June 2018 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

First of all thank you so much for confirming your registration to the OW2 Newsletter. It means a lot to us.

It's OW2con'18 week, last chance to register! Please check out the OW2con'18 website and make sure you register now! Yet another great program plus free lunch and free beer party, all thanks to our sponsors. Our appreciation goes to Gold sponsor Orange, Silver sponsors, ActiveEon and Engineering, and Bronze sponsors, CapGemini, Inria and UShareSoft

You may have heard that Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub... a new situation for the world of open source and a thought-provoking echo the theme of this year's conference and roundtable! It will be interesting to see how the IT giant walks the tightrope between ethical open source values and shareholder value. In the meantime, this news confirms our strategy of supporting OW2's projects with an independent technical infrastructure imune from profit-making strategies.

On another note, as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018, we have updated our privacy policy. The GDPR is a comprehensive privacy regulation governing all 28 EU member countries. The purpose of the regulation is to reinforce individuals' control over their personal data and make it easier for them to access it. OW2 takes the issue of privacy seriously and we welcome the GDPR.  Given its size, nature and activity, OW2's compliance with GDPR is a relatively light constraint. However, it can be tricky and we are working hard to ensure we comply with the GDPR. As with everything we do at OW2, it has to be a co-production between OW2, our members and account owners using our services. If you are able to help, please write to the OW2 GDPR address.

Thank 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 home page and in this newsletter.

Project News

Projects Updates

  • Sympa: the up-to-date 6.2.33 beta release fixes several bugs, and allows the list config files not to store list owners and moderators. More.
  • XWiki: the 10.4 release is out, improving the navigation panel, and introducing a new notification macro. Seven bugs were solved during the bug fixing days #175 and #176More.
  • hammr: the 3.8.4 release provides a new migration process (scan, generate and publish), automated by using hammr migration launch command. More.

Community News

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

It's OW2con'18 week! Check out the intensive program, world-class keynotes, round table and meet-ups. Registration is still open (and free as in free beer!). See you at Orange Gardens, in Paris Châtillon !  More

FOSS Backstage, June 13-14, Berlin

FOSS Backstage is a new conference on FOSS governance, legal and economics. OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas will talk about Defining Collaboratively the Open Source Project Market Readiness Index, June 14 at 4:20PM. More.

EclipseCon France, June 13-14, Toulouse

We are an EclipseCon France 2018 sponsor and will showcase the STAMP collaborative R&D project. Visit our booth (#14) and attend the STAMP presentation in the Research track. More.

OSCON, July 18-19, Portland

The BonitaSoft team will be in charge of the OW2 community booth. Come ask them about their latest releases while attending the show. All OW2 members feel free to contact us if you want to make the booth your home base for the show. 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.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

For its seventh edition, the Adullact Congress will take place in Montpellier (France) June 14-15 with sessions on open data, blockchain technologies and free smart cities.


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.


Open Source Innovation Spring Cloud Track, June 5, Paris, from 13:00 to 18:00. Organized by OW2 Corporate Member Alterway, this half-day Cloud Track of the OSIS will discuss breakthrough technologies in distributed storage, containers and HPC along experience sharing by leading edge users. More.


Take advantage of the special discount codes available to OW2 members for Free Passes! OW2 is Institutional and Associative partner of Open Expo Europe, June 6-7 in Madrid. More.


OW2 is partner of the upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress tradeshow (October 16-18, Barcelona). Event organizers are offering special conditions for a community booth. Check it out and contact us if ou are interested. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday June 6.


FISL, July 11-14, Porto Alegre


Our friends at FISL are inviting us to give a presentation and to exhibit. Please let us know urgently if you are interested so we can get ourselves organized.

B-Boost, November 6-7, Bordeaux


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

O'Reilly Velocity Conference, October 31-November 2, London


We are planning to participate in the O'Reilly Velocity conference to present the STAMP project. More information soon.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 5-6, Paris


We have started working with POSS organizers to set up an OW2 community booth, contact us if you would like more information. We will also coordinate several conference tracks. Stay tuned.

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