November 2018 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

I would like to start this newsletter by congratulating Daniel Le Berre who has just been awarded the CNRS Innovation Medal for OW2 project Sat4j! Daniel started developing Sat4j in 2004 and it has been downloaded more than 200,000 times from the OW2 forge since January 2006. Moreover, as it is integrated in the Eclipse IDE, Sat4j is used by millions of people across the globe. Congratulations Daniel and the team, OW2 is proud of you!

Once again, this year sees OW2 contributing to the Paris Open Source Summit, the flagship event of the European open source community. OW2 organizes the Community Summit and the OSS in Big Cities session and will showcase members and projects including 7bulls.comSTAMP and Melodic on the exhibition floor. The theme of this year's Community Summit is “Creating Market Values with OSS Ethical Values.”  There are many ways to look at it. What makes a business model respectful of FLOSS values? Do users care about FLOSS values?  Does software create more value when it is shared than when it is owned? And how about fake FLOSS and open washing? Eleven experienced community speakers will share their perspectives.

Position opening: OW2 is conducting interviews to recruit its next Chief Technology Officer. Check out the job description. This is a high-visibility position for an experienced community-oriented developer. We'd like to hear from you if you think you fit the bill. Otherwise, we would be grateful if you could pass the word around or retweet it.

On another note, we are happy to confirm OW2con'19 will take place June 12-13 at Orange Gardens. Save the date!

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

Projects Updates

  • ASM: the 7.0 release now ensures instructions belong only to one lis. It also implements a new initJumpTarget method in Frame. More.
  • Bonita: the 7.8.0 alpha 3 to 5 were released in October. Business users should use 7.7.4. More
  • GLPi: the new 9.3.2 supports emojis in emails, provides an HTML followup, fixes truncated links in ITIL solutions, login issues from LDAP, PDU management and items relations. More
  • Hammr: the new 3.8.7 release is out with script now working with the new 301 redirection. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: the 1.9.18 release can configure categories and apps in menu with lemonldap-ng-cli (client). The Manager deals with SMTP timeout when saving configuration. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: the release 0.71.1 now accepts more import file types and email sending are compliant with GDPR. The previous 0.71.0 updated lastMessage rooms property, added expiration to API login tokens and fixed duplicate login tokens created by LDAP. More.
  • Sympa: the Sympa 6.2.37.b1 is the latest beta version of Sympa 6.2. More.
  • XWiki: The 10.9 release introduces a notification app replacing the activity stream app. The list of followed users is back in the user profile and the Page Index can be sorted by page title. More.

Community News

CNRS Innovation Medal to Daniel Le Berre for Sat4j, October 10

We are proud to announce Daniel Le Berre has been awarded the 2018 CNRS Innovation medal for OW2 project Sat4J, an open source library of SAT solvers for Java, Congratulations to the team! More

STAMP Beta Testing Campaign launched at ParisJUG, October 24

The STAMP project team launched the DSpot and Descartes beta-testing campaign at Paris JUG (Java User Group). Download and try these innovative software testing tools now! More.

B-Boost International Open Source Convention, November 6-7, Bordeaux

Register for your pass now (free). On Nov. 7, Cedric Thomas OW2 CEO talks about "The changing nature of open source" in a presentation and in a round table on open source business models. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, November 27-28, Paris

Visit us on the "Open Source Village by OW2" at Cloud Expo Europe, shared with XWiki, Anybox and the STAMP European H2020 R&D project. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 5-6, Paris

Come exhibit on the OW2 community booth, check out the booth packages available. OW2 also organizes the Community Summit, and Open Source in Big European Cities conference tracks. More.

FOSDEM, February 2-3, Brussels

OW2 project XWiki project is coordinating a Developer Room on "Collaborative information and content management applications". You are welcome to send your proposals to the related Call for Participation.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Applications for the "Acteurs du Libre" contest organized and supported by Associate Organizations CNLL and Adullact are open until November 9. The awards ceremony will take place at Paris Open Source Summit.


The annual IDM Südtirol SFScon18 will take place in Bolzano on Friday November 16th in the NOI Techpark with internaional experts from Free Software and Open Data organizations.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on December 13.


OpenStack Summit, November 13-15, Berlin


The program is published now and registration is open. Check this page .

OW2con'19, June 12-13, 2019, Paris


Save the date for the next OW2 annual conference! It will by hosted by Orange in its Paris-Chatillon innovation center, many thanks to Orange for welcoming us again.

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