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Open Mashup Alliance Formed


A consortium of leading technology companies today announced the creation of the Open Mashup Alliance, an organization dedicated to the successful use of Enterprise Mashup technologies and adoption of an open language that promotes Enterprise Mashup interoperability and portability.

The Open Mashup Alliance (OMA) founding members include leading software vendors, consulting companies, technology service providers and industry leaders that share a common interest in promoting the open, free-to-use Enterprise Mashup Markup Language (EMML) for the development, interoperability and compatibility of Enterprise Mashup offerings. The charter members of the OMA include Adobe, Bank of America, Capgemini, Hinchcliffe & Company, Hewlett Packard, Intel, JackBe, Kapow Technologies, Programmable Web, Synteractive, and Xignite.

The EMML specification will be governed under the Creative Commons License and supported by a free-to-use EMML reference runtime engine. The Open Mashup Alliance will steward and enhance the EMML v1.0 specification for future contribution to a standards body.

"We are very excited to be a founding member of Open Mashup Alliance and to foster mashup interoperability and portability through an open language. EMML was designed specifically to address the needs of Enterprise Mashup developers. We are proud to contribute this industry-proven language to the mashup community," said Deepak Alur, Vice President of Engineering at JackBe and co-author of Core J2EE Patterns.

Membership in the Open Mashup Alliance is open to all organizations or individuals with an interest in the advancement of EMML and Enterprise Mashup interoperability and compatibility. More information is available on the Open Mashup Alliance website. The EMML specification, along with a supporting runtime reference implementation, documentation, and sample code, is also available on the Alliance website.


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