eMayor: an open source package of services for small PAs

Something from the IDABC website here – fuller details via the Deloittes site here or here.

It appears to be a Java Tomcat package with components of Oracle’s BPel, MySql, JBoss plus email functionality. I couldn’t see a demo of the functionality anyway and don’t have the time or inclination to check it out further right now.

eMayor is registered on Berlios – registration date 6 April 2006. Last update 6 April 2006. One help message from an Argentinian, posted in July, one response. No emails on the archive, and no CVS activity that I could see.

On the face of it, this is how OSS packages can build a competitive advantage over closed-source development. It will be interesting to investigate what if any activity is taking place now that the EC funding has run out; a useful case study to follow up I think.


About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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One Response to eMayor: an open source package of services for small PAs

  1. Follow up: It lives, kind of.

    In January, there were a couple of uploads of third party addons:
    * eMayor CA (FOKUS)
    * TestLegacy M2E (FOKUS)

    No explanation, no other activity. It looks like eMayor has gone the way of most EU projects. No EC funding = no activity, because there wasn’t really a need.

    I’d love to be proved wrong.

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