JacORB is a CORBA 2.0 implementation written in Java. It contains an IDL compiler, a name service with graphical management interface, an event and notification service implementation, and a transaction service. DII, DSI, DynAny, native IIOP (1.2), Interceptors, OBV, AMI, and ETF are supported. Tools for applets are included. The language mapping complies with rev. 2.3 of the Java language.
The acronym MICO expands to MICO Is CORBA. The intention of this project is to provide a freely available and fully compliant implementation of the CORBA 2.3 standard. MICO has become quite popular as an OpenSource project and is widely used for different purposes (see our success stories). Our goal is to keep MICO compliant to the latest CORBA standard.
The SOAP to CORBA bridge/translator is written entirely in C++ and shows that it is indeed possible to do a generic translation of SOAP requests to CORBA method invocations and vice versa. This is implemented by using the CORBA Interface repository to match the incoming SOAP request to the corresponding CORBA service, build the dynamic invocation of the CORBA service, and generate the SOAP response (or possibly SOAP fault in the case of a CORBA user exception, for instance).
The Objex Project (like the GNU Project) aims to develop a complete operating system composed of free and open source software. In contrast to the GNU Project, it aims to build a modern system that brings together all the recent advances in computer science, instead of a Unix-like system. "A complete system" means that it will include the kernel, a full suite of developers tools, user utilities, and a graphical user interface. It is based on OSKit, a framework and a set of utilities, drivers, and program code intended for operating system creation.
OAF is the Object Activation Framework for GNOME. It has a similar purpose to gnorba, the GNOME 1.x CORBA activation library, and will replace it for GNOME 2.0. It allows you to do much more powerful activation queries than gnorba. Each server is described by an XML file that defines its attributes. When querying or activating, one may specify complex requirements using the OAF query language.
QoS Enabled Distributed Objects implements a CCM and adds some more advanced features such as QoS extensions and interoperability with other middleware technologies. Please note that you also need the generator for implementing your own components, and it can be found at the same place.