April 2020 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - April 2020 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

With the unfolding COVID-19 crisis affecting each and every one of us in one way or another, I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are all keeping safe. Situations like these demonstrate the value of shared resources created by open science, open data and cooperating the open source way. Hopefully, a few weeks down the line, we will be able to reflect on the positive role played by the open source software community in these challenging times. In the meantime, the best we can do is take full advantage of the online nature of our activity and stay home and keep things working.

So, what’s happening with OW2con'20 scheduled for June 17-18 and to be hosted at Orange Labs? While we are looking into organizing some elements of OW2con on-line, an event held entirely virtually cannot be an appropriate alternative for our community. As of today, two and a half months away from the event, we are still maintaining our annual conference. Of course we assess the situation weekly and we will comply with Orange’s recommendations; the final go-no-go decision will be made on May 26th at the latest. Stay tuned!

I'd like to end with a call for sponsors. Please check out our attractive sponsoring packages and don’t miss this opportunity to show your support. The OW2con’20 call for presentation is now closed and we are looking forward to a great programme. And a quick message to Project Leaders: the OW2con'20 Best Project Awards contest is launched; submit your project now!

On another note, I am delighted to announce that the Board of Directors has re-elected Jean Parpaillon as Chairperson and President of OW2. A long-time supporter of OW2, Jean represents Individual Members on the Board.

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.

Project News

Project Updates

  • ASM: Release 8.0 supports Java 14 and brings straight-line performances. More.
  • Bonita: Discover new features and bug fixes in new releases 7.11.0.W13, and 7.10.4. More.
  • Jeka: The fresh 0.8.20 release avoids module entry duplicates during IML file generation. More.
  • OCS Inventory: The server version 2.7 adds MySQL SSL, API REST, and other features. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: Check out the minor changes brought by new releases 3.0.7 and 3.1.0-rc.2. More.
  • XWiki: The new 12.2 version comes with a new user API, consistent menu icons, bug fixes. More.

Project of the month

AuthzForce, the Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) framework is compliant with XACML standard v3.0, and able to retrieve extra attributes from various sources, e.g. LDAP/SQL databases, REST services or X.509 Attribute Certificates. More.


Community News

OW2con'20, June 17-18, 2020, Paris

We received a lot of presentation proposals and want to thank all submitters for their great contributions! For now, OW2con'20 is still confirmed on June 17-18, so please keep the dates on your agendas. More.

OW2con'20 Best Project Award Contest

The OW2con'20 Best Project Award Contest is open! You are an OW2 Project Leader? Do not miss this opportunity of high recognition and visibility among the community and beyond. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

Successful and promising first phones conferences for the launch the OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative (G2i). Next call on April 23, 5:00PM CEST. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

With Securnet now a silver partner in Portugal, Teclib can expand its GLPi network in the iberian peninsula.


European Data Incubator #H2020 cascade funding project opens its 3rd Call to select BigData Startups/projects for an 8-month incubation program and up to €100K funding. Apply now! (Do not hesitate to ciculate). More.


NGI-Pointer is another #H2020 cascade funding project part of the NGI initiative. The project has just opened a Call to recruit “NGI architects” to change the underlying fabric of the internet and the web. Selected projects can get up to €200K equity-free funding. More.


Many job opportunities currently available at XWiki. Check it out and do not hesitate to circulate!

In our Research Projects

European-funded projects: Join the next ReachOut Webinar on April 22 "How to build an efficient and attractive testing scenario?" and start registering your own campaign. Let's improve your software outcomes together. More.


Machine Learning on Source Code is a promising field to work in, explains DECODER project contributor Marcos Fernández Díaz, Tree Technology Senior Data Scientist. More.


In order to replace the participation of the FASTEN team in the Python Packaging Summit (cancelled), we'll use other online ways to liaise with the Python Community.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday June 16, at 9:30am.



IT Events 2020 Status

We are circulating for your information a table of cancellations and postponements of a list of IT conferences from our ecosystem. More.

OSCON, July 13–16, Portland, OR

O'Reilly President Laura Baldwin announced the cancellation of "all future O’Reilly in-person conferences". Although not confirmed on the website we will assume this includes OSCON.

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