Friday, March 26, 2010

Open letter to the jBPM community (Alejandro)

http://enterprisebpm.blogspot.com/2010/03/open-letter-to-jbpm-community.html
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Dear jBPM community,

We at JBoss would like to inform you that Tom Baeyens and Joram Barrez have left their position as project lead and core developer respectively. Tom has sharply led jBPM and made it grow into a recognized brand in the business process management arena since joining JBoss back in 2004. Joram brought solid deployment expertise and made profound contributions in areas like performance, integration and standards compliance. Please join us in wishing them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Despite the sad news, the people at JBoss would like to pledge our commitment to advancing the jBPM project. While this change will undoubtedly impact the jBPM 4 releases in the immediate future, we are busy reorganizing the existing development team and bringing in new blood. The project will continue to pursue the vision of delivering a first class embeddable BPM engine, supporting native BPMN 2.0 execution, providing friendly yet powerful design and monitoring tools, and striving for maximum flexibility and expressiveness in the process language as well as the framework API.

During the flux phase, I will assume the leadership of the jBPM project, make sure the assets remain safe and keep answering your questions in the project forums. As a long-time developer and promoter, my quest for bringing the premier open-source BPM engine to you will continue.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding this announcement, please join the discussion in our user forum.

Sincerely,

Alejandro Guizar
Senior Software Engineer
JBoss by Red Hat
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