JRMS Submission Team

Object Management Group Background

In the context of the OMG's Community Consensus process, an effort was begun in February 2006 to forward the Record Management Services specification to an OMG Standard.
OMG has been an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium since 1989. 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 a 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.

OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, including: Real-time, Embedded and Specialized Systems, Analysis & Design, Architecture-Driven Modernization and Middleware and an even wider range of industries, including: Business Modeling and Integration, C4I, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based Communications and Space.

OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries.

The requirements document that initiates each OMG standard-setting activity (the Request for Proposal) and other key documents are available for viewing by anyone, member or not. Email discussion, meeting attendance, and voting are restricted to members; though prospective members are invited to attend a meeting or two as a guest observer.

Dozens of standards organizations and other consortia maintain liaison relationships with OMG. OMG is an ISO PAS submitter, able to submit our specifications directly into ISO’s fast-track adoption process. OMG’s UML, MOF™ and Interface Definition Language (IDL™) standards are already ISO standards and ITU-T recommendation.

For additional information about the OMG, see http://www.omg.org/