September 2018 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

It's #SaveYourInternet Action Week! On September 5, we encourage all members and contributors to write to their European Members of Parliament and tell them how Article 13 will affect open source software. Follow easy instructions here or go directly to the #SaveYourInternet #DeleteArt13 website. You'll find everything you need here, the letter is already written. Try it! Do it now. It's quick and easy. But, most of all, it's important!

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We are concerned about the liability constraints the Directive will impose on our technical infrastructure and the way we develop open source software collaboratively. We respect the fight against copyright infringement and for the proper remuneration of authors, but creating barriers and liability threats to collaborative platforms is a whole other matter. As an online platform, OW2 would have to implement complex and expensive filtering systems to thoroughly monitor all uploads and delete anything that could generate a copyright infringement risk. Furthermore, by hampering the agility of collaborative open source development, the Directive threatens the future of our open source software communities.

On a more positive note I'd like to tell you again about the two new Corporate Members who joined OW2 this summer. Capgemini, the global powerhouse in consulting, technology services and digital transformation and, an open source systems integrator and software vendor from Poland.

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

  • Bonita: the Studio new 7.7.4 release now works in a Docker container. More.
  • Docdoku: the open source Product Lifecycle Management software reaches it 2.5.0 release. More
  • Hammr: the new release 3.8.6 supports the generation and publication of native Linux machine images for OpenShift. More.
  • Knowage: the latest 6.2 release brings multiple cockpit novelties. More
  • Sympa: the latest 6.2.35 beta version of Sympa 6.2 introduces several improvements, bug fixes and an updated translation catalog. More.
  • XWiki: the 10.7 release is out with important bug fixes, autocomplete of links in the WYSIWYG editor and easy customization options for the Navigation panel. More.
  • XWiki: the team also shares the community feedback from its 2018 features survey. More.

Community News

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

This meeting, co-organized by OW2, XWiki and the Paris JUG will focus on the latest innovations in Java software testing automation, with the special participation of Pit developer Henry Coles and the STAMP research project. More.

Cloud Expo Europe, November 27-28, Paris

OW2 is organizing a collective Open Source booth at Cloud Expo Europe Paris, shared with OW2 members and partners XWiki and Anybox. We still have one pod available.  Contact us quickly if you are interested. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, December 5-6, Paris

We have started working with POSS organizers to set up our usual OW2 community booth, and to coordinate several conferences tracks. Check out the booth packages. Note the deadline for submitting conference proposals has been extended to September 14. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

OW2 project and City of Paris' CMS Lutece launched a cooperation with City and University of Baltimore to develop open source adoption within the city's digital information system. Lutece takes part in the Hophacks Hackaton, on September 12-14.


OW2 is ambassador partner of the upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress tradeshow (October 16-18, Barcelona). Event organizers are offering special discounted passes to OW2 members. More.


OW2 will be Media Partner at EclipseCon Europe, October 23-25 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The final program is published and registration is open. Stay tuned for possible special conditions to attend for OW2 members.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on September 20.


B-Boost, November 6-7, Bordeaux


Save the date for B-Boost, this new open source business convention organized by the Aquinetic cluster and Systematic, and of which OW2 is partner.

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 target this year again an OW2 booth at FOSDEM. OW2 XWiki project will also submit a developer room proposal on "Collaboration and content management applications". Would like to be part of it? Please contact us

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