I recently helped Khanderao Kand, one of Oracle’s Fusion Middleware lead architects, co-author an article on the current state of OSGi. Here’s an excerpt -
….The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) Alliance is working to realize the vision of a “universal middleware” that will address issues such as application packaging, versioning, deployment, publication, and discovery.
In this article we’ll examine the need for the kind of container model provided by the OSGi, outline the capabilities it would provide, and discuss its relationship to complementary technologies such as SOA, SCA, and Spring….[read more]