Our appreciation to our members Canonical, INRIA and Orange, Gold Sponsors of the Beijing Open Source Week, October 10-17, 2011. Please check out the agenda and press release here.


November 23-24: Save the date, for OW2Con 2011, the third edition of the OW2 annual conference. Hurry, last days for the Call for Presentations.

In the OW2 Business Ecosystem

OW2 will sponsor OpenStack In Action, a one-day conference on September 21, Paris, co-organized by OW2 members, eNovance and UShareSoft and RackSpace. More.

IFP Energies Nouvelles confirms its technological choice and decides to accelerate the deployment of OW2 ProActive Parallel Suite ® supported by OW2 member ActiveEon. And for our Ukrainian readers, the OW2 ProActive page is here.

OW2 SQuAT programme

Mature Projects leaders: expect to be running Antelink Release Cooker and QualiPSo Open Maturity Model on your projects. More.

OW2 Management Office

Job opportunity: the OW2 Management Office is now actively seeking an experienced administrative assistant. More.


Cloud Expo

At the time of writing, we are receiving news that OW2 members will be at Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, November, 7-10, and we are working on setting up meetings to make OW2 MO presence there worthwhile. Any introductions welcome.