February 2020 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Digital sovereignty is an issue attracting increasing attention in the wake of the GDPR directive and the recent tensions that have arisen between public administrations and the giants of the IT sector. Sovereignty defines a situation where one is able to make decisions without pressure or constraints from superior powers. Originally applied to states, digital sovereignty can also be extended to individuals and the business world. In the case of software, the concept is reflected in the four freedoms that define free software—the freedoms to use, read, modify and share the code. Arguably, digital sovereignty is about much more than software as it includes data privacy and cyber security. However, while open source software does not itself define digital sovereignty, there can be no real digital sovereignty strategy without open source software.

The OW2con'20 Call For Presentations is open until February 28, 2020. Please note the deadline and don’t leave your submission to the last minute! Save the date for OW2con'20, June 17-18, and check out our attractive sponsorship opportunities! Sponsorship helps to make an even better conference. 

We launched the 2020 OW2 board and chairperson elections process, the candidates registration stage runs from Feb 07 to Feb 14. Our General Assembly will be held on March 18. 

Thanking you for your on-going support,

Cedric Thomas


Project News

New Project

The Technology Council has accepted Jeka as a new project in the OW2 code base. Jeka is a Java build tool ala Ant, Maven or Gradle but relying only on Java code to express builds instead on XML or external DSL.

Project Updates

  • ASM: Start 2020 with ASM 7.3.1 with a new V15 constant and bug fixes. More.
  • Bonita: Check out the new features revealed in the release 7.10.1. More.
  • GLPI: Try the GLPI agent for Android, or the latest Formcreator plugin version 2.9.1. More.
  • Jeka: Discover this new OW2 project, a Java build tool ala Ant, Maven or Gradle. More.
  • OCS: The famous asset management solution is now on the OW2 code base. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: Do not forget to implement the new features in RocketChat 2.4.7. More.
  • Waarp: New FTP Gateway 3.3.0 and new R66 3.3.02 impoves corner case management. More.
  • XWiki: Check out the release 12.0.0 with new features for devs, admins, and 40 bugs fixed. More.
  • Sympa: Sympa 6.2.52 released. More.

Project of the month

The Sympa Automatic Multiposting System is a mailing list manager that provides advanced features with a rich and secure web interface, translated in more than 12 languages. More.


Community News

FOSDEM, February 1-2, 2020, Brussels

We had a great time at FOSDEM with a very active booth thanks to the project support from XWiki, Rocket.Chat, Zenroom, LemonLDAP, Lutece, FusionIAM and LSC. The Devroom on Dependency Management was a large success too. More.

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

We are opening this month the Call for Breakout sessions, check out details. Reminder: Do not miss the February 28 CFP deadline for standard presentations and have a look at our sponsorship opportunities. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Register to the Bonita Camp organized in Toulouse on Feb. 25 afternoon and benefit from a free 4 hours training on Bonita 7.10 (in French). More.


OW2 launches in coordination with several indutrial actors an initiative on OSS good governance. With open source becoming mainstream, compliance has become an ever growing concern. More.


The CNLL OW2 Associate Organization participates in the launch of a new European Association named APELL with the aim to collaborate with EU policy makers and promote an open, sovereign,inclusive, ethical digital market. Press Article (French).


[Information for OW2 projects] The Next Generation Internet (NGI) EU initiative funded by the European Commission aims at shaping a human centric internet. It provides financial support to some selected projects. More.

In our Research Projects

Message to H2020 European-funded projects: Do not miss the webinar presenting the ReachOut Beta-testing platform, on February 25 from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Discover the unique support proposed by ReachOut for your dissemination and exploitation tasks. More.


Check out the slides of Virgile Prevosto's from CEA presentation of DECODER project in the Collaborative Innovation session at POSS 2019, December 11, 2019 in Paris. More.


The CROSSMINER official period is now over. The technology developped, to help software developers select the right open source components, can be now tested through a Beta-testing campaign available on the ReachOut Platform. More


Check out the video of FASTEN presentation at FOSDEM.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday March 19, 9:30 and the General Assembly will take place online on Wednesday March 18 at 5:30pm. 



Open Expo Europe, June 4, Madrid

We have started a discussion with the organizers about a possible organization of an OW2 conference track and/or a community booth at Open Expo Europe. Contact us if you are interested.

OSCON, July 13-16, Portland

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

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