November 2023 Newsletter



[OW2 Newsletter - November 2023 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

In the news this month: a children's tale about free software ("Ada & Zangemann - A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream") sold to benefit the Free Software Foundation Europe... illustrated by Sandra Brandstätter and written by FSFE's President Matthias Kirschner! This is not common and deserves to be mentioned, moreover when the book is a good one: initially published in German, available in English, French and Italian.
Looking for a Christmas gift or a goodie for your events or teams? Here it is!

From a more professional point of view, a major event is coming soon: "Open Source Experience" (OSXP) Paris, the most important open source event in France and one of Europe's largest, on December 6 and 7. OW2 will be there, on a booth (H24) shared with three members (the city of Paris with their "CiteLibre" city services suite, XWiki and Waarp), also to promote OSS funding across the EU NGI (Next Generation Internet) cascade funding programme and the NGI Search project: next open call starts in January 2024!

Many OW2 members will also be there on their own booths: BlueMind, CEA, Centreon, FactorFX, Huawei, Linphone, Orange, Smile, Worteks, as well as associate orgs (Adullact, Eclipse, Tosit) and friend organizations (April, Dinum French gov. digital agency - who just won the EU OSOR Community Award 2023 for their BlueHats "public interest hackers" initiative, Ploss-RA, Systematic).

And the OW2 MiniApp (a W3C mobile apps standard) initiative will be showcased on the Huawei booth, along with a coding contest for students whose results will be announced there.

OW2 is also on stage at OSXP, with a keynote on Dec. 7 (an important announce about financing FOSS and commons across the EU NGI cascade funding programme), a round table about open source vendors sustainability (along with Nantes Touch and Belledonne Communications), and talks related to green IT (one about free software and hardware durability, shared with Cyril Desmidt from Electrocycle reuse association, and a live podcast recording for the "Techologie" series animated by Richard Hanna).

So: come and meet us on our booth at OSXP, and if you can't make it to Paris, you may also join us in Brussels, at NGI Forum event, on November 15/16!

Thanking you so much for supporting open source,

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 published 4 maintenance releases for version 6.4 with several bug fixes including: custom-css injection, threads breaking when sending messages too fast and also add several minor improvements. More.
  • OCS Inventory: released version 2.12.1 of OCS reports with software index for better performance, improved SSO and CAS connection, security fixes and more. More.
  • PrestaShop October live update recording is available. It includes information about upcoming PrestaShop Developer Conference and also about 8.1.2 release 2 security fixes, over 30 bugs fixes and a bunch of improvements. More.
  • CryptPad: resume their monthly updates after summer break. In the latest update they mention what's new in version 5.5 that brings new moderation and deletion features, better error messages for users trying to view a document no longer accessible, improve usage of CryptPad on mobile and accessibility and more.  More.
  • XWiki: version 15.9 has been released and provides an experimental version of the Required Right Analysis feature that aims at better understanding consequences of editions regarding rights. It also comes with an important performance improvement on the rendering of macros and look and feel has also been improved. More.
  • LDAP Synchronization Connector: has a new website and a new documentation! The core team also meet in Lyon to plan the issues to address for release of 2.2 to happen. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: is now an official Fedora Package! Thanks to the work of Xavier Bachelot and people from Fedora project, LemonLDAP::NG is now officially available in Fedora and EPEL package repositories. Having an official package in Fedora is a very good news for LemonLDAP::NG community, it is an acknowledgement of the quality of the software and will help to promote it around the world. More.
  • Jeka: published several maintenance version polishing Spring-Boot package, reworking and polishing JaCoCo and SonarQube plugins and adding JkProject#clean method. More.
  • BlueMind: share in a blog post their insights about Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. More.
  • Waarp: Gateway version 0.8.1 has been published with bugs fixes (e.g. for passwords import) and some usability improvements. More.

Project of the month


Telosys version 4.1.0 is available. This version of the lightweight code generator brings significant improvements including new annotations for the model, new objects in the templates, Kotlin is now a predefined target language, generation in batch mode, etc. More.

Community News

OSPO Alliance new release v1.2 of the Open Source Good Governance handbook




With version 1.2, GGI handbook brings new features on the relationships between activities, InnerSource, and the customized #GGI Board. Read the Press Release or attend the OnRamp webinar, Nov. 17 at 10:30CET.

Open Research Webinars




If you missed the episode #10 of Open Research Webinars including presentations of CryptPad and the EU-funded TRISTAN project, the replay will be soon available. More.

SFSCON,  Nov. 10-11, Bolzano




Visit us on the Engineering Group's booth or join the OW2 conference track on Nov. 10 at 14:00. Discover 2 projects funded by NGI Search and an update on the OSPO Alliance given by our Italian partners from RIOS.  More.

NGI Forum, Nov. 15-16, Brussels




OW2 will join NGI Forum 2023 representing NGI Search, and will interact on open, inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable internet. More.

Open Source Experience, Dec. 6-7, Paris




Visit us booth #H24, meet with OW2 community members XWiki, WAARP, City of Paris, and discover NGI Search EU cascade funding opportunities. Check out the large presence of OW2 members in the conferences. More.

AlpOSS, March 21, 2024, Grenoble (Echirolles)




If you are located in the area of Grenoble (south-east France), save the date! We are co-organizing with the City of Echirolles and Belledonne Communications a new conference on open source. More information soon. 

OW2con'24, June 11-12, 2024, Paris-Châtillon




We are happy to announce the dates of OW2con'24, and many thanks again to Orange, OW2 strategic member, for hosting the event. Stay tuned for the Call for Presentations opening soon. 

OW2 Community Notice




The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will take place on Friday December 15. Learn more about OW2 governance. More.

Job Corner




We are glad to share with you several dozens of jobs offered by OW2 members at alter way, FactorFX, OpenStudio, Prestashop, Worteks,XWiki, BlueMind and Engineering Group (jobs located mostly in Italy).

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Capitole du Libre, Nov. 18-19, Toulouse




Capitole du Libre is a weekend dedicated to open source software through around 100 conferences, 25 workshops for experts and the general public. More.

GreenTechForum, Nov. 21-22, Paris




OW2 member Alter Way will attend and sponsor the event. Visit them along with Smile on booth #C31.More.

Open Forum Academy Symposium, Nov. 28, Berlin




The OFA Symposium 2023 will bring together an interdisciplinary set of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to explore the transformative power of Open Source Software and Hardware. More.

PrestaShop Developer Conference, Nov. 30, Paris




OW2 member PrestaShop organizes its first Developer Conference, allowing developers to follow technical talks, solution demonstrations, and to better understand PrestaShop technology. More.

Label "Territoires Numériques du Libre"




Proposed by OW2 Associate Organization "Adullact", this label encourages free, open and collaborative digital uses in French local authorities. Deadline: Nov. 10. More.

In our Research Projects




Receive EU support for your AI Search software through NGI Search cascade funding grants open calls. The Open Call #3 is now closed, next Open Call will open early January 2024. View this webinar and check if you could be eligible.




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.



We will apply for an OW2 community booth at FOSDEM 2024, February 3-4 in Brussels. If our proposal is accepted, all OW2 projects will be invited to share this exhibition space.


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