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. OW2 federates 50+ organizations and 2500+ IT professionals world wide. OW2 hosts 50+ technology Projects. Visit our stand and meet with OW2 Management Office staff and project leaders.
The virtual booth will also introduce two strategic initiatives recently launched by OW2: 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:
Already 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.
The OW2 OSS Good Governance 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: it aims to make C-level executive aware of the benefits of open source and of supporting the European open source ecosystem.
OCS Inventory "Open Computers and Software Inventory" is an assets management and deployment solution. A project initiated by French "Gendarmerie Nationale" (a nationwide French police force) 20 years ago, OCSInventory is now a reliable mature product registered in the official catalog of recommended free software for the French public sector. With a Market Readiness Level at 9, it benefits from a position of established outsider in its market.
ReachOut offers a beta-testing campaign platform for research projects. Acting as as an operational intermediary between software developers and early adopters, ReachOut helps SMEs and research projects to implement their beta-testing campaign with appropriate software packaging, an efficient test scenario and a customised questionnaire. ReachOut is a support action funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme.
Decoder provides a comprehensive open source framework for DevSecOps teams, leveraging NLP (Natural Language Processing) technologies, and cutting-edge AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning) to provide greater efficiency throughout the application lifecycle, enhancing code understanding, readability, reuse, compliance and security. It automatically analyses and documents cloud and IoT projects, providing a deep understanding of software code and changes.