SAN RAMON, Calif. and LUDWIGSBURG, Germany — Oct. 26, 2016 — The OSGi Alliance announced today the inaugural recipients of the OSGi Alliance Leadership Award program. The Alliance recognized Neil Bartlett and Liferay Inc. as the top individual and organizational contributors to the OSGi Alliance and the OSGi ecosystem. The awards were granted at OSGi Community Event 2016.
The criteria for the award are outstanding contributions to the OSGi market, industry or technology, with consideration for collaboration, creativity and innovation, and accomplishments that benefit the OSGi ecosystem. Both member and non-member individuals and organizations are considered for the leadership award.
Bartlett is a principal engineer at Paremus, leaders of modular, OSGi based cloud computing. His noted contributions to the OSGi ecosystem include being the project founder/lead of http://bndtools.org, an OSGi tooling project, providing OSGi community support on Stack Overflow, and technical leadership articles and presentations, including the two-part InfoQ series “Java 9, OSGi and the Future of Modularity.”
Liferay was recognized for its significant contributions to OSGi adoption by migrating its monolithic open source portal, , to OSGi. This successful migration has demonstrated the benefits that can be achieved for a software vendor and its customers with the adoption of OSGi modularity and services.
Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. The Liferay platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. Companies such as Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations use Liferay.
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