omniORB is an Object Request Broker (ORB) which implements version 2.6 of the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). It supports the C++ and Python language bindings, is fully multithreaded, uses IIOP as the native transport, and comes complete with a COS Naming Service. omniORB is one of the fastest available C++ ORBs.
xmlrpc-c is a programming library for writing an XML-RPC server or client in C or C++. XML-RPC is a standard network protocol to allow a client program to make a simple remote procedure call (RPC) type request of a server. It's like SOAP or CORBA, but much simpler. This library speaks the same XML-RPC as similar libraries for lots of other programming languages, with most of the popular extensions. The client library uses either w3c libwww or Curl for HTTP. The server library contains a complete lightweight HTTP (Web) server and also facilities for running with CGI under any Web server.
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).
XPLC is a component system that tries to enable the use of components in a pervasive way. It aims to be easy to use, have low speed and size overhead, and be language and platform neutral. Basically, the idea is to leave no excuse for an application not to be component-enabled (being a component and/or using components).