OMG (Object Management Group) is an international, open-membership consortium that develops and maintains computer industry standards and specifications. Their website hosts an extensive list of specifications, many of which can be accessed programmatically using SOAP calls.
OMG uses an international, community-driven process to define requirements and develop specifications. This process involves end-users, vendors, academics, and government agencies. Specifications are made available commercially in hopes that they will gain the support of a wide swath of the industry and become de facto standards. OMG's relationships with national and international accredited standards bodies means that many of their standards become officially recognized.