Orientware is an open organization that integrates the mature results achieved by the 863 Program in the domain of middleware by universities and institutes such as Beihang University, Peking University, the Institute of software for Chinese Science Academie and National University of Defense Technology etc. Orientware code base is a collaborative composition of various middleware platforms, such as CORBA, J2EE, TP-Monitor, Portal and Workflow built on open and standard technical specifications. The goal is to provide a comprehensive middleware platform for the Chinese national information infrastructure that could challenge its foreign counterparties with respect to performance and functionality.
Introduction to Orientware by Prof. Wang Huaimin, NUDT.

Contact person: Dr. Zhou Bin

Beihang University (BHU)
As one of the top-ranked research university, Beihang University has had more than 40 projects that were ranked first in China, since it was established in 1952. Nowadays, it has evolved into a multi-disciplined, research-oriented university of engineering science and technology with an emphasis on aeronautic and astronautic engineering.

Institute of Software, chinese academy of science (ISCAS)
The Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) is a leading research institute in China, which focuses on the fundamental theories of computer science as well as software technologies and their applications. As a part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), ISCAS is a government-sponsored institution. Through our research results and innovations, we hope to establish an international reputation in academia and to assist in the development and growth of China’s software industry.

National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)
The National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) is a university directly under the supervision of the Central Military Committee of the Peoples’ Republic of China. With special support from the Central Government, NUDT undertakes the significant roles of fostering advanced scientific and technological personnel, conducting research on key defense technologies and training high-ranking officers for all the branches of the military.
At present, the university is actively carrying out the government’s policy of rejuvenating the nation through science and education and building a strong military through science and technology. Great efforts are being made to build the NUDT into a world-class university with Chinese military characteristics.

Peking University (PKU)
Peking University is a comprehensive and National key university. At present, Peking university has 216 research institutes and research centres, and there are 2 national engineering research centres, 81 key national disciplines, 12 national key laboratories.
Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of the new type, consisting of diverse branches of learning such as pure and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of management and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities at the beginning of the next century.

Intervision Software Co., Ltd. is an independent software vendor (ISV) and was founded in 2000. Intervision has lunched the first-in-market ESB middleware platform,“InterESB” product in Sept. 2005. Intervision is positioned as China’s leader in the area of application integration platform technology SOAESB.
Introduction to Intervision company by Wayne Wang, june 2006.

CVIC SE, established in 1991, is one of the largest & first class providers for IT solution, service & system integration, and middleware products in China.
Building an ecosystem for middleware products: experiences from CVIC SE by Liu Jiangning, june 2006.


Founded in 2002 by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA, ObjectWeb is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and research organizations from around the world which have joined forces to produce next generation of open source middleware in the form of flexible and adaptable components. Developments are based on recognized open standards, such as J2EE, CORBA, XML, GLOBUS, OSGi, to name a few. ObjectWeb also supports technology transfer to the industry to build innovative mission critical applications.

Contact person: Julie Marguerite

Bull designs and develops servers and software for an open environment, integrating the most advanced technologies, and proposes a wide range of services, from system integration consulting to outsourcing. Bull brings its customers its expertise and know-how to help them in the transformation of their information systems and optimise their IT infrastructure and their applications. Bull is particularly present in the public sector, banking, finance, telecommunication and manufacturing sectors. Capitalising on its wide experience, the Group has a thorough understanding of the business and specific processes of these sectors. Its distribution network spreads to over 100 countries world-wide.

French National Research Institute in Computer Science and Control (INRIA)
INRIA, the french national institute for research in computer science and control, operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry, is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology (ICST). The Institute also plays a major role in technology transfer by fostering training through research, diffusion of scientific and technical information, development, as well as providing expert advice and participating in international programs. By playing a leading role in the scientific community in the field and being in close contact with industry, INRIA is a major participant in the development of ICST in France.

EBM WebSourcing is a french startup specialised in hosted integration services and consultancy in SOA design and implementation, and in open source strategy. EBM WebSourcing designs and develops collaborative solutions which help to catalyze B2B partnerships. These innovative Internet based solutions improve collaborative process efficiency for SME ecosystems. Examples of such collaborative solutions are: group-buying platforms and supply chain management. Based on an open source Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) built with main ObjectWeb projects, our solutions implement services that link business processes and customer's applications. This approach improves Information System agility and the enterprise business processes. EBM WebSourcing leads the PETALS project with Fossil E-Commerce. PETALS is an open source software development project dedicated to deliver ObjectWeb Java Business Integration (JBI) platform, providing lightweight integration solutions, based on JSR-208 specifications. PETALS is part of the ObjectWeb ESB Initiative. PETALS is the infrastructure of EBM WebSourcing solutions.

Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, serving defence, aerospace, security and services markets worldwide. The Group employs 60,000 people throughout the world and generated revenues of 10.3 billion euros in 2004. With 1.4 billion euros (including 1.1 outside Thales) revenues and 10,000 employees worldwide, the Services division provides a global offer including consulting, integration solutions and outsourcing for private sector (transport, industry, energy and finance) and the public sector (civil administration and defence). Thales has been involved in the Open Source for more than 10 years now. The Group promotes, defines and implements civil and military architectures based on Open Source components. Thales is also involved in OSS communities and/or foundations such as Eclipse, OMG and ObjectWeb.

eXo Plarform

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica plays a primary role in Information Technology in Italy and it is a major European player in software R&D, looking ahead at the development of middleware open source software solutions in the high-level software stack, enabling enterprises to achieve their business objectives. Engineering's approach to system integration carries out the definition of innovative architectural solutions and the realization of complex projects for all vertical markets using both proprietary and open-source solutions:

  • SpagoBI: a complete open source suite for the development of Business Intelligence projects in an integrated environment. It has the potential of covering the full range of analytical aspects, such as the data and metadata organization, static reporting and dimensional analysis, hidden information discovering by means of data mining techniques, the building of a structured and dynamic control suite with dashboard components. http://spagobi.objectweb.org
  • Spago: the open source Java Enterprise Wide Framework for the development of web and multi-channel applications in enterprise environments. http://spago.objectweb.org
Other members of ObjectWeb listed here.