February 2019 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

It's election time again at OW2. Candidate registration for the election of OW2’s board and chairperson will be open until February 14. This year’s General Assembly will be held online on March 21st. Stay tuned for information on how to  participate. OW2 is a non-profit, open community driven by its members! Come have your say in OW2's governance.

In recent weeks, the OW2 Management Office has been busy with the launch of three new collaborative projects: DECODER, FASTEN and ReachOut. Visit their websites and follow their tweeter feeds. We are also working on the European Commission’s call for projects ICT-15-2019-2020 on Cloud Computing.

I am pleased to announce that the OW2con’19 Call for Presentations is open. You have until March 17, 2019 to submit your talk; please do not leave it to the last minute! Also, save the date for OW2con'19, June 12-13, and check out our attractive sponsorship packages! Sponsorship helps to make an even better conference.

This month we are happy to welcome new corporate member CINI, a consortium of 41 Italian public universities who are joining OW2 to help promote the TOREADOR Lab project.

And, last but not least, congratulations to our friends at Eclipse as they celebrate their 15th anniversary!

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

CINI: Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale Informatica is joining OW2 from Italy to support the maintenance and promotion of TOREADOR Lab a Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service project.

Project News

Projects Updates

  • ProActive: New release 8.4.0 (EarthBound) available, including features for job planner in automation dashboard and many others. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: New release 0.74.0-rc.1 of RocketChat brings history log for all Importers and improves HipChat import performance. More
  • XWiki: XWiki 10.11.1 provides a bugfix release for the main issues discovered since last month. More
  • Bonita: Check out Bonita application platform new release 7.9.0.W03 now available. More
  • Sympa: Mailing List administrators, the recent 6.2.40 release is the newest patch release of Sympa 6.2. More
  • Hammr: The latest 3.8.10 release is out. It is compatible with UForge AppCenter 3.8-6 version. More
  • GLPi: The new Release Candidate for 9.4 is ready for more end-user tests. Thank you for your issues and contributions. More.

Community News

FOSDEM, February 2-3, Brussels

OW2 was represented at FOSDEM with two project presentations, XWiki and LemonLDAP::NG, a Developer room coordinated by XWiki and a booth. More.

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

The OW2con'19 Call For Presentations is running (deadline: March 17). A parallel Call for Meet-ups is also open, please contact us quickly if you have one topic to propose. We look forward to it! More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

OW2 is proud of its contribution in the FSFE new brochure, "Public Money Public Code - Modernising Public Infrastructure with Free Software". More.


OW2 project DocDoku is hiring for its offices in Paris. Several positions available. More.


OW2 member ActiveEon will exhibit at Big Data Paris on March 11-12 and participate in a round table at Cloud Computing World Expo in Paris.


The Eclipse Foundation OW2 Associate organization celebrates its 15th anniversary, congratulations to the team! Read Mike Milinkovitch's blog article or watch the video.


We have started a discussion with IoT Solutions World Congress (October 29-31, Barcelona) organizers. Please contact us if you would be interested in speaking or exhibiting opportunities.

Collaborative Projects

STAMP testing suite includes DSpot 2.0 with a new Diff-Test-Selection module. Attend STAMP talk and workshop, Febr. 27 PM in Paris Station F start-up campus. Join the beta testing campaign. More.


ReachOut, "The Beta Testing Campaign Platform for Research Projects" is a three-year action aimed at helping projects develop and implement beta testing campaigns. More.


DECODER stands for DEveloper COmpanion for Documented and annotatEd code Reference. This three-year research project, involving seven partners will develop an advanced IDE. More.


FASTEN (Fine-Grained Analysis of Software Ecosystems as Networks) introduces a method-level tracking of dependencies on top of existing dependency management systems. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on March 31, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The 2019 General Assembly will be held on Thursday March 31, from 4pm to 6pm. Connection details will be confirmed in the March newsletter and posted on the OW2 Governance page.



DeVoxx France, April 17-19, 2019, Paris


We would be happy to introduce STAMP innovative testing solutions to DeVoxx developers. We submitted a presention and are waiting for the final result, stay tuned!

Germany Roadshow, March-April 2019


We have the project to organize in cooperation with a German partner an OW2 roadshow in Germany to boost our activites in the region, to take place either in March or April. Stay tuned for more details or contact us.

OSCON O'Reilly Conference, July 15-18 , 2019, Portland


We will apply as usual for a booth in the non-profit pavilion at OSCON. All members are welcome to join, help run the booth and present their projects. Stay tuned.

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