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From Alex Boisvert <boisv...@intalio.com>
Subject Re: Searching for a sponsor for Shark project on Apache
Date Wed, 04 Mar 2009 18:59:56 GMT

Where do you see the synergies between Shark and Ode?  i.e., How would the
respective communities benefit?


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 5:00 AM, Sasa Bojanic <sasa.bojanic@prozone.rs>wrote:

> Dear All,
> I've already posted an email to incubator's list asking for a
> champion/sponsor for moving Shark project to Apache.
> I communicated with Matthieu Riou and he suggested ODE could be a sponsor
> for this project and told me the best way would be to start discussion on
> this list.
> Let me repeat what I already posted to incubator list:
> Enhydra Shark workflow engine is a project currently hosted on ObjectWeb (
> http://shark.objectweb.org/)
> It is the most popular open-source java workflow engine completely based on
> WfMC standards.
> It uses XPDL1.0 as its native workflow process definition language.
> It can be embedded into other Java applications (Swing, Console, ...) or
> can be used as a server through WebService, EJB, CORBA, ...
> Shark's modular, plug-in architecture makes shark suitable for integration
> into different kind of projects.
> It is a mature project started 5years ago, has a significant community and
> more than 100000 downloads on ObjectWeb and almost 10000 posts on mailing
> list. It is widely used all around the world in production, typically
> integrated into different kind of applications, from DocumentManagement and
> government applications up to applications for special purposes like bank
> services, HR, Help desk, ... and in many, many others
> Our goal is to move the core shark components to Apache. We should have no
> problems with CLAs since these components are developed only by our core
> developers.
> We would like to continue with Shark development on Apache by re-factoring
> Shark kernel's code and other major components to support XPDL2.1
> specification.
> Attached is an initial version of SharkProposal....Please feel free to ask
> any question.
> Greetings,
> Sasa.

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