December 2016 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - December 2016 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Great news, OW2 won the "Acteurs du Libre" Special Jury Award at last month's Paris Open Source Summit! I am proud to say this distinction was awarded in recognition of ten years of outstanding support to the open source ecosystem. Paris Open Source Summit is the flagship event of the European open source community. Check out our photos and the presentations made at the sessions organized by OW2.

The OW2 community provided several contributions to the European Commission's consultation on the future research and innovation challenges in cloud computing. An interesting trend in this consutation: the number of contributions that emphasized edge and distributed cloud computing. OSAi, the OW2 Open Source Accessibility initiative, is off to a great start as it is already sharing presentations, guides and several accessibility resources.

I am delighted to welcome two new members this month. DanOwa SofiTech (DOST), a systems integrator who joins OW2 from Bahrain, and Poochie's Technology, a digital agency specializing in accessibility.

One last thing, I'd like to remind you of our AppHub beta-testing campaign. Try AppHub, our self-service cloud-oriented deployment platform, fill in the very short questionnaire, help improve it and, who knows, you might even win a connected watch!

Thank you for your support and… Season's greetings to all!

Cedric Thomas

PS: Project leaders: Please use your project dashboard to publish your updates. Your news will appear on our home page and in this newsletter.

New Members

Poochie's: Experts in evaluating and implementing accessibility solutions, Poochies is already a key contributor to OSAi, the OW2 Open Source Accessibility initiative.


DanOwa SofiTech (DOST): DOST, a new systems integrator based in Barhain, joins OW2 to leverage its code base of enterprise software and promote open source accross the region.


Project News

Projects Updates

  • JORAM version 5.13 is available. A JMS compliant enterprise messaging middleware backed by Scalagent, JORAM latest release introduces many improvements, an integration with JoramMQ / MQTT v1.9, and bug fixes.
  • The FusionDirectory version 1.0.17 is now available. It features a new DHCP plugin and a new add-on for managing DSA accounts. Moreover, FusionDirectory is part of the upcoming release of Debian to be released in 2017, Debian Stretch.
  • The XWiki development team announces XWiki Enterprise 8.2.2 with major bug fixes discovered in v8.2.1, and version 8.4.1, a bugfix release addressing some crucial problems discovered in the 8.4 release, such as the translations issue. It also brings improvements to the Active Installs application and the Blog UI.
  • Proactive Workflows & Scheduling 7.20 is out: Try it today on and discover the following new features: advanced error management policies; new email notifications options; security reinforced on the selection/clean/fork scripts; job variables now also available at task level.

Community News

DG CONNECT Cloud Research Consultation, November 7, Brussels

The OW2 community presented several contributions at the European Commission's post-consultation workshop on the future research and innovation challenges in the area of Cloud Computing. More.

CLASS Conference, November 8-9, Ljubljana

We held presentations on two cloud-oriented projecs: AppHub by OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas and CHOReVOLUTON by Marco Masetti from project partner SoftecoMore.

Paris Open Source Summit, November 16-17

Great success for OW2 at POSS with the village shared with ActiveEon, iKoula, OpenSides, SpagoBI, Wakanda and Xwiki, five sessions coordinated by OW2 and our Special Jury Award. More.

FOSDEM, February 4-5, 2017, Brussels

CALL TO PROJECT LEADERS: OW2 projects and code base will be in attendence at FOSDEM 2017. Come to Brussels, help run the booth and promote your projects. Contact us! More.

CeBIT, March 20-24, 2017, Hannover

OW2 and the CHOReVOLUTION project will have a booth at the CeBIT exhibiton in 2017, in the Open Source Park. Let us know if you are interested in joining us on the booth! More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Open Source School: The first school specialised in Open Source Software is now accepting applications. OW2 is a supporting partner of the school.

OW2 Community Notices


2016 Board of Directors: The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will be held on December 15.


Cloud Expo Europe, March 15-16, 2017, London

Having participated in CEE for four years running, we are looking into organizing a community booth at CEE 2017. Please let us know if you want to join us. More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 22-23, 2017, Paris

We are also preparing the OSS village at CCWE 2017 to coincide with our fifth annual Open Cloud Forum in Paris. The call for speakers is open for OW2 project presentations and public round tables.

OpenStack Summit, May 8-11, 2017, Boston

The OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston is on our Event Plan for 2017. Preparations will start early 2017.

OSS 2017, May 22-23, 2017, Buenos Aires

The world’s leading academic conference on FLOSS has invited OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas to give a keynote address. Check out the call for papers and why not give a talk at OSS 2017 too! Submissions due: January 4, 2017.

Annual Conference 2017 and OW2 10-years anniversary

OW2con'17 will be our 10th anniversary annual conference!  We moved it to mid-June. More to come soon. Stay tuned!