August 2018 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Quick follow-up to last month's news on the Copyright Directive. After heated debates, on July 5 the European Parliament denied rapporteur Voss the mandate to move forward with the Directive. The Directive is to be discussed during the next Plenary session (10-13 September, 2018) and MEPs now have the opportunity to #DeleteArt13, or at least replace it with a more sensible compromise. Stay tuned for an Action Week September 4-11, spearheaded by our friends at OpenForum Europe, the Free Software Foundation Europe and Copyright for Creativity. September 5 is action day for FOSS developers.

FOSS continues to face significant challlenges in Europe. It is perceived mainly as a collaborative process, an efficient way to develop software, share intellectual property and reduce costs. Customers and policy makers see FOSS being driven by individualistic freedom-seeking programmers and are still sceptical as to its economic and strategic value. They fail to understand there is a FOSS ecosystem that creates valuable jobs, enable SMEs to thrive and that is in their own interest to support it.

On another note, I am proud to welcome new Corporate Member Capgemini, the global powerhouse in consulting, technology services and digital transformation. 

Summer has arrived and the OW2 Management Office is taking turns to go on well-deserved vacations. Please note OW2 will not be operating at full speed during August.

Thanking you for your on-going support and, for the lucky ones among you, have a great holiday!

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

Capgemini: a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini joins OW2 to take part in the OSS in Big Cities initiative as a key supporter of the Lutece project.

Project News

Projects Updates

  • Knowage: the latest 6.2 release brings multiple cockpit novelties. More
  • Sympa: the latest 6.2.33b.2 beta version of Sympa 6.2 introduces GDPR compliant help and an update of the web UI component. More.
  • XWiki: the 9.11.6 and 10.5 releases are out, with important bug fixes, easy customization options for the Navigation panel, and a highly visible save button in edit mode. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: the 1.9.17 release is out, with correct CAS attributes encoding, SAML certificate syntax checkin and new configure conditions to display tabs. More.
  • FusionDirectory: the 1.2.1 release is here with sorted entries in the user dashboard, as well as in the password policy dashboard. More.
  • ProActive Workflows & Scheduling: The 8.2 release is out! Try new features online. More.

Community News

FISL, July 11-14, Porto Alegre

With 1565 attendees and 334 presentations FISL18 was another success despite a difficult economic and political environment. They have published 180 hours of videos. Check them out!

OSCON, July 18-19, Portland

This year again, OW2 had a booth at OSCON, in the non profit pavilion. Many thanks to Corporate Member BonitaSoft which made OW2's presence possible at this great event. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, November 27-28, Paris

OW2 is organizing a collective Open Source booth at Cloud Expo Europe Paris. The organizers generously granted us a very special rate. Contact us if you want to grab this opportunity. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 5-6, Paris

We have started working with POSS organizers to set up our usual OW2 community booth, and to coordinate several conferences tracks. Check out the booth packages, the call for presentation and contact us for details. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

The OpenReq project seeks organizations interested at integrating, extending, and evaluating requirements engineering technologies delivered by the project in tools, processes, and use cases of their interest. More.


OW2 Corporate member XWiki announces the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for the CryptPad project , an encrypted collaborative editor, offering a secure alternative to collaboration tools. See more and donate now.


OW2 is ambassador partner of the upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress tradeshow (October 16-18, Barcelona). Event organizers are offering special conditions for a community booth. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held end-September (date to be confirmed).


B-Boost, November 6-7, Bordeaux


Save the date for B-Boost, this new open source business convention organized by the Aquinetic cluster and Systematic, and of which OW2 is partner.

EclipseCon Europe, October 23-25, Ludwigsburg


The Call for Papers is now over and the program will be announced early August. Proposals can be seen on this page .

Java User Group, October 24, Paris


OW2 is helping organize a meeting of the Paris JUG dedicated to mutation testing with the special participation of Pit developer and maintainer Henry Coles and the STAMP collaborative project. More.

OpenStack Summit, November 13-15, Berlin


The Call for Presentation is now closed. All submissions will be made available soon for community vote. Check this page .

ICT 2018 conference, December 4-6, Vienna


The next ICT conference, organized by the European Commission, will cover topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Next Generation Internet, Digital Skills and High-Performance Computing.

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