An earlier object-oriented compound document and component architecture. Documents and images could be embedded within or linked to documents set up as containers. OpenDoc was a superset of OLE, and OLE objects could be placed into OpenDoc documents and behave like OLE objects. OpenDoc components (Live Objects) were CORBA compliant and could be called up on a remote computer.
OpenDoc was governed by Component Integration Labs (CI Labs), a vendor consortium in Sunnyvale, CA. In June 1997, CI Labs dissolved, and OpenDoc became history. See also OpenDocument