December 2021 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Last month we announced that in-person event OW2con’22 will be held on June 8-9. We are now happy to launch the call for presentations. The main theme this year “Reliable and Predictable Open Source Software” refers to the growing professionalism in the development of industry-grade open source software as well as its adoption by increasingly aware users. And of course, it is also a nod to OW2’s Market Readiness Levels composite index and the OSS Good Governance initiative methodology.

Check out the OSS Good Governance handbook released during the Paris Open Source Experience event on the OSPO Alliance website. The handbook describes the methodology and provides a template for customizing it to the specificities of each organisation. We are looking for early users to test and help us improve the methodology.

We are pleased to introduce new Corporate Member Secure Software Lab, a leading-edge research lab joining OW2 to provide long-term support to the DECODER project.

Some time during 2022 I will be moving on so OW2 is seeking a new CEO. The job offer has been published on several platforms and of course on the OW2 web site. Please take a look and get in touch if you believe you fit the bill or can recommend somebody who might.

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.

New Members

CEA-List LSL: Secure Software Lab a leading-edge research lab from the CEA (French Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique) joins OW2 as part of its commitment to the DECODER project.


Project News

Project Updates

  • Jeka: published a first release candidate for 0.9.16 with experimental Kotlin support, faster build using dependencies caching, and more features. More.
  • BlueMind: shared in a blog post the ultimate meeting organization guidelines using BlueMind agenda. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: released several 4.2.0 with new features such as user registration rate limit and various improvment including stricter APIs. More.
  • Lutece: version 7.0.0 has been tagged getting it closer to a new major release. More.
  • XWiki: version 13.10 now support annotations on HTML content. This version also includes some progress in the Live Table to Live Data conversion. More.
  • Sympa: a new beta version, 6.2.67 beta 2, has been released. It brings a new option to remove or add emails from list using command line interface. More.

Project of the month

BlueMind is an Open Source solution for collaborative messaging and unified communications. BlueMind aims at offering to any type of organization the possibility to choose a sovereign and competitive alternative. More.


Community News

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

It was a real pleasure to meet again with our members on the OW2 booth shared with XWiki and FusionDirectory. OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas had the chance to talk with Amélie de Montchalin, French Minister of the Transformation and Public Services. See the replay of OW2 sessions and photos. More.

SFScon, November 12-13, Bolzano

See the replay of the OW2 conference track, on Nov. 12 at 11:20, including the Knowage project, the Quick App initiative, OW2 Market Readiness Levels (MRL), the FASTEN and DECODER research projects. More.

RIOS Italy Open Source Week, Nov 30 - Dec 1, Online

OW2 is partner of RIOS Open Source Week. A presentation was given yesterday on the OSS Good Governance initiative - OSS Governance with a European Perspective. More .

Open Research Webinar Series, January 18, Online

The next Open Research Webinar by OW2 and Eclipse will showcase the OW2 SAT4J and Eclipse Steady projects. Registration is open now. More.

FOSDEM, February 5-6, Online

Our proposal to organize a Devroom on Software composition and dependency management has been accepted!. Please submit now to the CFP if you are interested (deadline Dec. 19) or feel free to relay.

OW2con'22, June 8-9, 2022, Paris-Châtillon

We are happy to announce the opening of OW2con'22 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS!. Check it out and submit your proposal now. More.

OW2 Market Readiness Levels (MRL)

The OW2 business-oriented approach to open source projects "MRL" was publicly announced and presented for the first time at OSXP. See the replay of the session or read the Press Release (French). More.

ReachOut test{fest} Second Phase

The test{fest} competition organized in the framework of the ReachOut Beta-testing platform for research projects is now over and the winner will be announced on December 14 at 16:00. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

On November 8th, the OW2 Good Governance initiative publishes its handbook. Check it out on the initiative pages or the OSPO Alliance site. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

The OW2 Quick App Initiative was publicly showcased at Open Source Experience and is supported by Systematic French Parisian Cluster "Hub Open Source". See the article.


Knowage OW2 project announced at SFScon a major milestone with the release of Knowage version 8. See the Press Release.


Our friends at the FSFE have just released a new video explaining open source software: “Software shapes society. Free Software improves it.” Check it out! .


The OpenInfra Foundation presents OpenInfra Live, a weekly hour-long series of videos showcasing case studies, demos, industry conversations, etc. Watch the keynotes here: day one, day two.

In our Research Projects

DECODER designers want to increase the productivity and the quality of all software contributors. Listen to the podcast now. More.


ReachOut Beta-testing platform is presented this week on Dec. 3 during the European Big Data Value Forum 2021. More.


See the replay of the FASTEN presentation at EclipseCon 21 : Taking Dependency management to the next level! by Antoine Mottier OW2 CTO.




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