Engineering Group assumes the chair of the international open source OW2 Consortium

Engineering Group’s representative elected as Chairman of one of the main global open source communities.

Rome (Italy), 7th May 2013 – Gabriele Ruffatti has been elected as Chairman of OW2 Consortium – the global open source community co-founded by Engineering Group.

OW2 is a global and independent community, whose goal is granting the durable and sustainable development of the most adopted and reliable enterprise-level open source solutions, ranging from middleware and application platforms to cloud computing technologies. The Consortium, well-established in Europe, Asia and in the Americas, hosts over 100 projects, including SpagoBI and Spagic, realized by Engineering Group.

I am honored to accept this chairmanship and thankful for people’s trust.” stated Gabriele Ruffatti, founder of the SpagoWorld initiative by Engineering Group. “I’ll put all my efforts into serving the community, helping it achieve its objectives and fostering its continuous development. This chairmanship proves Engineering Group’s commitment to sustaining the growth of the open source community as well as its international reputation.

Engineering Group
Engineering ( is the leading Italian software and services company and one of the top 10 European ICT groups, with about 7,000 people and 43 offices in Italy, Belgium, USA, Brazil and Argentina. The Research & Innovation Department includes the Open Source, Business Intelligence and SOA Competency Centers.

SpagoWorld is the main free/open source initiative founded and managed by Engineering Group. Its most important projects include: SpagoBI, the entirely open source, complete and flexible Business Intelligence suite; Spagic, the free/open source platform for the governance of middleware services and the development of SOA applications; Spago4Q, the free/open source platform to measure, analyze and monitor the Quality of products, processes and services.