ObjectWeb is a not-for-profit consortium co-founded in 2002 by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA to foster development and adoption of next generation open-source middleware in the industry. The consortium today counts over 50 corporate (including Orbeon) and academic members from three continents and federates a community of thousand individuals from about 80 countries.
Today I read this press release that talks about ObjectWeb reaching out to
GMRC's director Hongbo Xu said that
ObjectWeb is best known for its open source Java application server, called JonAS. Backed and distributed by Red Hat, JonAS is still far behind the leader JBoss (backed by HP, Novell, Unisys, CA and others). I thought that this partnership with GMRC (which will provide localized software and documentation for ObjectWeb projects) to expand in
In this press release I also learned that the partnership goes beyond ObjectWeb and GMRC. The French and Chinese governments announced their decision to leverage open-source software to expand Sino- French scientific and industrial cooperation on information technologies. Middleware was identified as a key enabling technology for e-commerce, e-government and e-learning.
Let's see how this plays out in the mid to long term, will it really help increase ObjectWeb's popularity in