Dec 05 2019

With four conference sessions, a community booth and eight members showcased in the exhibition, OW2 appears as a major player in the open source ecosystem.

Paris, December 5, 2019 - OW2, the global community for open source infrastructure software claims a broad participation at Paris Open Source Summit from December 10-11. Four conference sessions are proposed by OW2, as well as a community stand with solutions for developers and large cities. 

Open Source Community Summit, December 10, 14h00 – 18h00, room Mixage. This year, speakers at the Community Summit include leaders from major OSS communities, including OpenStack, Red Hat, Apache Foundation, etc. They will discuss key challenges emerging as open source has reached industry maturity, such as the risks related to components re-use, IoT and the verticalisation of usages, the sustainability of the ecosystem, 

Open Source in Big Cities, December 11, 14h – 15h30, room Mixage. This session builds on the success of  the « Open Source City Forum” organized by City of Paris, MOSSLAB (Baltimore) and OW2. The session is build as a public report where executives involved in large local government information systems discuss the tenets of their open source strategies. Representatives from Piedmontese Region in Italy, or the City of Barcelona will share their experiences. 

Open Source Gouvernance, December 11, 11h00 – 12h30, room Mixage. Leveraging the momentum of the OW2 Open Source Governance initiative, this session aims at developing and promoting the usage and sharing of free and open source software governance best practices among large users and systems integrators. The program includes talks from Orange, MAIF, Microsoft and Henix. 

European Collaborative Innovation, December 11, 9h30 – 11h00, room Mixage. The session will introduce european publicly financed research projects in the field of cloud computing, software engineering and breakthrough internet applications, including the following projects: ReachOut, DECODER, CROSSMINER, Melodic, and FASTEN. 

OW2 can also be visited on its community booth (#D21). Project demonstrations will be proposed to professional attendees, including:
- Lutece, the Open City Service Platform of City of Paris
- ReachOut, the beta-testing platform for research projects
- DECODER, the innovative Software Project Intelligence Platform

In addition, eight members of the OW2 community will exhibit on their own booth: Alter way, BlueMind, Cap Gemini, FusionDirectory, Inria, Microsoft, Worteks and Xwiki. 

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About OW2
OW2 is an independent 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  ADR App, ASM, AuthzForce, Bonita, CLIF, DocDoku, FusionDirectory, GLPI, JOnAS, JORAM, JOTM, Knowage, LemonLDAP:NG, Lutece, PetalsESB, Prelude, ProActive, RocketChat, SAT4J, SeedStack, Spagic, Spago4Q, Sympa, Telosys, Waarp, WebLab and XWiki. Visit, follow us on Twitter @ow2. 

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