March 2023 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

At OW2, February and early March are Board election times. So much work spent looking for candidates, telling them how to apply, sending reminders (finding candidates is never such an easy task: Board positions are volunteer ones!), organizing a vote, etc.

It is also a lot of time spent running after voters. Few candidates, little interest in voting... sometimes we may feel somewhat discouraged: shouldn't this energy be spent on developing OW2, promoting OW2Con, answering to calls for tender, interacting with the community?

Then I remember why we do that: a strange idea called "democracy". And one never spends enough energy defending it: a single candidate, a single voter deserve countless efforts, and warm thanks for their implication!

So, we are proud to announce that OW2 elected a new Board of Directors. We would like to specially thank Benoit Mortier and Jean Parpaillon for their commitment during many years. Jean remains our President by interim until the next Board meeting (and Chairman election).
I also would like to welcome two new Directors: Clément Aubin, from XWiki, and Mirko Presser, individual member representative and researcher at Aarhus Universitet, Denmark.

Concerning the OW2 community, we are happy to welcome a new member: Xenogenics, a French SME providing an open source data streaming technology called OpenStreams, initially developed by IBM.
And we wish a happy birthday to our Associate Organization OSI: 25 years old!

Also, we will soon unveil the winners of the 1st NGI Search open call: the shortlist looks promising for social economy and open source!

And don't forget OW2Con'23, now on a good track: we already have great sponsors (it is still possible to join), keynoters, and the CFP closes today, March 7th, with already many thrilling submissions pending - so if you still wish to submit something, please hurry up!

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.

New Members

Xenogenics is a research institute that specializes in the design and implementations of ultra-low latency data processing systems. Since 2020, it maintains and promotes the OpenStreams project, a high-performance, distributed streams processing platform.

Project News

Project Updates

  • XWiki: published version 15.1. It improves WYSIWYG editor's image dialog and the PDF export but it remains a release focused on bugs and security fixes. More.
  • Waarp shares some insights on their 2022 sustainability evaluation. This evaluation covers various aspect such as environmental impact, human rights and ethics. For 2022, Waarp get a sliver badge. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: is focused on the next major release development with beta and several release candidates publication. It brings improvements related to SMTP and several bugs fixes. Note that this version no longer supports MongoDB 4.2 and 4.4. More.
  • GLPI gave an heads up on the end of support of GLPI 9.5.x. Support of this version will stop end of June 2023, 3 years after the initial launch of this version. So migration to GLPI 10.0.x is now mandatory. More.
  • PrestaShop published a first beta for version 8.1.0. It brings several new features related to multishop and also a long list of improvements and bug fixes. More.
  • LTB released OpenLDAP 2.5.14 and 2.6.4 packages for RHEL (and derivatives) and Debian (and derivatives). Repositories have been updated to let you choose between version 2.5 and 2.6. More.
  • BlueMind shared in a very instructive blog post collaboration solutions (mail, calendar, chat, conference, etc.). They list the well known proprietary solutions with their open source and sovereign alternatives. More.

Project of the month

AuthzForce is an Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) framework, compliant with XACML standard v3.0. More.

Community News

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

Last chance to submit a talk. The CfP extension will finish today! Check out the sponsorship options, and discover our great list of keynote speakers. More.

OW2con'23 Best Project Awards

The OW2 Best Project Awards 2023 are launched! OW2 projects: check out details and submit in one of the 3 categories: Technology, Community, and Market. The deadline is May 7. More.

Documation, 21-23 March 2023, Paris Porte de Versailles

OW2 members Bluemind, FactorFX and XWiki are showcasing their latest solutions at Documation 2023. More.

Open Expo Europe, May 18, Madrid

OW2 will give a talk introducing NGI Search and the Good Governance initiative. Our OW2 community booth can still welcome a few additional members/projects. Interested? Contact us. More.

OW2 Community Notice

The date for the next OW2 Board meeting is March 17, at 9:30am CET remotely. More.

Job Corner

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

In the OW2 Ecosystem

The Free Software Professional Meeting "Rencontres Professionnelles du Logiciel Libre" 2023 will take place on May 24 in Lyon, France. More.


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 our Research Projects

The second NGI Search open call and funding opportunities in the area of Internet search will open on April 1 and last two months. See the NGI Search presentation from FOSDEM. More.


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.



Save the date on your agendas: December 6-7, Paris. The CFP will open soon (the target date is April).


The 18th Teratec Forum on high-performance digital simulation will take place on 31 May and 1 June, at Paris Parc Floral. More.


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