openadaptor™ is a Java/XML-based software platform which allows for rapid business system integration with little or no custom programming. openadaptor™ can be loosely classified as EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) software. It is highly extensible and provides many ready-built interface components for JMS, LDAP, Mail, MQ Series, Oracle, Sybase and MSSQL Server as well as data exchange formats such as XML. New components are regularly added. The openadaptor™ collaborative software development initiative exists to: – Provide the necessary infrastructure for a software project to engage and challenge the Open Source community; – Facilitate systems integration within any company, its partners, and its customers; – Present an easily extensible framework to encourage entrepreneurial organizations to develop value-added services in mutually advantageous partnership; – Dramatically reduce the cost of doing business by using proven Open Source methods and resources. – Provide a set of lightweight, easily deployed, flexible tools which are extensively used in a highly demanding business environment as a real world example of what collaborative development can achieve.