September 2013 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - September 2013 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the GNU project.  On September 27th, 1983, Richard Stallman called upon programmers to join him in creating "free Unix". What he, and later the Free Software Foundation, invented was free software, an efficient techno-legal construct to share code development efforts tinted with strong anti-monopolist values. This was phase one. During phase two, some 15 years ago, thanks to new permissive licenses, free software was forked into open source, a business movement and the outsider's strategy par excellence. As many companies such as JasperSoft, Red Hat, SugarCRM and Talend have demonstrated, open source is the way for new-comers or non-dominant players to change the rules of the game in a given segment and change market hierarchies in their favor. Meanwhile, still riding the free software wave, research and academic communities and a growing population of developers have created a huge code base of non-commercial free software: tools, drivers, components, frameworks, gadgets, etc. all freely available from repositories such as SourceForge and PLUME. Unfortunately, because of its non-commercial bias, open source earned a bad reputation as being bad for business. But things change and we are now into the third phase in the evolution of open source. Technology development in the IT sector is increasingly a collective effort; it requires contributions in a multitude of shapes and forms. In this world of complexity, open source provides a seamless mechanism for collaborative R&D, it brings agility and competitiveness to the innovation process and helps create value. While old-fashioned business managers remain skeptical, joint open source efforts such as Genivi, OpenDaylight and OpenStack are already shaping the markets of tomorrow.

Save the dates for our top-line autumn events including Cloud Interoperability WeekOpen World Forum, the OW2 Programming Contest and OW2con'13. See details below.

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


Axelor provides a complete and innovative suite of open source business applications including ERP, CRM and BPM platforms. Axelor is joining OW2 to grow its community and collaborate with other OW2 members.

>Project News

>Project Updates

 26 Aug 13: LemonLDAP::NG 1.2.5 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)
 13 Aug 13: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.4.0M2 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 13 Aug 13: XWiki Enterprise 5.2 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: mflorea)

>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest

The Progamming Contest is underway with some 20 teams working on their projects. Contestants have until September 20 to deliver their codes. Good luck to all! More.

Sponsor OW2con'13, November 12-14, Paris!

Here is your opportunity to sponsor OW2con'13, November 12-14, in Paris. Save the date! and check out our affordable packages in the sponsorship prospectus. The programme will be finalized and published soon; stay tuned. More.

Cloud Interoperability Week, September 2013, Madrid and Santa Clara

Only few days left to register: testing sessions, tutorials and workshop, with the participation of OpenStack, CloudStack, OpenNebula, CompatibleOne, and more. The Cloud Interoperability Week will take place in Santa Clara, CA, on September 16-18, and in Madrid, Spain, on September 18-20. Register here, it's free! Limited number of seats, hurry! More.

Open World Forum, October 3-5, Paris

Registration is open now and free. OW2 is spearheading four sessions: the Community Panel during the plenary, the Community Summit, the Open Source on Clouds, featuring OW2 cloud-oriented projects and the Open Source in Practice session. More.

China National Computer Congress, October 22-24, China

OW2 will give presentations at the CNCC in Chansgha on October 22-24 and hold the OW2 Programming Contest Award Conference during this conference on October 23. More.

Ow2stack is Up and Running

Ow2stack, the OW2 cloud testbed implemented with the help of eNovance and hosted by OW2 hosting partner XSalto, is currently being tested by projects CHOReOS, CompatibleOne, OpenCloudware, XLcloud and ProactiveMore.

News from the OW2 Ecosystem

The Future Internet Call for Projects, FP7-2013-ICT-FI, is now published on the European Commission website. Please check out the details online and do not hesitate to contact the OW2 Management Office for your next submissions. 

CompatibleOne is organizing the CompatibleOne 2013 & Beyond Worskhop on Thursday September 12, 9:00am-5:00pm at Institut Telecom, rue Barrault Paris. Read more and register.


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held by conference call on Thursday, September 12, 2013. More.

The next meeting of the Technology Council will be held by IRC on Monday, September 16, 2013. More.


Cloud Expo Europe, London, February 26-27, 2014

We are exploring the opportunity to exhibit at CEE 2014 and co-organize a technical event with the CEE team. Ping us if you are interested. More details soon.