April 2024 Newsletter

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[OW2 Newsletter - April 2024 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2 has been very busy these days, organizing a new but very promising local French FOSS event that attracted more than 200 people: AlpOSS - replays are available on the home page. Some of our members were present, as sponsors and speakers (like BlueMind, Linagora and Worteks) or co-organizers (thanks Belledonne Communications!). Although the event was supposed "local", people came from Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, etc. - including representatives from the City of Paris, SNCF and the Adullact FOSS association. So now we have a responsibility: be as successful next year!

And the next event is a virtual one: Open Source webinar by OW2, featuring Open Food Facts (a famous digital common, and NGI Search success story) and LemonLDAP::NG / FusionIAM as OW2 projects.
April 11, 4 PM CEST: save the date, free registration is now open - and there will be webinars every 3 months!

But of course, the most essential for us is OW2Con'24: June 11/12, Paris (Orange Gardens innovation campus in Châtillon) - free attendance, the program is now published but sponsorship opportunities are still available is you wish to support it and promote your brand or project. Registrations should open very soon, stay tuned!

Also, if you have a FOSS project or digital common that requires funding for technical dev, do not forget the NGI EU initiatives OW2 is involved in: apply for a grant, NGI Zero Commons has an open call running, and the next (last) one for NGI Search starts in June.

And last but not least, the OW2 General Assembly - open to all members including individuals - takes place on April 10, 5:30 PM CEST: all material and instructions are published on our web site, so feel free to join.

Busy times, I said... Wow!

Thanking you so much for your ongoing support,

Pierre-Yves Gibello


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

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Project News

Project Updates

  • PrestaShop live update covered some major evolution coming up ion PrestaShop 9 including the migration to Symfony 6.4. Note that PrestaShop 8.1.5 has been published fixing several issues. More.
  • XWiki 16.2.0 was released. Realtime WYSIWYG editing is now available if you turn on this experimental feature! This version also includes important infrastructure changes such as migration from Restlet to Jersey for XWiki REST API and update from Solr 8 to 9. More.
  • Rocket.Chat released four maintenance versions for the 6.6 branch fixing several issues More.
  • CryptPad published a blog post with insights explaining how the security is enforced inside CryptPad but also some for an extra-safe usage of CryptPad. More.
  • Imixs-Workflow wrote a very useful blog post covering how to develop applications by combining BPMN 2.0 and JakartaEE technlogies. More.
  • DeviceFarmer version 3.6.7 is available providing a new Docker image for arm64 and lots of dependencies updates. More.
  • ASM 9.7 is out with Java 23 support! This version also brings bug fixes. More.
  • BlueMind has a very nice blog post about resources available for end users to make your collaborative suite migration a success! More.

Project of the month


OCS Inventory Open Computers and Software Inventory is an assets management and deployment solution, allowing to scan and inventory all devices present in an IT Department. With an MRL score of 8/9 it is establisehd as an outsider in its market. More.

Community News

Open Source by OW2 Webinar Series, April 11 at 16:00 CET


The first episode of the new webinar series will showcase LemonLDAP::NG OW2 project and Open Food Facts' "search-a-licious" engine, an NGI-Search project. Register to get the webinar link. More

OSPO OnRamp Webinar, April 18 at 10:30 CEST


Join the next episode of OSPO OnRamp presented by Antoine Mottier OW2 CTO: How to select the right open source solution? Get inspired by OW2 MRL (Market Readiness Levels)! More.

OW2con'24, June 11-12, 2024, Paris-Châtillon




We are pleased to reveal the final program for OW2con'24. Check it out and reserve your free badge now. Take part of OW2con'24 through our affordable sponsorship packages. More.

Open Expo Europe, June 13, Madrid




If you are an OW2 member interested by meeting the Spanish community or if you are part of NGI Search and based in Madrid area, come give us a help to run the OW2 and showcase your project for free. More.

Open Source Experience, December 4-5, Paris



Save the date! Open Source Experience is coming back on december 4-5 in Paris Palais des Congrès, and OW2 will be part of it of course. More details soon.

Feedback on AlpOSS, March 21, 2024, Grenoble (Echirolles)




With 14 sponsors and some 230 registered participants this first edition was a large success and a testimony of the open source dynamics in Grenoble area. Replays and photos are available.More

Job Corner


We are glad to share with you several dozens of jobs offered by OW2 members at alter way, CEA List, INRIA, FactorFX, Linagora, OpenStudio, Orange, Prestashop, Worteks, XWiki, BlueMind and Engineering Group (jobs located mostly in Italy).

In the OW2 Ecosystem


Are you related closely to the OSPO of your organization? or working on setting up an OSPO? Join the open discussion coordinated by OSPO Alliance at OW2con'24 and meet with OSPO heroes!  


Centreon OW2 member has been awarded in the 2024 edition of Growth Champion by Les Echos and Statista institute. See the Press Release (French).


The Prestashop Day will take place in Paris next June 13, 2024, just after OW2con'24. The PrestaShop community will discuss the main topics in e-commerce, new technologies and open source software. More.


OSI announces the availability of the 2024 State of Open Source Report : this report provides insights, analyses and figures on Open Source Usage and Market Trends. Download the report.


The RPLL Free Software Professional meeting is organized on June 10 in Lyon by the CNLL's Rhônes-Alpes open source cluster (PLOSS-RA). This conference is aimed at companies, administrations, and academics. More.


OSPOs for Good 2024, July 9-10, New-York: The symposium organized by the UN-Office, OSPO++ and OFE aims to foster collaboration among government, academia, and industry. More.

In our Research and Funding Projects


Fuel your open source software project thanks to the new NGI Zero Commons. Apply to the 2st open call, starting April 1st, 2024. See the French video. More.


The 4th Open Call is now closed, the list of beneficiaries will be published soon. Check the supported project topics, and get ready to apply for the next (and last open call) starting in June.  More.


The beta-testing platform remains open to OW2 members, research projects and SMEs wishing to collect feedback for their latest beta release or use cases. More.

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