June 2022 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - June 2022 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

It’s time for OW2con’22, focused on "Reliable and Predictable Open Source Software"!

More than ever, and despite we had to keep it remote once again, the online conference on June 8-9 attracts seasoned speakers from all over the world: among so many cutting-edge talks, discover the state-of-the-art of OSS governance and OSPOs, the mobile MiniApp standard in the OW2 "QuickApp initiative" track, new flagship projects like Centreon or PrestaShop and the way they meet OSS challenges...

More than ever, we rely on open source for the conferencing platform, mounting videos with Kdenlive and ShotCut, recording and broadcasting with OBS, going live on Jitsi and Rocket.Chat: a virtual event for us, a real one for OSS platforms!

OW2con'22 is also an occasion for Cédric Thomas to say goodbye to the community, in a keynote that we share to take stock of the past and draw up perspectives for the next OW2.

And, good news on the way back to real life, don't forget our face-to-face event in Paris end of June, with a social event for the community on the occasion of OW2 15th anniversary, and a dedicated Open Cloud by OW2 conference track at Cloud Datacenter + Infra.

A big thank you to our Platinum sponsor Huawei, Gold sponsors Centreon, Microsoft and PrestaShop, Silver sponsors City of Paris, Engineering, Morphemic, NGI Pointer, OnlyOffice and Worteks, Bronze sponsors FactorFX and Rocket.Chat: you make it possible.

So... now we are looking forward to meeting you: online, or in Paris, or both!

Thanking you for your on-going support,

Pierre-Yves Gibello


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: is available in the Cloud (at OVH) and can help you to plan and manage help desk, track digital assets, keep control of your finances and projects. More.
  • KNOWAGE: publish a release candidate for version 8.1 including new data preparation module, an updated look and feel for the administration panels, a new look and feel for end-user and a theme management feature. More.
  • PrestaShop: made available maintenance release. It fixes 20 bugs including a major regression and also brings a few improvements. More.
  • XWiki: released version 14.4 which brings improvements related to the WYSIWYG editor when adding images and when inserting macros. As usual, there are also bug and security fixes. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: published RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian packages of OpenLDAP version 2.5.12 and for the first time, packages for 2.6 major version! YUM and APT repositories have been updated to allow to choose from version 2.5 and 2.6. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: released version 4.8.0 with a long list of new features and improvements including: federation with Matrix (alpha), update of marketplace UI, new admin settings page and more. More.

Project of the month

CLIF is a multi-protocols, extendible load testing platform, including monitoring facilities, with optional integration to Eclipse IDE and Jenkins CI server. CLIF won the 2019 OW2 Best Project Market Award and reaches a Market Readiness Level of 4 "usefulness verified". More.

New Project

Centreon is an IT Infrastructure Monitoring open source project. The Centreon open source platform monitors end-to-end IT Infrastructure, from On-Premise to the Cloud to the Edge. More.


Community News

OW2con'22, June 8-9, 2022, online

J-7 days before the start of OW2con'22! Create your free account now on our online platform and be ready to connect directly on June 8. A big thank you to our sponsors for their support: Huawei, Centreon, Microsoft, PrestaShop, City of Paris, Engineering, Morphemic, NGI Pointer, OnlyOffice, Worteks, FactorFX and Rocket.Chat. More.

OW2con'22 Best Project Award Contest

The contest is closed now, many thanks to all submitters. The ceremony will take place in Paris expo (Porte de Versailles) on June 29 at 5:45PM. We hope to see you there! More.

Cloud Datacenter + Infra conference, June 29-30, Paris

Visit us on the OW2 community booth. Check out the program of the conference "Open Cloud by OW2" and download your free badge. More.

OW2con'22 15 Year Anniversary, June 29, Paris

In order to celebrate the 15th Year Anniversary of OW2, members and partners are invited to join us on June 29 evening for an informal networking event and diner cocktail (under invitation). More.

Open Source Experience, November 8-9, Paris

Last chance to submit a talk! Do not miss the June 15 deadline and let us know if you are selected. Contact us if you would be interested in joining the OW2 Community Booth. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, Online

The next episode #7 of the webinar proposed by OW2 and Eclipse will take place on September 20. The video recording of previous webinars are available online. More.

OW2 Good Governance Initiative (GGi)

We are actively working on a new version of GGI handbook, including updates and recommendations from early adopters. More.

Quick App Initiative (QAi) at OW2con'22

The OW2 Quick App initiative is coordinating a full conference track dedicated to Quick Apps at OW2con'22, including a round table. More.

OW2 Community Notices

The next OW2 Board meeting will be held on June 30, both as a physical meeting hosted in Orange Village in Paris and remotely. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

ActiveEon is named in the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for Data Science and Machine Learning Engineering Platforms. More.


Discover how BlueMind leverages technical updates to improve the user experience. Read the French article. More.


Check out this blog article from XWiki and walk through all the steps to learn how to build and maintain a successful knowledge base. More.


The next meeting of the OSPO OnRamp series co-founded by OW2 will take place Friday, June 17. The series provide useful basic content and knowledge on how to set up an Open Source Program Office. More.


Are you planning to join the June 7-9 Open Infra Summit in Berlin? Benefit from the discount code for 15% off registration we got as Associate Member of OpenInfra Foundation. More.


Open Expo Europe Virtual Experience 2022 will take place on June 8 to 11. Registration is open.


EclipseCon Europe will take place on October 24-27, in Ludwigsburg. The Call for Presentations is open until June 15.

In our Research Projects

The beta-testing platform remains open to OW2 members, research projects and SMEs wishing to collect feedback for their latest beta release or use cases. More.


Attend FASTEN presentation at OW2con'22, June 9 at 9:45AM "FASTEN: rich and accurate dependency management in action". More.


SFScon 2022, November 11-12, Bolzano and online

SFScon 2022 is launched, and the CFP is open until June 30th. OW2 is associate partner and will propose an OW2 track. More to come soon.


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