December 2018 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

As you no doubt know I have often explained that open source as we see it today is not a monolithic world but rather the combination of three layers resulting from its own history. Well, with the recently announced multi-billion of dollar open source acquisitions (IBM-RedHat, Microsoft-GitHub, Salesforce-MuleSoft, etc.), we are now seeing the fourth layer, and I talked about it at BBoost. Free software came about in 1983 as a movement launched by and for developers working collaboratively on software projects; the developer layer is our foundation because it is technically efficient. Then, in the mid-1990s, commercial open source start-ups grabbed market shares from proprietary software vendors across all product categories of enterprise information systems; they came up with profitable business models, and the enterprise layer continues to grow. With the explosion of cloud computing, big data, IoT, etc. in 2010, open source became the de facto vehicle for collaborative innovation; it works well because companies prefer a share in winning ecosystems than risk investing in the wrong technologies. What these billion-dollar open source mergers tell us is that open source has become just another capitalistic opportunity for conventional board members and investors. From the developer to the enterprise to the ecosystem and now to the industry layer, open source is reaching maturity.

If you’re in Paris, come visit OW2 at Paris Open Source Summit, the flagship event of the European open source community. OW2 is organizing the Community Summit and the OSS in Big Cities session and our booth will showcase members and projects, such as 7bulls.comSTAMP and Melodic. I take this occasion to announce the STAMP beta-testing campaign: download the tools and give us your feedback!

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

Thanking you for your on-going support!

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

Projects Updates

  • Bonita: Now with its project view, Bonita Studio 7.8 improves business application industrialization while the BCD module allows continuous delivery. More
  • GLPi: Latest release 9.3.3 improves rack plugins migration script, fixes actor notifications massive action and some cache issues. More
  • Hammr: Version 3.8.8 is out allowing SSH key authentication instead of a password when scanning a remote machine. The certificate is no longer a .p12 file but a .json file. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: Major 2.0 version includes SSO as a Service, NodeJS handler, REST, PAM and Custom Authentication modules, 2FA, microservices authentication and authorization. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: The 0.72 release adds German translation, and permission to enable personal access token to specific roles. More.
  • Sympa: Try the 6.2.37 beta 2 of Sympa Mailing List Server and please provide your feedback. Next stable release is planned for Friday 21 Dec. 2018. More.
  • XWiki: Enjoy 27 improvements and fixes in XWiki 10.8.2. XWiki 10.10 allows macro edition with the WYSIWYG editor and offers new auto-suggestion feature. More.

Community News

Paris Open Source Summit, December 5-6, Paris

Come visit us on the OW2 community booth (#C17) , presenting several projects, including Melodic, Signs@Work, CLIF, Maxwell and STAMP. Attend the sessions coordinated by OW2: Open Source Community Summit, Dec. 5 at 2pm, and Open Source in Big European Cities, Dec.6 at 11:30am. More.

STAMP Workshop, January 30, Sophia-Antipolis

Join the STAMP project beta-testing campaign: try DSpot and Descartes now! Learn more about test automation at Telecom Valley, December 6, and test your own application during the January 30 STAMP workshop at Inria Sophia-Antipolis. More.

FOSDEM, February 2-3, Brussels

OW2 project XWiki project is coordinating a Developer Room on "Collaborative information and content management applications". You are welcome to send your proposals to the related by December 10. Call for Participation.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Follow the French Webinar about Bonita 7.8 on December 11 or the English Bonita 7.8 Webinar on December 13.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Dec. 13.


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


Save the date for the next OW2 annual conference! It will by hosted by Orange in its Paris-Chatillon innovation center, many thanks to Orange for welcoming us again.

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