Open Source communities


Founded in 2002 by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA, ObjectWeb is a consortium of leading companies and research organizations from around the world who have joined forces to produce next generation of Open Source Middleware. ObjectWeb's goal is to provide Real-Time Enterprises with independent solutions which combine quality and robustness at the best possible performance/cost ratio. ObjectWeb targets alternative solutions to proprietary products for e-business, EAI, data connectivity, grid computing, and enterprise messaging. Based on Open Standards, ObjectWeb's middleware includes application servers, components, frameworks and tools. Examples of ObjectWeb's "cost killer" middleware are JOnAS - an Open Source implementation of the J2EE TM specification, JORAM JMS - a Message Oriented Middleware and Enhydra - a Java/XML Application Server.


The MORFEO community provides an open framework for collaboration among enterprises (major corporations and SMEs), universities, research centres and public administrations that believe in (or want to experience) the potential of open-source software with a view to achieving the above-mentioned goals. Since it was set up, the community has hit the headlines and has the unqualified backing of a number of public administrations in Spain, namely, the regional governments of Andalusia, Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, Estremadura, Catalonia and Valencia.

European Open Source Centers

COSS, Finland

The Finnish Centre for Open Source Software (COSS) was launched in the beginning of 2004. COSS brings you into contact with key players in the Finnish Open Source Ecosystem in business, research and education. COSS network is open for companies, communities and public organisations. Currently COSS partners include key corporations (such as Nokia, Novell , IBM, HP and MySQL), almost 100 other players: local SMEs, intermediary organisations (such as Tekes) and leading research institutions (such HIIT, TUT, UTA and University of Helsinki).