December 2019 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Last month, I was invited by the European Commission to take part in "Workshop about the future of Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware". Other organisations on the plenary panel included Open Forum Europe, SUSE and Red Hat. This invitation is a recognition of the prominent position OW2 has achieved as a EU-based open source organisation. Also the occasion to pass key messages. I highlighted the role of open source software as a vehicle for collaborative innovation, and identified five directions for a relevant OSS public policy at the European level: 1- Redirect subsidies and adapt grant processes, 2- Reduce uncertainty, simplify compliance, 3- Focus on supply push – demand pull interaction, 4- Shift the status of OSS from unorthodox to normal, and 5- Develop EU OSS incubation programme. Check out the details here.

This year again, OW2 is everywhere at the Paris Open Source Summit, the flagship event of the European open source community. In addition to our community booth with Lutece, Orange, ReachOut and DECODER, eight members of the OW2 community will exhibit on their own booths: Alter way, BlueMind, Capgemini, FusionDirectory, Inria, Microsoft, Worteks and Xwiki. OW2 is also organising the English-speaking track with four sessions and more than 20 speakers from nine countries. And if you're planning to come, do not miss our free beer party!

On another note, we are pleased to welcome new Corporate member Worteks who joins us to support OW2 projects LemonLDAP:NG and LSC, a new project in our code base but one we used a couple of years ago when we migrated our infrastructure.

Please note the OW2con’20 Call For Presentation is open, check it out!

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 Project Marketplace home page and in this newsletter.

New Members

Worteks: We are pleased to welcome in our community the distributed team of this fast-growing infrastructure and OSS systems integrator serving more than 150 professional customers. Worteks supports OW2 projects LemonLDAP:NG and LSC.


Project News

New Project

LDAP Synchronization Connector (LSC) has been accpeted in OW2 code base by the Technology Council. LSC is a synchronization engine used in identity projects for user/group provisionning and synchronization between heterogeneous bases (LDAP, Active Directory, databases, WebServices, etc.)

Project Updates

  • Bonita: Enjoy new features and bug fixes provided in the latest 7.10.0 release of Bonita. More.
  • FusionDirectory: Join JRES 13th edition in Dijon, next 3-6 December, if you plan to manage your Research and Academic repositories with FusionDirectory. More.
  • GLPI: New FormCreator 2.9 beta 1 plugin handles more tickets when the form is filled. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: Download and try Livechat analytics functions among other innovations available in RocketChat 2.3.0. More.
  • Sympa: Check out the new beta version 6.2.49b.2. Next stable 6.2.50 is planned to be released on Sunday, 22nd December 2019. More.
  • XWiki: Discover the release 11.10, the very first version of the Long Term Support branch. More.

Project of the month

ProActive Workflows & Scheduling is an open source middleware featuring Programming, Scheduling and Resourcing tools for parallel, distributed and multi-core computing. More.


Community News

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

We are pleased to announce the opening of OW2con'20 Call for Presentations. The main theme this year is : "The current challenges of mainstream open source". Check out the CFP details and do not hesitate to start submitting your talks! (deadline February 28)

Profes 2019, November 27-29, Barcelona

CROSSMINER, DECODER, and ReachOut projects were presented during the recent international conference on Product-Focused Software Process. More.

SFSCon, November 15, Bolzano

This year program included OW2 talk on FOSS Models and Upcoming Challenges and presentations of the FASTEN and Knowage projects. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 10-11, Paris

Come visit us at booth #D21, shared with OW2 members and projects Lutece, Orange, ReachOut and Decoder. And do not forgot to join the OW2 Free Beer Party on Dec. 10 at 5:30pm! More.

Open Cities Collaboration Workshop, December 12, Paris

This workshop is organized in the framework of OW2 OSS Governance and Big Cities initiatives, with the aim to grow the Lutece community, and help other cities globally in their digital service transformation.

FOSDEM, February 1-2, 2020, Brussels

Our proposal for an OW2 booth at FOSDEM has been accepted! OW2 project leaders: you are welcome to help run this booth and promote your project. The program of the Dependency Management devroom coordinated by FASTEN project will be announced soon. More.

Research Projects

Join RCH team at POSS next week and enjoy live demos of ReachOut Beta-testing platform. Message to H2020 Research projects: Register your project in ReachOut and run your own beta-testing campaign. More.


Virgile Prevosto, CEA Researcher, will present the DECODER project in the Collaborative Innovation session at POSS 2019, December 10-11, 2019 in Paris. More.


The CROSSMINER research project was presented at Profes 2019 in Barcelona. More


FASTEN will have a talk at POSS, Dec. 11, 2019, and will be highly visible at FOSDEM, in the Dependency Management Devroom and on the OW2 booth.

OW2 Community Notices


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



OSCON, July 13-16, Portland

We will apply as usual for a booth in the OSCON non profit pavilion, to be run by all members interested and available to join. Contact us if you would like more information.

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