Independent BPM Analyst Sandy Kemsley writes about the camunda BPM launch on column2: http://www.column2.com/2013/03/stick-a-open-source-fork-in-it-camunda-bpm-splits-from-activiti/
I am proud to announce that today camunda launches a new open source BPM project: camunda BPM. At this juncture we part ways with the Activiti project which we have contributed to since the first days. Leaving Activiti is a sad but necessary step for us. Starting as a consulting company, we have built a customer base of 250+ in little over 4 years. Last year, we entered the BPM vendor business with the camunda fox BPM platform.