April 2018 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - April 2018 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

According to figures presented by independent market research firm PAC-CXP at Paris Open Source Summit last December, the European market for open source software and services is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 8.7% during the period 2017-2020. This is more than double the growth rate of the non-open source market (+4% annually). However, while open source penetration continues to progress, it still represents a fraction of less than 10% of the overall European software and services market. Open source remains largely a best practice at the technical stages of the value chain. Typically, open source software is a proactive choice by well-informed users. At OW2, we consider it the job of global open source organisations to not only support the growth of open source projects but also to help make open source software an easy choice for mainstream decision makers.

On another note, we are pleased to welcome new Corporate Member University of L'Aquila who joins OW2 to lead CHOReVOLUTION, the result of the eponymous European H2020 project.

Now that our election process is completed, I am delighted to announce that the Board of Directors has re-elected Jean Parpaillon as its Chairperson and President of OW2. A long-time supporter of OW2, Jean represents Individual Members on the Board.

I'd like to finish with a call for sponsors for OW2con'18, our up-coming annual conference. Please check out our affordable sponsorship packages and do no miss this opportunity to show your 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.

New Members

University of L'Aquila: With an international reputation in software engineering studies, UDA joins OW2 to lead the CHOReVOLUTION project, and to contribute to our IoT and Future Internet and Services initiative: OW2 FISSi.

Project News

Projects Updates

Community News

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 21-22, Paris

Check out photos of our booth shared with ActiveEon. Download the presentations of the STAMP and CROSSMINER projects given in the Open Cloud Forum by OW2. More.

OW2con'18, June 7-8, 2018, Paris-Châtillon

Sponsors! We need sponsors, please check out our sponsorship opportunities. Message to Project Leaders: the OW2con'18 Best Project Awards Contest is launched, apply for your project. The Call for Presentations is over now, many thanks for all the great proposals we received! The program will be published soon. More

OW2 at Google Summer of Code

OW2 is Mentor Organization for the 2018 Summer of Code. Students will work on topics related to security and access control with Authzforce project. The students application is over now, the final projects will be announced soon! More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

OW2con'18 is part of the Open Source Innovation Spring (May-June 2018), the technological and scientific free and open source meet-up by Systematic Paris-Region cluster. More.


FOSS Backstage (June 13-14, Berlin)  is a new conference on everything related to FOSS governance, collaboration, legal and economics. More.


OW2 is Institutional and Associative partner of Open Expo Europe, June 6-7 in Madrid. Special discount codes available to OW2 members for Free Passes.  More.


OW2 is partner of the upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress tradeshow (October 16-18, Barcelona). Event organizers are offering us specific conditions for a community booth. Check it out and contact us if ou are interested. More.


Read this instructive Bonitasoft ebook about the low code methodology. You will know more about myth and truth in this emerging domain. More.

Collaborative Projects Round Up

We are still working on a possible STAMP presence at EclipseCon France, June 13-14 in Toulouse. More information soon.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday June 6, from 9:00am-12:00pm.  The results of the 2018 election of the Board of Directors and the 2017 annual report are now published.


FISL, July 11-14, Porto Alegre


Our friends at FISL are inviting us to exhibit on a booth (table) in the non-profit pavilion. Please let us know urgently if you are interested so we can get ourselves organized.

OSCON, July 16-19, Portland, OR


We would like to be at OSCON this year again with, as usual a booth (table) in the non-profit pavilion. Please contact us urgently if you are interested as we need to confirm by April 13th.

Cloud Expo Europe, November 27-28, Paris


We are currently exploring and evaluating the opportunity to run a booth at Cloud Expo Europe Paris. Contact us if you would be interested in joining.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 5-6, Paris


We are partner of the Paris Open Source Summit 2018 and will participate on a booth and in the conferences. Stay tuned for more information soon!

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