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OW2con'19 Press Review

Solutions Numeriques June 2019

Title: OW2con'19 confirms the industrial maturity of open source

Abstract: The OW2 open source community supports multiple innovative European projects. It signals cooperation around open codes as a key for IT industry services.

On June 12th and 13th, at Orange's innovation center in Paris Châtillon, the OW2 open source community brought together more than 300 decision-makers and developers from 13 different nationalities. The opportunity to confirm the concrete progress of the members and projects of the association, and its growing role in European research, through Horizon 2020 projects in particular. OW2's annual conference provides an overview of European open source research with Aegis, Crossminer, Decoder, Fasten, Melodic, ReachOut, and Stamp projects, with research projects often delivering open and actionable tools by corporate IT departments.

OW2 Introduces the ReachOut Project at OW2con’19

ReachOut main objective is to provide EU-funded projects software builders with end-to-end support
to launch beta testing campaigns and develop their ecosystems.

Paris, June 12, 2019 - OW2, the international community dedicated to help develop and promote a code base  of open source software for information systems introduces today at OW2con’19 the new ReachOut Project.

ReachOut is a collaborative project coordinated by Fraunhofer FOKUS – the largest organization for applied research in Europe, along with UshareSoft (a Fujitsu company) and OW2

ReachOut will deliver a methodology to implement market alignment best practices in software research projects, and a BetaCenter Platform to support beta testing campaigns. Both are designed to increase the awareness of EU-funded projects research and their software outcomes, amplifying their dissemination and exploitation activities. 

The ReachOut team also helps research projects to setup and grow their community, through targeted interactions toward potential users, partners and complementors. These community building efforts include: Beta Testing Campaign preparation, with user questionnaires and campaign management dashboards, Community events planning, Beta tester recruitment, Press Releases and newsletters, Beta tester support, Webinars and workshops, Campaign evaluation.

Communication within research projects and toward the market are simplified by the ReachOut platform: "ReachOut is offering EU-funded projects with a BetaCenter platform to educate and support early users and potential contributors of their software outcomes, including documentation and knowledge assets", explains Yury Glikman, Researcher at Fraunhofer FOKUS.

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About ReachOut Project

ReachOut plans to offer a BetaCenter Platform to support beta testing campaigns, in order to increase the awareness of EU-funded projects research and their software outcomes, amplifying their dissemination and exploitation activities. The ReachOut project received funding from the European Union (Horizon 2020-ICT-2018-2020 Information and Communication Technologies, grant agreement 825307). It started on January 1, 2019 and runs for 36 months. For more information about ReachOut, please visit: 

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