November 2022 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

November is key for OW2's European and French community: "Open Source Experience" (OSXP) Paris, the most important open source event in France and one of Europe's biggest, takes place on November 8 and 9. Of course we are there, with a booth (C16) hosting us, two member SMEs (FusionDirectory and XWiki), and the Morphemic cloud project.
Many OW2 members are present as well:  BlueMind, Centreon, FactorFX, Huawei, Inria, Microsoft, PrestaShop, Smile and Worteks on their booths, Orange in the talks.

OW2 also takes the occasion to promote the NGI-Search European initiative: a cascade funding providing grants up to 150.000 EUR to innovative open source Internet search projects (secure and private search, NLP and vocal assistants, data visualization, social computing...). The 1st "open call" starts in December: a lightweight process suitable for SMEs, small research teams and even individuals!

And the OW2 Quick App Initiative is back on the Huawei booth (E32), showcasing open source + open data demos focused on cultural heritage: the team will also be on hand to explain technology and answer any question. You can also catch Martin Alvarez-Espinar speaking on the OSXP round-table "Open source for open data and citizen participation" (13.30, Nov. 9) and Christian Paterson in the SIDO panel talk "Civic-Techs & IoT" (15.30, Nov. 8).

Of course, OSXP is a unique place to put the focus on OSPOs and governance: OW2 participates in a round table about the OSPO Alliance (11.10, Nov. 8) with Eclipse, IEEE, City of Paris and OpenUp, and another one at OpenCIO Summit about OSS governance use-cases (17.45, Nov. 8) with MAIF, City of Paris and Microsoft. Among other talks: we'll be on stage beside APELL, Orange, Worteks and Makina Korpus to defend Cloud sovereignty and European software vendors independence under the banner of Euclidia alliance, and evangelize with other European communities about the role of foundations and associations in the OSS panorama (15.30, Nov. 9).

November is important as well for the Italian OSS community, with SFScon in Bolzano, November 11 and 12. OW2 is represented there by our Italian associate organization RIOS (Rete Italiana Open Source) and our Italian member company Engineering: RIOS, involved in our work on governance at OSPO Alliance, will present the latest developments of our OSS Good Governance methodology.

So: come and meet us on our booth at OSXP, and if you can't make it to Paris (or Bolzano?)... Stay tuned!

Thanking you for your on-going support,

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

  • Rocket.Chat: released version 5.2.0 with a long list of new features and improvements including: an improved support of Matrix, improved administration UI, several VoIP evolutions and a lot of more! More.
  • GLPI shared important information regarding recent CVEs, but also published a new success story. More.
  • BlueMind shared in a very detailed blog post all important announcements made during BlueMind summit, a very interesting reading. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box published version 1.5.2 of Self Service Password with bug fixes and improved documentation! More.
  • Spoon 10.2.0 was released and brings support for sealed classes, use inferred generic type in invocations and several bug fixes. More.
  • FusionDirectory shared their latest news and a list of events they will attends including OpenSource Experience where you can meet also OW2 team. More.
  • PrestaShop version 8.0.0 brings a significant cleanup in the codebase and is also the project’s first company-neutral release, meaning that it no longer includes commercial products and services built-in. Of course it also fix several issues. More.
  • XWiki: released version 14.9. This version improves the new client-side PDF Export feature by offering the ability to configure it in the Admin UI and by enhancing the default template. It also fixes bugs and especially several security bugs, making it a recommended upgrade. More.
  • OCS Inventory version 2.11.0 is out with a new SNMP details page that allow XML and CSV export of all SNMP types, add SNMP stats in dashboard, update translations and much more. More.
  • AuthzForce version 20.1.1 has been published and upgrade several dependencies to benefit from various CVEs fix. More.

Project of the month

GLPI is a free IT Asset Management, issue tracking system and service desk solution. GLPI won the 2017 OW2 Best Project Special Prize Award. More.

Community News

Open Source Experience, November 8-9, Paris

Let's meet together in Paris Palais des Congrès, on OW2 booth #C16 with FusionDirectory and XWiki members, Morphemic and NGI-Search European projects and the OSPO Alliance pioneers. More.

SFScon 2022, November 11-12, Bolzano and online

The South Tyrol Free Software Conference is hybrid this year again. The OW2 conference track on Nov. 11 pm includes a talk from RIOS associate org. and one about the Good Governance Initiative. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, Online

Highlighting OW2 CLIF software, the Open Research webinar episode #8 is scheduled on January 24, 16:00 CET. Save the date! More.

Good Governance Initiative (GGi) and OSPO Alliance

Don't miss the GGI talks at OSXP: Nov. 8 at 11:10AM with speakers from IEEE, Eclipse, Open Up, OW2 and Nov. 8 in the OpenCIO Summit at 17:45PM with feedback from end-users City of Paris and MAIF. More.

Quick App Initiative (QAi)

The Quick App initiative will be presented at OSXP. Catch Martin Alvarez-Espinar speaking on the round-table "Open source for open data and citizen participation" (13.30, Nov. 9) and Christian Paterson in the SIDO panel talk "Civic-Techs & IoT" (15.30, Nov. 8).

OW2 Community Notice

The next OW2 Board meeting will be held on December 16, at 9:30am CET remotely. More.

In our Research Projects

Come and discover new innovation funding opportunities from NGI Search, showcased at OSXP next Nov. 8-9 at the OW2 booth #C16 in Paris Palais des Congrès. More.


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.


Fosdem 23, February 4-5 2023, Brussels

FOSDEM 2023 has been announced and will take place physically again this year! We will submit soon for a booth.

OW2con'23, June 14-15, 2023, Paris-Châtillon

Save the dates for the next OW2 Annual Conference! Many thanks to OW2 Strategic member Orange for hosting us again in its Paris-Châtillon Innovation Center. The CFP will open in December.


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