September 2012 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - September 2012 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Our Software Quality Assurance and Trustworthiness (SQuAT) program is almost completed and OW2 is about to embark on a period of significant evolution. SQuAT will be fully launched at OW2con'12 in November. We are already preparing our next strategic moves: the enforcement of SQuAT and the opening of a project appstore. The first concerns the governance of the OW2 projects: all mature projects will have to be “SQuAT compliant”. This will enhance the quality, both actual and perceived, of the OW2 code base. The second move will boost the dissemination of the projects: the appstore will increase exposure and facilitate accessibility to OW2 projects. More downloads will be the reward for well demonstrated quality.

In September, we are in the final stages of preparing for a season of top-line events centered on cloud computing, including the Open World Forum and Cloud & IT Expo in Paris, the China Open Source Week, the CompatibleOne launch at Cloud Expo West in Santa Clara, CA, culminating with OW2con'12. See details below.

We are pleased to welcome IBROWSE, a software and services company joining us from Brazil where the OW2 community is building a strong momentum.

Thank you for your contributions and on-going support,

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


IBROWSE: A Brazilian software and service company, founded in 1998, IBROWSE joins OW2 to help promote Jaguar, its JavaEE framework and Telescope a migration tool from Oracle Forms to JavaEE.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 21 Aug 12: JOnAS 5.1.7 available (Posted by: albertil)
 14 Aug 12: WebLab Core 1.2.5 Release ! (Posted by: a-saval)
 08 Aug 12: Spago4Q 2.4 has been released! (Posted by: davidedc)
 08 Aug 12: SpagoBI 3.5.1 now available! (Posted by: bernabei)
 07 Aug 12: XWiki Enterprise 4.2 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: mflorea)

>New Project

The Technology Council has accepted the following project in incubation:

BPIDE-lite: online business process modeling and service composition tool following BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) specification.

>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest

Contestants are now busy working on their projects for the 2012 Programming Contest. The deadline for submission is September 12, and will be followed by the jury evaluation. More.

Open World Forum, Oct 11-12, Paris

OW2 is organizing again this year a Community Summit. Come and discuss "Open Source Software Communities in the Age of Cloud Computing" with renowned community leaders and practitioners on October 11th. More .

The CompatibleOne project is organizing a full track dedicated to open cloud and open standards on October 12. The Call for Participation is still open, deadline: September 10th. More.

COSW'12 (China Open Source Week) Oct. 15-20, Beijing, Nanjing

The China Open Source Week 2012 (COSW'12), October 15-20, will take place this year in Nanjing and Beijing, this year. Check out the webpage and sponsorship opportunities. More.

Cloud & IT Expo, Oct 23-25, Paris

Visit us booth F40 at Cloud & IT Expo, for a unique preview of the CompatibleOne launch. This year, OW2 is a partner of the event and we have negotiated a special offer for OW2 members who are interested in exhibiting there. More.

Cloud Expo 2012 West, Nov 5-8, Santa Clara, CA

OW2 will launch CompatibleOne, The Open Source Cloud Broker, at Cloud Expo 2012. Visit our booth, attend our session, and ask for the OW2 "VIP Gold Pass" that gives you full access to all the sessions and al the tracks, across all four days of the conference. More.

OW2con'12, Nov. 27-29, Paris

We will soon launch the OW2con'12 Awards Contest, stay tuned! In the meantime, check out our sponsorship opportunities, the outlook of the program and visit the conference website.

Technical infrastructure 

We have installed the two new machines OW2 has acquired to showcase the CompatibleOne open source cloud broker and to demonstrate interoperability between cloud projects on an heterogeneous cloud computing platform. On-line demos soon.

OW2 has installed its own instance of FOSSology. The OW2 Management Office will resume evaluation of all OW2 mature projects, and those Incubator projects that wish to have a FOSSology report.


CeBIT 2013, March 5-9, Hanover

We are evaluating the opportunity to organize an "OW2 Pavilion" at CeBIT, March 5-9, 2013. The CeBIT open source park is located in the heart of the open source area at the CeBIT and it is one of the largest business-oriented event for open source software in Europe. Please contact us if you are interested. See more about the CeBIT.