I am pleased to announce that the jBpm project has joined forces with JBoss to become a critical piece of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Platform. With the 2.0 version released today, jBPM will now become JBoss jBPM 2.0.
With the resources and commercial reach of JBoss behind it, I am excited that we have the opportunity to take JBoss jBPM to the next stage of growth and provide a full range of services and support around it. The JBoss Professional Open Source model enables me to continue working on the project, implement my vision for it, and cement its position as the leading open source workflow management system.
What is Java Business Process Management
JBoss jBPM is a flexible, extensible workflow management system. Business processes, expressed in a simple and powerfull language and packaged in process archives, serve as input for the JBoss jBPM runtime server. JBoss jBPM bridges the gap between managers and developers by giving them a common language : the JBoss jBPM Process definition language (jPdl). This gives software project managers much more control on their software development efforts. After loading the process archive, users or systems perform single steps of the process. JBoss jBPM maintains the state, logs and performs all automated actions. JBoss jBPM combines easy development of workflow-applications with excellent enterprise application integration (EAI) capabilities. JBoss jBPM includes a web-application and a scheduler. JBoss jBPM can be used in the simplest environment like an ant task and scale up to a clustered J2EE application. For easy of evaluation, there is a download of a preconfigured JBoss application server. For more information about what JBoss jBPM is, refer to docs