March 2018 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

I am pleased to welcome our new board members as we look forward to electing our president at the next meeting of the board of directors on March 22. The board is responsible for steering OW2 along the narrow line between delivering short-term, ROI-oriented efficient services and remaining true to a well-founded long-term strategy.

While OW2 aims at creating value for its projects, developers and users of is code base, OW2 cannot be reduced to an organisation providing services for a fee. Or, as Rousseau said about the state (Quoted by Michael J. Sandel in What Money Can't Buy, Penguin Books 2013, p. 129): “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the state is not far from its fall.” Analysing OW2 exclusively in terms of short-term measurable outcome has its limitations. ROI thinking does not take into consideration indirect benefits such as the building of an ecosystem, immediate access to a network of potential partners, sharing of best practices, or enhancement of civic values. In short, ROI ignores what the economists call positive externalities. And this is precisely where OW2 thrives at making a difference. OW2 membership is not merely about purchasing a service, but long-term investment in a co-produced future.

To finish, some community announcements. I'm pleased to announce OW2 has been accepted as a Mentor Organization for the 2018 Google Summer of Code; don't forget to save the date for OW2con, June 7-8 and do not miss the Call for Presentations deadline March 16, and please note our General Assembly is to be held in the Amsterdam Room at CCWE in Paris on March 21. We hope to see 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 home page and in this newsletter.

Project News

Projects Updates

  • XWiki 10.1 has been released, XWiki published a feedback survey and the team took an active part in FOSDEM 2018. More.
  • Lutece now supports plugins written in the Kotlin language. More.
  • DocDoku published a case study on how Airbus Defence and Space division Intelligence is using DocDoku to create the new generation of its web portal dedicated to precision agriculture and crops management. More.
  • GLPI and LemonLDAP::NG are present in the newly published French SILL – Socle Interministériel des Logiciels Libres. More.

Community News

Cloud Computing World Expo, March 21-22, Paris

Come visit us on booth G16/F17, shared with ActiveEon. Contact us for last minute exhibiting offers. See the program of the Open Cloud Forum by OW2. More.

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

The Call For Presentations deadline has been extended to March 16, submit now! Message to Project Leaders: the OW2con'18 Best Project Awards Contest is launched, apply for your project. We are happy to announce the new OW2con website, do not hesitate to send your feedbacks! More

OW2 at Google Summer of Code

OW2 is proud to announce that it has been accepted as Mentor Organization for the 2018 Summer of Code. Please spread the word. Students: check out the ideas page and contact us before applying. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

ActiveEon and DocDoku will take part in the upcoming Big Data Paris event, March 12 and 13 2018.


The Eclipse Foundation has launched the Call for Papers for EclipseCon France in Toulouse (June 13-14). The deadline to submit is March 19, 2018.


FOSS Backstage (June 13-14, Berlin)  is a new conference on everything related to FOSS governance, collaboration, legal and economics. We submitted to present the OW2 Open Source Market Readiness Index. More.


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


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

Collaborative Projects Round Up

Congrats Giampiero Di Paulo (DXC), drone winner of our CHOReVOLUTION beta testing campaign!  All designers of IoT-enabled applications should follow your example and try this modern IDRE. More.


The OCCIware research project is over and is now transitioning into a new phase of industrial exploitation. Read the Press Release or the "LeMagIT" Press Article (french).


Discover STAMP Innovative Testing Methods at Cloud Computing World Expo. Attend the March 21 afternoon presentation and enjoy live demos on OW2 booth. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The General Assembly will be held in the Amsterdam Room at CCWE in Paris on March 21 at 6:00pm and the  next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday March 22, from 9:00am-12:00pm.  

Check out our 10th Anniversary Section

Discover the latest testimonials and our three infographics: OW2 by numbers, OW2 timeline and the OW2 process. You are welcome to contribute your own testimonial.  


fisl, Porto Alegre, July 11-14, Porto Alegre


The 2018 fisl conference is scheduled for July 11-14, 2018. Please do let us know if you are planning to participate!

Paris Open Source Summit, December 5-6, Paris


We are partner of the Paris Open Source Summit 2018 and will participate on a booth and in the conferences. Stay tuned for more information soon!

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