August 2021 Newsletter



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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

The OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative is moving forward fast with the OSPO Alliance. After its launch at OW2con in June, we developed the website and issued a second press release, this one announcing the support of large IT companies such as Red Hat and OW2 members Orange, Engineering and Microsoft. We are planning an introductory webinar on September 21st. Save the date and stay tuned.

Digital sovereignty is set to be an area of considerable interest for the OW2 community. As a long-term stakeholder in the European open source ecosystem, OW2 welcomes the launch of the EUCLIDIA Alliance. We believe that guaranteeing a supply of independent European cloud technologies is crucial to ensuring the digital sovereignty of our economies.

We have prepared the participation of OW2 in several European events after the summer, including BBoost, EclipseCon, Open Source Experience (OSXP) and SFScon. There’s still an opportunity for one project or member to exhibit in the OW2 Village at OSXP.

Talking about events, OW2con'21 is now well over and I have two reminders. First, all presentation slides and videos are available online and, second, we need you to help us make next year's event even better by giving us your feedback on our short satisfaction survey.

Please note the OW2 Management Office is taking turns to go on well-deserved vacations in August, so OW2 will not be operating at full speed.

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

  • Rocket.Chat: published version 3.17.0 adding new REST APIs, several improvements and some rewriting of user interface in React. More.
  • LSC: LSC core team was gathered in Lyon to work on future releases. They welcomed a new member, Rémi Kowalski, who developped the Microsoft Graph API plugin an contributed to LSC core engine. More.
  • XWiki: released version 13.6 that adds Live Data usability improvements, new extension point for developers and various other bugfixes. 3.17 release candidates were also published. More.
  • GLPI: publish a new version of formcreator that now supports translation and allows validation to update answers. More.
  • Lutece: a new release candidate for version 7.0.0 has been published. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: released version 2.0.12 that brings several security fixes related to OAuth2, 2FA, TOTP, some XSS in HTML email templates and URL validations. More.
  • Jeka: 0.9.11 has been released and fixes dependency issue when importing module via command-line, minor console output improvement and documentation updates. More.
  • BlueMind: shared their recommendations regarding email signatures including several useful tips. More.
  • FusionDirectory: shared a series of webinars that allow you to learn more about FusionDirectory including its integration capabilities using REST APIs. More.
  • OCS Inventory: version 2.9.1 brings new features related to CVE management, some updated translation and a bunch of bug fixes. More.
  • Sympa: published version 6.2.65 beta that focus on improving data source synchronization performance. More.

Project of the month

Now in version 17.1.2, AuthzForce enjoys a Market Readiness Level at 6. Providing an Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) framework, compliant with the OASIS XACML standard v3.0, it mostly consists of an authorization policy engine and a RESTful authorization server. More.

 

Community News

OW2con'21, June 23-24, Online

Check out the conference videos and slides and, if you were able to participate, please help us by filling in our short feedback survey. Many thanks to all participants, speakers and to our sponsors. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, Online

ActiveEon and Capra projects will be highlighted on Tuesday September 28. This event series is organized in cooperation with the Eclipse Foundation to introduce european software research projects. More.

ReachOut test{fest} Second Phase

Win recognition and prizes! The second test{fest} competition has started July 1st and will run through October 31st. Business users and developers are invited to try new software and give their feedback online. More.

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

OW2 is partner of this second edition of B-Boost open source conference co-organized by French open source regional cluster NAOS. More.

Open Source Experience (OSXP), November 9-10, Paris

The OW2 Community booth at OSXP is launched! One pod is still available. Contact us quickly for more details if you are interested to join. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

The OW2 Good Governance initiative is progressing with scorecards and methodology, while the OSPO Alliance attracts new supporters such as Microsoft, Engineering, Orange and Red Hat. More.

OW2 Market Readiness Levels

The Market Readiness Levels project assessment methodology is a business-oriented approach to open source projects unique to OW2. Some 22 projects across our code base are now assessed. Check them out! More.

ElixirConfEU, 9-10 Sept, Warsaw and virtual

At ElixirConfEU 9-10 Sept. Jean Parpaillon, Chairman of the board and President of OW2, will highlight the usefulness of the OW2 Market Readiness Levels, during his talk about Nerves, a major IoT framework. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

The next EclipseCon Europe conference will take place on October 25-28, Online. The program is announced, check it out! More.

In our Research Projects

Discover, store, analyse and share knowledge about your big software projects, using this platform. Try new tools on your PC from the DECODER software menu. More.

 

Learn about FASTEN intelligent dependency management solution in this Dev.to article. More.

OW2 Community Notices

 

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will take place on September 23. On June 24, the General Assembly formally approved the audited 2020 accounts. More.
 

 

Outlook

EGI, October 19 - 21, Online

The EGI Conference 2021 will take place from October 19th until 21st. The conference theme is: “Beyond the Horizon: Shaping the Digital Future”. The call for abstract is open until August 9th, 23:59 CEST.

DeVoxx France, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, Paris and DeVoxx Belgium, Nov. 8 - 12

Devoxx Belgium is still on hold. Initially planned from 8 - 12 of November, the organisers will decide by the end of August if a Devoxx Belgium 2021 edition will take place as a hybrid event. Devoxx France initially scheduled for the end of June seems to be confirmed from September 29 to October 1 as a full real-life event.

SFScon, November 12-13, Bolzano

The South Tyrol Free Software Conference 2021 is launched. OW2 is partner and will coordinate a conference track. Contact us if you would like to submit a proposal. More.

 

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