April 2021 Newsletter



[OW2 Newsletter - April 2021 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

In September 2019, the founder of the free software movement Richard Stallman was forced to resign from MIT and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) after making abusive comments relating to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. His reinstatement last month to the board of the FSF, which to many appeared a fait accompli, has shaken the open source community.

OW2 condemns this turn of events and expects the FSF to get its act together promptly. Not so much because we strongly believe in values of openness and consensus building that seem to have been trampled in this case, but because whatever a person or organisation’s merits are, we reject all behaviours that prejudice our efforts to foster a healthy open source ecosystem. Benevolent dictators yes, autocrats no.

On another note the OW2con’21 call for presentations is closed. We are looking at a great program again this year. And we will publish it shortly. Stay tuned! Save the date, June 23-24, and check out how you can become a Sponsor! Sponsorship helps to make an even better conference.

We are pleased to announce we have begun releasing the Market Readiness Level assessment we have computed for 14 of our projects. Check them out on the project page.

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

  • GLPI: new release 9.5.4 fix medium security issues and also several bugs related to mail and dashboards. Also Teclib' announced several new partners worldwide. More.
  • FusionDirectory: a series of webinars is planned as well as a community event. Recording will be shared on FusionDirectory YouTube channel More.
  • DeviceFarmer: released version 3.6.0 that includes bug fixes and dependencies updates. More.
  • XWiki: released version 13.2 improving notification filter management, in-place editing, translation and increasing the maximum length of page references, titles and short string properties to 768 characters. 12.10.5 bug fix release was also published. More.
  • Lutece: a new release candidate for version 7.0.0 has been published. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: brings OpenLDAP 2.4.58 packages for RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian.. More.
  • Knowage: published version 7.4 with major improvements such as the capability to automatically enriched a document with Birt and cockpits reports and also the possibility to create a cockpit using SQL dataset on Google BigQuery tool. More.
  • BlueMind: published a blog post covering a wide range of topics such as: digital sovereignty, ecology, remote work and more. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: published version 3.13.0 with a bunch of new features and improvements. More.

Project of the month

GLPI GLPI is a free IT Asset Management, issue tracking system and service desk solution. GLPI won the 2017 Award "OW2 Technology Special Prize". More.

 

Community News

OW2con'21, June 23-24, Online

The Call for Presentations is now closed and we look forward to announce the program shortly. Stay tuned and check our sponsoring opportunities. More.

FASTEN Virtual Workshop, April 8, Online

Join our FASTEN virtual workshop on Thursday, April 8th, at 16:00 CEST "Risk Mitigation with Software Composition Analysis and Dependency Management"". Learn about existing tools and latest innovations. More.

OSS2021, May 12-13, Lahti, Finland (moved online)

OW2 is chair and organizer of the OSS2021 Business Track "Industry Conference" taking place May 12 morning. Contact us quickly if you would like to take this opportunity to showcase your project or your business experience. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, June 1, Online

This event series is organized in cooperation with the Eclipse Foundation to introduce european software research projects. Check out the agenda of the next webinar on June 1. More.

ReachOut test{fest} Contest

test{fest} is a competition organized by OW2 and the ReachOut project in the framework of OW2con'21 inviting beta-testers to try innovative software and rewarding them for their efforts. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

Check out the newly opened OSS Good Governance Resource Center. Work in progress! You are welcome to contribute and share content, best practices and experiences. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

We are pleased to welcome RIOS, the Rete Italiana Open Source Network, as OW2 associate organization. RIOS represents a reference point in the peninsula for whoever wants to operate enterprise-grade OSS solutions. More.

In our Research Projects

Play the Platform Workflow Video and read the project glossary to learn DECODER secrets to extract and store new knowledge from your software. More.

 

As a first major milestone for the FASTEN project, a beta-testing campaign on its Java call graph generator tool is available. Join the campaign, test the tool and provide your feedback!

OW2 Community Notices

 

The OW2 board and chairperson elections were completed at last Board meeting on March 18, 2021, shortly after our General Assembly which took place on March 5, 2021. More.
 

 

Outlook

B-Boost Conference,October 14-15, La Rochelle, France

This second edition of B-Boost open source conference co-organized by French open source regional cluster NAOS and the CNLL, with the support of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region has been postponed to October 14-15, 2021. More.

Open Source Experience, November 9-10, Paris

Open Source Experience is launched! The call for presentation will open mid April. OW2 is planning to have a booth at OSXP. Please contact us if you are interested to join us. More.

 

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