Last week jBoss announced the release of jBPM 5 and have reached out to the jBoss Community for comments regarding what should be included in the roadmap going forward.
The recent announcement states that
…in an effort to consolidate that, we would like to combine our efforts in what will be the next generation BPM platform, called jBPM 5.
jBPM 5 will be based on the combined experience of jBPM and Drools Flow (and related projects like RiftSaw and Overlord), and will bring together the benefits of both solutions (and much more).
It goes on to say…
The architecture of jBPM 5 builds on the experience that was built up over the past few years based on our customer feedback as well as strong community involvement. It will continue the vision of all of the constituent projects, so large parts of the architecture that we are presenting here will probably not come as a surprise to you, either because it already exists in a current project or because it has been on the roadmap for quite some time (BPMN2 for example).
Should be interesting to see what develops.
More about jBPM can be found here.