November 2019 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - November 2019 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

In what is undoubtably one of its most ambitious initiatives in the field yet, on November 14-15 the European Commission’s DG CONNECT is holding a workshop on the future of Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware. The Commission has also launched a call for a study on "The Impact of Open Source Software and Hardware on Technological Independence, Competitiveness and Innovation in the EU Economy". The EC appears to be beginning to take open source seriously. The opening panel of the workshop, on which I have been invited to speak, explores the role of open source as innovation enabler. This is actually a good, and urgent, question. Given the structure of the global software industry, conventional proprietary IP regimes will not help. It is only by leveraging open source that European software innovations have any hope of success. 

On another note, we are pleased to introduce new OW2 Associate Organization: Foundation for Public Code. As already announced, OW2con’20 will take place on June 17-18. The Call for Presentations will open shortly. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your on-going support.

Cedric Thomas

Project News

Project Updates

  • Bonita: Enjoy new features and bug fixes now in recent 7.10.0.beta-02 and 7.10.0.W41. More.
  • Docdoku: New 2.5.6 release offers many bug fixes and improvements. More.
  • GLPI: New FormCreator 2.9 beta 1 plugin handles more tickets when the form is filled. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: New 2.2.0 brings dozens of new features, improvements, and bug fixes. More.
  • Knowage: Check out new QBE Engine GUI, document detail form, registry engine in 7.0! More.
  • XWiki: New release 11.9 provides a lot of bugs fixes and  represents a stabilization phase after many dependencies upgrades. More.
  • Waarp: TLS 1.2 is supported to secure transfers. Threads, RAM and CPU optimizations. More.

Project of the month

LemonLDAP::NG is a modular WebSSO (Single Sign On) based on Apache::Session modules. It simplifies the build of a protected area with only few changes in the application. LemonLDAP::NG project received the OW2con'18 Best Project Community Award. More.


Community News

EclipseCon, October 21-24, Ludwigsburg

STAMP and ReachOut projects were showcased in the exhibition area and OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas presented how we leverage the CROSSMINER technologies in the Eclipse Community Day. More.

SFSCon, November 15, Bolzano

Join us at the session organised by OW2. The confirmed program includes OW2 talk on FOSS Models and Upcoming Challenges and presentations of the FASTEN and Knowage projects. More.

European Commission Workshop on Open Source, Nov. 14-15, Brussels

OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas has been invited to participate in the opening panel on the "Role of Open Source as Innovation enabler", November 14 at 9h45. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 10-11, Paris

We are pleased to reveal the program of the four sessions organised by OW2 at POSS 2019: Open Source Community Summit, OSS in Big Cities, Collaborative Innovation and OSS Governance. And make sure you visit the OW2 booth #D21 to discover our ongoing research projects and discuss with our members. More.

FOSDEM, February 1-2, 2020, Brussels

Our proposal for a Devroom on "Dependency Management" coordinated by the FASTEN project has been accepted! if you are working in the field, do not miss the Call for Participation (deadline Dec. 4) and please circulate this widely. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

Welcome to the Foundation for Public Code, the most recent OW2 Associate Organization. Active nearby public organisations, it ensures the success of open source projects through sustainable communities around them. More.


OW2 corporate member ActiveEon will participate in a panel on HPC computing at SuperComputing conference, on Nov 20 in Denver. More.


The contest "Acteurs du Libre" 2019, organized and supported by Associate Organizations CNLL and Adullact, is opened! (deadline November 15). The awards ceremony will take place at Paris Open Source Summit on December 10. More.

In our Research Projects

STAMP is or organizing a workshop with Caroline Landry and Benjamin Danglot (Inria) in Grenoble, November 19, 2019, during the Orange Test and Dev Day. More.


We are pleased to announce the availability of ReachOut Beta-testing platform. Message to H2020 Research projects: Register your project in ReachOut and run your own beta-testing campaign. More.


Virgile Prevosto, CEA Researcher, will present the DECODER project in the Collaborative Innovation session at POSS 2019, December 10-11, 2019 in Paris. More.


The CROSSMINER research project was showcased at EclipseCon Europe 2109 with Eclipse and OW2 as project participants in Ludwigsburg. More


FASTEN will have a talk at SFScon, Nov. 15, 2019 in Bolzano, Italy South Tyrol and will coordinate the Devroom on Dependency Management at FOSDEM.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday December 19, 9:30 CEST. 



OW2con'20, June 17-18, 2020, Paris

The main theme of OW2con'20 : "The current challenges of mainstream open source". Check out the Call for Presentation for OW2con'20 to be open soon in December and announced in the next newsletter.

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