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On September 5, we encourage all members and contributors to tell their policy makers how Article 13 will affect the preservation, sharing and improving of code. Follow easy instructions here or go directly to the #SaveYourInternet #DeleteArt13  website.


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Why is tax-funded software not published as Free Software? OW2 supports the Public Money? Public Code! campaign steered by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). Sign the Open Letter!



Join us June 7-8, at Orange Gardens, Paris-Chatillon.
OW2con'18 is over now. Many thanks again to our speakers, sponsors and participants! OW2con'18 photos,  slides and videos of the presentations are published. 



Come join OW2 and share the collective open source booth we are preparing for Cloud Expo Europe, Paris, November 27-28. Come take advantage of the special conditions we have negotiated for OW2 members and supporters.



OW2 will participate in the Paris Open Source Summit this year again on December 5-6, with a large community booth and a significant contribution to the conference program. Contact us to know more. 


How can you take part in the Community?

What is OW2

OW2 is an independent community dedicated to open source industry-grade enterprise computing infrastructure software, including middleware, application platforms and cloud computing technologies.

Why Join OW2

Make a stand, focus your open source efforts, help steer the community, increase your open source visibility, promote your projects, and join renowned industry leaders, SMEs, academics and individuals.

Free Infrastructure Software

OW2 hosts some one hundred open source projects spanning application platforms, components, middleware, cloudware and tools for the development, deployment and management of distributed and cloud applications.

Submit a Project

At OW2 it usually starts with an open source project. We provide resources, governance and help build awareness for your project. Checkout the project life cycle and fill in the submission form. Join the code base.

Quality and Trustworthiness

Enhance the quality and facilitate the market adoption of your project with the unique suite of tools freely accessible with Open-source Software Capability Assessment Radar (OSCAR) the OW2 quality program.


Check out the beta version of OW2 marketplace at EU-funded project AppHub. Stay tuned for future development and full opening of the marketplace to OW2 projects in 2017.

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Infrastructure Software, Application Platform, Middleware, Tools

Featured Project: Sympa

logo.pngSympa is an open source mailing list manager. It provides advanced features with a rich and secure web interface. Original Sympa features include scalability for big mailings lists ( > 1.000.000 list members), list member provisioning using LDAP, SQL or other data sources, various authentication method (SSO, LDAP, X509), S/MIME and DKIM support, web archive with access control, virtual hosting for service providers, automatic bounce management, easily customizable web interface, SOAP interface for integration with other applications and more. Sympa is translated in more than 12 languages. Is is widely used in large organizations such as Universities and research centers. It is also used by ministries, large industry companies, and social change networks. It can also be used by small structures such as associations.

Collaborative Projects

Leveraging open source to foster collaborative innovation is a powerful strategy. OW2 is an experienced Open Source Software community for collaborative R&D projects. We provides community support and dissemination services and community building services to multinational open source collaborative projects and large collaborative R&D projects. In particular, OW2 has established itself as the reference dissemination and community platform for complex government-supported, open source-oriented projects

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