July 2018 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - July 2018 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

The European Parliament is voting for (or against!) a new Copyright Directive that, as per its Article 13, would impose such filtering and monitoring constraints on OW2's infrastructure that we would no longer be able to operate as we do today. Open source and creative commons licenses have already solved the problems it claims to address and Article 13 would set us back years. The Directive creates such uncertainty regarding OSS and software development as we know it that OW2 supports campaigns against Article 13 launched by OpenForum Europe, the Free Software Foundation Europe and Copyright for Creativity.

On a brighter note, congratulations to all speakers and attendees for helping to make OW2con'18 such a great event and to the winners of this year's OW2con Best Project Awards, FusionIAM for the Community Award, Bonita for the Innovation Award and Knowage for the Market Award! We would also like to thank our sponsors: Orange who kindly provided the venue, ActiveEon, Engineering, Capgemini, Inria, and UShareSoft. Check out the conference slides, videos, and photos and if you were able to participate, please help us make next year's event even better by filling in our short feedback questionnaire.

I'd like to extend a special, and personal, note of appreciation to Valère Robin as he hands over his seat as Orange's representative on the board of directors to Christian Paterson. Valere has been a staunch supporter of OW2 since its inception. We owe him a lot!

This month I am pleased to welcome new OW2 Corporate Member 7bulls.com, an open source systems integrator and software vendor who joins OW2 from Poland.

Thanking 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.

New Members

7bulls.com: a private Polish software development and systems integration company serving customers worldwide and an open source early adopter and community supporter since the 90’s, 7bulls.com joins to develop open source partnerships throughout Europe and submit a new project to the OW2 code base.

Project News

Projects Updates

  • Sympa: the latest 6.2.33b.2 beta version of Sympa 6.2 introduces GDPR compliant help and an update of the web UI component. More.
  • XWiki: the 9.11.6 and 10.5 releases are out, with important bug fixes, easy customization options for the Navigation panel, and a highly visible save button in edit mode. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: the 1.9.17 release is out, with correct CAS attributes encoding, SAML certificate syntax checkin and new configure conditions to display tabs. More.
  • FusionDirectory: the 1.2.1 release is here with sorted entries in the user dashboard, as well as in the password policy dashboard. More.
  • ProActive Workflows & Scheduling: The 8.2 release is out! Try new features online. More.

Community News

OW2con'18, June 7-8, 2018, Paris-Châtillon

OW2con'18 is over now, many thanks again to all participants and to our sponsors who made it possible! Videos and slides of the presentations are published as well as all the conference photos. More

FISL, July 11-14, Porto Alegre

FISL is the largest open source event in Latin America. Unfortunately OW2 will not have a booth this year. We wish our friends at Associação Software Livre a great event!

OSCON, July 18-19, Portland

The BonitaSoft team will be in charge of the OW2 community booth. Come meet the OW2 Community, and discover Bonita application plaftorm latest releases. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, November 27-28, Paris

We are actively preparing an OW2 community booth at Cloud Expo Europe Paris. Special rate for our members and supporters contact us if you want to grab this opportunity. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 5-6, Paris

We have started working with POSS organizers to set up an OW2 community booth, and will coordinate several conferences tracks. Check out the different booth packages proposed and contact us for more details. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Discover OW2 DocDoku project latest Case Study with Amazon. Read why Amazon selected DocDoku as the best open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution on the market.


Current EU Copyright Directive Review threatens Free and Open Source Software. Take action now to preserve the ability to collaboratively build software online! Sign the open letter the FSFE and OpenForum Europe will hand over to the Members of the European Parliament and the EU Council.


OW2 is ambassador partner of the upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress tradeshow (October 16-18, Barcelona). Event organizers are offering special conditions for a community booth. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held end-September (date to be confirmed).


B-Boost, November 6-7, Bordeaux


Save the date for B-Boost, this new open source business convention organized by the Aquinetic cluster and Systematic, and of which OW2 is partner.

EclipseCon Europe, October 23-25, Ludwigsburg


The Call for Papers for the next EclipseCon Europe is still open, do not miss the July 16 final submission deadline.

OpenStack Summit, November 13-15, Berlin


The Call for Presentations for the next OpenStack Summit in Berlin is still open until July 17.

ICT 2018 conference, December 4-6, Vienna


The next ICT conference, organized by the European Commission, will cover topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Next Generation Internet, Digital Skills and High-Performance Computing.

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