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Blog posts for October 2012

Alpes JUG and Mars JUG: Vincent Massol about XWiki

Vincent Massol (our CTO) was invited to speak about XWiki at the Alpes JUG and the Mars JUG on 10th and 11th of October 2012. Here are the slides, which you can also find on his personal blog:

Devoxx time! See you in Antwerp in November

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A few questions and answers about Vincent Massol's participation at Devoxx:

What is Devoxx?

  • Devoxx is an annual European Java conference.

Where and when will the conference take place?

  • In Antwerp, in Belgium, from November 12th til 16th 2012.

What is a quickie?

  • Quickies are 15 minute talks that take place at lunch break during the Conference, making this a perfect way to test speaking skills or introduce a young (open-source) project to the public. 

What will Vincent Massol's quickie be about?

  • During his quickie he will develop a real life collaborative web application in just a few minutes using the XWiki open source platform.

When will you be able to see him?

November 28, 2012: let's meet at the OW2con'12

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At the end of November we'll be present at the OW2 Annual Conference: OW2con'12.

Thomas Mortagne (R&D Engineer) will make a demo of the XWiki Extension Manager, a feature for installing, uninstalling and upgrading XWiki extensions.

When: Thursday November 28, 12:15 - 12:30pm

Please discover the program here.

XWiki SAS supports the Open Innovation Network

The Open Innovation Network (OIN) was founded by Red Hat, IBM, Sony, NEC, Philips and Novell in 2005 to support the Linux System and every organization that builds or uses Linux-related technology. The cornerstone of OIN is a community of over 450 projects and companies. This community creates a Linux System patent-aggression "no fly zone" between its members. Everyone inside it pledges not to use Linux patents aggressively against each other. 

XWiki SAS is not directly concerned by this, as we don't have any patents and we are not part of the Linux ecosystem, except as users. However, we strongly support the principles of non-aggression displayed in the Community Agreement we have signed.

It is important to note that the software patents acquired by the OIN are only American. Software patents do not exist in France. We believe that this is a very good thing and that it should continue (the EUPAT working group, the FFII (French Chapter of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure), argue in this sense as well) for various reasons. One of them is explained by Tristan Nitot in one of his lastest articles "Le brevet logiciel, cette plaie pour l'innovation". He gives the example of "Vlingo", a startup that failed in a legal battle to a rival and finally closed its doors.