Dr. Yury Glikman
Dr. Yury Glikman Fraunhofer FOKUS

Open Source: Yury Glikman elected as president of the OW2-Consortium

News from June 11, 2015

Dr. Yury Glikman, head of the Open Service Engineering group at Fraunhofer FOKUS, is the new president of the OW2-Consortium. OW2 is an independent international Open Source Community with focus on the areas of Enterprise Computing Infrastructure (incl. Middleware), Applications Platforms and Cloud Computing. With over 2000 members it belongs to the most important OS-Organizations worldwide.
As an expert in Cloud Computing and Open Source, Dr. Yuri is since a number of years on the board in the OW2-Consortium and promotes these fields in the Fraunhofer Insitute FOKUS.

At the board meeting in this spring he was elected as successor to Prof. Huaimin Wang or a period of one year as president of the consortium. 

The consortium brings together software-developers from the whole world, to develop industry-suited Open Source-Middleware and Software-Infrastructures and to make this available for everybody. Apart from the networking of the Open Source Community a main goal of the OW2 is the development of Open Source-Middleware, to promote general business applications and Cloud Computing-Platforms. To this effect the OW2 supports the communication and the Community Building in the framework of large joint research and development projects.

Speaking on his goals during his term, Dr. Glikman emphasized: „The OW2 is extremely important as an independent instance and network for software-developers, extremely important. This position we have to further strengthen by all means. We want to extend the OW2-Community to a Center-for-Excellence for Open Source Governance in Europe.“