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Open Research Webinars, December 15, Online

Open Research Webinars is a new webinar series launched by OW2 and the Eclipse Foundation. The aim is to introduce european software research projects that help shape the future of open source software and the IT industry. The webinars will focus on international partners leveraging open source in European publicly-funded collaborative research and innovation programs.

Find more about Open Research Webinars:

ReachOut was presented in the series launch on December 15, at 16:00 CET. 

Open Research Webinar Screenshots


Open Research Webinar Video

Replay the full webinar with ReachOut presentation by Alexandre Lefebvre (UShareSoft) starting at 26:40

Ledger Webinar : OSS licensing and business models

ReachOut is presented during this webinar organized by Ledger project

Date: December 9 at 3:00PM.
Place: Online


1) Marco Ciurcina lawyer and POLITO (Polytechnic University of Turin) professor

 - Short intro to open source, and open source licenses
 - Key concepts: copyright, copyleft, permissive and less permissive, license compatibility and re-licensing
 - Main open source licenses: GPL, Apache2, BSD, AGPL3 and MIT

2) Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO
 - Open Source Business models and OW2/ ReachOut introduction

3) Andrea D'intino, Tech mentor and PM

 - Business cases of licenses, when to use what, Freemium vs shareware
 - Success stories with different licensing: Bitcoin, Docker, Redis, MongoDB

Ledger Webinar Screenshots


Ledger Webinar Video

Replay the full webinar with a ReachOut presentation by Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, starting at 23:00

ReachOut December Newsletter 2020

ReachOut Newsletter - December 2020


  • Check your GDPR compliance in about 30 minutes

    Analyse the GDPR level of compliance of your SME and enjoy a free report in return.

  • Try to enable safe data sharing

    Unleash the power of sensitive data. Try now to make your dataset synthetic.

  • Benchmark your AI and Big Data architecture now

    Try the Databench toolbox and map your architecture to the generic blueprints.

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Next Events

Follow the tutorials to prepare your beta-testing campaign

Several video will guide you to register your project and create your first beta-testing campaign. Displaying the ReachOut tutorials, you will learn how to create your testing scenario, customize the feedback questionnaire and use the campaign monitoring dashboard.

Display ReachOut Tutorials


Read Project Success Stories

Using the ReachOut platform for free, Horizon 2020 research projects like STAMP and CROSSMINER obtained significant benefits. They were able to engage external developers to evaluate and to optimize their innovative software. Follow their example.


Thank you to our best contributors

They disserve to join the ReachOut Hall of Fame. After a careful selection, they've tried a new software in their environment and filled in the questionnaire honestly. You too could be part of the ReachOut Software Rangers. Win more recognition and possibly a special prize: check out the ReachOut campaigns now! Campaign is Open

Unlish the power of sensitive data with! Make your dataset synthetic and enable safe data sharing between companies.

Try this new software to generate realistic artificial data and enable safe data sharing between companies.
Using a new trend in Machine Learning, it creates a dataset that’s fully synthetic, i.e. does not contain data of real people or entities, but yields the same results upon statistical analysis. Because it does not contain real data, it is privacy-preserving and GDPR compliant.

For more instructions, please read the full beta-testing campaign

Databench Toolbox Campaign is Open

Benchmark your big data and AI architecture: try the Databench toolbox now!

This campaign aims at getting content in the form of new architectural big data/AI blueprints mapped to the BDV reference model and the DataBench pipeline/blueprint. In this campaign, the beta testers are advanced users that would like to contribute with practical examples of mapping their architectures to the generic blueprints.

Testers should study the available DataBench information and guidelines. Then using the provided steps testers should prepare their own mappings, resulting diagrams and explanations, if any. The Toolbox provides a web form interface to upload all relevant materials that will be later assessed by an editorial board in DataBench before the final publication in the Toolbox.

For more instructions, please read the full beta-testing campaign

Smooth GDPR Campaign is Open

Check your GDPR compliance using the Smooth platform.

This campaign targets Micro enterprises and SMEs to adopt and be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Thanks to aims to the SMOOTH project, they can implement easy-to-use and affordable tools to generate awareness on their GDPR obligations and analysing their level of compliance with this data protection regulation.

The Entry Questionnaire automatically generates a Compliance Report that provides a series of recommendations to improve your company’s compliance with the GDPR. Check more about the initiatives and give the Smooth platform a try.

For more instructions, please read the campaign instructions

SFScon 2020, November 13-14, Bolzano, Italy

OW2 has been invited by SFScon 2020 to organize an OW2 presentation track.  ReachOut will be presented in this framework, along with other EU-funded projects and OW2 Good governance and Market Readiness initiatives.

Find more about the agenda of the OW2 track at SFScon:

About SFScon
The South Tyrol Free Software Conference, SFScon, is one of Europe’s most established annual conferences on Free Software. SFScon promotes the use of Free Software in digital infrastructures as a tool to achieve greater innovation and competitiveness in the region. Here decision-makers and developers meet, learn and get inspired.
The conference will be held on November 13th and 14th 2020 at NOI Techpark in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.
SFScon 2020 will definitely take place, and if conditions make it necessary, il will move to a virtual event.

Participation is free of charge and registration is available on the events website:


More photo and presentation

Articonf Decentralized Social Media

Try the Crowd Journalism platform on your PC or phone.


Evaluate the Crowd Journalism platform on your mobile phone or from any terminal with a web browser, without downloading any app. Then, answer to the feedback questionnaire. 

Based on a blockchain infrastructure, the Crowd Journalism platform ensures anonymity, secure and immutable transactions.

With this first version, you will be able to evaluate both its mobile crowd streaming application, and the Multiviewer/Classifier/Editor.

These outcomes of the Articonf H2020 Project provide a new set of trustworthy, resilient, and globally sustainable decentralised social media services.

GeoTriples Spark Campaign is Open

Try GeoTriples Spark beta to transform big geospatial data into RDF graphs.


The GeoTriples Spark campaign aims to check if the program can handle any given term map. Feel free to try and execute the project with different term maps, to check how it handles them.

Try the GeoTriples Spark beta release, an extended version of GeoTriples capable of transforming big geospatial data into RDF graphs. To enable the transformation of big geospatial data, GeoTriples has been extended to run on top of Apache Spark and Hadoop or Hops (a new distribution of Apache Hadoop developed by KTH, RISE SICS, and Logical Clocks AB). 

GeoTriples-Spark can run in a standalone machine or in a Hadoop based cluster, but it is more efficient when it runs on Hops as it is a write-intensive application.

Publishing geospatial data as Linked Open Geospatial Data

GeoTriples generates and processes extended R2RML and RML mappings that transform geospatial data from many input formats into RDF.

NGI Pointer Kick-Off

ReachOut presented by Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, at NGI Pointer online kick-off.

NGI-POINTER aims to find ambitious NGI (Next Generation Internet) architects to change the underlying fabric of the internet and the web, by supporting promising bottom-up projects that are able to build, on top of state-of-the-art research, scalable protocols and tools to assist in the practical transition or migration to new or updated technologies, whilst keeping European Values at the core. The project started in January 2020 and will end in December 2022. 

For more information, please visit:
Or contact: Mirko Presser, Aarhus University 
Associate Professor, PhD, MSc, MSci
Deputy Director of Research in the Centre for Digital Business Development, Mirko Presser coordinates NGI Pointer.

The Reachout project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 825307.

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