September 2014 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - August 2014 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Established to support the ObjectWeb's projects over ten years ago, OW2's technical infrastructure has evolved from a single integrated forge into a complex architecture of complementary tools. However, state-of-the-art online resources emerging over the recent years appear to offer project development teams appealing alternatives. Within OW2 some even challenge the need for investment in our own technical infrastructure. While we may all have our own thoughts on the topic, these are legitimate questions. Join us and leading community practitioners in discussing these fascinating issues at the Open World Forum Community Summit. I will be sharing some of the questions we are dealing with as we consider upgrading some of the key elements of our infrastructure. Please note our questionnaire for OW2 Members who want to contribute to the discussion is still open.

It is an honour to announce that Francis Jutand, Scientific Director at new OW2 Strategic Member Institut Mines-Telecom will be a keynote speaker at OW2con'14. We've made great progress with our friends at the OpenStack Foundation to organize part of OW2con at the OpenStack Summit in Paris. We will be sending you a special OW2con'14 edition of our newsletter to update you on the final details. Stay tuned! We have extended the deadline for the call for presentations to September 6. Not much time left, so hurry! We need you! Check out the OW2con'14 sponsorship prospectus here and take advantage of the Paris Open Source Week! 

I am pleased to welcome a new project in the OW2 code base: Lutece, the new-generation Java-based CMS/Portal developed by Ville de Paris which is already deployed across more than two hundred applications and sites.

Thank you for your 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

>Project News

>Project Updates

 03 Sep 14: Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.0M3 available (Posted by: pcoffre)
 27 Aug 14: XWiki 6.2 Milestone 2 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 07 Aug 14: XWiki 6.2 Milestone 1 Released (Posted by: enygma)
 25 Jul 14: LemonLDAP::NG 1.4.1 is out! (Posted by: clement_oudot)

>New Project

The Technology Council has accepted a new project in Incubation:

Lutece: a highly flexible Java-based CMS/Portal that can also be used as a framework to build web applications; developed around a plugin architecture by Ville de Paris for its own use, it is already extensively used and is supported by a vibrant community.

>Community News

OW2 Webinars

Check out the upcoming program of webinars and register here: ProActive and CLIF projects; A live update on OW2 upcoming events, Q&A with Cédric Thomas. We still have some available slots. Check out the available dates and book your own webinar now. More.

OSS Conference Kansai@Kyoto, Aug. 1-2, Kyoto

OW2 and the OCEAN project led two sessions during this open source conference in Japan. A great opportunity to build cooperation with Japanese OSS developers, academic researchers and companies. More.

Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law, August 26, Karlskrona

Several members of the RISCOSS Project Consortium attended RELAW'14 held in conjunction with the 22nd IEEE International RE'14 (Requirements Engineering Conference) in Karlskrona, Sweden. Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO, gave a keynote speech. More.

Class Conference 2014, September 25-26, Bled

OW2 and OCEAN are co-organizing the workshop “Cloud Computing trends and key challenges in Europe” at this conference in Slovenia. More.

OW2 Programming Contest

Teams must submit their codes to Trustie, the OW2 contest hosting site here by September 15! The award conference will take place on October 15-17 at Chengdu University of Information Technology. More.

Open World Forum, October 30-November 1, Paris

OW2 Sessions: Open Cloud Forum "Open Source Collaborative Innovation in Europe", and the Community Summit "The tools of Open Source cooperation" are now fullly booked. Our "OW2 Village" on the exhibition floor will include a Big Data area. More.

OW2con'14, November 4-6, Paris

The deadline to submit your presentation proposal is... tomorrow! Check out details and submit here. OW2con'14, November 4-6, will take place the same week as the OpenStack Summit in Paris. More.

OpenCloudware White Paper

Check out the white paper presenting OpenCloudware, the application management environment for the cloud-native information system. More.

Community Meetings

Next meetings of the Board of Directors: Thursday, September 18 by web conference and Tuesday, November 4, face-to-face meeting. More. Next meeting of the Technology Council: Sept. 16 or Oct. 3 (Doodle in progress). More.

Technical Infrastructure Survey

Attention OW2 members! We still have questions for you on how you use our technical infrastructure. Please check out our questionnaire here (you will need your wikio or LDAP login). 


Cloud Expo Europe, March 11-12, 2015, London

We are working with the organizers of Cloud Expo Europe to afford the OW2 community greater visibility at CEE 2015. OW2 is set to be a leading partner at the new CEE Open Source Park. More details soon.