OW2 is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of open source in the domains of middleware, generic business applications and cloud computing platforms. Orange is a founding and strategic member of OW2.
Thus, Orange is involved in the governance and the management of the OW2 consortium; Orange is the leader of the Open Source Accessibility initiative (OSAi) supported by OW2; Orange drives or contributes to several Open source projects hosted by OW2.
OW2, as a non-profit organisation, exists because of its Members . OW2’s budget comes mainly from the membership fees, and also from subsidies of collaborative projects for which OW2 is a member (mainly in charge of dissemination).
Currently, Orange contributes to:
CLIF, distributed under the GNU Lesser Public License (LGPL), is dedicated to load and performance testing, for any kind of system. Clif allows to inject traffic (in a variety of protocols like http, FTP, SIP…) and to use probes for measuring resource usage (processor, memory, network…).
JOnAS (Java Open Application Server), distributed under the GNU Lesser Public License (LGPL), is a leading edge Java EE 5 certified Enterprise Server. JOnAS is designed with OSGi (Open Services Gateway initiative) based service architecture to provide a dynamically adaptable application server.
Sirocco, distributed under the GNU Lesser Public License (LGPL), is a multi-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service software platform featuring: management of multiple cloud providers, multi-hypervisor support, unified self-service Web portal and programmatic access through a REST API.
Open Source Accessibility initiative
Creation of the “Open Source Accessibility initiative” was spearheaded by Orange in 2016 within the neutral framework of OW2. It was founded in order to leverage an open source collaborative approach to digital accessibility, through software projects (several provided by Orange) and other deliverables, such as training courses, communication tools, guidelines, etc.
Major historical projects
Orange’s contributions included :
- VESPA (Virtual Environments Self-Protecting Architecture) – an architecture and software framework,
- Fractal – a modular, extensible and programming language agnostic component model and its implementation Think (THink Is Not a Kernel),
- Components supporting persistence: JORM , Speedo , Perseus , MEDOR,
- Java bytecode manipulation framework ASM,
- SalomeTMF – a test management tool.
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