Pierre-Yves Gibello, CEO OW2

Pierre-Yves Gibello is involved in IT for 30 years, including 25 in open-source:
R&D engineer at Bull (now Atos) then french Inria research center, OSS projects contributor, teacher at Polytech engineer school, expert for french public innovation agency OSEO, entrepreneur and board member at OW2 for 10 years, then initiator of a research/industry partnership between french UGA university and Linagora, he finally joined OW2 in 2019 as a research engineer, before becoming its CEO in 2022.

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About OW2

OW2 is an independent, global, open-source software community. We are not academics, we are not researchers, we are not lobbyists, we foster open source projects and we actually deliver software, and we claim to be the only such non-profit open source organisation of EU origin and DNA.

The mission of OW2 is to a) promote the development of open-source middleware, generic business applications, cloud computing platforms and b) foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem. 

OW2 developments follow a flexible, component-based approach. These components range from specific software frameworks, protocols, and applications through integrated, service-oriented platforms for enterprise computing.

OW2 is an independent non-profit organization open to companies, public organizations, academia and individuals. OW2 is an open organization.

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. In the open source software value chain, OW2 is positioned as an industry platform facilitating interaction between
open source code Producers and open source code Consumers.

OW2 provides three types of services to its community. First, OW2 operates a technical infrastructure by delivering tools and collaborative services to project teams. The core of the platform is the OW2 forge, an application which gives technical support to projects through a number of tools for the management of code contributions, versions, debugging, licenses, contributors, redistribution, etc. Second, OW2 provides community services by organizing activities and through the decision-making process; OW2 is a catalyst for social and business interaction and relies on five guiding principles: Openness, Fairness, Trust, Transparency and Independence. Third, OW2 provides marketing services by helping build the community identity, brand, and the projects' visibility. OW2 achieves this in essentially three ways: creating collateral, organizing the community's presence at professional events, and driving outbound communication.