Election 2023: Corporate members

Here is the list of candidates to the seats of Corporate Members representatives for the 2023 election of the OW2 board of directors.


Yury Glikman


My main objective is to work with OW2 members and with the European Commission to position OW2 as the centre of Open Source Governance competence in Europe and the adviser of the European Commission on its Open Source strategy. Fraunhofer is involved in several important initiatives with planned Open Source outcomes relevant for OW2 and its members.  Additionally, I want to help OW2 to get public funding through participation in collaborative research projects. We had already a number of such project in the past.


Dr. Yury Glikman is a researcher and the deputy head of the department Digital Public Services at Fraunhofer FOKUS. In the past 22 years Yury was actively contributing and was leading technical activities in numerous international and national research projects, and in research projects in collaboration with Japanese industry. Yury is the coordinator of the DataVaults (Persistent Personal Data Vaults Empowering A Secure And Privacy Preserving Data Storage, Analysis, Sharing And Monetisation Platform), PISTIS (Promoting and Incentivising Federated, Trusted, and Fair Sharing and Trading of Interoperable Data ASsets) and scientific coordinator of XMANAI (Explainable Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence). Yury is leading the Fraunhofer’s team responsible for development of the core part of the data.europa.eu Data Portal of the European Commission. This software is developed on the basis of our Open Source data management platform piveau, which we plan to govern as a community project in the future.

Organization Brief

Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe (24 000 employees) with 76 Institutes and research units. Fraunhofer FOKUS is established 1988 in Berlin. 450 employees from 24 nations, FOKUS stands for IP Telephony (Invention of SIP), Future Internet and Autonomic Communication, Web/Telco Convergence, I-Centric Communication, IoT, Smart Cities, E-Government, Interoperability, OPEN DATA, Cloud Computing, Testbeds / FOKUS-Labs: prove of concepts, Test Automation: Invention of TTCN-3, BerliOS, piveau.




I’m part of OW2 community since 2010, as Spago4Q team member, and afterwards participating as Engineering Group representative in Technology Council activities, as member and then as chairman. In 2017-2019 I collaborated with OW2 and other OW2 partners (XWiki and ActiveEon) in a EU research project, called STAMP (Software Testing AMPlification) and released under open source license, as Work Package leader on behalf of Engineering Group. Ultimately in the last five years I served the OW2 community, representing Engineering Group in the OW2 Board of Directors.
I'm strongly convinced that sharing knowledge and participation is the foundation for every community, bringing it to success, and this is particularly true for OW2. I continuously diffuse the knowledge about OSS and OW2 activities at Engineering Group, during my daily activities and lectures at Engineering IT & Management School. As a test manager at Engineering Group, I can bring this expertise to support OW2 initiatives with a specific focus on software quality. During this new year I wish to contribute to GGI, promoting Italian translation of the handbook in synergy with other Italian OW2 partners.


Daniele Gagliardi is a Test Manager at Engineering Group - DevOps and Test Automation COE. In the past he worked on digital signature, Public Key Infrastructures e Identity and Access Management solutions. He currently leads a test factory made of test specialists with strong competencies both on functional and non functional tests, with a special focus on test automation. Ultimately he also increased his activities and competencies as sysadmin (mainly in Linux ecosystem) within his company. He has been WP leader within the H2020 research project STAMP (Software Testing AMPlification), collaborating with OW2 in integration and dissemination tasks. He lectures at Engineering IT Academy on test methodologies and performance testing. He is chairman at OW2 Technology Council, member of Open Source Initiative and member of Italian Professional Association of Engineers (he holds a university degree in electronic engineering from Università degli Studi dell'Aquila). In the past he spoke at OSS conferences (OW2Con', Eclipse Conference Europe). Passionate about computer science since early years (he started to code on a Commodore 64), he discovered the world of open source at university and was impressed by the value that OSS open knowledge daily gives to the society.


Konrad Wawruch


I am strong proponent of OSS as basis for infrastructure and public
projects. I believe there is a big potential that can be used more
efficiently, in business and academic collaboration and creating synergies
between taxpayers-sponsored projects and increasing their real life
adoption. After receiving a lot of help as a member of OW2 to open source
projects I am engaged in, I would like to continue my engagement at OW2 board, to work to help to achieve effects described above. 


I am Polish serial technology entrepreneur, co-founder of 7bulls.com,
Polish software house focused on bringing R&D results to real life globally, and Founding Partner of TrueGlobalVentures, VC fund in Singapore investing globally in companies that transform our digital surrounding to be more open, transparent and less centralized.
I am one of the animators of early Open Source Software adoption in Poland, long-time vice president of Polish Linux Users Group, organizer of tens of Open Source-focused conferences and events, supporter of open standards and openness in general in public space. By participance in Horizon 2020 projects, with my team we help to create open source solutions in cloud computing and AI space, in collaboration with OW2 for bigger practical impact.
I have academic episode in my career, building supercomputer, cluster and
grid computing software at ICM University of Warsaw for 10 years.
I hold M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Warsaw.
Recently I invest in software-related technology companies through a
number of VC funds, and continue to support building spin-offs
from 7bulls.


Clément AUBIN


I'll be happy to participate in the OW2 board, representing the XWiki
and CryptPad projects, in order to promote the following positions
initiatives :
- Ease the collaboration across the members of the consortium, by
providing ways to exchange on common goals, and ease creation of
bridges between these projects.
- Increase discoverability of the consortium to European, and more
broadly, international projects by bringing in external communities
who share the same values as we do.
- Promote projects and actors which value Open Source as a governance
model, and not simply as a publicity to gain more users.
Over the past 10 years, XWiki SAS has been involved in OW2 initiatives
by participating in research projects (STAMP, FASTEN most recently) or
organizing and participating in joint events.


I'm an engineer with a background in Web & IoT and a strong interest
in the development of Open Source business models that are ethical and
I have been involved in the past 6 years at XWiki SAS, as a committer
of XWiki and as an account manager, contributing to the development of
open knowledge sharing solutions. Outside of XWiki and CryptPad, I
have been contributing to Open Food Facts, promoting Open Data on food
products, and I have been the Collaboration and content management
devroom organizer at FOSDEM for the past 5 years.


Christian PATERSON


Having served as VP on the OW2 board over the last year, I have worked hard to promote OW2 (for example, at the recent OpenUK event in London), attract new members, and help OW2 forge new relationships (for example, with the W3C). I have been a strong advocate and promoter of OW2 since my days of representing Orange on the board, which continues today with my work as an independent consultant.

With the unceasing rise of open source in all walks of life (private enterprise and government); pressing concerns about sustainability, digital sovereignty, digital privacy, ethical technology, etc.; incredible advances in the field of AI; fundamental questions about funding and security in open source, I believe that now more than ever, both France and Europe need a strong OW2 to provide a viable homegrown open source foundation; one that comes from Europe, understands its unique circumstances and promotes European open source projects and values.

I want to continue to serve you, the OW2 community, as an OW2 board member, and I also announce my intention to run for OW2 President this year.


Christian is a highly respected open source strategy and governance expert with many years of international experience. Christian has the honour of serving as VP of OW2 and chairs the OW2 Quick App Initiative. Prior to founding the consultancy company Open Up, Christian was head of the Open Source Governance for Orange where he spearheaded the creation of the OW2 Open Source Accessibility Initiative and the OW2 Good Governance Initiative. Christian holds diplomas in Neurobiology, as well as Cognitive Science. Out of hours, he enjoys walks, gardening, current affairs, and the occasional video game.




I'm part of OW2 board since several years now and try to bring my help and opinions to help OW2 consortium to succeed in its goals: spread open source, help communities, gather people.

Open Source in Europe and in the World is getting bigger and bigger and OW2 must play its role in this ecosystem. In particular, it has been a precursor with Market Readiness Level and Good Governance Initiative. My wish is that OW2 stay connected to open source makers, communities, developers, contributors, and bring them the recognition they deserve.


I am Identity Solutions Manager by Worteks, a French Open Source Expertise company. I contribute to several OW2 projets like LemonLDAP::NG, LDAP Tool Box, LSC and FusionIAM. I like to meet people in events and give some talks to explain why Identity and Access Management can be fun! 


Philippe Bareille


The City of Paris, has been a proud member of OW2 since 2014, and started working on and with OW2 member projects ever since. It always has participated in OW2 community’s projects either as a pilot and/or user such as for the MRL initiative and more recently as a contributor to the Good Governance Initiative, since the City has had a commitment to Open Source since 2002 when it was the first French public administration to share the code of its signature city services platform Lutece. Ever since, its Open Source policy has grown to launch its own OSPO and implements it based on the GGI notebook and deployment tools.

We also actively participate in other open source networks within the European public space where we try our best to bring interest to our OW2 community and work, like we did share our feedback on two different talks at the last Paris Open Source Experience and to the European big cities CIOs.

Our goal is also to bring public space members to the OW2 table so we can work on similar initiative and share knowledge.


Philippe Bareille worked on various business domains as a software engineer for a decade before being given the opportunity to manage various open source projects at the City of Paris. He’s now in charge of implementing the open source policy directly at the City’s CIO’s office and is appointed at international relationship for the IT department. He stands for the City CIO at the chair of networks such as the council of big cities CIOs, co-founded the european public sector OSPOs and spreads the word of open source engagement internally, where public money should fund public code.




My program is in 7 points:

- Build an OW2 community and put it back in the center

- Convert OW2 from a french centric organization to an european one

- Create chapters in differents country with some some autonomy

- Reduce the number of initiatives to be able to more easily promote
them and explain why it is important outside our usual circles

- Ensure that in everything we do free software has priority including
in the
projects we accept and improve the processes for the acceptance of new

- Contribute to make the Technology council more independent and
empowered to make technical and process decision.

- Make software that is at ow2 more visible by developing synergies and
that these are clearly displayed on the project sheets


Benoit is the CEO of FusionDirectory, the company publishing
FusionDirectory https://www.fusiondirectory.org/ the IAM solution.

He is a free software supporter and has been doing Identity Access
Management for more than 15 years.

He has been Co-Chairman of the System Administration track at Libre
sofware meetings from 2007 was 2013 and give many lectures during events
dedicated to Free Software.