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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] ESME - The Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2008 18:55:58 GMT
David Pollak wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:18 AM, Sylvain Wallez <> wrote:
>> Darren Hague wrote:
>>> I would like to propose ESME as a project for the Apache Incubator.
>>> Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment (ESME) is a secure and highly
>>> scalable microsharing and micromessaging platform that allows people to
>>> discover and meet one another and get controlled access to other sources of
>>> information, all in a business process context. ESME is written in Scala and
>>> uses the Lift web framework.
>> I've been looking at Scala and Lift while I was searching ways to apply
>> Erlang's lightweight process approach to Java. So this is a very cool
>> proposal and I'm willing to help as a mentor, so that it can finally force
>> me to get my hands dirty on Scala!
>> However, this proposal could be made way more interesting and potentially
>> disrupting if it were to include the Lift framework itself, and also
>> consider not only enterprise micro-blogging, but also open federated
>> microblogging [1] that was initiated by [2].
> Speaking for Lift (I'm the BDFL of Lift), I'm very very happy with how we've
> been hosting Lift.  I don't see a compelling reason to move Lift to the
> Apache foundation.

It's not just about hosting, but about getting more exposure to grow a 
larger community, which could be beneficial not only for Lift, but also 
more generally for Scala.

> ESME will support a variety of standard-ish APIs including Twitter's APIs,
> open federated micro blogging APIs, etc.  It will also have a set of secure
> federation APIs.

Sounds good!


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