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Intalio Releases Workflow Framework As Open Source

Intalio, a maker of open source business process management software, has released its Tempo workflow framework under the Eclipse Public License.
Intalio Inc., a maker of open source business process management software, has released its Tempo workflow framework under the Eclipse Public License.

Tempo, which is available through an Intalio Web site, is an implementation of business process execution language for people (BPEL4People), jointly drafted by IBM and SAP AG.

BPEL4People provides the semantics necessary for human workflow, an element missing in standard business process execution language (BPEL).

Tempo does not use any extensions or modifications to the standard BPEL 2.0 specification, officials with the Redwood City, Calif., company said Thursday. Instead, ad-hoc task management services are deployed on top of the Java 2 enterprise platform. The services are made available through Web service description language (WSDL) interfaces, while using standard BPEL processes for advanced workflow patterns, such as multi-channel notifications and alert escalations.

Besides Tempo, Intalio also released this year its business process modeler to the Eclipse Foundation. The company donated its BPEL engine to the Apache Software Foundation. The three components comprise Intalio's business process management system.