Basel/Lausanne (Switzerland), August 11th, 2005
 
Magnolia Organization and the OpenWFE Group today announce a strategic alliance. The goal of the alliance is to bring Magnolia's renown ease-of-use to the OpenWFE Workflow Environment, supply Magnolia with outstanding workflow capabilities, and provide professional support for the OpenWFE Workflow Environment.
 
Magnolia Content Management is the leading open source content management system built on the revolutionary java content repository standard (JSR-170).
 
OpenWFE Workflow Environment is the leading cross-platform workflow environment implementing the complete set of standard workflow control patterns.
 
The alliance between the two independent projects will bring outstanding workflow features to the complete Magnolia Content Management Suite, which already uses OpenWFE for its upcoming "Magnolia for Electronic Forms" product. Further applications are the use of OpenWFE as a web flow engine for the Magnolia framework, and to position Magnolia as an integrated member of a fully OpenWFE-orchestrated business-process environment.
 
Magnolia will replace the default web-client supplied with OpenWFE, thus considerably enhancing the visible experience of the OpenWFE Workflow Environment. As a future step, the powerful visual editor used in "Magnolia for Business Processes" will be made available to define OpenWFE workflow definitions and track their execution.
 
Professional OpenWFE support is available immediately through the Magnolia Organization.
 
 
About Magnolia CMS
 
Magnolia is the leading open source content management system built on the revolutionary java content repository standard (JSR-170). Magnolia is available in 15 languages and ranked amongst the top 300 out of 100'000 projects listed on sourceforge, the worlds leading open source development repository.
 
Magnolia combines advantages of web-based software - like zero client installation - with the outstanding usability of desktop software. All functions can easily be activated in context sensitive menus or via drag'n'drop.
 
Magnolia sports an active international developer community lead by obinary, Switzerland, and is used throughout the world by corporations of any size and in any business. Professional support and training is available through the Magnolia Organization and a growing network of industry-leading certified Magnolia partners.
 
 
About OpenWFE Workflow Environment
 
OpenWFE is a cross-platform open source workflow and business process management suite. Its wide-open service-oriented architecture makes it suitable for the largest possible range of applications - from distributed enterprise process management to embedding workflow within a single application, OpenWFE provides the flexibility, extensibility and completeness that no other open source workflow environment currently matches.
 
OpenWFE is one of the select workflow environments that implements the complete set of standard workflow control patterns, a feature that even most commercial rivals lack, and which brings unprecedented expressiveness to workflow definitions.
 
OpenWFE is used around the world in countless implementations, and has ranked several times amongst the top 10 out of 100'000 projects listed on sourceforge, the worlds leading open source development repository.
 
 
Magnolia Organization markets and manages all commercial activities regarding Magnolia, including partnerships, certification programs, commercial Magnolia products and the Magnolia brand. It manages all legal aspects surrounding the Magnolia brand and provides infrastructure and support for the Magnolia Community.
 
About the OpenWFE Group
 
The OpenWFE Group is lead by John Mettraux, founder and lead architect of the OpenWFE Workflow Environment. The OpenWFE Group acts as the voice of the OpenWFE Workflow Environment and manages the OpenWFE brand.
 
 
CONTACT
 
Magnolia Organization llc.
Boris Kraft
Binningerstrasse 15
CH- 4051 Basel
Switzerland
 
Tel +41 61 228 9000
Fax +41 61 228 9001
 
info at magnolia dot info
 
http://www.magnolia.info
http://www.openwfe.org