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Overview: ObjectWeb was an open-source software community that developed open-source distributed middleware, in the form of flexible and adaptable components. These components ranged from specific software frameworks and protocols to integrated platforms. ObjectWeb was created in 1999 and evolved into an international consortium hosted by INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control. The consortium was open to companies, institutions and individuals. The purpose of the consortium was to federate developers, users and projects with the ultimate goal of uniting a coherent set of related projects, helping them find their place in their environment, and ensuring their durability as they gained momentum. Each project was independently conducted by a leader and the expertise was shared between projects via a College of Architects. Project leaders were typically senior architects from software companies or experts from research centers. ObjectWeb targeted alternative solutions to commercial off-the-shelf products addressing e-business, EAI, house automation, telecommunications, datastore connectivity, grid computing, enterprise messaging, and micro-kernel design. Developments were based on recognized open standards, such as J2EE, CORBA, XML, GLOBUS, and OSGi. *Merged with Orientware in 2005 to form OW2 Consortium

Specifications: OW2 code base by functional category available at:

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Current Status: Inactive

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