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Project of the month: DocDokuPLM

DocDokuPLM is a robust state-of-the-art open source PLM (Product LifeCycle Management) solution. DocDokuPLM won the 2015 OW2 Best Project Community Award.

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The OW2con'21 Call for Presentations is closed.
Please visit the conference website and check out the sponsorship prospectus.



Next instalment of the webinar series we launched in cooperation with the Eclipse Foundation to introduce european software research projects that help shape the future of open source software and the IT industry.



OW2 co-organizes with FASTEN H2020 European project a workshop on "Risk Mitigation with Software Composition Analysis and Dependency Management".



The OW2 election of the Board of Directors process has ended now and the new Board of Directors for the year 2021 is announced. 


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The OW2 community supports the recommendation of the French Parliamentary mission to set up a central open source competency center and offers to help by sharing its expertise.


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OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas co-signs op-ed in Le Monde with Stefane Fermigier and Prof. Roberto Di Cosmo in support of MP Eric Bothorel's recommendation to set up a specialized open source bureau for the French administration. 


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