Getting Started as a New Member

You have joined OW2 as new Corporate or Strategic Member. Thank you and welcome aboard!  This page contains useful information, links and resources to help you get started with OW2 and make the best out of your membership.

Your account

The account you created when registering grants you access to all services provided by OW2 (under moderation for some of them). 

Participating in the Governance

As an OW2 Member you are welcome to take part in the governance of the Association. In particular, you are entitled to elect the representatives of Corporate Members, or Individual Members depending on your category, on the Board of Directors. See the Governance page for detailed information on the election process.

Governance page 


At OW2 we take your right to privacy seriously. Please check out our privacy policy, it describes the information we collect from you and how it may be stored and processed. The OW2 Privacy Policy was updated in view of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on the 25th of May 2018.

Privacy Policy

Member Listing

We are proud to communicate about our members. Please provide us a logo and a quick description.

  • Logos We need two logos: a) VECTORIZED CMYK colors logo and b) VECTORIZED RGB colors logo. These logos should be vectorized (font & design) and the file format should be AI, EPS or PDF saved as legacy format CS3 max.
  • Description When you joined we may have immediately published a short description of your organisation on the members page. Please check it out and do not hesitate to provide us with a new description if you wish. 

OW2 Members



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At OW2 we offer marketing opportunities to our members since we regularly participate in open source and industry events, with booth and conference sessions. Please contact us and provide us with the name of a contact person for our Marketing mailing list dedicated to events and promotional activities.


Mailing Lists

As a new member you are automatically registered to the list corporate-members AT or strategic-members AT depending on your membership status. You have the opportunity to browse and subscribe to other OW2 mailing lists related to your activities and center of interest at any time.  

Index of Mailing lists


Please register here to receive our monthly newsletter. The OW2 newsletter is an open communication space sent to all community members and participants. It can be used as a communication channel to relay member news. Do not hesitate to send your news proposals. Please note that, in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you were not automatically registered to the OW2 newsletter recipient list.

Newsletter subscription page and archives

Submitting a Project

Of course the first way to take advantage of your membership is to submit an open-source project to the OW2 code base and host it on our state-of-the-art technical infrastructure and to contribute to existing projects. All services on the technical infrastructure are accessible to OW2 projects free of charge. Check out the project submission page

Project submission
Technical infrastructure


New members can easily join, participate in and contribute to one of the on-going initiatives. Within an Initiative, OW2 Members work together to develop both technical integration between projects and business synergies in order to address specific market needs. The process to join the initiatives is explained on each initiative page. 

Initiative pages


OW2con is OW2's annual conference, the annual gathering of the OW2 Community. It is an event for members, project leaders, OW2 supporters and opensource stakeholders at large. A unique opportunity for members to present their project or activities and leverage the OW2 ecosystem. Check out the OW2con dedicated website. OW2con is also a marketing opportuity for our members. Our sponsorhip prospectus is announced several months ahead of the event, make sure you check it out.

Social Networks

Make sure you take advantage of OW2 presence in the social networks. We concentrate on three platforms: Twitter, Slideshare and LinkedIn.

twitter.png  Twitter account: @ow2 All messages including the OW2 hashtag are relayed on OW2. 

slideshare.png  OW2 slideshare account: Publication of presentations from members and projects. 

linkeindgroup.jpg OW2 Linkedin Group. Accessible to all members to start discussion or post news.

Contact Information

All requests for general topics can be sent to: management office

For any specific question, do not hesitate to contact directly the person in charge within the Management Office team.

We look forward to working with you!