October 2019 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Integrating open source software into an enterprise information system, i.e. more than simply deploying Linux systems, is typically within reach of users with the appropriate technical skillset and cultural awareness of what open source is about. Mainstream product-driven training provided by proprietary software vendors ensures developers become rapidly operational, but creates IT professionals who tend to lack the openness, versatility and creativity, and ability to engage in conversations on community forums – the secret sauce to taking full advantage of open source. As highlighted in the FOSS4SME study by our friends at OFE and FSFE, SMEs often pass on open source software and the opportunity to deploy affordable state of the art technology that would enhance their competitivity simply because they do not possess the necessary expertise. And yet, SMEs employing fewer than 250 people make up over 99% of all enterprises in the EU. They represent a huge potential market for providers of FOSS support services. Demystifying FOSS (no, it is not gratis) and simplifying decision-making for conventional managers (yes, it is fit for business) would contribute to unlocking the SME market. It is with this in mind that OW2 is developing the Market Readiness Levels methodology for projects in its code base. Stay tuned!

On another note, I am pleased to welcome new OW2 corporate SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest independent research organisation, and to announce the Technology Council has accepted Melodic, submitted by corporate member 7bulls.com, as a new project in the OW2 code base and the OpenStack Foundation is OW2's latest Associate Organisation. 

Thank 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.

New Members

SINTEF: A non-profit foundation and Scandinavia's largest independent research organisation SINTEF joins to leverage OW2 in its open source collaborative projects.


Project News

New Project


  • MELODIC: This open source platform allows for mulitcloud, cloud provider agnostic deployment of applications with advanced optimization capabilities. MELODIC is integrated with AWS, Azure, GCP and Open Stack based cloud providers and supports Virtual Machines, Containers, Big Data Frameworks (Spark) and serverless components. More.

Project Updates

  • ASM: The 7.2 release brings bug fixes and now InsnList implements an Iterable interface. More.
  • Bonita: Check out the latest additions offered in the  release 7.10.0.W38. More.
  • GLPI: Important security features and several fixes are offered in the release 9.4.4. More.
  • LemonLDAP: do not miss the release 2.0.6 with five new features, and multiple issues closed. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: New 2.1.0 brings important changes to notifications. More.
  • Sympa: Try the 6.2.48 release to enjoy the latest improvements and bug fixes. More.
  • XWiki: New release 11.8 provide improvements for both developers and administrators. More.

Project of the month

FusionDirectory is an Identity Management Solution (IAM) to manage delegation to different levels of staff on a daily basis while maintaining confidentiality and data security. This open source project received the OW2con'16 Best Project Market Award and the OW2con'18 Best Project Community Award. More.


Community News

EclipseCon, October 21-24, Ludwigsburg

OW2 will showcase STAMP and ReachOut projects in the exhibition area and is involved in the organization of the Eclipse Community Day. As media sponsor we have one Full Pass free of charge to be given away. Contact us. More.

SFSCon, 15 November 2019, Bolzano

The OW2 track of conferences at SFSCon organized in Italy, is under progress. Confirmed presentations include OW2 introduction with FASTEN and Knowage. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, 10-11 December 2019

Join us at the OW2 booth to discover our ongoing research projects and discuss with our members. Attend the OW2 sessions including the Open Source Community Summit, OSS in Big Cities, Collaborative Innovation and OSS Governance. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

We are proud to announce latest OW2 Associate Organization: Openstack Foundation. One of the most active open source projects in the world, OpenStack helps people build and operate open infrastructure. More.


We have an on-going conversation with IoT Solutions World Congress (October 29-31, Barcelona) organizers. Please contact us if you are interested in speaking or exhibiting opportunities.


OW2 Corporate Member Teclib celebrated its 10th year anniversary this summer. Read the article (in French) dedicated to the history of the company and its future projects.

Research Projects

STAMP and ElasTest project teams have been collaborating for several months now. Looking for synergies, they have identified use cases where STAMP services can be deployed in ElasTest. More.


Now, EU-funded research project participants can discover the ReachOut methodology for beta testing campaigns and register their projects. More.


Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, introduced the DECODER project at the 2nd Hamburg Requirements Engineering Symposium organized during the OpenReq Week. More.


The CROSSMINER research project, ran a successful international workshop on OSS project assessment at OW2con'19 with live online demonstrations by project partners Bitergia, Eclipse and OW2. More


We are happy and proud to announce that our proposal to organize a Devroom on Dependency Management at FOSDEM 2020 has been accepted! We will launch the call for participation shortly.

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

Save the date for the next OW2 annual conference! Many thanks to OW2 Strategic member Orange for hosting us again in its Paris-Châtillon Innovation Center.

FOSDEM, February 1-2, 2020, Brussels

In addition to the Devroom by FASTEN, we will apply for an OW2 presence both on a booth and in conferences at FOSDEM. Please let us know about your possible plans so we can coordinate.

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