JBoss, an open source developer of Java solutions, is rolling out a new business process management workflow product — JBoss jBPM.

JBoss also has added the developer of the project, Tom Baeyens, as a full-time architect. JBoss jBPM was developed by Baeyens as the Java Business Process Management project, which has been available since December of last year.

JBoss describes the application as a “critical piece” of its middleware platform. The company also upgraded the existing jBpm
engine as it launched its own JBoss jBPM 2.0 version.

“The Professional Open Source model pioneered by JBoss, Inc. is proving to be a disruptive software model, first in the application server space and now in business process management,” said Marc Fleury, chairman and CEO of JBoss, in a statement. “JBoss jBPM signifies another major step for JBoss, as we continue to build out a complete open source middleware platform of loosely coupled projects all backed by enterprise-grade services and support.”

Baeyens, who is based in Belgium, has been working on the BPM project for two years.

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