__/ [ Peter.H.M.Brooks@xxxxxxxxx ] on Sunday 10 September 2006 20:42 \__
> I see that an announcement for an Open Source SOA application (FUSE by
> logicblaze) appeared here, so I hope that this is an appropriate place
> for this question.
> SOA, BPM and BEPLs appear to me to start off with an Enterprise
> top-down massive implementation view. They seem to want to compete with
> huge Oracle/SAS/Peoplesoft style implementations. Fine, there's surely
> a market for that!
> I'm interested in a more distributed, bottom-up type of implementation.
> An extension of wikis to allow them to be distributed (and exchange
> information peer-to-peer as well as to centralised backup and regional
> servers) as well as partitioned into domains that allow local
> machine/local authorised domain/enterprise/public permissions for data
> as well as the ability to define statuses and attributes to entries so
> that they can be managed by a rule-set, would allow a pretty powerful
> SOA to be built, with not such huge, expensive and potentially
> bug-ridden overhead. I'm assuming that, these days, this sort of thing
> would use DSF/RSS/XML and standard encryptation as underlying
> technologies, but not necessarily be restricted to java/php style
> implementation (just as with wikis).
> If you know of anybody working in this sort of area, I'd be interested
> to know. I'm particularly interested to know of any extended wikis that
> might be well suited to this sort of extension - obviously they'd have
> to be open source ones...
Peter Brooks??? In COLA? What a surprise.
I have extended PHPWiki to suit my own purposes, namely manage communication
with family and friends. What do you have in mind? A paid project or a
reference to an existing one?