is an independent, global, open-source software community. OW2 developments follow a flexible, component-based approach. These components range from specific software frameworks, protocols and applications through to integrated, service-oriented platforms for enterprise computing.
The consortium is an independent non-profit organization open to companies, public organizations, academia and individuals.
OW2 is committed to growing a community of open source code developers. The organization is dedicated to the creation of new technology: original code development is one of its fundamental characteristics. OW2 champions the tenets of quality and usability of its software in the open source enterprise marketplace. It fosters a common technical architecture to be shared by its members and to facilitate the implementation of its technology by systems integrators and end-users. The OW2 projects aim at facilitating the development, deployment and management of distributed applications with a focus on open source middleware and related development and management tools.
OW2's global community membership includes over 60 organizations, commercial, public and academic, and over 1100 individual members. With half the OW2 membership, Europe is leading the community, followed by Asia (30%), Latin America (10%) and North America (10%).
OW2 provides three types of services to its community. First, OW2 operates a technical infrastructure: delivering tools and collaborative services to project teams: the core of the platform is a forge, the application which technically supports the projects through a number of tools for the management of code contributions, versions, debugging, licenses, contributors, redistribution, etc. Second it provides community services: organizing activities and the decision-making process; OW2 is a catalyst for social and business interaction relying on five guiding principles: Openness, Fairness, Trust, Transparency and Independence. Third, it provides marketing services: helping build the community identity, brand and the projects' visibility essentially in three ways: creating collateral, organizing the community's presence at professional events and driving outbound communication.
The OW2 Consortium concentrates on fostering the dissemination work package (WP9) by pulling together its technical infrastructure and its expertise in dissemination activities such as supporting open source development projects, supporting a global community, developing awareness and communication material across different countries, continents and cultures and organizing meetings and professional conferences. OW2 provides a powerful dissemination channel into the open source world in particular. OW2's pivotal role in this work package comes as natural since several participants in the project consortium are members of OW2.
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CHOReOS is a project of the FP7 European program: FP7-ICT-2009-5 - Objective 1.2 (grant agremment n° 257178)