November 2021 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - November 2021 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

This month sees the return of real life events for OW2! We are set to have an impressive presence at Open Source Experience in Paris (OSXP) and SFScon in Bolzano.

OSXP is the new flagship European open source event, which replaces Paris Open Source Summit. Open source vendors and OW2 members Alter Way, BlueMind, Centreon, FactorFX, FusionDirectory, Huawei, Inria, Microsoft, Orange, Worteks and XWiki, and projects Decoder, Fasten and ReachOut will represent OW2 on the exhibition floor. Attendees visiting them will have the chance to participate in a draw and win a prize. Of particular interest at OSXP will be the promotion of three major OW2 endeavours. First, the event will be the platform for the official launch of our Market Readiness Levels open source project assessment method as it has now been applied to the OW2 code base. Second, the Quick App initiative will be presented on the Huawei booth and several participants will be on hand to showcase the MiniApp technology. Lastly, the OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative will unveil its methodology to be discovered on the stands of OW2 and participants Microsoft and Eclipse.

OW2 will also be at SFScon with a dedicated track presenting Market Readiness Levels, Decoder, Fasten, Knowage and the Quick App initiative. Come meet us on the OW2 booth and learn about major release KnowAge 8.

On another note, the ReachOut Testfest organized by OW2 and the ReachOut project has been extended until the end of November with 11 on-going beta-testing campaigns and your chance to win a prize!

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

  • Jeka: release of version 0.9.15 includes API polishing, bug fix when dealing with generated source code, JaCoCo and Sonar plugins externalization and more. More.
  • XWiki: version 13.9 brings, as an experimental feature, real-time collaborative editing (for both wiki and WYSIWYG editors)! Maintenance releases for version 12 were also published. More.
  • Knowage: published a new major release: version 8! It brings many significant new features and general improvements. Among the most important you will find: the widget gallery, the function catalog and the resource manager. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: released a bunch of maintenance versions for version 4.0 and also released version 4.1.0 with many improvements. More.
  • Sympa: a new beta version, 6.2.67b.1, has been released. It brings a new option to remove emails from list using command line interface and fixed memory consumption while archive download. More.
  • Waarp: version 0.15.4 of Waarp manager and version 0.4.4 of Waarp Gateway include important fixes. Upgrade is strongly recommended. More.

Project of the month

Sat4J : Sat4j is a library aiming at providing a simple and efficient open source library of SAT solvers in Java. More.


Community News

Open Source Experience (OSXP), November 9-10, Paris

We look forward to meeting you all next week. - Visit the OW2 booth #C16 shared with XWiki and FusionDirectory. Meet the community at the round table with project leaders on Nov. 10 at 10:30. Join the round table discussing about OSPOs Nov. 9 at 15:00. More.

SFScon, November 12-13, Bolzano

Visit us on our OW2 booth and join the OW2 conference track on Nov. 12 at 11:20, including the Knowage project, the Quick App initiative, OW2 Market Readiness Levels (MRL), the FASTEN and DECODER research projects. More.

OW2 Market Readiness Levels (MRL)

We are proud to announce OW2 MRL publicly for the first time at OSXP. MRL is a business-oriented approach to open source projects unique to OW2. Stay tuned for further announcements next week! More.

ReachOut test{fest} Second Phase

Win recognition and money prizes! The second test{fest} competition runs through Nov. 30. Business users and developers are invited to try new software and give their feedback online. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

On November 8th, the OW2 Good Governance initiative publishes its handbook. Check it out on the initiative pages or the OSPO Alliance site. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Knowage team reached a huge milestone with the version 8, including new functionalities to integrate increasingly personalized analyses in decision-making processes. More.


EclipseCon is over now. The replay of the FASTEN talk "Taking dependency management to the next level with call graphs!", by OW2 CTO Antoine Mottier will be available online soon. More.

In our Research Projects

Try new software tools on your PC from the DECODER software menu. Join DECODER designers at OSXP and SFScon. More.


Check out this demo video to understand how FASTEN can solve modern dependency management issues.



OW2con'22, June 8-9, 2022, Paris-Châtillon

We are very pleased to announce the dates of OW2con'22: June 8 - 9, 2022. Reserve your dates now and check out the CFP coming out in a few weeks!

Open Research Webinar Series, Online

The next Open Research Webinar proposed by OW2 and Eclipse will take place on January 18, 2022. Mark the date on your calendar! Check out the replay of the previous Sept. 28 webinar. More.


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