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Pat is a subsversive restafarian

Sandy almost called the security to get Pat bounced out of Architecture & Process 2008. I’m joking, she just wondered what was Pat doing there.

If you consider the fact that “Architecture and Process” website is hosted at, then RESTful BPM is a nice fit for this event.

If you’re still not convinced, go and read Jason’s reaction and Pat’s reply.

Congrats to Pat Cappelaere for his success with RESTful WfXML.

I’m working on it as well (with my limited vision), after Kisha, I’ve moved on to Ruote-Rest.

Too many links.

Written by John Mettraux

April 26, 2008 at 11:17 am

Posted in bpm, geobpms, rest, workflow

San Diego Wild Fires

Pat is hard at work, coordinating eyes in the high sky :

NASA support has been requested in for a state of emergency so we are all trying to help as we can.

Read more at San Diego Wild Fires on GeoBliki.

update : Linda posted more information in “kmz for task 73”.

Written by John Mettraux

October 24, 2007 at 4:45 am

Posted in geobpms, openwferu, workflow

Geo Movie

I wanted to give this post the title “The Geos Must Be Crazy” in reference to this great movie, but humour is a difficult thing, especially across borders.

Why that movie ? Because of that other movie, about tracking wild fires in South Africa, via satellites.

I have to say I’m really proud to know that OpenWFEru is used in one of the systems involved (in Pat’s GeoBPMS more precisely). As far as I understood, processes are gathering data from sensors and preparing reports, even notifying end users via Twitter (in the movie, they are notified about local wildfires).

Pat ties Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Rools and OpenWFEru into his GeoBPMS making it fit for the mission and extremely adaptable in later iterations.

So congratulations for the GeoBPMS and also thanks to Pat for his constant feedback, his critical eye (sensor?) on our open source workflow / bpm engine.

Written by John Mettraux

September 19, 2007 at 11:38 pm

On the GeoBPMS front

Pat and Linda are presenting their GeoBPMS to the Open Geospatial Consortium.

They’ve been working on Matelot, an upcoming open source Flex/Rails BPMN designer :

All Open Source and Standards-based: it will feature the OpenWFEru workflow engine, Rools, a ruby rules engine, XForms and Matelot, an upcoming FLEX-based workflow navigator.

It seems their designer will store process definitions as XPDL 2.0, Pat is having all the fun and the challenges while implementing a translator from XPDL to OpenWFEru.
(I should blog one day my opinion about BPMN… It’s good to have a notation anyway).

I wish I could have attended to this presentation. Interesting developments ahead. Congrats to Linda and Pat !

Written by John Mettraux

July 30, 2007 at 9:39 am


Just a quick link to Pat’s post on “Improving Operational Space Responsiveness“.

Written by John Mettraux

May 14, 2007 at 11:25 pm

Posted in geobpms, openwferu