QualiPSo Newsletter 2. - October 2009
Release the QualiPSo Factory, the Next Generation Forge Environment
On November 16th, the QualiPSo Project will release the first version of its factory . The problems of current forges are mainly due to high coupling between components. Our approach is to apply Service Oriented Architecture [SOA] principles to the forge design to reduce maintenance costs and improve forge evolution. The QualiPSo Factory proposes an open service oriented integration framework with well-defined interfaces between the components which facilitate integration of further services and integration with the corporate information system. It does not only display the projects, but also proposes tools for information exchange since the existence of distributed teams lead to a significant need for image associated with the project especially to reinforce the feeling of being involved in a group. The Factory offers services combining both development and information sharing aspects. For more information, please click here.
fOSSa Conference 2009
Since the 70’s , FOSS became a wide spread paradigm throughout the software industry, and its alignment with academic goals tended to be forgotten. The fOSSa Conference is mainly focused on academia and research centers needs but it's open to industry as well, since in many cases academia needs industrials and vice versa. The conference reviews Open Source fundamentals (Business models, licenses, collaboration, communities, promotion, exploitation, sustainability, European projects) and presents innovating Open Source projects as well as communities experiences. Confirmed speakers include Clement Escoffier (Apache Community), Ralph Mueller (Director of Eclipse Foundation Europe), HP Fossology, INRIA (Luc Grateau and Jean Bernard Stefani), Arnaud Laprévote (Director R&D Mandriva), Roberto Di Cosmo, and many more. The fOSSa Conference is co-organized by INRIA and OW2 Europe Local Chapter and takes place in the World Trade Center building in Grenoble, France (Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Grenoble) on 17th and 18th November 2009. Registration is free. Details about the Conference are available @ www.ow2.org/fossaconference
Open World Forum: Competence Centers Summit
The Open World Forum brought together all the key players from the world of Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). The main theme of the forum was to ensure that open software plays an active role in the digital recovery. As part of the Open World Forum, France hosted the first International FLOSS Competence Centers Summit. The meeting was organized by the QualiPSo Project and had over 35 participants from 4 continents. Participants from Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and USA represented 11 different Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) Competence Centers around the globe. The main objective of the meeting was to unite forces around the world for the establishment of an international network of Competence Centers to collaborate on the promotion of FLOSS. For more information please click here.
2020 FLOSS Roadmap, 2009 edition
For its first edition, Open World Forum had launched an initiative of prospective unique in the world: the 2020 FLOSS Roadmap. This Roadmap is a projection of the influences that will affect FLOSS until 2020, with descriptions of all FLOSS-related trends as anticipated by an international workgroup of 40 contributors over this period of time and highlights 7 predictions and 8 recommendations. 2009 edition of Open World Forum gave place to an update of this Roadmap reflecting the evolutions noted during the last months. More details available at 2020flossroadmap.
Qualipso Web: Training Material Published
The objectives of QualiPSo training courses are to promote and encourage uptake of the emerging QualiPSo results helping the potential target groups to better understand and exploit the methodological and technological aspects, the tools and the overall environment defined and developed, and the knowledge in terms of best-practices, business models, experience gained in the project scenarios development and more in general in the adoption of OSS. A new section of the QualiPSo website is dedicated to free, downloadable course on the contents of the project’s activities. For more information, please click here.
- Competence Centres
- Project Identity