Thursday, May 10, 2007

OSGi @ JavaOne so far...

Wow! I am very pleasantly surprised at the number of OSGi mentions at
JavaOne this year. OSGi was mentioned in the opening keynote by Sun when
discussion module systems for Java 7. It was also mentioned in the JSRs 277
and 294 sessions as well.

I attended a Java SE Embedded session where it was mentioned that OSGi was
being requested by a number of Java SE Embedded customers. Both Equinox and
ProSyst were specifically mentioned.

Peter Kriens and I just finished our OSGi Best Practices session which went
very well. We had 150+ attendees and loads of really good questions at the
end of the session. I hope to make the charts available online for you next

Off to another session...


  1. There was also a great JSR 232 session that talked a lot about the benefits of OSGi on mobile phones. Sprint talked about their OSGi-based platform called Titan that they will be using on devices released later this year. Jim Colson was on hand to talk about IBM's symmetric portal model and Lotus Expeditor, where OSGi is in everything from the data center to the device in your pocket. And Nokia had a demo of an OSGi mapping mashup running on the N800 Internet Tablet. More info and code for that here. Lots and LOTS of OSGi stuff at this JavaOne!

  2. IBM and Sun Microsystems both make computer systems for the corporate world. By purchasing Sun, IBM would get a leg up in the global finance and telecommunications markets. Representatives from both sides have yet to comment as of this writing. Sun Microsystems is both information technology and software company, and been recognized since the 80s. They had become one of the biggest competitors with Microsoft for IT and corporate software and hardware. However, after the dot com bust in the early 2000s, Sun Microsystems has begun to struggle a bit. Instant payday loans aren't really going to help them, but they have entered negotiations with IBM for a buyout that's supposed to total around $6.5 billion. News of the talks has boosted Suns' stock on the market. It may be the best move for them to avoid staring down bankruptcy, which would be a disaster for a firm as large as Sun Microsystems.