October 2021 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

In a world of free and open source software where developers publish code for developers, communities blossom thanks to symmetries in culture and practices that facilitate their conversations. As open source becomes more mature it expands toward more commercial and more business-like segments. By moving up the layers of corporate information systems -- from the operating system up to the business applications -- open source software is increasingly used by non-IT specialists. Open source becomes mainstream.

This creates a new situation for open source developers. The chances of an accountant or a marketing executive reporting a bug or sending a feature request via an issue tracker is virtually non-existant, as is the prospect of a growing community of users turned contributors. In this context, commercial open source software vendors play an irreplaceable mediation role; they are the key to a growing open source software market. Primarily SMEs, these vendors also deserve the support of dedicated public policies.

On another note, the ReachOut Testfest organized by OW2 and the ReachOut project is in full swing until 31 October 2021: 10 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

  • FusionDirectory: will participate in a bunch of events and if you can't travel has also a series of webinars coming up. More.
  • XWiki: version 13.8 brings performance improvement for the new LiveData feature and also several improvement for developers. More.
  • Jeka: Scaffold API has been modified, template has been added for creation of Jeka plugins and several improvements related to Windows are included. More.
  • Lutece: a new release candidate for version 7.0.0 has been published. More.
  • BlueMind: shared in a blog post the ultimate meeting organization guidelines using BlueMind agenda. More.
  • Sympa: version 6.2.66 is out with data source synchronization performance improvements and conformance to RFC 5322. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: released several 4.0.0 release candidate versions and the final 4.0.0 version has been published recently. More.

Project of the month

OCS Inventory : Open Computers and Software Inventory is an assets management and deployment solution. More.


Community News

Webinar – Calls for european Open Source projects, October 26, Online

Systematic the Paris area industry cluster and OW2 organise a webinar on upcoming calls for European open source projects. Presentations will be in English and participation is free of charge. More.

EclipseCon, October 24-28, Online

Join the talk "Taking dependency management to the next level with call graphs!", by OW2 CTO Antoine Mottier, on Oct. 27 at 16:50pm. More.

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

We look forward to meeting you all again physically at this great event where no less than 10 exhibitors are OW2 members. And please visit us on our booth shared with XWiki and FusionDirectory More.

SFScon, November 12-13, Bolzano

The OW2 track at SFScon is finalized. We are pleased to present the Knowage project, the QuickApp initiative, OW2 Market Readiness Levels (MRL), the FASTEN and DECODER research projects. More.

ReachOut test{fest} Second Phase

Win recognition and money prizes! The second test{fest} competition runs through October 31st. Business users and developers are invited to try new software and give their feedback online. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

The OW2 Good Governance initiative is progressing with scorecards and methodology, while the OSPO Alliance attracts new supporters. More.

OW2 Market Readiness Levels (MRL)

The MRL a business-oriented approach to open source projects unique to OW2 is now deployed across some 22 projects in our code base. Check them out! More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

OW2 is partner of this second edition of B-Boost open source conference co-organized by French open source regional cluster NAOS and the CNLL on October 14-15 in La Rochelle, France . 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.

OW2 Community Notice


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will take place on October 27. More.



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!

EGI, October 19 - 21, Online

The EGI Conference 2021 will take place from October 19th until 21st. The conference theme is: “Beyond the Horizon: Shaping the Digital Future”.

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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