May 2020 Newsletter


April 2020 NewsletterOW2con'19 Announcement and Registration (#1)

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting everyone, we hope you and yours are keeping safe. Fortunately, the OW2 Management Office is a virtual organisation and we are able to continue serving our community. To keep everyone safe and at home, we are busy re-engineering our annual conference!

OW2con'20 is going online and will be held as a virtual event. On June 17-18, OW2online’20, the name of the virtual event, will include one day of online presentations and 1/2 day of break-out sessions. We are proud to be putting together our own technical infrastructure: open source, browser-based and interactive. OW2online’20 will offer attendees dozens of presentations and the ability to chat with the speakers. We are currently finalising the line-up of confirmed online presentations. Stay tuned for more shortly. Because, as a community, we need face-to-face meeting opportunities, there will be an additional face-to-face Community Day in November, of course depending on the travel ban being lifted. Besides a high-level program of keynote addresses, roundtables, and the OW2con Best Project Awards, the Community Day will provide ample time for networking and informal discussions.

Our sponsors currently include Orange, Software Heritage, Engineering and NGI Pointer. We appreciate their support! Sponsorhip is still open. Please check out our attractive sponsoring packages and don’t miss this opportunity to show your support.

On another note I am pleased to introduce Antoine Mottier who has joined the OW2 Management Office as new CTO. Previously developer advocate at Bonitasoft, Antoine brings significant experience in Java, open source software and community management.

Attend OW2online'20 on June 17-18. Keep the conversation going!

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

Project Updates

  • ASM: Improve your Java bytecode manipulation and analysis using the 8.0.1 release. More.
  • Bonita: Manage your business processes using the latest maintenance version 7.10.4. More.
  • Jeka: Check how the 0.9.0.M3 release can enhance your Java build system. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: Improve your users authentication and authorization using version 2.0.8. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: Update your open source collaboration platform with the new release 3.2.1. More.
  • Waarp: The R66 3.3.2 brings a new REST API and  external dependencies updates. More.
  • XWiki: The version 12.3 brings fast in-place editing for plain wiki pages. More.

Project of the month

XWiki is a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture. More.

 

Community News

OW2online'20, June 17-18, 2020, Paris

OW2con'20 becomes OW2online'20, with one day of online presentations on June 17 and 1/2 day of break-out sessions on June 18 and an additional face to face OW2 Community Day on November 3. More.

OW2con'20 Best Project Award Contest

OW2 Project Leaders: Do not miss this opportunity of high recognition and visibility among the community and beyond, submit your project now! The ceremony will take place on November 3 during the OW2 Community Day. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

Successful and promising phone conferences for the launch the OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative (GGi). Next call on May 28, 5:00PM CEST. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Teclib expands GLPi support to Mexico through Opti, a new silver partner. More.

 

Knowage Labs developed interactive cockpits over COVID-19 open data and made them available for everyone. More.

 

FusionDirectory provides Identity management with multiservice ID card support to the Telecom Sud Paris project. More.

 

European Data Incubator #H2020 cascade funding project opens its 3rd Call to select BigData Startups/projects for an 8-month incubation program and up to €100K funding. Apply now! (deadline June 17). Do not hesitate to circulate. More.

 

NGI-Pointer is another #H2020 cascade funding project part of the NGI initiative. NGI-Pointer has an open call (deadline June 1) to recruit “NGI architects” to change the underlying fabric of the internet and the web. Selected projects can get up to €200K equity-free funding. More.

In our Research Projects

Message to European-funded projects: Join the next ReachOut Webinar on May 27 and start registering your own Beta-testing campaign. Let's improve your software outcomes together. More.

 

The Advisory Board and Plenary meeting of DECODER is taking place this May 6-7 remotely, due to the COVID-19 lockdown. More.

 

FASTEN team plenary meeting will be held online next week, to share latest progresses on the FASTEN software dependencies analyzer and knowledge base.

OW2 Community Notices

 

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held online on Tuesday June 16, at 9:30am CEST.

 

Outlook

OSCON, July 13–16, Portland, OR

OSCON becomes the "virtual summer of OSCON", with 10 dates between June and August 2020. There is an opportunity for non-profits to partner with enterprise sponsors to speak at one of the events, contact us if you are interested we can put you in touch.

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