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From Bill Flood <>
Subject Re: Ode / BPEL Donation of BPEL 2.0 Engine
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2006 23:16:29 GMT
It's all good news for the community at large!

On 2/15/06, Ismael Ghalimi <> wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> My name is Ismael Ghalimi, and I am the CEO of Intalio. Our company would
> be
> interested in participating to the Ode project through a donation of the
> BPEL 2.0 engine and the dedication of development resources to the
> project.
> The PXE BPEL 2.0 engine is currently licensed under the CPL open source
> license, and has been integrated into third-party products/projects such
> as
> Sun's Java Studio Enterprise and LogicBlaze's ServiceMix.
> We understand that multiple implementations of BPEL might be contributed
> to
> the project, and are willing to support the one that will be selected by
> the
> Ode community. We believe that Apache is the right community for the
> development of a solid implementation of the latest BPEL specification,
> and
> our goal is to participate to this project as actively as we can, so that
> the community at large could benefit from it. Ideally, we would like to
> contribute to the development of a BPEL engine that could be deployed on
> top
> of any J2EE application server, integrated with any ESB, and support the
> most current version of the BPEL specification.
> Alongside our donation of the PXE BPEL 2.0 engine, we are also willing to
> contribute an AJAX-powered management console for the BPEL engine and an
> XForms-based workflow engine that implements the concepts of the
> BPEL4People
> proposal from IBM and SAP, without relying on any extension of the BPEL
> specification. We believe that the BPEL management console should become
> part of the Ode project, while the BPEL4People workflow engine could
> either
> become part of the Ode project, or be developed through a separate
> project.
> Additionally, the following people would participate to the project:
> * Assaf Arkin [], co-author of the BPEL specification
> * Alex Boisvert [], PXE Developer
> * Jacques-Alexandre Gerber [], BPEL4People Developer
> * Holger Hoffstaette [], PXE Developer
> * Iwan Memruk [], BPEL4People Developer
> * Maciej Szefler [], PXE Chief Architect
> * Matthieu Riou [], Agila + PXE Developer
> * Nazar Stasiv [] Console developer
> * Olexandr Zakordonskyy [], PXE & Console developer
> * Oleg Zenzin [], BPEL4People Developer
> Beyond our open source work on PXE, Intalio has developed a good
> experience
> with Open Source projects in general and the Apache community in
> particular.
> For example, we were the original developers for OpenEJB, which served as
> one of the building blocks for Geronimo. We also developed the original
> codebase for Slide and donated OpenXML to the Xerces project, alongside
> IBM's donation of XML4J. We also developed the Castor, OpenJMS and OpenORB
> projects under Apache license. These projects are now being developed by
> communities such as CodeHaus or ObjectWeb.
> Today, we wish to share our experience and resources with the Apache
> community, and look forward to a very successful and exciting project.
> Best regards
> --
> Ismael Chang Ghalimi, CEO
> Intalio, The Open Source BPMS Company
> |

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