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Project of the month: Sympa

Sympa is an open source mailing list manager. It provides advanced features with a rich and secure web interface.

Projects Market Readiness Levels Focus : AutzForce


With an MRL at 6, AuthzForce is recognized as a proven product with a customer base of early users. The project fits for third party contributions and is implicitly driven by a community governance. View AuthzForce Market Readiness synthesis.

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OW2con'23 : Open Source Software and Digital Commons 0.4 

We are pleased to announce that OW2con'23 will take place physically! We look forward to meet all the community in-person, on June 14-15 at Orange Gardens in Paris-Chatillon. Thanks to Orange for hosting the conference. The CFP is open (deadline February 26) and the sponsorship brochure is available, visit the website!  



Partnership signed between OW2 and DINUM  0.5 

We are pleased to announce that we signed a partnership agreement with the French DINUM (interministerial digital department) for the year 2023 to provide the DINUM and public actors with OW2 tools and methodological approaches MRL and the GGI.



Open Research Webinars - January 24, 2023 0.7 

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. The detailed agenda will come soon, stay tuned!



New release 1.1 for the OSS Good Governance Handbook  1.04 

We are proud to announce the availability of version 1.1 of the Good Governance handbook,  including translations, automated deployment and a first success story from City of Paris. This framework is proposed by the Good Governance Initiative (GGI), initiated by OW2 and developed today by the OSPO Alliance


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