June 2020 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

This year you will be able to attend our annual conference from the comfort of your desk as we have turned OW2con into OW2online. In barely a month we have totally re-engineered OW2con. We have put together an open source platform integrating Rocket.Chat, Pretalx, OBS, XWiki and Youtube Live and defined an entirely new process to which all speakers adapted graciously. True open source and community collaboration in action! The program is now final with five sessions and some 30 presentations by speakers from 13 nationalities. Check it out!

Note that we do not intend to turn OW2con virtual forever because OW2 is a community and opportunities to meet face-to-face are crucial. So this year, in addition to the virtual event OW2online on June 17-18, we are still organizing a physical event, the OW2 Community Day on November 3, 2020. It will be more festive and leave ample time for demos and informal discussions. More on this in the next newsletter, save the date.

A big thank you to our sponsors: Orange, Software Heritage, Engineering, FundingBox, The Eclipse Foundation, BlueMind and Microsoft. Their support and trust mean a lot to us and are greatly appreciated!

On another note I’d like to mention three projects recently accepted by the Technology Council into the OW2 code base: LDAP Tool Box, a collection of LDAP-oriented scripts and applications, Device Farmer (Open Smartphone Test Farm), a web application for debugging smartphones, smartwatches and other gadgets remotely, and Fuyoko, a web based Product Information Management (PIM) / Master Data Management (MDM) system.

With only two weeks to go, please login to OW2online. We look forward to meeting you there!

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

New projects

  • Fuyuko: an open-source web based Product Information Management (PIM) / Master Data Management (MDM) system for managing products (name, description, attributes, pricing etc.) in a business.
  • Device Farmer (Open Smartphone Test Farm): a web application for debugging smartphones, smartwatches and other gadgets remotely, from web browser.
  • LDAP Tool Box: a collection of LDAP-oriented scripts and applications designed for system administrators using an LDAP server in their infrastructure.

Project Updates

  • GPLI: New 9.4.6 release brings five security fixes. More.
  • LemonLDAP: Discover a dozen of new features, improvements and fixes in 2.0.8. More.
  • Open Smartphone Test Farm. Check out the 3.4.2 release with SAML improvements and Fixed Chinese characters handling. More.
  • Rocket.Chat. In May, the 3.3.0 brought multiple new features, improvements and bug fixes. More.
  • Sympa: The mailing list manager solution released a new maintenance version. More.
  • XWiki: During last month the project did several bug fixing days and also managed to published two new versions including 12.4. More.

Project of the month

OCS Inventory, "Open Computers and Software Inventory" is an assets management and deployment solution looking for making software and hardware more powerful. OCS Inventory asks its agents to know the software and hardware composition of every computer or server. More.


Community News

OW2online'20, June 17-18

We are proud to announce the program of OW2online'20 including some 30 presentations by speakers from 13 countries focusing on what OW2 calls full-stack open source. Register now and make sure to get access to the conference material. 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 on November 3 during the OW2 Community Day. More.

Impact Week, June 22-26, Online

OW2 will participate in the “Open Source as a Vector of Social and Economic value” round table at the Blumorpho Impact Week event on Wednesday June 24. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

Successful and promising first phones conferences for the launch the OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative (GGi). Next call on June 25, 5:00PM CEST. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Given the uncertainly of the months ahead, Eclipse has decided to bring EclipseCon 2020 to a virtual event. The Call for Presentations is open (deadline June 15). More.


OW2online'20 is Associate Event of Open Expo Europe, which becomes Open Expo Virtual Experience, from June 17- 21. We'll he happy to create connections between both events and share our experiences. More.


European Data Incubator #H2020 cascade funding project opens its 3rd Call to select BigData Startups/projects for an 8-month incubation program and up to €100K funding. Apply now! (deadline June 17). Do not hesitate to circulate. More. More.


Several job opportunities currently available at XWiki. Check it out and do not hesitate to circulate!

In our Research Projects

Attention EU-funded projects: Join the next ReachOut Webinar on June 24 at 4pm and start organising your own beta-testin campaign. Let's improve your software outcomes together. Join us online for a new OW2online'20 ReachOut talk, next June 17. More.


Virgile Prevosto (CEA List) will showcase DECODER at OW2online'20 June 17, highlighting what makes DECODER a smarter environment for DevOps teams. More.


Significant progresses and milestones in the project have been achieved towards the release of Call Graph Generators for Python, Java, and C. Follow FASTEN presentation at OW2online, June 17 at 5pm.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday June 16, 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 ReachOut R&D project on a booth.

OSCON Virtual Learning Programs

O'Reilly shuts down its in-person event business transforming all events to online and offers free trials for its virtual learning programs. More.


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