INRIA - Objectweb and Orientware signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the adoption of open-source middleware in China

Officials from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and INRIA signed the memorandum on 4 November 2005. ObjectWeb is a consortium of leading companies and research organizations to produce next generation of open source middleware. ObjectWeb and its Chinese counterpart Orientware, announced their decision to build a common open source middleware platform and Orientware agreed to release several of its middleware components in open source. It is widely anticipated that future ubiquitous computing environments will be highly dynamic, subject to constant changes and of ever-increasing complexity. This in turn motivates the construction of dynamically configurable software infrastructures to provide a consistent, systematic basis for system evolution, control and management.