MICO - an Open Source CORBA Implementation

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 17:30
TH 331
Arno Puder AT&T Labs Research

MICO is a fully compliant implementation of the CORBA 2.3 specification. It is available on a wide variety of platforms, ranging from Unix and Windows to PalmOS. The complete source code of MICO is placed under the GNU General Public License. As a major milestone, MICO has been branded as CORBA compliant by The Open Group. MICO is in operation at The Weather Channel for the nation-wide distribution of weather information.

The presentation will first provide a general overview of MICO and the features it offers. Next a detailed description of MICO's internal architecture is given. The last part of the presentation focuses on the phenomena of Open Source in general and the experiences made with respect to MICO.


Arno Puder received his masters and Ph.D. in computer science and is currently working for AT&T Labs Research in Menlo Park. He is the founder and one of the maintainers of the MICO CORBA implementation. His special interests include distributed systems, middleware architectures and ubiquitous computing environments.