PRESS RELEASE: Liferay Assumes Leadership for PortletFaces Community
Open Source Leader Offers Enterprise-Grade Support
LOS ANGELES, CA—(April 3, 2012)—Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source portal, today announced that it was granted leadership for all open source projects on portletfaces.org, a community that showcases JavaServer Faces (JSF) as the premier user interface framework for developing portlets. The community was founded by Liferay Partners Triton Services and Mimacom AG, who are both recognized as experts in Liferay and JSF technology.
JSF establishes the standard for building server-side user interfaces on the Java EE platform and is widely leveraged among enterprise Java developers. Triton and Mimacom formed portletfaces.org in response to an increasing demand for JSF portlets. As provider of the premier open source portal for the enterprise, Liferay shares a large overlapping community with portletfaces.org, as evidenced by the high concentration of Liferay-related sub-projects such as PortletFaces Bridge, AlloyFaces, and LiferayFaces.
"The popularity of Liferay technology in the portletfaces.org community and Liferay’s history of leading successful open source projects made this decision an easy one—it is a win-win for the Liferay and JSF developer communities," said Atul Patel, Director of Agile Solutions of Triton Services, Inc. "Liferay has a long tradition of embracing JCP standards like the Portlet API, and we are confident that their commitment to JSF will yield the best results for the JSF community.”
"The work we have done at portletfaces.org has paid great dividends," added Micha Kiener, Head of Research & Innovation at Mimacom AG. "By making this contribution, our Liferay customers will now also enjoy the benefits of enterprise support for JSF as part of their Liferay subscriptions. Mimacom is looking forward to continued participation and improvements for JSF and Liferay integration."
The Liferay Portal platform was created in 2000 and open sourced in 2001. Since forming Liferay, Inc., the creators and the company’s leadership have continued to be dedicated to open source development and standards, resulting in the expansion of its community to over 60K worldwide, while encouraging adoption of open source in the enterprise with high-quality support and services.
"We have seen strong demand for JSF portlet development from Liferay’s community and customers," said Neil Griffin, JSF Team Lead at Liferay and lead developer at portletfaces.org. "This contribution by Triton and Mimacom provides Liferay with the opportunity to support JSF under Liferay, Inc.’s Enterprise Subscription and Support (ESS) offering.”
The transition of projects to Liferay is already underway, and is scheduled for completion this month. The projects will be repackaged under a new umbrella project called "Liferay Faces.” Find more information about Liferay Faces at www.liferay.com/community/liferay-projects/liferay-faces.
To learn more about Liferay visit www.liferay.com. Information about Triton can be found at www.tritonsvc.com. Information about Mimacom can be found on www.mimacom.com. Both Triton and Mimacom will continue to offer JSF based consulting and services to Liferay customers.
Triton Services, Inc. is a GSA Schedule contract vendor offering the Liferay Enterprise Edition and Liferay Training. The company is headquartered in Annapolis MD, and provides Liferay consulting and architectural services to commercial and government clients. Triton has been a leader in supporting and enabling JSF technology for use within Liferay and specializes in JSF portlet development for its customers.
MIMACOM is a leading provider in Europe for Enterprise Open Source solutions based on Java and is the initiator and main sponsor of the Open Source Framework edoras, a full fledged application stack on mainstream technologies including Spring, JPA (Hibernate), Liferay, JSF, and supporting efficient modules on top of Spring like Workflow, Scopes, and Templating.