January 2022 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - January 2022 - 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 happy, peaceful, prosperous and healthy 2022.

Despite going through yet another challenging year for everyone the OW2 Management Office has been hard at work to move OW2 forward. The main achievements for 2021 include:
    • deploying the OW2 Market Readiness Levels (MRL) open source project assessment across our code base and publishing the results on each project dashboard.
    • establishing the OSPO Alliance to promote the OW2 Good Governance initiative and releasing the OW2 OSS Good Governance handbook at the Paris Open Source Experience.
    • launching the OW2 QuickApp initiative which, steered by Huawei, rapidly gained strong momentum.

Last month I told you that as I would be moving on some time in 2022 OW2 was seeking its new CEO. I am now pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has chosen Pierre-Yves Gibello to take OW2 to the next level. I will hand over the helm of OW2 to Pierre-Yves (more about him in next month’s newsletter) at the end of March.

Please note the OW2con'22 Call For Presentations is open until February 27, 2022. Don’t leave your submission to the last minute! 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.

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!

Wishing you once again every happiness and success for 2022!

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

  • Rocket.Chat: released version 4.3.0 with new features focusing on Rocket.Chat apps including a new email event and capability to register custom action buttons. More.
  • GLPI: v.10 beta is available with a new modern interface, native automatic inventory and many others new features! More.
  • Lutece: version 7.0.2 brings the log4j security fix and some minors improvments. More.
  • FusionDirectory: gave a presentation of FusionDirectory solution at Solunix Niger on December 16. More.
  • OCS Inventory: released version 2.9.2 with a bunch of improvements related for example to SNMP or LDAP filtering and also including various bug fixes. More.
  • XWiki: version 13.10.2 is a bugfix release that covers important issues. It's also the first version of the new 13.10.x LTS branch (replacing the 12.10.x branch). More.
  • BlueMind: shared in a blog post a very complete guide regarding migration path from Exchange to BlueMind. More.
  • Sympa: a new beta version, 6.2.67 beta 3, has been released. It fixes a memory consimption issue while archive download. More.

Project of the month

JORAM (Java Open Reliable Asynchronous Messaging) is a JMS compliant enterprise messaging middleware and has reached a Market Readiness Levels at 6. More.


Community News

Open Research Webinar Series, January 18, Online

Join the next Open Research Webinar proposed by OW2 and Eclipse on January 18, 16:00 CET. Discover the OW2 SAT4J and Eclipse Steady projects. Registration is open. More.

FOSDEM, February 5-6, Online

We are pleased to announce the final program of our Devroom "Software Composition and Dependency Management" including a nice set of talks. Check it now and join us on February 6. More.

OW2con'22, June 8-9, 2022

We started to receive great proposals of talks for OW2con'22. The CFP is open until February 27, do not miss the deadline! Check out details and submit your proposal now. 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

The OW2 Quick App Initiative allow developers and businesses to code once, and deploy anywhere innovative mobile services. Read the white paper and this blog article.


Knowage prepares two webinars about analytical features (Jan. 27) and interactive cockpits best practices from real use cases (Jan. 28). Register to Knowage Webinars.


OW2 associate organisation FSFE will help implementing the 'Public Money? Public Code!' campaign agreed by the new German government. More.

In our Research Projects

Try the DECODER platform beta and check how it can increase the productivity and the quality of your software contributors. More.


Register to the ReachOut workshop in January 13 at 4PM and discover the main outcomes of the beta-testing campaigns managed so far and the winner of our Super Lottery Prize. 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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