Adobe’s commitment to open source and standards is something we’re always building upon and we’ve taken another step forward by joining the board of directors for the OSGi Alliance. Adobe serves as a “strategic member” of the OSGi Alliance and Adobe’s Felix Meschberger, a senior computer scientist focused on Adobe’s CQ5 Web Experience Management (WEM) Platform, has been named to OSGi’s board of directors.
From their website, the OSGi Alliance, a non-profit corporation, is a worldwide consortium of technology innovators that advances a proven and mature process to create open specifications that enable the modular assembly of software built with Java technology. The OSGi Alliance provides specifications, reference implementations, test suites and certification to foster a valuable cross-industry ecosystem. Member companies collaborate and promote adoption of OSGi technology through business benefits, user experiences and forums. The alliance also promotes collaboration among important ecosystem players within and outside the OSGi Alliance in order to provide the market with innovative solutions based on open standards. For more information, visit http://www.osgi.org/About/HomePage.
Adobe is excited to help the OSGi Alliance further drive the creation, evolution and promotion of open standards and specifications. Adobe CQ5, for example, is built on the OSGi framework. Apache Felix, driven by Adobe’s Felix Meschberger and Carsten Ziegeler, is an open source project devoted to the implementation of the core framework specification as well as Compendium and other specifications.
Adobe intends to continue being actively involved in the evolution of existing specifications as well as potentially driving new specifications. At the same time, we continue our involvement in the Apache open source projects involving OSGi technology such as the Apache Felix, Aries and Sling, as well as numerous other Apache Foundation projects. Stay tuned for future developments!
If you’re attending EclipseCon in March 2012, don’t miss Felix’s session on the Apace Felix Web Console- Web Based OSGi Framework Administration.