Object Management Group

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Object Management Group (OMG) is a consortium aimed at setting standards in object-oriented programming as well as system modeling. In 1989, this consortium, which included Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation, Apple Computer Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc., mobilised to create a cross-compatible distributed object standard. The goal was a common binary object with methods and data that work using all types of development environments on all types of platforms. Using a committee of organisations, OMG set out to create the first Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) standard which appeared in 1991. As of March 2003, the latest standard is CORBA 3.0.

OMG also adopted the now defunct OpenDoc standard for compound documents.

More recently OMG has created the standard for Unified Modeling Language (UML) and related technologies Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and XML Metadata Interchange (XMI). It has further expanded into Model Driven Architecture (MDA), and related set of standards, building upon the success of UML. As of April 2005 the latest version of UML and MOF are 2.0 and XMI is 2.1.

External links

Object Management Group website (http://www.omg.org/)


The original version of this page was based on Object+Management+Group (http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?query=Object+Management+Group) at the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC (http://www.foldoc.org)), and is used with permission under the GFDL.de:Object Management Group fr:Object Management Group nl:Object Management Group

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