May 2017 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - May 2017 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

I am pleased to share with you our 10 year anniversary collaterals and infographics. Our next newsletter will provide full details of the OW2con'17 program. The Call for Presentations closes tomorrow May 5th, our programme is almost full but there are still a few speaking slots available. Hurry! I am delighted to announce the first of our guest speakers: Gabriele Ruffatti will share his strategic vision of open source and experience with OW2 while Simon Phipps will tell us how hee sees open source over the next ten years. Remember: OW2con'17 June 26-27 at the new Orange Gardens Innovation Center near Paris. Save the date!

The testimonials that continue to arrive for our 10th anniversary confirm the founding vision of OW2: open source is as much an approach for cooperative software engineering as it is for market development and user empowerment. Hence OW2's role as an independent open source organization that serves as a neutral platform for software communities as well as business ecosystems. Don't be shy, send us your own testimonial -- what OW2 represents for you, a personal anecdote, good wishes for the future, etc. Go for it!

This month we are pleased to welcome new OW2 Corporate Member Rocket.Chat, a winner of Black Duck 2015 Open Source Rookies of the Year and Infoworld 2016 Bossie Awards. We are planning to deploy their web chat platform on OW2's technical infrastructure for use by our members.

Thanking 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.

New Members

Rocket.Chat a Brazilian start-up that develops a web chat platform packaged for communities and companies that want to privately host their own chat services. Rocket.Chat joins to contribute its platform to the OW2 code base and expend its user base.

Project News

New Projects

The Technology Council has accepted mDAN in the OW2 code base. A great addition to the OSAi initiative, mDAN demonstrates accessibility best practices for native apps on iOS and Android. More

Projects Updates

  • AuthzForce version 8.0.0 is out with a new license, GPL v3.0, replacing APL v2.0, a migration to the OW2 GitLab forge, and the conversion of the project into multi-modules. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG 1.9.9 is out, a minor release with bug fixes and enhancements. More.
  • Hammr Feature Pack 3.7.3 and Hammr 3.7-3 are out, bringing the support of YAML files as input and compatibility with UForge AppCenter 3.7-3. More.
  • The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki Enterprise 9.3 Release, which introduces a notification menu, a re-organized administration section, and the support for conflict resolution in the extension managager. Read more.

Community News

Visit our 10th Anniversary Section

We are honoured by the 10 Years testimonials we received. Send us yours! You may also want to check out the 10 Years collateral --  to be distributed at OW2con'17 -- and our new infographics.  

OW2con'17 and OW2 10th Anniversary Party, June 26-27, Paris

Attention project leaders: the CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS closes May 5th - tomorrow evening! - don't forget to submit your talk, do it now! We look forward to a great conference this year and do take note of the celebration party at "Le Petit Bain". More.  

OSCON, May 8-11, 2017, Austin

Visit us at community booth #123-4 in the non-profit pavilion! OW2 Corporate Member Engineering group will run the booth and introduce its new Knowage Suite. More.

OpenStack Summit, May 8-11, 2017, Boston

Visit us on booth #D31. Discover the OW2 code base, research projects STAMP, CHOReVOLUTION, and the OW2 ProActive project introduced by ActiveEon. More.

OSS 2017, May 22-23, 2017, Buenos Aires

The world’s leading academic conference on FLOSS has invited OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas to give a keynote address.

EclipseCon France, June 21-22, 2017, Toulouse

Collaborative R&D projects OCCIware and CHOREvOLUTION will be showcased on the OW2 booth (#13) at EclipseCon France. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

The Open Source Innovation Spring is a series of short events on Open Source, innovation including IoT, Blockchains, Open Cloud. Check out the programme, OW2con'17 provides a nice closing event to OSIS.

OW2 Community Notices


Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be a face-to-face meeting, held the dfay after OW2con'17 on  28 June 2017. The 2016 annual report is published on the governance page.


Fisl, July 10-13, 2017, Porto Alegre

We are stil waiting for confirmation whether we will exhibit this year again at fisl with our Brazilian members. Please let us know quickly if you want to join us in Porto Alegre.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 6-7, Paris

OW2 will participate in the Paris Open Source Summit this year again with a community booth. We will let you know as soon as we have more details. Watch this space!