The Riena framework is the foundation for building multi-tier enterprise client/server applications. As such Riena is broadening the usage of the service oriented architecture of OSGi/Equinox by providing access to local and remote services in a transparent way. Using this uniform programming model, the components of Riena and the business components of the enterprise application can be developed regardless of their target location. Components are later easily placed on client or server depending on the business requirements. The use of OSGi services makes it additionally easy to replace Riena components (=services) with application specific implementations if needed.
For more information, see http://www.eclipse.org/riena/.