OW2con’18 explores the many faces of open source software, and its journey between ethic values and economic value



May 21 2018

OW2con’18 explores the many faces of open source software, and its journey between ethic values and economic value

OW2 unveils the final program of its annual conference, June 7-8 in Paris, and a new format for this year’s conference with meet-ups by invited open source communities.

Paris, May 21, 2018 - OW2, the global community for open source infrastructure software, unveils the final program of its annual conference. Featuring over two days of useful and insightful project presentations, demonstrations, roundtables, and keynote addresses, OW2con'18 will explore this year's theme of "Open Source Software: A Journey Between Values and Value."

Keynote addresses by world-class speakers include:

  • Max Mehl, Program manager, at Free Software Foundation Europe.
  • Simon Phipps, OSI President.
  • Robert Virding, co-inventors of Erlang and Senior Systems Architect, Erlang Solutions Ltd.
  • Paolo Raineri and Alessandro Portosa, Knowage Labs by Engineering Group

Other highlights of the program include a major OW2 Success Story showcasing how the CNES is using OW2 project ProActive for its Sentinel Satellite Image Analysis and PEPS platform.

Artificial Intelligence will also be one of the main OW2con’18 themes with a dedicated meet-up and presentation proposed by Orange Labs'ACUMOS AI project.
Other meet-ups proposed by invited open source communities include: Erlang Community, XWiki Community and the OW2 Open Source Accessibility Initiative (OSAi).

Other sessions will be dedicated to the latest news from the OW2 code base, new member presentations, and talks focusing on hot topics such as Security and Privacy (including GDPR), Blockchain, Software Quality and Testing, and Market Readiness Assessment Tools & Methods. The conference will also reveal the latest developments in the OW2 Market Readiness Levels” (OW2 MRL).

OW2con'18 will take place from June 7-8 at Orange Gardens Innovation Center in Paris-Châtillon. Registration is free of charge, thanks to our sponsors, and should be done online at: https://www.ow2con.org/2018/

About OW2
OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including ASM, Bonita, Chameleon, CLIF, DocDoku, Easybeans, Emerginov, Fractal, FusionDirectory, JOnAS, JORAM, JOTM, Knowage, LemonLDAP:NG, Lutece, OCCInterface, PetalsESB, Prelude, ProActive, RocketChat, SAT4J, Spagic, Spago4Q, Sympa, Talend Studio, Telosys, WebLab and XWiki. Visit www.ow2.org, follow @ow2. 

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