September 2020 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - September 2020 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

With the coronavirus pandemic seemingly with us for at least the foreseeable future, we are all learning to adapt and live with it both on a personal and a professional level. At OW2, as a community, we have already made adjustments by turning our annual conference into a virtual event on June 17-18. We even assembled our own platform using open source software.

However, because we are a community, we need opportunities to meet in real life and had planned an additional face-to-face Community Day. Because of travel restrictions we are holding a regional OW2 Community Day on November 3rd at the Moonshot Labs Digital Innovation Campus in Grenoble, hopefully to be followed by a further event in Paris before the end of the year. Principally a networking event, there will also be two sessions to illustrate the central theme of this year’s OW2con "The Challenges of Full Stack Open Source": one on the best practices in open source governance and the other on the management of software dependencies.

A quick reminder to Project Leaders, you have until October 15th to submit your project to the OW2con'20 Best Project Awards contest. Submit your project now! The winners will be announced at the Community Day just before the now legendary OW2con’20 Free Beer Party.

Again, a big thank you to our sponsors: Orange, Software Heritage, Engineering, FundingBox, The Eclipse Foundation, BlueMind and Microsoft. Their support and trust mean a lot to us and are greatly appreciated!

Thanking you for your on-going support, stay safe!

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

  • Rocket.Chat: Version 3.6.0 bringing new features and improvements and many bug fixes. More.
  • Bonita: First maintenance release of 7.11 branch is out. More.
  • XWiki: 2 new releases were published in August with many new features and bug fixes. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: brings OpenLDAP 2.4.51 packages for RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. More.
  • GPLI: Version 9.5.1 is now available on AWS. More.
  • Fusion Directory: FusionDirectory shared some insights on their activities. More.

Project of the month

ProActive Workflows & Scheduling is an open source middleware featuring Programming, Scheduling and Resourcing tools for parallel, distributed and multi-core computing. More.


Community News

OW2 Community Day, November 3, Grenoble

We are glad to prepare a face to face OW2 Community Day on November 3rd, in Grenoble. Save the date on your calendar! More details in the edito and on the website soon. More.

OW2con'20 Best Project Award Contest

OW2 Project Leaders: Do not miss this opportunity of high recognition and visibility among the community and beyond, submit your project now! (deadline October 15). The ceremony will take place during the OW2 Community Day. More.

SFScon, November 13-14, Bolzano (real life and virtual)

OW2 is invited by our friends at SFScon 2020, to organize a presentation track. SFScon is an international free software conference targeting decision-makers in the public administration and business worlds. OW2 projects are welcome to submit presentations. More.

OW2 Good Governance initiative

A wiki-based Resource Center to share content, best practices and experiences will be open soon. Next call on September 24, 5:00PM CEST. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

OW2 project FusionDirectory is now listed in the french administration list of recommended software (SILL "Socle Interministériel de Logiciels Libres"). Congratulations for this great achievement! More.


EclipseCon Europe is held this year as a virtual event. The program is published and registration is opened. More.


Check out the program of the online conference "State of the Source" , organized by OW2 Associate Member OSI (Open Source Initiative), on September 9-11.

In our Research Projects

A new software ready for beta-testing? Collect external feedback. Register on ReachOut website. Follow our webinars, newsletter and run your campaign. More.


Victoria Torres (UPV) explains in this podcast how the whole DevOps team will benefit from the DECODER smart environment. More.


FASTEN is preparing its next week's annual review and will give for the first time an end-to-end demo of its fine-grained dependency management tool. More.

OW2 Community Notices


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday September 24, at 9:30am CEST.



ICT 2020, December 1-3, Cologne (cancelled)

The ICT event organized by The European Commission is finally cancelled due to the current health situation in the world and options are explored to re-schedule it in 2021.

European Big Data Value Forum, November 3-5, Berlin and virtual

The EBDVF is co-organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT). The 2020 theme is “Building a strong European Data and AI Ecosystem”.


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