January 2020 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

All of us at OW2 would like to begin by wishing you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2020.

OW2 made significant progress in 2019, our membership revenue increased by 25%, we recruited seven new members, including key open source players like the Gendarmerie Nationale and Microsoft, we signed seven associate organisations such as the Eclipse Foundation, the Document Foundation and the OpenStack Foundation, we launched three collaborative projects, DECODER, FASTEN and ReachOut, we made significant progress in the Open Source Governance and the OSS in Big Cities initiatives, we launched our Market Readiness Levels project assessment methodology, we enhanced OW2’s visibility in the European open source ecosystem, and OW2con’19 was our best annual conference ever.

Our fundamentals are good and we have a relevant value proposal to develop. Thanks to the continuous efforts and dedication of the OW2 Management Office, to whom I here express my gratitude, and the support of our members, we look forward to 2020 with confidence. As we carry on last year's efforts, our main objective in 2020 will be to enhance the attractiveness of our code base. 

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. 

A couple of housekeeping notes: the next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held March 19 and our General Assembly on March 18, the OW2 board and chairperson elections will be held from February 7 to March 19. 

Wishing you once again much happiness and success for 2020!

Cedric Thomas


Project News

Project Updates

  • GLPI: The latest 9.4.5 adds link PDU to tickets and fixes several issues on search queries. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: A new 2.0.7 release fixes 60 issues and improves plugin configurations. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: Try the new invite links among more improved features in RocketChat 2.4.0. More.
  • Sympa: Despite the winter break, a stable 6.2.52 released came out on Dec. the 27th, 2019. More.
  • XWiki: Enjoy the release 11.10.2 as five contributors fixed 3 blockers for a total of 10 bugs. More.

Project of the month

Rocket.Chat is a powerful open source web chat server, similar in function to Slack, enabling team collaborations and communications. More.


Community News

Paris Open Source Summit, December 10-11, Paris

Despite the strikes in Paris, the Paris Open Source Summit 2019 was a great community event, and a good opportunity to present OW2 members and projects Lutece, Orange, ReachOut, Decoder and FASTEN. Check out the photos. More.

Open Cities Collaboration Workshop, December 12, Paris

This workshop was organized in the framework of the OW2 OSS Governance and Big Cities initiatives, with the aim to grow the Lutece community, and help other cities globally in their digital service transformation.

FOSDEM, February 1-2, 2020, Brussels

If you plan to be at FOSDEM do not miss the OW2 booth: several projects from OW2 code base will be there. The program of the Dependency Management devroom coordinated for the FASTEN project is published. More.

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

We have just opened the sponsorship opportunities for OW2con'20. Check out our sponsor brochure and reserve your option now. Do not forget to send your presentation proposal via the Call for Presentations before the February 28 deadline.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Congratulations for the successful launch of a 30cm high OPS-SAT satellite with embedded AI solutions from the CIAR project. More.

In our Research Projects

Message to H2020 European-funded projects: Do not miss the webinar presenting the ReachOut Beta-testing platform, on January 16 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


FASTEN project will be highly visible at FOSDEM, in the Dependency Management Devroom and on the OW2 booth.

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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