2023 OW2con'23 Announcement (#1)

Call for Presentations - Deadline February 26, 2023

OW2con is the annual event of the OW2 community, open for free to all open source professionals. It brings together technology experts, software architects, IT developers, project managers and decision-makers from all around the world. It will take place on June 14-15, 2023, in Paris-Châtillon.

The central theme of OW2con’23 is "Open Source Software and Digital Commons". As demonstrated by recent trends and events (industry mergers and acquisitions, generalization of Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) in large companies, etc.), open source code has over time become a necessary component of the IT industry and a key driver for innovation.
Today, even the most influential actors, whether they be companies or governments, have embraced open source software and digital commons. The open source movement inherently embodies values which relate to the concept of commons, such as the sharing of resources and transparency.
However, there are still some challenges to be overcome if we are to make the open source ecosystem even more sustainable: How can collaboration between IT professionals, political decision-makers and communities be improved? What are the relevant business models to encourage? What can be done to better leverage and take advantage of open source for digital sovereignty? How can the IT ecosystem be better organized at European level?

OW2con'23 will address the many current challenges to be faced to make open source software a key enabler for competitiveness, digital sovereignty and democracy.


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OW2con'23 Main Themes

Check out the list below including classic or new, technical or non technical topics:

  • Digital commons
  • Community & Governance
  • Financing open source
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud environment
  • Edge & IOT
  • Mobile
  • OW2 customers cases
  • Open science & research
  • Standards & technologies.

Community Corner

OW2 Projects Leaders: you are welcome to use this exhibition space dedicated to demonstrations of OW2 projects.

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Sponsoring Opportunities

Sponsoring opportunities are open to members and external partners of the OW2 Community. Check out our sponsorship brochure and choose your support package.

Call for Breakout Sessions

OW2 projects, external organizations or communities are welcome to send proposal for Breakout Sessions (informal 2-hours workshops for small groups). The detailed content is to be defined by the session coordinator. Contact us at event-team@ow2.org.

About Orange Gardens Innovation Center

Many thanks to Orange for hosting again the conference in Orange Gardens center dedicated to research and open innovation.  


For any question, please send an email to event-team@ow2.org.

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