January 2023 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - January 2023 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

All the team at OW2 wish you and your families a happy, successful, peaceful, and healthy new year.

Looking back at 2022, we have lived a year of transition in our management, with a new CEO and Sysadmin, and the world getting back to normal with events switching from virtual to real life after the pandemic : OW2 is still standing!

Despite obstacles, open source kept going its way to mainstream: big organizations adopt it, structure their governance by setting up OSPOs, and gain recognition thanks to their open source involvement: in our community, the prize won by Orange for their engagement in OSS is emblematic of this process. And our Good Governance Initiative shines thanks to the OSPO Alliance!

The public sector also embraces OSS more than ever: we are proud to announce that DINUM, the French State digital agency, started a cooperation with OW2 for 2023, focused on OSS quality assessment and governance.

And we have some good news on the membership side: we are happy to welcome a new member, OpenStudio, and a new Associate Organization, Open Source Sweden.

I would also like to remind the community our involvement in NGI Search, a European cascade funding that can finance up to 150 K€ for internet search/discovery OSS projects, across 5 open calls (the 1st one is now running, you can join our next open webinar on Jan. 10th for more details).

And, of course, plan your trip to OW2Con'23 (Paris, June 14/15). Main theme of this year: Digital Commons and Sovereignty! The CFP is open, great keynotes are expected, and motivating sponsorship packages are available.

So, as you can see, OW2 is more than ever up and running, and eager to facing new challenges!

Wishing you again a happy New year!

Pierre-Yves Gibello


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.

New Members


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Project News

Project Updates


  • Rocket.Chat: released version 5.4.0 with better formatting support, improved Matrix federation, new API endpoints and several other improvements and bug fixes. More.
  • XWiki released version 14.10.2. This release is the first release of the new 14.10.x LTS branch (replacing the 13.10.x LTS). It is mainly a bugfix release, but it also contains some improvements in code macro and include macro. It also contains fixes for several security vulnerabilities, making it a recommended upgrade. More.
  • PrestaShop published version, a release with several bug fixes, some improvements and also a security fix so upgrading is recommended. More.
  • AuthzForce version 20.2.0 is available and introduce support for XACML / s, returned when missing named Attribute(s) in AttributeDesignator/AttributeSelector expressions, and may be returned by custom PDP extensions as well. More.
  • Sympa version 6.2.71b-1 has been released with improved ARC support, bug fixes and deprecated some scripts. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box release version 0.9 of the Nagios plugins. The LDAP Tool Box project provides different plugins to monitor an LDAP server and this release brings a fix and extends check_ldap_monitor.pl to calculate the relative free/used pages. More.
  • Waarp published a new major release 0.7.1 (0.7.0 was not published due to a blocking issue). This release improves SFTP transfer security with new algorithms support, provides a command to cleanup transfer history, improves REST API and much more. More.

Project of the month

Sympa is an open source mailing list manager. It provides advanced features with a rich and secure web interface. More.

Community News

OW2con'23, June 14-15, 2023, Paris-Châtillon

The sponsorship brochure is now available, choose your option and become an active supporter of OW2con'23! The CFP is open until February 26. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, January 24, Online

Join us for the next episode of Open Research Webinar on January 24, 16:00 CET, highlighting OW2 CLIF software and the EUCloudEdgeIoT.eu project. Do not forget to register (free). More.

FOSDEM, February 4-5 2023, Brussels

We are still waiting for feedback about our talks proposals, and will be represented in the exhibition by OW2 member XWiki, thanks to XWiki team! If you are planning to be there, let us know.

Open Expo Europe, May 18, Madrid

OW2 is partner of the next Open Expo Europe. We will be there for a talk and are evaluating the opportunity to organize an OW2 community booth, if you are interested please contact us. More.

Orange winner of the "Acteurs du Libre" 2022 contest

Orange, OW2 Strategic Member, won the Acteurs du Libre Best Open Source Strategy prize awarded by the CNLL (France’s Free Software and Open Digital Enterprise Union) at OSXP. More.

OW2 Partnership with DINUM

With this agreement signed for 2023, we will provide the French government's DINUM (interministerial digital department) with OW2 tools and methodological approaches for the professionalization of free software: MRL and the Good Governance Initiative. More.

Associate Organization

Welcome to OSS Sweden as new OW2 Associate Organization! This industry association supports the interests of open source Swedish companies. More.

OW2 Community Notice

The proposed date for the next OW2 Board meeting is March 17, at 9:30am CET remotely. It will be confirmed soon. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Discover the results of the last study on the open source market in France and Europe launched by CNLL, along with Numeum and Systematic Paris Region. More .

In our Research Projects

Join the NGI Search open call presentation webinar, January 10 at 10:00am CET. Learn about funding opportunities in the area of Internet search (data discovery and visualization, semantic search, NLP and vocal assistants...). More.


The beta-testing platform remains open to OW2 members, research projects and SMEs wishing to collect feedback for their latest beta release or use cases. More.



Save the date on your agendas! The next Open Source Experience will take place on December 6-7, 2023 in Paris.


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