At Paris Open Source Summit, the OW2 community is highlighted  during the « Champions of Free Software » award ceremony



Feb 01 2019

At Paris Open Source Summit, the OW2 community is highlighted  during the « Champions of Free Software » award ceremony

Three OW2 projects and members received an award, wich demonstrates the strong positioning of OW2 code base within the French open source ecosystem.

Paris, December 10, 2018 - OW2, the global community for open source infrastructure software, announces the results of the participation of its projects and members to the contest “Champion of Free Software” 2018, organized in the framework of the Paris Open Source Summit. 

Taking place for the third time, this contest is proposed by the CNLL,  a representative unit for FLOSS (free and open source software) corporate foundations, associations and regional clusters in France, representing today around 300 specialized companies. The contest has the aim to reward the companies and projects which are actively contributing in the development of free and open source software. The winners were announced during the Summit's opening ceremony, on December 4.

OW2 was very proud to receive three “Champion of Free Software” prizes, out of the five prizes distributed. 

The projects rewarded are:
- Lutece: Strategy prize. The City of Paris was rewarded for its exemplary commitment in open source since 2002 with its Lutece open city service platform. The strategy adopted from the early stages to develop Lutece and set up new partnerships, along with its willingness to share and contribute to software commons was pointed out by the contest jury.

- XWiki: Ethics prize. XWiki received the Ethics prize with regards to its commitment in the community since 15 years, as software vendor and active open source contributor. The Xwiki company model carrying strong human values and a large implication in various open source communities showcase the presence of open source culture on all actions led by the company. 

- ActiveEon : Innovation prize. ActiveEon was rewarded for its innovative solutions brought to companies with strong automation needs and companies processing massive volumes of data. This has been made possible thanks to the technology of elastic scalability of computing resources.

This result is a good testimony of the state-of-the-art level and business relevance of OW2 code base, which hosts today around 30 mature projects.
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