Computer Business Review reports today that MuleSource, the company behind the open source enterprise service bus Mule, has launched a development community Web site where it will host extentions of and applications for Mule created both by the core development team and by outside contributors. According to CBR, MuleForge
... provides a platform where developers can explore, download, test and contribute to a range of re-usable Mule extensions, which can be used to reduce the effort required to complete an integration or SOA project.
MuleSource CTO and co-founder Ross Mason says:
Often these extensions are not part of their core business, so hosting them on MuleForge means that these companies do not need to maintain this code and the Mule community can help fix and improve it.
The site already boasts more than 40 projects, including a salesforce.com connector, an SAP connector, and AS/400 Data Queuing.