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From Jacek Laskowski <>
Subject Re: Apache Geronimo CORBA implementation
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2005 12:45:55 GMT
Rick McGuire wrote:

> A single, purely portable ORB would eliminate a lot of these problems.  
> The code would port cleanly to multiple JVM environments and remove a 
> major dependency in a single vendors implementation.  Problems will be 
> easier to diagnose because a) the ORB will behave consistently across 
> all JVMs and b) the Geronimo community will be able to debug problems 
> and fix issues when they arise.

Another issue is the license terms of existing ORBs - most of them are 
LGPL or some other ones uncompatible with ASF License 2.0. I think most 
of available open source ORBs could easily meet our requirements, but 
since they're not ASF License-compliant they're of no use for Geronimo.

> Rick


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