Open Connectors are connectors that support the Open Connector Framework (OCF) - see the open-connector-framework module.
This is the principle (preferred) mechanism for supporting pluggable components in the open metadata implementation. The OCF has additional uses in providing reusable/pluggable components for external technology - particularly related to data access.
The open connectors are grouped as follows:
access-services-connectors contains the topic connector implementations for each of the access services that support inbound events through an InTopic.
repository-services-connectors contains connector implementations for each type of connector supported by the Open Metadata Repository Services (OMRS). These connectors enable the OMRS to be adapted to many different platforms.
configuration-store-connectors contains the connectors that manage the open metadata configuration.
event-bus-connectors supports different event/messaging infrastructures. They can be plugged into the topic connectors from the access-service-connectors and repository-service-connectors.
governance-daemon-connectors contains connectors for the governance daemon servers that monitor activity or synchronize metadata and configuration asynchronously between different tools.
data-store-connectors contain OCF connectors to data stores on different data platforms.
In addition there is the connector-configuration-factory that creates Connection objects to configure these connectors.