对象管理组（OMG）于1989年由一些厂商创建，其目的是建立网络中分布式对象（组件）的标准结构。最终形成的结构是CORBA。其核心组件是ORB，它可以让客户对象在不知道网络中服务器对象和组件位置以及其接口类型的情况下发出服务器请求。 一系列的中间软件产品使用CORBA，看起来它已成为了分布式对象的一种战略性结构。OMG现在已经拥有超过500个成员公司。 OMG™ is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries. All of our specifications may be downloaded without charge from our website.
Any organization may join OMG and participate in our standards-setting process. Our one-organization-one-vote policy ensures that every organization, large and small, has an effective voice in our process. Our membership includes hundreds of organizations, with half being software end-users in over two dozen vertical markets, and the other half representing virtually every large organization in the computer industry and many smaller ones. Most of the organizations that shape enterprise and Internet computing today are represented on our Board of Directors.http://www.omg.org/