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Open Solutions Alliance
October 2009
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OSA and OW2 Plan Merger, Name Members to Transition Operation Group

The most repeated comment in the press was "like two puzzle pieces" after OSA and OW2 announced their intention to merge at the Open World Forum in Paris on October 1. The unified entity will combine OSA's mission of advocacy and collaboration, strong U.S. presence and marketing savvy, with OW2's mission of facilitating open source software development, deep technical resources and code base, and strong presence in Europe, China and Brazil.

Transition Team Named
The final details of the merger will be worked out by a Transition Operation Group (TOG) comprised of three OSA members and three OW2 members. The OSA Board of Directors appointed OSA President Anthony Gold (Bluenog), OSA Board Member Deb Woods (Ingres), and chief merger negotiator Nick Halsey (Jaspersoft) as its TOG members.

OW2 appointed CEO Cedric Thomas, Board Chairman Jean-Pierre Laisné (BULL SAS), and Vice President in Charge of Technology Gaël Blondelle (EBM WebSourcing) as its TOG members.

OSA Transition Operation Group (TOG) Members
OSA President Anthony Gold (Bluenog)
OSA Board Member Deb Woods (Ingres)
Chief merger negotiator Nick Halsey (Jaspersoft)

OW2 Transition Operation Group (TOG) Members
OW2 CEO
Cedric Thomas
OW2 Board Chairman
Jean-Pierre Laisné (BULL SAS)
OW2 Vice President in Charge of Technology Gaël Blondelle (EBM WebSourcing)

A few details are already known. A new Board election will take place early in 2010, and both organizations will retain their brands. Operational direction will be set by the Technology Council, led primarily by OW2 members, and the MarCom Council, led primarily by OSA members. Activities and local collaborations among members will be facilitated by local chapters in North America, Europe, China and Brazil.


Demo of Common Customer View 3.0 Now Available
Proving the value of interoperability, the Common Customer View demonstration project integrates an interchangeable mix of open source business applications into a single portal showing all activity with a given customer. Watch the demo to see CCV 3 in action, and download the datasheet for complete details on the project.

OSA Featured on Chariot Tech Casts
OSA President Anthony Gold (Bluenog), and three OSA members -- Debbie Moynihan (FUSE/Progres), Deb Woods (Ingres) and Nick Halsey (Jaspersoft) sat down with show host Ken Rimple (Chariot Solutions) to discuss OSA, interoperability, the Obama Administration and much more in this 30-minute podcast.
Copyright 2009. OSA Alert is published by the Open Solutions Alliance. Please contact the editor, Henry Ruddle, with your questions, comments and reprint requests.
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Talend Webinars
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
10am PT / 1pm ET

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Monday, October 12, 2009
10am PT / 1pm ET

Accessing Legacy Data for ETL or Migration
Thursday, October 15, 2009
10am PT / 1pm ET

Open Source Data Integration with Talend Open Studio
Friday, October 16, 2009
2:30 p.m. BST

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
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Open Source Data Integration with Talend Open Studio
Friday, October 30, 2009
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Jaspersoft Webinars
L’Analyse de Donnees Selon Jaspersoft
Langue: Français
Thursday, 15 Octobre 2009
11h00 CET

For ISVs/SaaS: How to Embed Powerful Reporting and Analytics Easily, at Less Cost
Language: English
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET

Ingres Webcasts:
Ingres Database 9.3 - an alternative to MySQL and why you should make the move now!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
6:30am PT / 9:30am ET

FUSE Webinars:
LIVE: Getting Started with FUSE Message Broker: High Availability
Thursday, October 8, 2009
10am GMT and 1pm ET

Chariot Solutions Events:
Fall Forecast 2009 - Groovy on Grails One Day Seminar
Presented By: Chariot and SpringSource
November 12, 2009

2010 Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise
Presented By: Chariot Solutions
April 8, 2010