May 2018 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

I'm pleased to unveil the programme of OW2con'18. This year’s conference will share in two milestone celebrations: 20 years of open source, with OSI chair Simon Phipps, and the release 20 years ago of Erlang/OTP as open source, with Robert Virding from Erlang Solution..

Please check out the OW2con'18 website. Only a few weeks to the conference, June 7-8, and it's free of charge so make sure you register now! OW2con sponsoring opportunities are still available, check out our affordable sponsorship packages!

Our conference theme, "A Journey Between Values and Value," is a tribute to free software and its open source fork. Free software was defined a generation ago as an efficient technical-legal construct driven by ethical values of sharing and openness to facilitate efficient, large-scale collaboration on code development. Today, open source is well recognized as a business model and a vehicle for ecosystem-based innovations that have brought considerable values to our economies.

While we celebrate open source software, we are concerned about the European Copyright Directive proposal that poses a threat to shared software development platforms, including our OW2 GitLab and AppHub marketplace. We invite you to take action by joining the SaveCodeShare campaign by OpenForum Europe and the Free Software Foundation Europe.

Thank 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

  • hammr: hammr-3-8-dot-3-is-out with evolutins including hammr image publish now works for images coming from scans. More.
  • XWiki: Bug fixing days #173 and  #174 with respectively two and six real fixes. More.
  • GLPI: GLPI 9.2.3 is now available​ with possibility to add an analytics javascript, various fixes on components, and much more! More.
  • GLPI: And announcing GLPI 9.3 Beta featuring Data Center Infrastructure Management! More.

Community News

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

Registration is open! Check out the program and register now for your free badge. We need sponsors, please check out our sponsorship opportunities. Message to Project Leaders: the OW2con'18 Best Project Awards Contest is launched, apply for your project! More

FOSS Backstage, June 13-14, Berlin

FOSS Backstage (June 13-14, Berlin)  is a new conference on everything related to FOSS governance, collaboration, legal and economics. OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas will give a presentation on Open Source Project Market Readiness Assessment. More.

EclipseCon France, June 13-14, Toulouse

We are an EclipseCon France 2018 sponsor and will showcase the STAMP collaborative R&D project. Visit our booth (#14) and attend the STAMP presentation in the Research track. More.

OSCON, July 18-19, Portland

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: We have been invited by our O'Reilly colleagues to have an OW2 booth in the non profit pavillion. Please contact us quickly if you are interested in attending OSCON and giving a hand to run the booth. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Current EU Copyright Directive Review threatens Free and Open Source Software. Take action now to preserve the ability to collaboratively build software online! Sign the open letter the FSFE and OpenForum Europe will hand over to the Members of the European Parliament and the EU Council.


OW2con'18 is part of the Open Source Innovation Spring (May-June 2018). Check out the technological and scientific free and open source meet-ups organized by Systematic Paris-Region cluster. More.


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


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

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday June 6 (morning or afternoon still TBC). We have published the results of the 2018 election of the Board of Directors and the 2017 annual report.


FISL, July 11-14, Porto Alegre


Our friends at FISL are inviting us to give a presentation and to exhibit. Please let us know urgently if you are interested so we can get ourselves organized.

B-Boost, November 6-7, Bordeaux


Save the date for this new open source business convention organized by the Aquinetic cluster and Systematic, and of which OW2 is partner.

O'Reilly Velocity Conference, October 31-November 2, London


We are planning to participate in the O'Reilly Velocity conference to present the STAMP project. More information soon.

Cloud Expo Europe, November 27-28, Paris


We are currently exploring and evaluating the opportunity to run a booth at Cloud Expo Europe Paris. Contact us if you would be interested in sharing a booth with us.

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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