April 2019 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - April 2019 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Last week, the European Parliament adopted the controversial Copyright Directive with 348 votes in favour, 274 votes against and 36 abstentions. Fortunately, the proposal was passed with the following exception: “Providers of services such as (..) open source software developing and sharing platforms, (...) shall not be considered online content sharing service providers within the meaning of this Directive.” We are proud to have joined over a year ago the SaveCodeShare campaign launched by the Free Software Foundation Europe and OpenForum Europe requesting EU legislators to preserve the ability to collaboratively build software online. Despite this semi-victory, a lot remains to be done.  We are honoured to have been invited to contribute to the FSFE’s expert policy brochure "Public Money? Public Code!" advocating the importance of source code availability for trust and security in critical IT-infrastructure.

I am delighted to announce that, for the third consecutive year, 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.

The OW2con’19 call for presentation is now closed and we are looking forward to a great programme. A quick message to Project Leaders: the OW2con'19 Best Project Awards Contest is launched, submit your project now!

On another note we are pleased to welcome new Corporate Member Gendarmerie Nationale who joins OW2 to support LemonLDAP::NG and bring new projects to the OW2 code base.

Thanking you 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 Project Marketplace home page and in this newsletter.

New Members

Gendarmerie Nationale:  The French Gendarmerie Nationale are joining OW2 to support LemonLDAP::NG and leverage the OW2 code base to promote new open source applications developed by IT services STISISI.

Project News

Project of the month

GLPI is a free IT Asset Management, issue tracking system and service desk solution. GLPI ITSM solution is becoming more and more represented all over the world and announced recently two new network partners in Brazil. GLPI won the "Technology Council Speacial Prize" at OW2con'17 Best Project Award Contest.  More.

Projects Updates

  • Rocket.Chat: New release 1.0.0.-rc.0 with more features and improvments. More.
  • Sympa: New release 6.2.42 is out to fix several bugs and introduce new features. More.
  • GLPI: Formcreator plugin version 2.8.0. More.
  • Lutece: Lutece-core provided with new release 6.1.2. More.
  • XWiki: New release 10.11.4 is available. More.
  • Bonita: New release 7.9.0.W13 is out. More.
  • Hammr: Evolution and bug fixes with the new release 3.8.11. More.

Community News

Devoxx France, April 17-19, Paris

OW2 will be at Devoxx with the STAMP project team. Attend the presentations and learn about automated tests in DevOps CI/CD environments. More.

OW2con'19, June 12-13, 2019, Paris

The Call For Presentations is closed. Many thanks to all for the great proposals received. The program will be published soon and registration will open mid-April. More.

OW2con'19 Best Project Award Contest

OW2 Project Leaders are invited to submit their projects to the OW2con'19 Best Project Award Contest. Take this opportunity to grow your recognition in the open source community at large! More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

New Success Story for OW2 Knowage project with EW-Shopp project. More.


Teclib is pleased to announce two new GLPI partners in Brazil. More.


Welcome to the ESLE Association OW2's new Associate Organization from the Basque region in Spain. More.


Alter way was silver sponsor of the AWS Summit on April 2 in Paris. More.


We have started a discussion with IoT Solutions World Congress (October 29-31, Barcelona) organizers. Please contact us if you would be interested in speaking or exhibiting opportunities.

Collaborative Projects

A three pages article has been published about the STAMP tools in Programmez! March 2019 issue. The STAMP beta testing campaign is still running. It's time to try the DevOps toolset now! More.


ReachOut, "The Beta Testing Campaign Platform for Research Projects" is a three-year action aimed at helping projects develop and implement beta testing campaigns. More.


DECODER stands for DEveloper COmpanion for Documented and annotatEd code Reference. This three-year research project, involving seven partners will develop an advanced IDE. More.


FASTEN (Fine-Grained Analysis of Software Ecosystems as Networks) introduces a method-level tracking of dependencies on top of existing dependency management systems. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on June 11, from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. The 2019 General Assembly was held on Thursday March 31, check out the report of year 2018.



OSCON O'Reilly Conference, July 15-18 , 2019, Portland


We have applied as usual for a booth in the non-profit pavilion at OSCON. All members are welcome to join, help run the booth and present their projects. Contact us if you are interested in joining.

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