June 2017 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - June 2017 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

I am pleased to unveil the full program of OW2con'17. Our annual conference will explore this year's main theme "New Challenges of Mainstream Open Source Software" over two days of useful and insightful project presentations, demonstrations, roundtables, keynote presentations.

We are extremely proud of our keynote line-up: Thierry Carrez, Vice-President of Engineering, OpenStack Foundation, Simon Phipps, Open Source Initiative (OSI) Board Member, Gabriele Ruffatti, Open Source Competency Center Director, Engineering Group and Diomidis Spinellis, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business.

Other highlights of the program include two round tables, the first on the challenges of mainstream open source software and the second on software accessibility with expert views from the  OW2 Open Source Accessibility Initiative. More sessions will be dedicated to the latest news from the OW2 code base, presentations by new members, and talks focusing on hot topics such as Security and Privacy, Software Quality and Testing and Market Readiness Assessment Tools & Methods. We will also provide updates on the OW2 market readiness program. Register online to the conference and come join the fun at OW2's 10 year anniversary celebration party on June 26.

As OW2 continues to expand, I am delighted to introduce Etienne Sauvage, OW2's new software engineer. Etienne's solid expertise and experience in software development and testing will support our quality efforts and the enhancement of our OW2 technical infrastructure. Please extend a warm welcome to Etienne!

Finally, I am pleased to welcome a new member: Apli, an open source systems integrator in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Apli joins OW2 as a result of our participation in OSS2017.

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 home page and in this newsletter.

New Members

Apli  This Argentinian SME provides consulting and systems integration services specializing in open source solutions for entrerprise management. Apli joins to share knowledge and opportunities based on the OW2 code base and ecosystem.

Project News

New Projects

The Technology Council has accepted two new projects. They join the OW2 code base in incubation phase:

  • Rocket.Chat, the fast growing web chat server enabling team collaborations and communications.
  • GLPi, an already broadly used solution for administrating IT assets in an organization.

Projects Updates

  • FusionDirectory version 1.0.20 is out with new features and bugfixes around password recovery management, webservice API and DNS slave configuration. Read more.
  • XWiki version 9.4 has been released with a focus brought to usability improvements and to the live notification system. Read more.
  • LemonLDAP::NG version 1.9.10 is out, a minor release with bug fixes and enhancements. Read more

Community News

OW2con'17 and OW2 10th Anniversary Party, June 26-27, Paris

Our annual conference's final program is published! Register online for your free badge. Join the cocktail and dinner party to celebrate OW2 10th anniversary on June 26. More.  

Visit our 10th Anniversary Section

Discover our latest testimonials and our three infographics: OW2 by numbers, timeline, and process. You are welcome to contribute you own testimonial.  

OSCON, May 8-11, 2017, Austin

Great feedback from the Engineering team who attended the OW2 booth in the non profit pavilion at OSCON. See the photos. More.

OpenStack Summit, May 8-11, 2017, Boston

Excellent networking opportunities for OW2 at Openstack Summit. Enhanced visibility for STAMP and CHOReVOLUTION projects, as well as for OW2 ProActive. More.

OSS 2017, May 22-23, 2017, Buenos Aires

Great success for OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas keynote address: Lessons from the Open Source Software Value Chain. More.

EclipseCon France, June 21-22, 2017, Toulouse

The collaborative R&D project OCCIware will be showcased on the OW2 booth (#13) and presented in the Cloud & DevOps Track on June 22. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 6-7, Paris

OW2 will participate in the Paris Open Source Summit this year again with a community booth and the contribution in the program. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested! More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Take part in the Open Source Innovation Spring, a series of short events on open source innovation including IoT, Blockchains, Open Cloud. Check out the program, OW2con'17 provides a nice closing event to OSIS.

OW2 Community Notices


Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be a face-to-face meeting, held the day after OW2con'17 on 28 June 2017. The 2016 annual report is published on the governance page.


Fisl, July 10-13, 2017, Porto Alegre

We will exhibit this year again at fisl with our Brazilian members. Please let us know quickly if you want to join us in Porto Alegre.