January 2017 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - January 2017 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

All of us at OW2 would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2017.

Looking back to the past year, 2016 was a year of steady progress. We won two new EU-funded collaborative projects, STAMP and CROSSMINER (which have just begun), registered nine new corporate members, accepted five new projects in our code base, kicked off the OW2 Open Source Accessibility initiative and prepared for the launch in 2017 of our marketplace, new forge and fully revamped quality program. And at Paris Open Source Summit we received the Special Jury Award!

2017 will indeed be a special year as OW2 celebrates its 10th anniversary. Yes, 10 years already, as OW2 was officially launched in January 2007. Although we are still a niche player, ours is the only open source organization in Europe with such a track record.  We are planning a special OW2con party in June along with several other surprises (for starters we hope you like our 10 year anniversary logo). Let us know if you'd like to contribute to the celebration — all suggestions are more than welcome!

In the meantime, now that OW2 is well recognized as a leading, global, independent open source organization, I would like to thank all our members who, with their loyal support and contributions, have helped to make this possible. I also take this opportunity to express my personal gratitude to all those in the Management Office for their dedication and efforts.

A couple of housekeeping notes. We are opening a new position in the OW2 Management Office for a Collaborative Project Software Engineer and please note our elections will be held in February and March and the General Assembly in Paris on March 22.

Wishing you once again happiness and success for 2017.

Cedric Thomas

PS: Project leaders: Please use your project dashboard to publish your updates. Your news will appear on our home page and in this newsletter.

Project News

Projects Updates

  • FusionDirectory is in Debian Stretch, FusionDirectory is thus available without any need for a third party repository, which will be appreciated by  many users, particularly companies with strict rules regarding the environment. Read more.
  • ASM 5.2 has been released, bringing more detailed code documentation and additional tests for testing the backward compatibility. Read more.
  • Hammr 3.6 1.1 is now out. It includes  an improved set-up command, Travis CI, the ability to control the SSH port and use directories as source for bundle. Read more.
  • XWiki Enterprise 8.4.3 has been released. It brings usability improvements to the Drawer, Wiki Index and Template Providers.
  • LemonLDAP::NG 1.9.7 is out, a minor release bringing enhancements related to SAML, OpenID and cross-domain authentication.

Community News

FOSDEM, February 4-5, 2017, Brussels

OW2 projects and code base will be in attendence at FOSDEM 2017. Message to project leaders: Come to Brussels, help run the booth and promote your projects. Contact us! More.

Cloud Expo Europe, March 15-16, 2017, London

OW2 is Open Source Community Partner of CEE2017 and is pleased to be sharing a booth with Bonitasoft, ActiveEon, and UShareSoft. Visit us and attend our conferences, including OSCAR, OCCIware and CHOReVOLUTION. More.

CeBIT, March 20-24, 2017, Hannover

OW2 and the CHOReVOLUTION project have a booth in the Open Source Park at CeBIT 2017. Let us know if you are interested in joining us on the booth! More.

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 22-23, 2017, Paris

We are preparing the OSS village at CCWE 2017 to coincide with our fifth annual Open Cloud Forum in Paris. The call for speakers is open for OW2 project presentations and public round tables. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Check out two new SpagoBI Success Stories: Province of Bozen, Italy and Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. More.

OW2 Community Notices


Try AppHub campaign: Congratulations to Guillaume Sauthier, Senior Software Engineer at ForgeRock, who won the digital watch! And thanks to all of you who participated in evaluating the AppHub marketplace.



OpenStack Summit, May 8-11, 2017, Boston

The OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston is on our Event Plan for 2017. Preparations will start early 2017. CFP deadline is February 9th.

OSS 2017, May 22-23, 2017, Buenos Aires

The world’s leading academic conference on FLOSS has invited OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas to give a keynote address.

Annual Conference 2017 and celebrating OW2 10th anniversary

OW2con'17 will be the ideal opportunity to celebrate our 10th anniversary! The conference is scheduled for the middle of June. More to come soon. Stay tuned!