March 2020 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Our new Board of Directors has now been elected. Our appreciation goes to the candidates who volunteered to sit on this year’s Board. The next step in the process is the election of the Chairperson, which will be concluded during our Board meeting on March 19th. Our General Assembly will be held on March 18th via web conference. Check out the details on our Governance page.

The central theme of this year’s OW2con is: "The Challenges of Full Stack Open Source". This refers to the challenges appearing today for decision-makers considering evolving their information systems towards open source software. As open source has become mainstream, it is not limited to the lower layer of operating systems and infrastructure middleware. Open source software right through the whole information system is what we call "full stack open source".  What is at stake is more than just deploying Linux servers; it is about defining an architecture, engaging with the whole open source ecosystem and establishing a mature governance system.

We have extended the OW2con'20 Call For Presentations until March 15th, 2020. Don’t leave your submission to the last minute! Save the date for OW2con'20, June 17-18, and check out our attractive sponsorship opportunities! Sponsorship helps to make a good conference even better.

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 Project

The Technology Council has accepted DECIDE as a new project in the OW2 code base. Its main objective is to provide a new generation of multi-cloud service-based software framework.

Project Updates

  • Bonita: Try the low code platform with latest improvements in 7.10.2. More.
  • GLPI: Check out the Formcreator plugin version 2.10.0 beta 1. More.
  • Jeka: Discover this new OW2 project with an improved IntelliJ plugin in the 0.8.19 release. More.
  • Lutece: The 6.2.1 portal engine simplifies the creation of your websites or intranets. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: Control your digital communication with the latest 3.0.3 release. More.
  • Waarp: The R66 3.3.1 adds a new WaarpPassword jar and fixes two regression bugs. More.
  • XWiki: Check out the 12.1RC1 simplified WYSIWYG Editor and new notifications. More.
  • Sympa: Sympa 6.2.54 is the newest stable version with security enhancements. More.

Project of the month

Telosys is a code generator based on a Velocity engine working with a lightweight model itself generated from any database meta-data. More.


Community News

Open Expo Europe, June 4, Madrid

OW2 will coordinate one full track of conferences on June 4 afternoon. Contact us if you would like to take this opportunity to present your project or case study in Spain. More.

OW2con'20, June 17-18, 2020, Paris

If you have not yet submitted a presentation proposal, do not miss the March 15 extended deadline! Check out the CFP and submit now! Project Leaders: we are launching the preparation of the Community Corner, contact us to join and showcase your project!. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Successful and promising first phone conference on Feb. 27 for the launch the OW2 OSS good governance initiative (G2i). Next call on March 26. More.


OW2 Corporate Members BlueMind and Worteks will be visible on IT and IT Security Meetings, March 17-19 in Cannes (Palais des congrès et festivals) on a shared booth (#A08-B07).


Alter Way will participate as Kubernetes Expert in the conference KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020, from March 30 to April 2 in Amsterdam.


Check out this article about microservices architecture in enterprise application development, and why BPMN orchestration engines are a powerful complement to microservices architectures.


Teclib is proud to announce a new Gold partnership in France with ITSM factory. ITSM and GLPi consultants are working together to offer a global support.


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

In our Research Projects

European-funded projects: Discover ReachOut questionnaire tips to maximize feedback from beta testers. Join our webinar on March 25 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Let's improve your software outcomes together. More.


Machine Learning on Source Code is a promising field to work in, tells DECODER project contributor Marcos Fernández Díaz, Tree Technology Senior Data Scientist. More.


The CROSSMINER official period is now over. The technology developped, to help software developers select the right open source components, can be now tested through a Beta-testing campaign available on the ReachOut Platform. More


The FASTEN team will participate in the Python Packaging Summit which is part of PyCon North America, on April 16 in Pittsburgh, USA. This is inline with FASTEN objective to integrate with PyPi and liaise with Python Community.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday March 19, 9:30 and the General Assembly will take place online on Wednesday March 18 at 5:30pm. 



OSCON, July 13-16, Portland

We will apply for a booth in the OSCON non profit pavilion as usual, to be run by all members interested and available to join. Contact us if you would like more information.

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