April 2017 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - April 2017 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

As you all know by now, OW2 celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, OW2 is setting up up a special page of messages of appreciation from our friends who have supported us over the years. We are honoured by the testimonials we have received so far. They are a real tribute to the work accomplished and to what OW2 stands for.

Last month we introduced upcoming OW2con'17 to be held on June 26-27 at the new Orange Gardens Innovation Center near Paris.  The theme of this year's conference is New Challenges of Mainstream Open Source Software. We are now inviting you to join us for a celebratory cocktail and dinner on the River Seine! Save the date!

OW2con'17 is a co-production of OW2 and its community, so please check out the call for presentations as well as the sponsoring packages. OW2con needs and relies on your contributions!

On another note, now that our election process is completed, I am pleased to introduce our new Board of Directors and to announce Jean Parpaillon has been elected Chairperson of the Board and President of OW2. A long-time supporter of OW2, Jean is current Individual Members representative on the Board.

Thanking for your on-going support,

Cedric Thomas

PS: Project leaders: Please use your project dashboard to publish your updates. Your news will appear on our home page and in this newsletter.

Project News

New Projects

The Technology Council has accepted mDAN in the OW2 code base. A great addition to the OSAi initiative, mDAN demonstrates accessibility best practices for native apps on iOS and Android. More

Projects Updates

  • AuthzForce version 8.0.0 is out with a new license, GPL v3.0, replacing APL v2.0, a migration to the OW2 GitLab forge, and the conversion of the project into multi-modules. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG 1.9.9 is out, a minor release with bug fixes and enhancements. More.
  • Hammr Feature Pack 3.7.3 and Hammr 3.7-3 are out, bringing the support of YAML files as input and compatibility with UForge AppCenter 3.7-3. More.
  • The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki Enterprise 9.3 Release, which introduces a notification menu, a re-organized administration section, and the support for conflict resolution in the extension managager. Read more.

Community News

Visit our 10th Anniversary Tribute page

Check out our new 10th anniversary tribute page. We are honoured by the support/appreciation messages we are receiving. Send us yours! More.  

OW2con'17 and OW2 10th Anniversary Celebration, June 26-27, Paris

OW2con'17 latest news: the June 26 OW2 10-years celebration party will take place at "Les Petits Bains", a floating boat and art center on River Seine. The CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS is still open. Send your proposal now! More.  

Cloud Expo Europe, March 15-16, 2017, London

Great community presence and visibility as CEE17 Open Source Community Partner. Many thanks to Bonitasoft, ActiveEon, and UShareSoft members for sharing the booth. Check out the photos and slides of presentations given. More

CeBIT, March 20-24, 2017, Hannover

Our booth in the CeBIT 2017 showcased CHOReVOLUTION: documentation, poster and a well-attended presentation; also an occasion to catch up with the community in Germany. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 22-23, 2017, Paris

More than 5000 visitors for this 8th edition of Cloud Expo. OW2 ran a booth and organized its Open Cloud Forum by OW2. Check out the pictures. More.

OSCON, May 8-11, 2017, Austin

The community will be represented this year again at OSCON, in the non-profit pavilion thanks to OW2 Corporate Member Engineering group. Visit us booth #109! More.

OpenStack Summit, May 8-11, 2017, Boston

Visit us on booth #D31 at OpenStack Summit in Boston. We have several FREE PASSES (value $600) still available for community members. Please contact us quickly if you are interested. More.

OSS 2017, May 22-23, 2017, Buenos Aires

The world’s leading academic conference on FLOSS has invited OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas to give a keynote address.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

The Open Source Innovation Spring is a series of short events on Open Source, innovation including IoT, Blockchains, Open Cloud. Check out the programme, OW2con'17 provides a nice closing event to OSIS.


OSAi, the OW2 accessibility initiative elected Christian Paterson, Orange open source governance Director, as its Chairman for one year. Check out the next Accessibility feedback opportunities.


Fisl, July 10-13, 2017, Porto Alegre

We are evaluating the opportunity to co-exhibit this year again at fisl with our Brazilian members and enhance OW2 visibility within the open source community in Brazil. Please let us know if you want to join us in Porto Alegre.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 6-7, Paris

We will be present at the 2017 Paris Open Source Summit on a community booth, based on the same model than previous years. A dedicated communication will circulate soon. Do not hesitate to contact us quickly if you want to join.