July 2021 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - July 2021 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

OW2 had another successful online conference this year featuring keynotes, open source technology presentations and interactive chats with 45 speakers representing 15 countries. A big thank you to all speakers and attendees for helping to make OW2con'21 such a great event and congratulations to the winners of this year's OW2con Best Project Awards: LemonLDAP Tool Box for the Community Award, XWiki for the Market Award and Zenroom for the Technology Award!

Two major announcements were made during the conference:

Once again we extend our thanks to Platinum sponsor Orange, Gold Sponsor Huawei, Silver sponsors City of Paris, the Eclipse Foundation, Engineering, Morphemic, OnlyOffice, the Open Infrastructure Foundation, Microsoft, and Bronze sponsors Red Hat and Worteks. Their support is much appreciated!

Thank you for your on-going support and for our readers in the northern hemisphere, enjoy the summer!

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

  • GLPI: publish a new article explaining how you can get beautiful customized reports. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: released a new version packaging OpenLDAP 2.4.59 which fixes an issue with umask. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: published version 3.16.0 with a lot of new features and improvements. For example it is now possible to configure default role for user on manual registration. More.
  • Jeka: 0.9.10 has been released including deep rework of dependency management API and a more consistent compilation handling. More.
  • Lutece: a new release candidate for version 7.0.0 has been published. More.
  • XWiki: released version 13.5 that focuses on stabilization. The release also provides an improvement of the rights administration UI, allowing to administrate rights provided by XWiki extensions. More.
  • BlueMind: shared their thoughts on alternatives to GAFAM solutions with a nice focus on the BlueMind capability to answer large organizations needs. More.
  • ASM: version 9.2 brings Java 18 support, some performance improvements, documentation corrections and bug fix. More.
  • Sympa: published version 6.2.64 with new features such as the capability to forbid some list names and also includes bug fixes. More.

Project of the month

With a Market Readiness Level at 5, Telosys is a lightweight code generator designed to reduce developers workload and to bootstrap any kind of project. More.


Community News

OW2con'21, June 23-24, Online

OW2con is over now, please feel in our feedback survey. Many thanks to all participants, speakers and to our sponsors presented in the edito. And congratulations again to the Award winners Zenroom, LemonLDAP Tool Box and XWiki. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, Online

This event series is organized in cooperation with the Eclipse Foundation to introduce european software research projects. The fourth webinar will place on Tuesday September 28, save the date! The agenda will be announced soon. More.

Microsoft Open Source Week, June 7, Online

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas kicks out the Microsoft Open Source Week with an open discussion with Frederic Aatz and Philippe Montarges, June 7, 9:00 CEST. More.

ReachOut test{fest} Second Phase

The second test{fest} competition has started July 1st. Business users and developers are invited to try new software and give their feedback online. More.

B-Boost Conference, October 14-15, La Rochelle, France

OW2 is partner of this second edition of B-Boost open source conference co-organized by French open source regional cluster NAOS. More.

Open Source Experience (OSXP), November 9-10, Paris

The OW2 Community booth at OSXP is launched! A few pods are still available. Contact us quickly for more details if you are interested to join. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

The OW2 Good Governance initiative is moving forward: good progress in developing the methodology on one hand and leveraging the OSPO Alliance to develop adoption. More.

OW2 Market Readiness Levels

The Market Readiness Levels project assessment methodology is a business-oriented approach to open source projects unique to OW2. Some fifteen projects across our code base are already assessed. Check them out! More.

ElixirConfEU, 9-10 Sept, Warsaw and virtual

At ElixirConfEU 9-10 Sept. Jean Parpaillon, Chairman of the board and President of OW2, will highlight the usefulness of the OW2 Market Readiness Levels, during his talk about Nerves, a major IoT framework. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Apply for REUSE Booster (deadline to register your project: July 8) to get help on how to improve the way you declare the licensing and copyright situation of your code. More.


The next EclipseCon Europe conference will take place on October 25-28, Online. The program is announced, check it out! More.

In our Research Projects

Discover, store, analyse and share knowledge about your big software projects, thanks to the DECODER Platform. Try the first tools in your environment. More.


Learn about FASTEN intelligent dependency management solution in this Dev.to article. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will take place on September 23. On June 24, the General Assembly formally approved the audited 2020 accounts. More.



EGI, October 19 - 21, Online

The EGI Conference 2021 will take place from October 19th until 21st. The conference theme is: “Beyond the Horizon: Shaping the Digital Future”. The call for abstract is open until August 9th, 23:59 CEST.

DeVoxx France, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, Paris and DeVoxx Belgium, Nov. 8 - 12

Devoxx Belgium is still on hold. Initially planned from 8 - 12 of November, the organisers will decide by the end of August if a Devoxx Belgium 2021 edition will take place as a hybrid event. Devoxx France initially scheduled for the end of June seems to be confirmed from September 29 to October 1 as a full real-life event.

SFScon, November 12-13, Bolzano

The South Tyrol Free Software Conference 2021 is launched. OW2 is partner and will coordinate a conference track. Contact us if you would like to submit a proposal. More.


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