Activiti BPM

Apache-licensed BPMN 2.0 Engine

Jessica Thornsby

Alfresco and SpringSource to collaborate on implementation of BPMN 2.0 standard.

Alfresco Software have announced their Activiti Business Process Management (BPM) project in collaboration with SpringSource.

This new open source project implements the BPMN 2.0 standard from the Object Management Group and is built to operate in scalable Cloud environments. Activiti will run independently of the Alfresco ECM system, and should run on Java applications, servers, on a cluster or in the cloud.

The first alpha release ships with a JAR file containing the Process Virtual Machine and BPMN process language implementation, a system administration console, and a browser-based and Ajax-enabled BPMN 2.0 process modeling tool.

“This is a very exciting development for Spring developers and the Java community in general,” said Adrian Coyler, the CTO of SpringSource. “There has long been a need for an Apache licensed process engine, which has great utility for many applications. We see Activiti as expanding Java and open source development into new application areas, particularly in the Cloud.”

Alfresco plans to submit the project to the Apache Foundation. The Activiti alpha release can be downloaded from the Activiti website. Version 5.0.alpha2 is slated for June 1st.

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