BPMN 2.0 Interoperability at Risk
- April 1, 2010
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I failed, but Robert Shapiro has carried that effort forward in the Finalization Task Force phase, and today he succeeded in getting it on the ballot. You can see the proposal here. What that means is that in a few days, FTF members will vote to either approve the inclusion of these process modeling conformance classes in the final specification, or not. There is still some opposition to the idea, mostly from vendors who may not be able to claim conformance with all of the classes in their first BPMN 2.0 release. So there is a chance, maybe a good chance, that this will not pass.
So… If you want to see interchange of BPMN 2.0 models between tools, you need to make your voice heard, and quickly. There are twenty-some voting members of the FTF, including IBM, Oracle, Lombardi, Tibco, Global 360, Fujitsu, SAP, Cordys, Red Hat, CA, HP, BizAGI, iGrafx, Camunda, Trisotech, NIST, and MITRE. If you are a customer or partner of any of these organizations, please urge them to support the BPMN2.0 Process Modeling Conformance Class proposal. Time is of the essence, as the vote is in the next few days!
I agree, this is important, and it will be harder to get it done later – no time like the present to push your voting members to vote for this. Thought this battle was already lost, but it has one more shot before the final spec is approved.