OW2con'24 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. It is a unique opportunity for OW2 members to showcase their projects and to benefit from enhanced recognition in the OW2 community in one of the three categories: Community, Market, Technology.

How to submit to OW2con'24 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.
     Award Submission is Closed

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 2023 Award Contest Winners

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

Community Award Market Award Technology Award 
 OCS Inventory  BlueMind  ASM 
The 2023 OW2 Best Project Community Award goes to OCS Inventory, an open source computer and software asset management system integrating a software deployment solution. With an excellent Market Readyness Level of 8 and the French Gendarmerie actively involved in its development, OCS Inventory is aligned with multiple public and private organisation expectations. It meets IT support needs through its central management server, its compliance with the Snmp protocols, and useful reporting features to manage PC and connected device fleets of all sizes. The 2023 OW2 Best Project Market Award goes to BlueMind. an open source messaging, agenda and collaboration platform, with a loyal community of contributors, a strong user base appreciating its communication features and a growing marketplace. BlueMind supports LDAP directory synchronisation, mobile devices, webmail and Thunderbird clients. Moreover, videoconferencing features, Active Directory and Outlook connectors are available through subscriptions, making this platform a sovereign alternative to Microsoft Online Exchange and Google Workspace, notably for European organisations. The 2023 OW2 Best Project Technology Award goes to ASM, an all purpose Java bytecode manipulation and analysis framework that has successfully maintained a strong momentum of constant innovation well reflected in ASM 9.5, released in spring 2023 and including updates for Java 21. Supported by OW2 since 2002, the engineering library has reached a respectable Market Readyness Level of 6. It was created by Eric Bruneton during its PhD at INRIA 
  • See the photos of the ceremony

OW2con'23 Award Contest Timeline

  • Deadline to register: Mai 7th, 2024 
  • Award ceremony: June 12th, 2024 in Paris