July 2020 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - July 2020 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

This year, we turned OW2con into OW2online and, by all accounts, it was a success! With over 300 participants, 35 presentations, five sessions and speakers representing 13 nationalities, we created Europe’s first major virtual open source event. Since its inception in 2007, OW2 has been a tireless advocate of resilience, sovereignty and relocalisation in the software industry. Once again, OW2’s annual conference has proven to be a necessary and pivotal expression of the European open source ecosystem.

Our appreciation goes to the many attendees, our sponsors Orange, Software Heritage, Engineering, FundingBox, The Eclipse Foundation, BlueMind and Microsoft, the speakers who all so graciously played the game and the developers of the amazing open source software we used to put together our virtual conference platform: Kdenlive, OBS, Rocket.Chat, PretalxXWiki and BitTube (and YouTube Live). Check out the conference videos and slides and, if you were able to participate, please help us by filling in our short feedback survey.

We now look forward to the opportunity of meeting you in real life. Save the date for the OW2 Community Day on November 3rd, in Paris. Let’s plan an entertaining event with keynotes, roundtables, project meet-ups, best project awards, beer party and, of course, plenty of time for informal discussions. More on this shortly.

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

  • Bonita: Dowload now the 7.11 stable release. More
  • Fusion Directory: FusionDirectory and Kerberos integration is progressing via NFS4. More.
  • GPLI: Update your FormCreator and run GLPI 9.5 RC2 to solve recently raised issues. More.
  • Jeka: Try the latest 0.9.0.M10 now to upgrade your favorite Java build tool. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: Discover both new features in LTB Service Desk 0.3. More.
  • Lutece: It's time to grab Lutece Core 7.0.0-RC-02 to run the latest Java CMS/Portal. More.
  • Rocket.Chat. The 3.4.0 release brings several dozens of new features and improvements. More.
  • Waarp: Update Waarp R66, the Waarp Gateway FTP 3.3.4 and the Waarp Manager 0.13.2 for important corrections. More.
  • XWiki: After five bug fixing days, the 12.5 release brings mainly end-users improvements. More.
  • AuthzForce: The project is making great progress to officialy become an OW2 mature project. More.

Project of the month

Sat4j provides a simple and efficient open source library of SAT solvers in Java. It is currently the most widely deployed SAT framework because of its adoption within the Eclipse Open platform. Sat4j is available under both the Eclipse Public License and the GNU LGPL licence. More.


Community News

OW2online'20, June 17-18

OW2online'20 is a wrap! Check out the conference videos and slides and, if you were able to participate, please help us by filling in our short feedback survey. More.

OW2 Community Day, November 3, Paris

We will share details on the OW2 Community Day in the next newsletter. In the meantime, if you'd like to propose a Breakout Session, please check out the Call for Participation and contact us. More.

OW2con'20 Best Project Award Contest

OW2 Project Leaders: Do not miss this opportunity of high recognition and visibility among the community and beyond, submit your project now! The ceremony will take place during the OW2 Community Day. More.

Impact Week, June 22-26, Online

OW2 participated in the “Open Source as a Vector of Social and Economic value” round table and in a networking session on June 24. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

The OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative (GGi) was showcased in the OSS Governance session at OW2online. Check out the presentations. Next call on July 29, 5:00PM CEST. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

OW2 Corporate member Activeeon has been named by Gartner as a Representative Vendor in Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms. Congratulations! More.


OW2 Corporate member Teclib expands its partner network with a new Silver Partner in Mexico. More.


Given the uncertainly of the months ahead, Eclipse has decided to bring EclipseCon 2020 to a virtual event. We have submitted three talks. Program to be announced soon. More.


OW2 Associate Member OSI (Open Source Initiative) organizes a 3-days conference "State of the Source" on September 9-11. The Call for Presentations is open until July 9.

In our Research Projects

Register to ReachOut webinars, newsletter and enjoy next beta-testing opportunities. More.


Discover what makes DECODER a smarter environment for DevOps teams, watch the video of Virgile Prevosto presentation at OW2online'20. More.


Watch the video of presentation of FASTEN at OW2online'20 and learn more about fine-grained dependency management. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday September 24, at 9:30am CEST.



ICT 2020, December 1-3, Cologne

The European Commission - DG Connect organizes ICT 2020 "Leading the Digital Age", including conferences, networking sessions and exhibition space. We have submitted to present the ReachOut project on a booth.


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