I was just talking about WebFlow yesterday with Lars and was saying it was one of the best directions that web frameworks can take. JavaEE6 (built on Seam’s experience) was the other direction for web frameworks.
Most of WebFlow is built upon the SpringMVC concepts and I used WebFlow on a very small location management module for inventory control and it really works well for re-using UI components along with Portlet-MVC.
Anyway, its an awesome buy for VMWare… SpringSource bought some nice web companies earlier and VMWare get all of those assets.
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Just goes to show how WebFlow is slowly picking up to become the most imp portal framework.
I really like the idea of the web UI workflow paradigm. Makes a lot of sense though I’ve not worked with it - have you?
BTW I came across your “garage model” article just a few minutes back - interesting search criterion - don’t ask. Anyway I read what you wrote and I think you should take a look at Eric von Hippel’s free online book “Democratizing Innovation” for a good respectable economic defence of what you are saying.
Also the OSGi portal server has played a big role in the buyout
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They claim the reason is plans to create "single, integrated,
build-run-manage solution for the data center, private clouds, and
public clouds" and that their "commitment to open source practices,
licenses and traditions will remain unchanged",