September 2023 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - September 2023 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Now everyone is back to school, OW2 as well!

With good news, on the community side: a new corporate member joined us, Belledonne Communications, developer of the famous Linphone project and historical open source advocate. They are working with us to organize a local event in Grenoble, France - their home town, and the place where OW2 originated from, in the Alps.

Other positive information from there, the Grenoble University, UGA, committed to joining OW2 in 2024, for 5 years, in the frame of a cloud-related educational project: a reminder that mixing business and academic worlds has always been central in OW2's history.

We also reinforce our cooperation with associate organizations, and are honoured to participate in French ADULLACT's "free digital territories" contest jury, rewarding cities or local public authorities who successfully deploy open source: still time to apply here!

On the projects side, we will dedicate new efforts to our MRL methodology, particularly the technical metrics generation: mature projects are now under a new phase of SonarQube analysis, you may check the early results on our SonarQube instance. If you want to get into the technical details take a look at CI configuration. Of course we welcome any feedback, feature requests and contributions.

And note our NGI Search project, that funds OSS developments focused on Internet search at large, has its 3rd open call running by the end of this month - still time to take your chance!

On the communication side, we are pleased to announce a new series of webinars, to start early 2024. They will renew what was previously done in Open Research Webinars (the last ORW being scheduled on Nov. 7, 2023), with a broader focus: science of course, but also open source innovation financing (in the frame of "Next Generation Internet" EU initiative), and the OW2 community at large.

Also do not forget to update your agendas: our annual conference, OW2Con'24, will take place on June 11/12, 2024, in Paris. More details to come soon!

Thanking you for your ongoing 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.

New Members

Belledonne Communications is the publisher of Linphone Software, a secure SIP-based open source communication application offering a complete solution for voice/video calls, instant messaging and video conferencing.

Project News

Project Updates

  • XWiki: a student contributes to XWiki under the Google summer of code program and developed a new extension that provides an interactive link visualizer. Also version 15.7 was released with new quick actions and bug fixes. More.
  • Rocket.Chat released several bug fix versions of the 6.3 branch that fix various issues including performance ones. More.
  • GLPI shared Košice city success story. City of Košice with the help of OMNICOM (a Teclib official partner) deployed GLPI for 200 technicians and 1500 users to managed 3000 assets. Read the story to learn more about the challenge, goal and implementation. More.
  • LemonLDAP::NG: published version 2.17 that includes security fixes but also brings new features such as improvements for CAS logout workflow, improved OpenID compatibility for native application, better accountability of 2FA devices, etc. More.
  • LDAP Tool Box: released packages for OpenLDAP 2.5.16 and 2.6.6. This new release now provides packages for Debian testing and unstable and also for Ubuntu 22.04. More.
  • Imixs-Workflow: shares with us patterns to build good workflow (BPMN) applications with recommendation about where to put your business logic, externals APIs, etc. More.
  • DeviceFarmer: version 3.6.6 is out bringing support of Node 20.3.0, update oauth2 to get contact information, fix on taking control of a device, etc. Check out the release notes to get the full list of new features and bug fixes. More.
  • BlueMind: BlueMind share with us in a blog post details about delivery reports and read receipt: what are the differences between the two features and how to choose which one to use (it can be both). More.
  • AuthzForce: released version 20.3.1 with security issues (in dependencies) fixes. This version also add a missing value for standard XACML 3.0 Core attribute ID in XacmlAttributeId enum. More.
  • PrestaShop share some updates about translation progress. PrestaShop 8 is fully translated in 9 languages and almost fully translated in 10 additional languages. Translation is of course opened for contributions! More.
  • OCS Inventory NG: published version 2.12.0. This version brings improvements for software search filters, network scans and more. It also provides several bug fix including better PHP 8 support. More.

Project of the month

Centreon is an IT Infrastructure Monitoring open source project. The Centreon open source platform monitors end-to-end IT Infrastructure, from On-Premise to the Cloud to the Edge. More.


Community News

OSPO Alliance and next OnRamp meeting, Sept. 15, online

The next OnRamp webinar will be presented by Bastien Guerry, Head of the Free software mission at DINUM, Inter-Ministerial Directorate of Digital Affairs (French State). More.

RIOS Open Source Week, Oct 3-5, Roma

OW2 is glad to be this year again partner of the RIOS OSS week. The OSPO Alliance will be presented during day one. More.

Open Research Webinar, Nov. 7 at 4:00PM

Next episode #10 is scheduled on Nov. 7 at 4PM CEST, with Cryptpad and an Eclipse research project to be confirmed. Registration will open soon. More.

SFSCON,  Nov. 10-11, Bolzano

We are preparing our presence at SFScon with speaking and exhibiting opportunities for our projects and members. Contact us for more information. More.

NGI Forum, Nov. 15-16, Brussels

OW2 will join NGI Forum 2023 representing NGI Search, and will interact on open, inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable internet. More.

Open Source Experience, December 6-7, Paris

Discover OW2 community booth #H24 with several members and projects. Join us and attend the debate preprared by OW2 about sustainability and OSS. More.

OW2 Community Notice

The next meeting of the OW2 Board of Directors will take place early Oct. Learn more about OW2 governance. More.

Job Corner

There is an open position at OW2. We are looking for a collaboration with a freelancer specializing in marketing and/or event management for the organization of OW2 annual conference, June 2024 in Paris. More.

In the OW2 Ecosystem

Festa Software Livre, Sept. 15-17, Aveiro, Portugal

The second edition of the Software Libre will take place in Aveiro, Portugal, mid-September. More.

5th Open Search Symposium, 4-6 Oct., Geneva CERN

The Open Search Foundation is preparing the 5th Open Search Symposium bringing together in Geneva the Open Internet Search community in Europe. More.

EclipseCon Europe, Oct. 16-19 , Ludwisburg, Germany

The program of EclipseCon Europe 2023 is now published and registration is open. More.

Open Forum Academy Symposium, Nov. 28, Berlin

The OFA Symposium 2023 will bring together an interdisciplinary set of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to explore the transformative power of Open Source Software and Hardware. More.

Contest "Acteurs Du Libre"

Proposed by OW2 Associate Organization "CNLL", this contest is organized in the framework of Open Source Experience where the awards will be given. Deadline to submit: September 30. More.

Label "Territoires Numériques du Libre"

Proposed by OW2 Associate Organization "Adullact", this label encourages free, open and collaborative digital uses in French local authorities. Deadline: Nov. 10. More.

Conference DevOps Live Paris, Nov. 15-16, Paris

The organizers of DevOps Live Paris, organized in parallel of Cloud Expo Europe, are offering specific exhibition and speaking opportunities to OW2 members. Please contact us if you are interested. More.


In our Research Projects


Receive EU support for your AI Search software through the NGI Search third open call. For more details on how to apply from 1 August to 2 Oct, view this previous webinar and check the first 10 beneficiaries.


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.





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We are very pleased to announce the dates of the next OW2 annual conference "OW2con'24" : June 11-12, 2024. Mark the dates on your calendar!


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