May 2016 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - May 2016 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

In the past few weeks, OW2 has participated in Cloud Computing World Expo, Cloud Expo Europe, Net-Futures and OpenStack Summit and this month it's OSCON. Events of such international scope not only provide a springboard for the promotion of our projects and members but also highlight the key trends that define OW2's industry environment.

While disruptions such as software-defined anything, cloud computing and the SaaS model, Big Data and data analytics and security issues are in full swing, at least three growing trends are worthy of attention. First, IoT is now everywhere and with it a renewed focus on the diversity of vertical sectors such as industry, health care, and transportation as well as on the convergence of IT and telecom. Second, with containers and microservices, platforms and APIs, and the DevOps approach, the way in which we develop, test and manage applications is changing definitively. Third, for many IT professionals and their managers, these changes are not only about technology but also about culture: mindsets and processes are just as important as technology.

The industry is well aware that ICT innovation is set to be even more collaborative than before. There are so many interdependencies that no one can afford to take the risk of investing in a technology that will not be endorsed by the rest of the industry. Collaborative innovation is here to stay and open source is the default status of collaborative innovation.

Since we are on the subject ofcollaborative innovation, I am pleased to reveal that, at OSCON, we will be announcing a new open source initiative on accessibility. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your on-going support,

Cedric Thomas

PS: Project leaders: Do not forget to use the OW2 Forge to tell everybody about your project updates. News will appear on the OW2 forge, our home page and in this newsletter

Project News

New Projects

FusionDirectory has been submitted to the OW2 code base, a solution for the management of data stored in an LDAP directory, edited by recently joined OW2 Consortium corporate member OpenSides.

Projects Updates

  • LemonLDAP::NG 1.9.2 and 1.4.8 are out with two minor releases including bugfixes and enhancements.
  • XWiki 8.1 Milestone 2 has been released bringing LDAP avatars synchronization, the support of feeds delivered over HTTPS in the RSS Macro, and enhancements to the Document Macro. In addition, XWiki 7.4.3 has been released, a release which solves important bugs discovered in the 7.2 version.

Community News

OW2 Programming Contest

The OW2 Programming Contest 2016 call for topics is now open. Project leaders have until May 18 to submit topics on the Contest site. The Contest will run during the months of July and August.

Cloud Expo Europe, April 12-13, London

Check out the photos of our booth shared with ActiveEon and iKoula in the Open Cloud Park. Discover presentation slides of the Open Cloud Forum by OW2. More.

Net Futures, April 20-21, Brussels

Commissioner Andrus Ansip, VP Digital Single Market, visited AppHub and new projects registered on the marketplace. Cedric Thomas talked about Open Source Software Made in Europe at the Software as a Driver to Maximise Growth Potential panel. More

OpenStack Summit, April 25-29, Austin, TX

See feedback and photos from OW2 and AppHub presentations at OpenStack Summit in Austin. Read the article from Le MagIT (in French). More.

OSCON O'Reilly Conference, May 16-19, Austin, TX

Visit OW2 booth #109-3. US-based members and partners are welcome to visit us and why not give us a hand on the booth. More.

OW2 Webinar Series, May 23 - June 3

Enjoy 5 live webinars on Nanocloud, OpenSides, ProActive, SpagoBi projects or on OW2 at the Webikeo Open Source Forum. More.

fisl 17, International Free Software Forum, July 13-16, Porto Alegre

OW2 will be present at fisl. We have submitted four conferences. Brazilian friends and members: please contact us if you are interested in joining us on the OW2 booth. More.

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders: do not miss a great opportunity to afford visibility to your project. Register your webinar and use the Youtube replay in your communications. More

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem


It's Open Source Innovation Spring until June 2016 in the Paris region. Check out the program and register now.

A new open source Accessibility initiative involving several key partners will be announced at OSCON.

OW2 supports the new Open Source School scheduled to open in September. See the press article (in French).

Collaborative Project Reviews Roundup


French Journal des Telecoms published an article on CHOReVOLUTION and other OW2 projects showcased at Cloud Computing World Expo 2016.

OW2 Community Notices


2016 Board of Directors: The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will take place on June 23.



It has finally been decided to organize OW2con'16 in autumn 2016. More details and the final date to be announced soon.

Paris Open Source Summit, November 16-17

We have started to work on our presence at Paris Open Source Summit 2016. More details will be available soon.

OSCON Europe, London, October 17-20

We will be at OSCON Europe in London. We invite OW2 projects and members to join the OW2 booth. More details coming soon.

OpenStack Summit, Barcelona, October 24-28

We will be exhibiting and representing CHOReVOLUTION and AppHub projects. We may take a larger space if some members want to join us. Contact us. Note the CFP deadline: June 1st.