The first target of Activiti is to achieve the same developer friendliness that we established at jBPM. But this time, with the we have more liberal license, more companies involved and more resources. So we'll be able to build out very slick tools on top of the embeddable engine. A big thanks to the Alfresco UI designers for shaping the UI of these first alpha version.
Thanks to the Process Virtual Machine design, apart from BPMN 2.0, Activiti will also be able to support other process Domain Specific Languages (DSL). And because we're building it from the ground up, we can prepare it properly for the cloud as that has a profound impact on the design of a BPM engine.
Take a look at our website and the first alpha version that we also release today that includes several components and even a REST interface.
SpringSource is also excited to be part of the Activiti community. SpringSource is very interested in adding BPM capabilities to their stack. So they will help ensuring that this engine runs smoothly on the SpringSource stack. They will also contribute knowledge to run Activiti in the cloud.
Signavio is participating in the Activiti community by contributing a customized version of their leading web based BPMN modeler.
And Camunda brings a vast amount of experience with practical BPM implementations into the mix.
Together our ambition is to build the clear #1 BPM engine. And with this initial community, I am confident we'll be able to do exactly that.