August 2020 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

As to be expected, OW2’s information system is built on open source software. Not mere consumers, we use open source responsibly, buy support subscriptions when necessary, and contribute back to the efforts of developers with bug reports and code whenever we can.

Our technical choices reflect the organisation we want to be, and, for a non-profit such as ours, the economic advantage is crucial. But it is so much more than that. I already commented on how in six weeks we developed the platform for our virtual conference thanks to open source software. The benefits of engaging with the open source ecosystem are quantitative and qualitative, and tangible and intangible. Here is the question users should be asking themselves: “Do we understand and manage open source correctly, and are we getting the most value out of it?”

It’s 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, stay safe 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.

Project News

Project Updates

  • Knowage: The new release Knowage 7.2 brings many general improvements, including AWS RED/RedShift certification, a custom chart, a Python/R Widget and many more. More.
  • ASM: ASM 9.0 beta released with JDK 16 support (sealed classes), new ASM9 api version and bug fixes. More.
  • Authzforce: Version 16.0.0 is now available for download on Maven Central Repository. More.
  • Fusion Directory: FusionDirectory made it to the French administration list of recommended open source software. More.
  • GPLI: Version 9.5 is now available on GLPI Cloud. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: Version 3.4.2 with bug fixes and the 3.5.0 release bringing new features and improvements to the Enterprise edition and dozens of bug fixes. More.
  • Sympa: Beta version Sympa 6.2.57b.1 is the pre-release version of the next stable release Sympa 6.2. More.
  • Waarp: Releases version 3.4.0 of Waarp R66 includes support for the ICAP protocol and 3.4.0 of Waarp Gateway FTP with several corrections and optimisations. More.
  • XWiki: XWiki 11.10.7  is a bugfix release that covers important issues discovered since 11.10.6. More.

Project of the month

Lutece is a portal engine which allows you to easily create your websites or intranets based on HTML or XML content. More.

Project services

OW2 is now member of Apple Developer Program. Projects can now benefit from this membership to publish their applications on the App Store. If you are interested, open an issue on Service Desk.


Community News

OW2online'20, June 17-18, Virtual

Check out the conference videos and slides and, if you were able to participate, please help us by filling in our short feedback survey, thank you. More.

OW2 Community Day, November 3 (venue to be confirmed)

As part of OW2con'20 physical and real life event, the OW2 community day will take place on November 3. Save the date! More details about the venue and format coming soon.

OW2con'20 Best Project Award Contest

OW2 Project Leaders: Do not miss this opportunity of high recognition and visibility among the community and beyond, submit your project now! The ceremony will take place during the OW2 Community Day. More.

SFScon, November 13-14, Bolzano (or virtual)

OW2 is partner and sponsor of SFScon 2020, an international conference dedicated to Free Software in Italian South Tyrol region targeting decision-makers in the public administration and business worlds. More details about OW2 participation soon.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

The OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative (GGi) was showcased in the OSS Governance session at OW2online. Check out the presentations. Next call on August 27, 5:00PM CEST. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

OW2 project FusionDirectory is now listed in the french administration list of recommended software (SILL "Socle Interministériel de Logiciels Libres"). Congratulations for this great achievement! More.


Given the uncertainly of the months ahead, Eclipse has decided to bring EclipseCon 2020 to a virtual event. The CFP is closed now and the program has been published. More.


OW2 Associate Member OSI (Open Source Initiative) organizes a 3-days conference "State of the Source" on September 9-11. The Call for Presentations for Presentations is closed now.

In our Research Projects

Register to ReachOut webinars, newsletter and enjoy next beta-testing opportunities. More.


Discover what makes DECODER a smarter environment for DevOps teams, watch the video of Virgile Prevosto presentation at OW2online'20. More.


Watch the video of presentation of FASTEN at OW2online'20 and learn more about fine-grained dependency management. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday September 24, at 9:30am CEST.



ICT 2020, December 1-3, Cologne (cancelled)

The ICT event organized by The European Commission is finally cancelled due to the current health situation in the world and options are explored to re-schedule it in 2021.

European Big Data Value Forum, November 3-5, Berlin and virtual

The EBDVF is co-organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT). The 2020 theme is “Building a strong European Data and AI Ecosystem”.


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