May 2022 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - May 2022 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

The spring is back, then comes OW2Con'22! Once again, a virtual event, backed by our now proven open source platform: Jitsi, Rocket.Chat, XWiki, and of course OBS and KDEnlive for the preproduction. But OW2 is also proud to announce a community face-to-face event in Paris, June 29-30: we'll animate the open source corner at Cloud Datacenter + Infra Symposium, then propose a social event to our members and friends, on the occasion of OW2's 15th anniversary.

The OW2Con'22 theme, "Reliable and Predictable Open Source Software", reflects the shift to maturity that professional open source experiences. And we are eager to being part of it, with dedicated initiatives and tools: the Good Governance Initiative, supported by the OSPO Alliance we recently established along with Eclipse, Foundation for Public Code and OFE, has released its methodology handbook. And our "Market Readiness Levels" tooling is now operational on all our mature projects, to give decision makers insight about their quality and reliability.

Among our recent moves, OW2Con includes a track dedicated to mobile app technologies, with the OW2 QuickApp initiative: also an occasion to discover the W3C MiniApp standard.

So, stars are aligned to make OW2Con'22 a success: we are looking forward to meeting you there, and don't forget to ask us for an invitation at OW2 anniversary if you plan a trip to Paris end of June! Any useful information can be found at .

Of course, I won't close this editorial without telling our sponsors how essential they are for us: warm thanks to Huawei, Centreon, Microsoft, PrestaShop, City of Paris, Engineering, Morphemic, NGI Pointer, OnlyOffice, Worteks, FactorFX and Rocket.Chat. So many helpful members and friends!

My thanks to each and every one of you for your ongoing support during the past 15 years. Keep OW2 thriving!

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.

Project News

Project Updates

  • GLPI: published their version 10 with a brand new responsive user interface, definitely worth to try! More.
  • ASM: version 9.3 brings support of Java 19 as well other new features and bug fixes. More.
  • BlueMind: shared in a blog post some thoughts about digital sovereignty challenges. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: published a series of maintenance releases for version 4.6 fixing many issues. More.
  • XWiki: released version 14.3 with an important set of improvements related to image handling. The goal is to simplify the insertion and editing of images. More.
  • DeviceFarmer: released version 3.6.3 with a bunch of bug fixes, some new APIs and a lot of dependencies updates. More.
  • FusionDirectory: has a busy schedule during coming month participating in several events including, of course, OW2con! More.

Project of the month

Knowage is "The Open Source Analytics and Business Intelligence Suite". With a Market Readiness Level at 8, it benefits from a position of established outsider in its market and won the 2020 OW2 Best Project Technology Award. More.


Community News

OW2con'22, June 8-9, 2022, online

Check out our great and highly international program. Registration will open soon. A big thank you to our sponsors for their support: Huawei, Centreon, Microsoft, PrestaShop, City of Paris, Engineering, Morphemic, NGI Pointer, OnlyOffice, Worteks, FactorFX and Rocket.Chat. More.

OW2con'22 Best Project Award Contest

The contest is still open, OW2 project leaders: do not miss the May 22 deadline. The ceremony will take place in Paris expo (Porte de Versailles) on June 29 at 5:45PM. We hope to see you there! More.

Cloud Datacenter + Infra conference, June 29-30, Paris

Join the OW2 community booth in Paris expo (Hall 5.1) at Cloud symposium. Attend the Open Cloud by OW2 sessions, the Best Project Award ceremony and our social event (see below). More.

OW2con'22 15 Year Anniversary, June 29, Paris

In order to celebrate the 15th Year Anniversary of OW2, members and partners are invited to join us on June 29 evening for an informal networking event and diner cocktail. More.

Open Source Experience, November 8-9, Paris

The CFP is open (deadline June 15). Do not hesitate to submit and let us know if you are selected. Contact us if you would be interested in joining the OW2 Community Booth. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, Online

The episode #6 proposed by OW2 and Eclipse took place early May with talks about MORPHEMIC and Eclipse POOSL projects. The video recording is now online. Stay tuned for the next episode in September. More.

OW2 Good governance Initiative (GGi)

We are very proud to announce the availability of the first Good governance handbook paperback version in major global retailers such as Lulu or Amazon.

Quick App Initiative (QAi) at OW2con'22

The OW2 Quick App initiative is coordinating a full conference track dedicated to Quick Apps at OW2con'22 and including a round table. More.

OW2 Community Notices

The next OW2 Board meeting will be held on June 30, both as a physical meeting hosted in Orange Village in Paris and remotely. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

The next meeting of the OSPO OnRamp series co-founded by OW2 will take place May 20. The series provide useful basic content and knowledge on how to set up an Open Source Program Office. More.


Are you planning to join the June 7-9 Open Infra Summit in Berlin? Benefit from the discount code for 15% off registration we got as Associate Member of OpenInfra Foundation. More.


Open Expo Europe Virtual Experience 2022 will take place on June 8 to 11. Registration is open.


EclipseCon Europe will take place on October 24-27, in Ludwigsburg. The Call for Presentations is open until June 15.


GLPi free IT asset management software version 10.0 brings lots of cool changes and appears in GitHub Release Radar. More.

In our Research Projects

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.


See the videos from FOSDEM. Attend FASTEN presentation at OW2con'22, June 9 at 9h45. More.


SFScon 2022, November 11-12, Bolzano and online

SFScon 2022 is launched, the CFP is open until June 30th. OW2 is associate partner and will propose an OW2 track. More to come soon.


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