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From Richard Hirsch <hirsch.d...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Contact from #ubimic
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:25:46 GMT
I also thought their vision was interesting. They were also talking
about SAP-related projects. Let's see what the community thinks and
then we will decide on next steps.

D.

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Vassil Dichev <vdichev@apache.org> wrote:
>> We have been contacted from #ubimic (http://ubimic.org/en/ ) if we
>> (ESME) would be interested in working with them. The idea would be
>> that we would be associated as an associate partner and perhaps
>> collaborate on projects with them.
>
> Very interesting, I found this on their vision statement:
>
> # sensors, machines, things and processes sharing data and status messages
> # aggregated data from people and things
>
> Seems quite similar to what actions try to accomplish in the context
> of different integration scenarios.
>
>> I don't know whether there are legal considerations involved (since we
>> are a Apache project) but I just wanted to get a feeling from the
>> community if we should pursue this or not.
>
> Legally they don't even need our "permission" to take our code and
> build on it, which is the nature of the Apache License.
>
> Seeing that they have goals quite similar to ours, it would surely be
> interesting to see what they can offer ESME. Since ESME is not meant
> to be used as a central service provider, many scenarios surely
> consist of customizing ESME to the needs of the specific organization.
> If people want to use ESME, this should be a good thing.
>
> Vassil
>

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