OW2con'20 is the annual open source event bringing together the OW2 community, technology experts, software architects, IT project managers and decision-makers from around the world.

The central theme of OW2con this year is: "The current challenges of open source". As open source is becoming mainstream and reaching industry maturity, new challenges are appearing today for open source communities, projects and companies:
The first concerns free riders. How can we get organisations like integrators and users to understand it is in their own long-term interests to contribute back to projects?
The second is uncontrolled re-use, which must be professionalised. We need tools and best practices to manage endless dependencies and properly assess open source projects.
The third challenge is SaaS. How critical will our four foundational freedoms going to be if they do not suffice to define openness, should open source licenses adapt?
The fourth challenge is verticalisation. With open source everywhere, how are we going to fare as we move out of our comfort zone of horizontal components, tools and application platforms?
The fifth and final (for now) challenge is the damage that can be caused by opportunistic foundations leveraging the mechanics of open source only to develop technologies and market positions.
OW2con'20 participants and speakers will share their views and experiences around this theme, and discuss about the future of open source. 

Featured Videos 2019


KEYNOTE - Karsten Reincke is Senior Expert Key Projects at Deutsche Telekom AG Open Source Committee.


KEYNOTE - Bastien Guerry is the free software officer for the French public administration. He first studied philosophy and cognitive sciences.


OW2con'20 takes place on June 17-18, 2020 at Orange Gardens, in Paris-Châtillon.

Orange Gardens,
44 Avenue de la République,
92320 Châtillon


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