August 2019 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Most large end-users and systems integrators already use FOSS either in their information systems or in their product and service divisions. Open source compliance is a growing concern and many large companies have named compliance officers. However, while ensuring proper combination of open source licenses in a company’s infrastructure or production chain – which is what compliance is about – is fundamental, it is essential that users engage with communities and contribute to their open source ecosystems. This takes compliance to the next level, and this is what open source governance is about.

And in this area, especially in Europe, everyone is still learning and innovating, with nobody knowing where they really stand regarding the state of the art in the domain. This is why we are working on launching the OW2 OSS Governance initiative. The objective is to develop and promote use and sharing of FOSS governance best practices among large users and systems integrators. A neutral, open ground for executives concerned with defining and steering their open source strategies, it will allow them to share their experiences, difficulties and uncertainties, but also successes and best practices. As we are approaching large companies with this topic, we are proud to announce today that Microsoft, who learned the hard way about open source governance, is joining OW2 to take part in the initiative.

It has already been a hot summer here and the OW2 Management Office is taking turns to go on well-deserved vacations. Please note OW2 will not operate at full speed during the month of August.

Thanking you for your on-going support and, for those of you in the northern hemisphere, enjoy the summer break!

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

Microsoft: Microsoft joins OW2 as part of its commitment to helping improve open source community interactions by sharing tools, services, and guidance and more specifically to take part in the OW2 OSS Governance initiative.

Project News

New Project

  • TOREADOR LAB: a framework for Model-driven Design and Deployment of Big Data pipelines supporting accountability, reproducibility, and verifiability of the design specifications. More.

Project Updates

  • XWiki: New release 11.6 brings performance enhancement and new security features. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: New 1.3.0rc3 improves the setupWizard. More.
  • ASM: New 7.2 beta release supports Java 14 and provides several fixes. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: New release 2.0.5 offers security fixes and several improvements. More.
  • Bonita: New release 7.9.2 is out. More.
  • Sympa: New 6.2.45 beta 2 release comes with a data source codebase entirely rewritten. More.

Project of the month

CLIF is a multi-protocols, extendible load testing platform, including monitoring facilities, with optional integration to Eclipse IDE and Jenkins CI server. CLIF won the Market Award at the 2019 OW2 Best Project Award Contest for its success in performance testing at Orange, with the evaluation of the impact of the new domestic IoT services for 3 millions potential homes, related to the Orange project “Maison connectée”. More.


Community News

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

OW2con'19 is a wrap! With the highest number of participants and an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, experienced IT professionals and decision makers, this year’s event was the best ever. Slides and videos are online. More.

OW2con'19 Best Project Award Contest

Congratulations to XWiki, CLIF and ProActive for their OW2con'19 Best Project Awards! Read the Press Release, and Solutions Numeriques article. More.

SFSCon, 15 November 2019, Bolzano

We have been invited to organize an OW2 conference track at SFSCon, one of Europe’s most established annual conferences on Free Software, organized in Italy South Tyrol region. Stay tuned for more details soon. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, 10-11 December 2019

We have launched the preparation of our participation at POSS 2019. Check out the offer to take part in the OW2 Community booth and contact us for more details. Stay tuned for more information soon regarding conference tracks coordinated by OW2. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

We are pleased to introduce Open Forum Europe (OFE) as a new OW2 Associate Organization. OFE is a not-for-profit, European-based independent think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. More.


OW2 is happy to be this year again Media Sponsor and to support EclipseCon Europe 2019. They are giving away one Full Pass free of charge. Contact us. More.


OW2 Associate Organization CNLL (Cluster of French Free Software Companies) supports a crowdfunding campaign launched to finance the international version of the documentary "Hacking for the Commons" ("La Bataille du Libre"). More.


We have an on-going conversation with IoT Solutions World Congress (October 29-31, Barcelona) organizers. Please contact us if you would be interested in speaking or for exhibiting opportunities.

Research Projects

STAMP ran a special breakout session on Java testing improvement with six speakers and live online demonstrations at OW2con'19. And there is a great demonstration of STAMP applied to OW2 Joram published hereMore.


ReachOut, "The Beta Testing Campaign Platform for Research Projects" was presented publicly for the first time at OW2con'19. More.


The DECODER research project, involving seven European partners designing a Software Project Intelligence platform for DevOps team, was introduced at OW2con'19. More.


The CROSSMINER research project, ran a successful international workshop on OSS project assessment at OW2con with live online demonstrations by project partners Bitergia, Eclipse and OW2. More


Check out this introduction video presenting FASTEN Intelligent Package Management technology based on method-level tracking of dependencies. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on September 19, 9:30 CEST. 



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

Save the date for the next OW2 annual conference! Many thanks to OW2 Strategic member Orange for hosting us again in its Paris-Châtillon Innovation Center.

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