October 2018 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Thanks to cutting edge open source software readily available to them, SMEs are able to compete against large companies by delivering business solutions at a competitive price. Assembling proprietary software products to deliver comparable solutions can cost up to ten times more and also incur significant overheads in contract negotiation. We are convinced that, by making state-of-the-art components for enterprise information systems freely available, OW2's code base contributes to a friction-less, service-oriented market where open source software SMEs can thrive as they can avoid the constraints inherent to dominant proprietary software vendors and systems integrators.
On September 12th, a plenary session of the European Parliament voted in favour of the new Copyright Directive, with a limited exclusion of “open source software developing platforms”. The process has now entered a new phase of negotiations. It is not clear exactly how safe a platform such as OW2 is and our rights are now in the hands of the EU governments.
OW2 is now in a position to recruit its next Chief Technology Officer, check out the job description. This is a high-visibility position for an experienced community-oriented developer. If you think you fit the bill we'd love to hear from you. Otherwise, we would be grateful if you could pass the word around.

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 beta release offers a bytecode manipulation library and supports Java 11. More.
  • Bonita: the application platform release 7.8.0 alpha 2 is now available. More
  • Hammr: the new 3.8.7 release is out with hammr-release.sh script now working with the new pypi.org 301 redirection. More
  • Sympa: the Sympa 6.2.36 is the latest stable version of Sympa 6.2 with authentication by target user now required to subscribe/unsubscribe multiple users. More.
  • XWiki: the 10.8 release brings new tab in the user profile to display the groups a user is part of, pages auto-suggestions and an improved startup speed on Tomcat. More.

Community News

Paris JUG Meeting: Introduction to Mutation Testing, October 24, Paris

Register for the Paris JUG meeting co-organized with OW2 and XWiki: discover latest innovations in Java software testing automation with PIT and the STAMP research project. More.

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

OW2 supports this new business convention on free software and open source topics. The theme this year is "Open Digital Transformation". Cédric Thomas OW2 CEO will give a presentation. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, November 27-28, Paris

We are setting up a collective Open Source booth with OW2 members and partners XWiki and Anybox. There is still one pod available. Contact us quickly if you are interested. 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, Open Source in Big European Cities, and Accessibility Initiative conference tracks. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

OW2 is ambassador partner of the upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress tradeshow (October 16-18, Barcelona). Special discounted passes available for OW2 members and we have one Free Full conference pass for an industry participant! More.


OW2 is Media Partner at EclipseCon Europe, October 23-25 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The final program is published and registration is open.


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.


OW2 Member Bluemind supports the next RRLL (Rencontres Régionales du Logiciel Libre), October 16 in Toulouse. Registration is open.

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 .

FOSDEM, February 2-3, 2019, Brussels


We plan an OW2 booth at FOSDEM this year again. OW2 project XWiki is also submitting a developer room proposal on "Collaboration and content management applications". Stay tuned for more information.

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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