Learn More About OMG
What is the OMG?
The OMG is an international not-for-profit software consortium that is
setting standards in the area of distributed object computing. We are a
vendor-neutral membership-driven organization and have hundreds of members
who are working towards developing and refining these standards. See our Member
List search page if you want to find out if a company is a member. Our Board
of Directors includes prominent and influential members who act as
visionaries who shape the direction of the organization.
What does the OMG do?
The OMG manages an open, vendor-neutral process which proposes technologies
and invites proposals and invites feedback from any member company before coming
to consensus on a final specification, which becomes an adopted standard.
Some of the standards the OMG has developed include CORBA, UML and IIOP.
In addition to the work we've done on industry-wide standards, the OMG is
also very active in a number of vertical markets, including Healthcare, Finance
and Telecoms. Some of the places you can learn about what's going on in
those areas is our TC Homepages,
which also provides a list of all the groups the OMG currently has chartered.
What technologies the OMG is working on?
If you want to learn more exactly where current specifications stand in our
process, take a look at our up to date Work
in Process page. Although we hold 4 meetings per year in various
worldwide locations (see a list of upcoming
meetings and technical workshops to see when we'll be coming to a hotel near
you!), much of our work and discussions happen over Email
lists. These lists are generally only open to members, although you
can contact your account rep to inquire about a
The OMG publishes Whitepapers
on various aspects of our technologies and also maintains resource pages for UML,
CORBA and XML, the
CWM and the MOF. We publish quarterly publications
which discuss current developments within the OMG and our technologies, as well
as design wins for CORBA and UML within various industries (more design wins and
a comprehensive listing of vendor implementations of OMG standards are also
available at www.CORBA.org.)
Why Should I Become a Member and what Does it Cost?
The OMG offers a number of benefits of membership, both technical and
marketing. Read more about what you can gain from becoming a member on our
Membership Benefits page and on our
If you work for an end-user company (your company uses and depends on
software compliant to OMG specifications, but neither produces nor profits from
sale of OMG-compliant products), membership still pays off handsomely. Read our
analysis of end-user company membership
Return-on-Investment (ROI) here.
The cost of membership depends on how involved your organization wants to
be. Take a look at the Membership Matrix
to see the various membership categories and the advantages available to each
category. The Membership Fee Structure will
tell you how to figure out how much membership will cost for your company.
How do I become a Member?
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February 14, 2013
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