June 2023 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - June 2023 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

This month, I have just one message: OW2Con is coming, in Paris on June 14-15!

With outstanding speakers from eight countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, USA): Philippe Latombe, member of French parliament; Dr. Wolfgang Gehring, FOSS ambassador at Mercedes-Benz; Jean-Luc Dorel, European Commission NGI programme officer; The NLnet foundation represented by its Director of Strategy, Michiel Leenaars; the Open Food Facts association; MAIF (6th French insurance company, and a cooperative structure); the French National Education; the Open Source Initiative (OSI) represented by Simon Phipps; the OSPO Alliance, and OSPO++ founder Jacob Green; the Apereo Foundation; the French "Gendarmerie Nationale" police force; the Onyxia, Open Data Hub and Datami open data projects; French cities (Paris and Echirolles); large companies (Orange, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa, Huawei, Siemens, Groupe BPCE...), SMEs (XWiki, Worteks, OpenStudio, PrestaShop, OnlyOffice, Linphone, Xenogenics...) - and many others: see the full program for details.

Also note that, for the 1st time ever, OW2Con has one side event: Web technologies for applications, June 13, organized with the help of W3C and Systematic.

So... Just come and meet us, do not forget to register (for free).

With special thanks to our sponsors, who made that incredible event possible!

Looking forward to meeting you in Paris,

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

  • FusionDirectory: on May 25 FusionDirectory organized their first community days. A nice occasion to discover new features of version 1.4, learn from other users experience and get an overview of the roadmap. More.
  • GLPI is 20 years old! A very interesting blog post as been published giving a lot of details about the history of the project. Always nice to take time to look back and see what has been accomplished. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: release new versions of three tools: white pages (allows users to search and display data stored in an LDAP directory), Self Service Password (allows end users to change or reset their password if they lost it) and Service Desk (a web application for administrators and support teams). More.
  • PrestaShop did a live update sharing a lot of information about the project including future versions. For example, version 8.1 is ready to be translated and version 9.0 will requires PHP 8.1+. More.
  • XWiki: published version 15.4. This is mostly a bugfix release that includes important security bug fixes. It also contains some improvements for users and developers.More.
  • Rocket.Chat released the version 6.2.0 with support for auto link custom domain and many bug fixing. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG published version 2.16.2 a patch version for 2.0.16 (it is now using semantic versionning). It fixes two security issues and several bugs. More.
  • BlueMind introduce AllBlueMind, a platform to access all resources useful to BlueMind users and contributors. It includes for example: links to documentation, short video tutorials, suggestion box, etc. More.

Project of the month

Sat4j is a library aiming at providing a simple and efficient open source library of SAT solvers in Java. Sat4J was received the CNRS Innovation Medalist in 2018. More.


Community News

[OW2con pre-event] Web technologies for applications, June 13, Paris

This workshop and coding contest is endorsed by W3C, Systematic, and OW2. It will provide insight into web technology trends and innovations with expert talks in the morning, and a student web app coding contest in the afternoon.

OW2con'23, June 14-15, 2023, Paris-Châtillon

Only 12 days left before OW2con'23, do not forget to register for your (free) pass! We are thrilled to welcome the community in Paris. Check out the rich program, and the come back of OW2 famous free beer party. More.

OW2con'23 Best Project Awards

Can't wait to know the winners of the 2023 OW2 Best Project Award Contest? Make sure to join the ceremony on June 14 at 18:00. More.

Open Research Webinar

Next episode #10 is scheduled on Nov. 7. Replay the episode #9 video with SPADE drone ecosystem and NGI Search cascade funding project. More.

Good Governance Initiative Updates

Join the OW2con'23 round table modetared by Simon Phipps, with the presence of MAIF, OSPO Alliance, OSPO++ and Lawways and/or the breakout session dedicated to open source governance. More.

Open Source Experience, December 6-7, Paris

We will be exhibiting on a community booth, contact us if you would like to join. The Call for Presentation is still open (deadline : June 25). More.

OW2 Community Notice

The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will take place on June 30 at 09:30 CET. The report of the OW2 General Assembly from April 6 is posted. More.

Job Corner

We are glad to share with you several dozens of jobs offered by OW2 members at alter way, FactorFX, OpenStudio, Prestashop, Worteks, and XWiki.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

2023 marks the 25th Anniversary of Open Source and of the creation of OSI (Open Source Initiative). Many celebrations will take place during the year. Enjoy meanwhile this brief look back in history.


In a few days, a new Lutece containerized package will be available and ready for testing, providing access to all required components and fuller functionality. Stay tuned!

In our Research Projects

The second NGI Search open call is now closed, but stay tuned for more funding opportunities in the area of Internet search this summer. Replay the recent webinars, including Open Research Webinar Episode #9.


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.



The 18th Teratec Forum took place recently in Paris with Alain Aspect (CNRS, Physics Nobel Prize 2022), and Thomas Skordas (DG Connect) as keynote speakers, also with greener HPC and AI solutions. More.


We have the project to organize in fall 2023 a one-day community event in Grenoble, in collaboration with local partners. More to come soon.


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