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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: business process engine source donation to ServiceMix
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2006 20:02:03 GMT
Hi Cory

On 1 Feb 2006, at 19:20, cory wrote:
> Hi,
> The ServiceMix project provides a good JBI platform but its currently
> lacking a service orchestration engine. We have a Business Process  
> Engine
> that we'd like to donate to the ServiceMix project. It handles
> orchestration of message exchanges along with support for open
> standards like BPEL 1.1 and is easy to integrate into ServiceMix.  
> You can
> review the code here at:
> The code is currently licensed under a Sybase evaluation license but
> we are happy to supply an Apache licensed version assuming the code is
> acceptable to the ServiceMix community. We are also happy to change
> the package names to conform to Apache.  We would be happy to help
> support this aspect of ServiceMix within your community and work
> closely with others to improve the engine and take it to the next
> level.  Would you be interested in accepting an Apache version of the
> message orchestration code?

Awesome stuff! We could really use a process engine.

I've had a look through the code and it looks really nice and simple  
- it'd be very easy to integrate. I'm certainly all for this  
donation, it looks great. (Can't wait to try it out with ServiceMix :)

Before we can accept the donation we'd need to call a vote on the  
Geronimo PMC and then there's some Software Grant / IP clearance  
documents we'd need to go through; but if you're happy to donate the  
code & IP to Apache this is a big win for the Apache community as a  

Many thanks Cory! Am very excited about this!


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