January 2019 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

All the team at OW2 wish you and your families a very happy, successful and peaceful new year. We look forward to working with you in 2019!

I’d like to congratulate the three OW2 projects and members who won the “Champion of Free Software” awards at last month’s Paris Open Source Summit: Activeeon in the Innovation category, Ville de Paris with its Lutece project in the Strategy category and XWiki in the Ethical business category.

The central theme of OW2con this year is: "Open Source Toward Industry Maturity". As open source is becoming mainstream, IT developers, vendors, users and even open source organisations such as OW2 have to adapt. The Call For Presentations for OW2con'19 is open! Do not wait, check out the CFP details and submit before the March 17 deadline. We look forward to reading your proposals!

Looking back to the past year, 2018 was a year of transition. While our operating result is negative, we won three major EU-funded collaborative projects which provides us medium-term sustainability, we completed the migration of our technical infrastructure toward GitLab, we registered four new corporate members and four new projects in the code base. Last month, we recruited our new CTO, I am happy to introduce and welcome Iyad Alshabani. Iyad has an extensive experience in open source and collaborative projects.

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

Projects Updates

  • Rocket.Chat: Release of a new major version 0.73.0 including many new features and bug fixes and minor changes in the 0.73.1. More
  • XWiki: New release XWiki 10.11. Mostly a stabilization release for the 10.x end of cycle. More
  • Bonita: New release version 7.9.0.W51. More
  • LemonLDAP::NG: Release version 2.0.1 is out! Minor release with some bug fixes and improvements, such as better MongoDB support, and language autodiscovery. More
  • Sympa: New release version 6.2.38, the newest stable version of Sympa 6.2, with new features such as ARC support, CSRF tolerance and internationalization, etc. More
  • DocDoku: New release version 2.5.1. More
  • GLPi: The beta version of GPLi new major version 9.4 is available for test and feedback. More.
  • FusionDirectory: Version 1.2.3 is here! It is a maintenance release. More.

Community News

STAMP Workshop, January 30, Sophia-Antipolis

Join the STAMP project beta-testing campaign: try DSpot and Descartes to improve your test automation practices! Come and test your own test suite with the STAMP designers during the January 30 PM, 2019 STAMP workshop at Inria Sophia-Antipolis. More.

FOSDEM, February 2-3, Brussels

OW2 XWiki project and the XWiki community at large are coordinating a Developer Room on "Collaborative information and content management applications". XWiki and Cryptpad will also be presented on a booth.

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

We are pleased to announce the opening of OW2con'19 Call For Presentations. Check out the details and submit now your proposal! (deadline: March 17). The conference takes place in Orange's Paris-Chatillon innovation center. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

The BlueMind open-source collaborative email solution is now 100% Outlook compatible, offering an open, cheaper European alternative for e-mail. More.


OW2 member UShareSoft is hiring software engineers for its R&D team and internships. More.

New Collaborative Projects

ReachOut is a two-years market-oriented Coordination and Support Action (CSA) helping H2020 projects to implement tangible ecosystem building and market engagement strategies through beta testing campaigns. More.


DECODER stands for DEveloper COmpanion for Documented and annotatEd code Reference. The is a three-years project, involving seven partners. More.


FASTEN stands for Fine-Grained Analysis of Software Ecosystems as Networks, and introduces fine-grained, method-level, tracking of dependencies on top of existing dependency management networks. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on March 31, from 9:30am to 12:30pm.



DeVoxx France, April 17-19, 2019, Paris


We would be happy to introduce STAMP innovative testing solutions to DeVoxx developers. We will submit a presention and possibility run a booth there.

Germany Roadshow, March-April 2019, Portland


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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