OW2con'22 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'22 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'22 Award Contest Timeline

  • Deadline to register: Mai 22th, 2022 
  • Award ceremony: June 29th, 2022 in Paris

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)

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

OW2 Best Project 2021 Award Contest Winners

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

Community Award Market Award Technology Award 
 LDAP Tool Box  XWiki  Zenroom 
The 2021 OW2 Best Project Community Award goes to the LDAP Tool Box project. The knowledge and tools shared around LDAP directories progressively became very popular.
For example, the Self Service Password application started in 2009 ; with more than 700 stars on github, it is now translated in 27 languages. 
The 2021 OW2 Best Project Market Award goes to XWiki, an open source platform distributed internationally that goes head to head with solutions proposed by large financially-backed contenders.
The product and services have been adopted all around the world with more than 150 custom projects being used on all the continents. 
The 2021 OW2 Best Project Technology Award goes to Zenroom, a high tech product developed by a global community, using widely accepted industrial and governmental quality standards.
Written in C and Lua with maintenability in mind, it will compile and work in 20 years from now.