February 2022 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - February 2022 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

I am pleased to introduce to our community the future CEO of OW2 – Pierre-Yves Gibello who was selected by OW2’s Board of Directors a few weeks ago. A highly qualified IT professional and long-time open source practitioner, Pierre-Yves was a founding member of OW2 before going on to serve on the Board for several years as a Corporate Member representative through Experlog, the company he created and managed at the time. He helped launch the organization as we know it today. After a successful career as an entrepreneur, software engineer in industry and research, open-source contributor, teacher at an engineering school, three years ago I convinced him to join the OW2 management office. Pierre-Yves is the author of the data extraction code that powers our Market Readiness Level methodology and a contributor to the OW2 Good Governance initiative. An accomplished cross-country skier in his spare time, he regularly competes at national level. Pierre-Yves has all the skills required to lead OW2 and I have every confidence in his ability to continue the development of OW2. Congratulations Pierre-Yves Gibello!

FOSDEM, February 5-6: it's FOSDEM weekend! OW2 projects and the OW2 Management Office are taking turns this Saturday and Sunday to meet with FOSDEM attendees on the (virtual) OW2 booth. Come visit us!

OW2con update: Although it is showing signs of abating, this seemingly endless pandemic continues to cast uncertainties on international travel. For this reason, once again we are preparing OW2con as an online event. However, if feasible and under the right conditions, we are ready to switch to an in-person event. Whatever happens, we are preparing a face-to-face 15-year celebration in June to be confirmed in due time. The OW2con'22 Call For Presentations is open until February 27, 2022. Please send your submission ASAP! Save the date for OW2con'22, June 8-9, and check out how you can become a Sponsor! Sponsorship helps to make an even better conference. We are pleased to announce our first OW2con'22 sponsors: Centreon, Huawei and Worteks.

On another note, if you are involved in preparing a Horizon Europe proposal, call on OW2 as your Dissemination and Exploitation partner! Please do check out OW2's collaborative research project capabilities and contact us. We're here to help!

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

Project Updates

  • XWiki: version 14.0.0 was released with new UI extension points for developers, ability to discover extensions missing macros and some refactoring of attachments. Note that this version drop Java 8 and IE 11 support. More.
  • LDAP Synchronization Connector: published version 1.1 that includes several updates and fix issue such as process hanging when output overflow the available buffer. More.
  • JORAM: released version 5.18.0. This version improve reliability of the locking mechanism of the persistence base and fix various other issues including compatibility with JDK 8 and 17. More.
  • GLPI: new version 9.5.7 fix two security issues and other important bugs. Update is strongly recommended. Also two new plugins were published: GDPR tools and LDAP tools. More.
  • Lutece: version 7.0.3 and 7.0.4 were released with Log4j update, improved portlet template editing and menu assignment and more. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: released version 4.4.0 with new capability to filter apps by categories, support of Apple Login, improve consistency in admin UI, continue rewriting of UI component using React, major improvement in registration wizard customization and several bug fixes. More.
  • Sympa: a new version, 6.2.68 has been released. It fixes a memory consumption issue while archive download and support the del command to remove emails from list. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: released a new version that package OpenLDAP 2.5.11 that includes several bug fixes (note that version 2.5 is the LTS version). Another good news: project website has been redesigned! More.
  • BlueMind: shared in a blog post a retrospective on 2021 and 2022 perspectives. More.

Project of the month

Lutece logo

Lutece is a highly modular Open Source Platform designed by the City of Paris to handle all its ID developments. LUTECE won the 2016 OW2 Best Project Quality Award in 2016 and the Community Award in 2020 and reaches today an MRL score of 5. More.


Community News

FOSDEM, February 5-6, Online

FOSDEM is almost here! We look forward to the Sunday Devroom "Software Composition and Dependency Management" and to welcoming visitors on the OW2 virtual booth. XWiki is coordinating the Devroom on Collaboration and Content Management. More

Open Research Webinar Series, May 3, Online

The next episode of the Open Research Webinar proposed by OW2 and Eclipse will take place on May 3 at 16:00 CET. The agenda and speakers will be announced soon. More.

OW2con'22, June 8-9, 2022

The CFP is still open until Feb. 27, we already received many great proposals, do not miss the deadline to submit a talk! We are very pleased to announce our first OW2con'22 sponsors: Centreon, Huawei and Worteks. More.

French Government recommends eight OW2 OSS

We are proud to announce that eight OW2 projects are part of the 2022 list of open source solutions recommended by the French administration for its information systems: OCS Inventory, GLPi, Centreon, FusionDirectory, LemonLDAP::NG, Rocket.Chat, Sympa, XWiki. More.

OW2 Community Notices

The OW2 board and chairperson elections will be held from February 1 to March 17, 2022 and our General Assembly on March 30, 2022. 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.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

Discover the OW2 Good Governance handbook. Check the OSPO Alliance site or the OW2 initiative page. Read the press article (French) . More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Join the OpenForumEurope EU Open Source Policy Summit on 4 Febr. “Open Source & the Grand Challenges”. Topics include: digital sovereignty, chip shortages, sustainability and security. Registration.


BlueMind and Xwiki will participate in the Collaborative Open Source Village with Systematic Hub OpenSource at DigitWorkplace in Paris, 23-24 March 2022. More.


Open Expo Europe Virtual Experience 2022 will take place on June 8 to 11. Registration is open.


The KNOWAGE open source decision-making suite is involved in a Covid19 vaccination plan application leveraging its openness. Replay the French Synaltic webinar.


Read this joint Worteks and Red Hat interview. A French discussion on the issues, methodology and challenges faced by a 5-year old partnership. More.

In our Research Projects

The DECODER platform will soon join the OW2 code base with CEA List LSL as project manager. More.


The beta-testing platform remains open to OW2 members wishing to collect feedback for their latest beta release. More.


FASTEN will be presented at FOSDEM in the Software Composition and Dependency Management Devroom, Feb. 6 at 15h00, by Amir Mir from TUDelft. More.




The next Open Source Experience will take place on November 8-9, 2022, in Paris. Save the date!


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