September 2022 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - September 2022 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

After a well deserved summer holiday, the OW2 team is eager to face new challenges. And there are many ahead of us!

As an open source advocate, signatory of Berlin and Budapest declarations on open access, we get more and more involved in French and European public efforts toward open science and free software: in France, we contribute to Committee for Open Science (COSO) OSS working group, trying to leverage successes like Sat4J or Spoon, and take part in government OSS initiatives, by participating in "Free software pole" of digital agency DINUM. We will also be present at "Euclidia Now" event in Bruxelles (Sep. 29), to share thoughts about European cloud sovereignty.

I also take occasion of this newsletter to remind our academic members and friends that OW2 is a seasoned dissemination, communication, code hosting and exploitation partner in EU-funded projects: involving OW2 in your Horizon call is a way for you to have Europe finance a non-profit association, advocate for open science, and make your project a success far beyond the grant ending, as full-fledged open source OW2 project.

Also, last but not least, our joint efforts with Eclipse and others at OSPO Alliance are more promising than ever: a German version of the "Open Source Good Governance Handbook" is now available, after the English version, and we are almost done translating it to French: this makes OW2 an official book editor! We will be at Open Source Experience in Paris, in November, to promote the methodology and answer any question about how we foresee open source governance.

So... Let's just pave the way that will bring open source to mainstream!

Thanking you for your on-going support,

Pierre-Yves Gibello


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

  • GLPI: discover new features and bug fixes in the recent Formcreator 2.13.0, only compatible with GLPI 10. More.
  • JORAM: The 5.19.0 release implements Jakarta JMS 3.0, and introduces several improvements and bug fixes. More.
  • KNOWAGE: 8.1 release brings a new data preparation module, a new look&feel in admin panels and for the end-user too. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: OpenLDAP 2.5.13 and 2.6.3 are available. Select your package for RHEL, CentOS, Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux, Ubuntu or Debian. More.
  • Lutece: lutece-core-7.0.6 of the java based CMS is ready to download. More.
  • Prestashop: discover the first beta of Prestashop 8.0. A work in progress with dozens of new features and multiple improvements. More.
  • Rocket.Chat: the version 5.1.0 brings a revamped homepage along with security, and search improvements. More.
  • XWiki: the version 14.7 is now available. Discover new features for administrators and developers. More.

Project of the month

DocDokuPLM is a robust and state-of-the-art open source PLM (Product LifeCycle Management) solution. DocDokuPLM won the OW2 Best Project Community Award in 2015. With a Market Readiness Level score at 7/9, is it considered as an established business. More.

Community News

Euclidia new OW2 Associate Organisation

Euclidia, the European Cloud Industrial Alliance is joining today OW2 as Associate partner. Both organisations advocate sovereign cloud services. More.

OW2con'22 Best Project Award Winners

Congratulations again to Prestashop (Community Award), GLPI (Market Award) and Telosys (Technology Award) for beeing rewarded for this years' OW2 Best Project Award Contest. More.

SFScon 2022, November 11-12, Bolzano and online

The South Tyrol Free Software Conference is hybrid this year again. The agenda of the OW2 conference track on Nov. 11 pm is under construction, contact us if you would like a speaking slot. More.

Open Source Experience, November 8-9, Paris

Our proposal of round table at OSXP has been accepted! We are still preparing the OW2 Community Booth, contact us for more details. More.

Open Research Webinar Series, Online

A SmartCLIDE demo and Spoon library will be showcased during the next episode #7 of the joint OW2 and Eclipse webinar on Sept. 20. Register online free of charge. More.

OW2 Good Governance Initiative (GGi)

The translations of the GGI handbook are moving forward, the German version is available for sale and the French one coming soon. Don't miss the GGI talk at EclipseCon Europe 2022. More.

Quick App Initiative (QAi)

The Quick App initiative will be presented at next SFScon. Another two days hack event will be proposed soon around the theme "creation of a decentralised and extensible tourist & local services framework".

OW2 Community Notice

The next OW2 Board meeting will be held on September 23, at 9:30am CET remotely. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

The 2nd edition of the BlueMind Summit will take place on Thursday Sept. 29 in Paris. Join this gathering of the open source messaging ecosystem. More.


The next meeting of the OSPO.OnRamp series co-founded by OW2 will take place on Friday Sept. 16th. It will focus on the Hermine project: Open source code and data for legal compliance. More.


The contest "Acteurs du Libre" organized by the CNLL in collaboration with Open Source Experience is still open (deadline Sept. 11). More.


EclipseCon Europe will take place on Oct. 24-27, in Ludwigsburg, including the face-to-face Eclipse SAAM on Cloud on Oct. 25. More.

In our Research Projects

OW2 is proud to join the Horizon Europe NGI-Search project with Aarhus and Murcia Universities, Linknovate, FundingBox Communities and FundingBox Accelerator. The kick-off meeting took place on Sept. 2. Stay tuned for new funding opportunities.


The beta-testing platform remains open to OW2 members, research projects and SMEs wishing to collect feedback for their latest beta release or use cases. More.


The FASTEN final review meeting is scheduled on September 16. Stay tuned. More.


Fosdem 23, February 2023, Brussels

On the road for another weekend of free software enthusiasts. Stay tuned for more news about the OW2 presence there.


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