Welcome to the OW2 Open Source Community stand!

Established in 2007 as a non-profit organisation, OW2 is a “community of communities”. Our mission is to make freely available a portfolio of open source software for enterprise information systems in domains such as middleware, open cloud, big data, BPM, security and privacy, software engineering, collaboration, etc. The OW2 code base hosts dozens of open source projects such as ASM, AuthzForce, CLIF, DocDoku, FusionDirectory, GLPI, JORAM, Knowage, LemonLDAP:NG, Lutece, OCS Inventory, Petals ESB, Prelude, ProActive, Rocket.Chat, SAT4J, SeedStack, Sympa, Telosys, Waarp, WebLab and XWiki. OW2 was one of the exhibitors at FOSDEM in 2017, 2018 and 2020. In our experience, our stand operates as a focus for our members, contributors and anybody who wishes to reach out to us. As explained on our website, seven projects from our code base participated last year. Each project contributed in running our stand alternately during the two days of FOSDEM, making it a very busy and lively exhibition space. This year the virtual booth will again be shared between project leaders who will take turn to answer questions, chat with visitors and run project demonstrations. In 2021, OW2’s drive to contribute to the sustainability of the European open source ecosystem will be illustrated by two recently launched initiatives: one is the analysis of open source project’s Market Readiness Levels, the other the OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative a framework for appropriate usage of open source software.

OW2 Open Source Community @ FOSDEM

Visit OW2’s virtual stand and learn more about what OW2 is, discover an open and independent community of developers dedicated to the creation of new technology and to sustainable open source software. Find out why and how you could be involved, as a contributor, a project leader or an initiative stakeholder, or a supporter. OW2 project leaders will take turn to answer questions, chat with visitors and run project demonstrations. Check out the schedule of the OW2 virtual booth and come visit us, discuss with our projects leaders, and discover state-of-the-art technologies in various fields such as middleware, infrastructure projects, generic business applications, cloud computing platforms, etc. The OW2 Management Office will be on stand-by to explain OW2’s new strategic initiatives: open source project Market Readiness Initiatives and the OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative.

OW2 Open Source Community in 2022

🚧 We will be happy to showcase on OW2 virtual booth several new projects that have joined the OW2 code base during the passed year : OCS Inventory, Jeka, DECIDE, Fuyuko, Device Farmer, LDAP Toolbox. The virtual booth will also introduce two strategic initiatives recently launched by OW2 and new to FOSDEM in 2021: the analysis of open source project’s Market Readiness Levels, and the OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative, a framework for appropriate usage of open source software. These initiatives aim at contributing to the sustainability of the European open source ecosystem: • Market Readiness Levels Applied to all 25 OW2 mature projects, the Market Readiness Levels scoring assesses the processes, key metrics and business resources of our open source projects and rates them on a market readiness scale similar to that of the NASA’s Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) rating. This synthetic approach has benefits for the developers as it provides them a blueprint for progressing, and for the users as it helps them make informed decision from a corporate rather than technical perspective. • OSS Good Governance initiative This initiative addresses the needs of large end-users and digital service companies to better manage consumption of, and contribution to OSS. We will showcase the Open Source Good Governance Resource Center, a platform where EU users can discover, and a blueprint for implementing open source competency centers (aka OSPOs). The scope of the initiative goes beyond mere vulnerability and license compliance management, the initiative aims to make C-level executive aware of the benefits of open source and of supporting the European open source ecosystem.