OpenQueue  OpenQueue - an open standard for message queuing

This page last updated: July 16, 2000.

Welcome to the home of OpenQueue. OpenQueue is an open protocol for publish-and-subscribe message queuing. This enables language-independent, loosely-coupled, asynchronous communications between applications running on different machines. Click the diagram at left for more details.

In addition to defining the OpenQueue protocol, this project hosts some sub-projects to produce Open Source clients, servers, and tools, all of which implement the OpenQueue protocol. As these programs mature, they will offer an Open Source alternative to message queuing products such as MQSeries or MSMQ. Commercial vendors are also encouraged to support OpenQueue in their own products.

(OpenQueue is still at an early stage, so expect details to change.)