September 2019 Newsletter

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

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

As we all know, computing freedom is defined by the right to use, read, modify and distribute the code; in a nutshell, by having total control of the software. Ten years ago, cloud computing and Software as a Service introduced control of personal and corporate data as a critical determinant of freedom. Today, AI is in its own way challenging the pivotal role of the code by shifting attention towards the control of not just personal and corporate data, but data at the level of society. A world where programs learn from their own executions, improve themselves and are determined more by the quality of the data that train them than the skills of programmers may well call into question the role of developer communities. Open source communities have gained much knowledge in a world determined by the production of software; such communities still have a strategic role to play, and are well-positioned to take on the exciting challenges of diversifying and expanding IT that lie ahead.

OW2 will actively participate in the Paris Open Source Summit. We are planning to organize a community village and we will organise this year again the Open Source Community Summit, and sessions on OSS in Big Cities, Collaborative Innovation and OSS Governance. Note the Call for Presentation is still open, do not miss this opportunity!

The Technology Council has accepted’s virtual-machine-based cryptograhic technology, Zenroom, as a new project in the OW2 code base.

Thank you for your on-going support.

Cedric Thomas

Project News

New Project


  • Zenroom: Zenroom Crypto VM for database and blockchain is a tiny and portable virtual machine that integrates in any application to authenticate and restrict access to data and execute human-readable smart contracts. More.

Project Updates

  • GLPI: The Formcreator plugin helps design ITSM custom forms ; it is now available in 2.8.5. More.
  • XWiki: New release 11.7 brings a new date picker, various merge and API improvements. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: New 2.0.0rc2 offers five changes, including fixes and improvements. More.
  • Knowage: 7.0 RC brings multiple improvements, new widgets, dataset tags, previews. More.
  • DocDokuPLM: The open source PLM offers several improvements in the latest 2.5.5. More.
  • Bonita: Check out new releases 7.10.0.W35 and 7.9.3, now available. More.
  • Lutece: The modular java based CMS/Portal from Ville de Paris reveals its 6.2.0 release. More
  • Sympa: In this 6.2.45 beta 3, the open source mailing list manager brings new features. More.

Project of the month

DocDokuPLM is a robust state-of-the-art open source PLM (Product LifeCycle Management) solution. DocDokuPLM won the Community Award at the OW2 Best Project Award Contest in 2015. More.


Community News

SFSCon, 15 November 2019, Bolzano

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

Paris Open Source Summit, 10-11 December 2019

The Call for Presentations is still open, do not miss the September 14 deadline to send your proposal! Stay tuned for more information regarding the conference tracks coordinated by OW2 and check out the exhibiting opportunities with us. More.

In the OW2 Community Ecosystem

We are pleased to introduce the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation as a new OW2 Associate Organization. Based in San Francisco, the EEF working groups contribute to build the next generation of reliable, realtime applications. More.


OW2 is happy to be this year again Media Sponsor and to support EclipseCon Europe 2019. They are giving away one Full Pass free of charge. Contact us. More.


The crowdfunding campaign launched to finance the international version of the documentary "Hacking for the Commons" ("La Bataille du Libre") and supported by OW2 Associate Organization CNLL is still open! More.


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


Discover the interview by BFM Business of OW2 member BlueMind CEO Pierre Baudracco (french) Talking about collaborative email and alternatives to American solutions.


OW2 member Teclib celebrated this summer its 10th year anniversary. Read the article (french) dedicated to the history of the company & future projects.

Research Projects

STAMP ran a special breakout session on Java testing improvement with six speakers and live online demonstrations at OW2con'19. And there is a great demonstration of STAMP applied to OW2 Joram published hereMore.


Now, EU-funded research project participants can learn about the ReachOut methodology behind the Beta Testing Campaign Platform and register their projects. More.


"DECODER reveals the software knowledge required by each stakeholder along the software lifecycle", explains Victoria Torres Bosch, Researcher at Universitat Politècnica de València. More.


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


Check out this introduction video presenting FASTEN Intelligent Package Management technology based on method-level tracking of dependencies. More.

OW2 Community Notices


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

We will apply for an OW2 presence at FOSDEM 2020, both on a booth and in conferences. Please let us know about your possible plans so we can coordinate.

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