Nuxeo, maker of an open-source enterprise content management (ECM) platform, plans to contribute its Java Content Repository to the Eclipse Foundation.
a provider of open-source enterprise content management (ECM) software, has
announced it is contributing its Java
Content Repository technology
(Nuxeo Core) to the Eclipse Foundation
"Eclipse Enterprise Content Repository" project, or ECR, if approved,
will build on the initial contribution to deliver a modular, versatile and
full-featured Content Repository technology, leveraging Content Management
Interoperability Services (CMIS) as the main access protocol and API,
Nuxeo officials said.
have decided to spin off this project from our company to ignite innovation in
the content management space," said Eric Barroca, CEO
of Nuxeo, in a statement. "The content repository is the core technology
of any application managing structured or unstructured business content. Too
often developers implement ad-hoc repositories on top of bare SQL databases. We
are taking the opportunity presented by CMIS to offer a great technology and
hope it will foster innovation in our space.
approached Eclipse because it has the infrastructure, broad developer community
and proven processes to be able to accept and accelerate a project of the scope
of the Enterprise Content Repository project. Eclipse-related technology such
as Equinox and OSGI
are fundamental to the Nuxeo Enterprise Platform
architecture, inspiring its
modular, extensible framework."
Nuxeo officials said the emergence of standardized content repository services signals
a maturing content management technology market. Nuxeo is proposing its
contribution to Eclipse to accelerate adoption of content management
technology, expand the developer community and create an open-source reference
implementation for a content repository compliant with the CMIS. With ECR,
developers and architects of content management applications will not have to
reimplement commonly used CMS functionality.
are very excited to have Nuxeo lead a new Eclipse project for enterprise content
management," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse
Foundation, in a statement. "Nuxeo is a well respected provider of
enterprise content management solutions, so I am confident their contribution
and leadership will accelerate the success of this project. This project also
extends the portfolio of Eclipse runtime technology, making it easier to build
enterprise systems based on Equinox and OSGi."
ECR project will provide developers with a reference implementation for content
repositories, and enable them to more easily build content applications such as
document management, records management, digital asset management, case
management, or any vertical or horizontal composite content application to
address specific business challenges.
scope for ECR includes APIs (Java, REST), content management interoperability
support via CMIS
, and a wide range of content repository services.
Nuxeo encourages additional participation from both the Eclipse and Nuxeo
communities via the Eclipse