OSGi Alliance 20th Anniversary

Hear From OSGi Fellows & Laureates

Over the years, OSGi Alliance has received tremendous industry and member support and especially from the OSGi Fellows who have been recognized for their outstanding technical achievements in developing OSGi technology, contributions to the organization and the OSGi Laureates for their contributions and leadership achievements in driving the OSGi Alliance and the adoption of OSGi technology.

Read on to hear from some of the OSGi Fellows and Laureates as they take a look back at OSGi Alliance over the last 20 years.

Richard S. Hall, OSGi Fellow  

“OSGi technology proved to be ahead of the curve with respect to its focus on modularity and service orientation. Congratulations on 20 years of making an impact.”

BJ Hargrave, OSGi Fellow & OSGi Chief Technology Officer

“It is immensely gratifying to see that the basic architecture of OSGi: modules, lifecycle, and services, put in place 20 years ago in Release 1 is still serving us well today. The OSGi Alliance has been able to successfully build upon that base and continuously add new capabilities and features and integrate with other enterprise Java APIs leading up to our current Release 7 specifications. OSGi has led the way to bring modularity, semantic versioning and a service-oriented architecture to the Java landscape.”

Dr. Susan Schwarze, OSGi Laureate

“It has been my great pleasure to contribute to the alliance’s success for about 15 years and to collaborate with very bright people in a fruitful environment for our all benefit. This vibrant greenhouse atmosphere has not only attracted bright pioneers with profound expertise and the interest to learn and jointly develop, it also has enabled – and still does – a strong cooperation among industry stakeholders years ahead of the mainstream. As the “best-kept secret” OSGi started in Smart Home to define specifications for device connectivity back in 1998; these specifications are still used by the industries for enabling device connectivity and data interchange in nowadays business. Since then, OSGi has gone a long way to not only provide a valuable foundation for IoT business (cloud and edge), but also Java modularity and microservices years ahead of broad industry awareness for such needs. Be part of the OSGi Alliance and you will know what will come next! In addition, you can find good friends to also discuss and share insights beyond OSGi – in my case food and drinks, astronomical and societal challenges, languages and cultures, movies and music and much more. Happy anniversary, OSGi Alliance, and my very best wishes for your future!”

Stan Moyer, OSGi Laureate — Vice President & Executive Director at Inventures

“Congratulations to the OSGi Alliance – a 20-year milestone for a technology alliance is a significant accomplishment and is a testament to the excellence of the organization’s specifications and the value of the technology to the industry. Over the years, the Alliance explored several markets and found the best match for its technology in the Enterprise space and this has proven to demonstrate continued success for the OSGi Alliance.”

John Barr, PhD, OSGi Laureate — Retired Director of Standards Realization for Motorola, Inc.

“As one of the founding members of the OSGi Alliance in 1999, and its first president, it is humbling to see what is being done now with the latest release of the OSGi Core Specification. Motorola was interested in the promise of a modular service-based platform for Internet gateways, automotive electronics and mobile phones. The OSGi Alliance has done this and more over the last twenty years and should be a technology leader for many more years. The member collaborative environment we created has allowed member contributed intellectual property that is royalty-free for use by implementers and users.”

“I am very pleased to see all of the progress made by the members of the OSGi Alliance since its founding in 1999.”

“Without the forward-thinking model for collaboration created by the founding members and the significant contributions of the OSGi Fellows, the OSGi Alliance would not be where it is today.”