OW2con'21 Best Project Awards

The OW2 Best Project Awards recognize and reward "best of breed" projects and successful implementations of OW2 technologies.  

The OW2con Awards are open to all OW2 projects. This award is a unique opportunity for OW2 members to showcase their projects and to benefit from enhanced recognition in the OW2 community.

How to submit to OW2con'21 Award Contest?

Please read the following recommendations before submitting your project. 

  • Please submit online by clicking on the button below, it is the only way to take part in the contest. 
  • Each entry must be separate - If you are entering three different categories, please fill in three separate forms. Word count for each entry is limited to 600 words.
  • Please note that the quality of your entry (reference users, general information, technical details, etc.) has a bearing on the outcome of each category. 
  • You are encouraged to be as transparent as possible. Please avoid quick cut-and-paste jobs from the company or project website.

OW2con'21 Award Contest Timeline

  • Deadline to register: June 4th, 2021
  • Award ceremony: June 24th, 2021, at 12h15am CET. 

1. Community Award


This award will recognize the community aspect. The jury will pay particular attention to:

  • end-user driven development
  • cooperation and integration between two or more projects
  • contribution to the OW2 governance
  • fostering the community momentum

2. Market Award


The winner of this category will be the success story which illustrates:

  • integration of OW2 project in commercial offering
  • solution by system integrator leveraging OW2 technologies
  • a business deal/agreement between an OW2 project and industry stakeholder
  • high profile or innovative customer sale
  • Market readiness demonstrated by a significant MRL score

3. Technology Award


This award will recognize the technology excellence of the project. The jury will pay particular attention to:

  • Quality (tests coverage, code analysis tools, security vulnerabilities, etc)
  • Project health (number and evolution of releases, downloads, issues, etc)
  • Existence of a community (number of contributors, forums, and evolution)
  • User-friendliness (level of documentation provided, etc)

Special Beta Tester Award

A ReachOut Award will also be presented in the framework of the ReachOut test{fest}. Stay tuned.

Please see below the picture of winners from last year's awards: 

OW2 Best Project 2020 Award Contest Winners

The Jury selected the winners for each of the three awards as follows:

Community Award Market Award Technology Award 
 Lutece  MELODIC  Knowage 
The 2020 OW2 Best Project Community Award goes to LUTECE, the city service platform, for its drive to open up to external contributions, its efforts to develop national and international cooperations with other projects and cities, for its intense participation in OW2, in the OSS in Big Cities and Good Governance initiatives, and for being instrumental in launching the open source advocacy web site of the City of Paris. The 2020 OW2 Best Project Market Award goes to MELODIC, the multi-cloud automation and optimization platform, for successfully executing the transition from collaborative research project to commercial product with full professional support, for having signed a significant number of real-life customers in several countries, and for developing a full-fledged value proposition carefully aligned with market expectations while eliminating vendor lock-in. The 2020 OW2 Best Project Technology Award goes to KNOWAGE, the business analytics platform, that has successfully maintained a strong momentum of constant innovation well reflected in the 7th release with new features and the ability to combine data from many different sources and scripts from different languages in an open source software that complies to open standards and can be easily embedded in third-party products and OEM solutions.