June 2021 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

It’s time for OW2con’21! While the main theme of the conference, “Leveraging the European open source ecosystem”, is well illustrated by sessions on business models and governance, most of the talks concern technology. We, at OW2, continue to believe that, much more than certification and regulation, fostering our ecosystem's capacity to develop and deploy its own technologies is crucial in determining what our digital sovereignty will look like in the long-term. This is something pseudo-sovereign cloud strategies deployed in Europe seem to ignore.

This year again you will be able to attend our annual conference from the comfort of your desk. Check out the program, the short online attendee guide and join us on June 23-24 for two days of online keynotes, open source presentations, and interactive chats with the speakers. New this year: the interactive roundtable!

A big thank you 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. We appreciate their support!

We look forward to seeing you at OW2con'21 on June 23-24, register now!

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

  • LDAP Tool Box: LTB Service Desk 0.4 was released. LTB Service Desk display more user account information and brings new dashboard pages to list locked, soon expired, expired and idle accounts. More.
  • XWiki: released version 13.4 that continues to bring Live Data improvements for example by adding the ability to edit inline the table data. 12.10.7 bug fix release was also published. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: published version 3.15.0 with a lot of new features and improvements. This version also include a new, experimental (testing is welcomed), message parser that should bring many new benefits. More.
  • Jeka: 0.9.10 development is very active and 5 release candidates were published in May. More.
  • GLPI: published a new tutorial explaining how to create beautiful reports. More.
  • Sympa: published version 6.2.63b.1, a new beta version that allow you to test new features such as the capability to forbid some list names and also to benefit from bug fixes. More.

Project of the month

With a Market Readiness Level at 6, Sympa is a well-proven open source mailing list manager and automatic multiposting system. More.


Community News

OW2con'21, June 23-24, Online

OW2con is only 3 weeks away! Registration is now open. Once registered we invite you to connect to the conference online platform and start engaging discussion with other attendees! More.

OSS2021, May 12, Online

We had a great agenda of eight presentations for the Industrial track coordinated by OW2. The replay of all sessions is available. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, Online

The third webinar coordinated with Eclipse took place this week on June 1. With more than 30 participants joining the session, we are thrilled about the success of this event series and look forward to the next one, last week of September. 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} Contest

test{fest} is a competition organized by OW2 and the ReachOut project in the framework of OW2con'21 inviting beta-testers to try innovative software and rewarding them for their efforts. 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, November 9-10, Paris

The CFP of this new conference succeeding to Paris Open Source Summit is open (deadline June 24). OW2 is planning to organize a community booth, please contact us if you are interested to join. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

Check out the newly opened OSS Good Governance Resource Center. Work in progress! You are welcome to contribute and share content, best practices and experiences. 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.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Our Friends at FSFE celebrate their 20th anniversary with a message from 2041. Happy 20th Anniversary FSFE! More.


Check out this June 7 one-day celebration of open source, organised by our friends at Tidelift, inviting the developers who use it, and the maintainers who make it. More.

In our Research Projects

Play the Platform Workflow Video and read the project glossary to learn DECODER secrets to extract and store new knowledge from your software. 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 June 22th . We are also calling for a General Assembly on June 24th, as requested by our newly appointed audit firm to formally approve the formally audited 2020 accounts. More.



EclipseCon Europe, October 25-28, Online

The next EclipseCon Europe conference is launched. The CFP is open until June 15, do not miss it! More.


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