Fnorb is a CORBA 2.0 ORB for Python first developed by DSTC. Fnorb's claim to fame is its size and pure Python implementation. These features allow it to be used whever Python may used (for example, within Jython) unlike other ORBs that rely on binary runtimes. Unfortunately Fnorb development fell behind other ORBs as research priorities changed at DSTC. Now that it has been open sourced our project aims to take the formerly closed Fnorb source-base and turn it into a pure Python ORB with up-to-date Python mapping and CORBA compliance (including POA support and the latest data-types).