MuleSource is partnering with Paris-based FastConnect to provide Mule architecture and implementation services throughout the French market. As SOA is much more popular overseas, it's a good move for Mule. Having used MuleSource more actively recently, I see the usefulness in lower volume applications. It is surprisingly mature for open source. It will not provide the throughput of a hardware ESB such as DataPower, but there is definitely a market for Mule.