President’s Letter, June 2019


I hope you all are looking forward to a wonderful summer! 

If you haven’t heard the news (yet), it’s our 20th anniversary this year and we’re excited to host a celebration at the annual OSGi Community Event on October 23 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Stay tuned for more details and I hope you’ll be able to join us!  Over the last 20 years, we’ve received tremendous industry, member, and community support, especially from our OSGi Alliance past Presidents, Fellows, and Laureates who have made significant contributions to the organization and OSGi technology.  Many of them have looked back at OSGi Alliance over the last 20 years and you can read more here as they help us commemorate our anniversary. 

The 2019 OSGi Community Event will be here before you know it and Call for Papers is now open so please consider submitting.  Read below for details and to learn more about all OSGi Alliance activities. 

Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your holidays and vacation time with friends and family!


Dan Bandera
OSGi Alliance

OSGi Community Event 2019

The OSGi Community Event 2019 is returning to Ludwigsburg, Germany where we are pleased to be holding a joint conference with EclipseCon Europe again.  The event will take place October 21-24 and we hope to see you all there where we will feature OSGi tutorials, talks, a BOF and other OSGi community-related activities. 

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers (CFP) is officially open to anyone who has experience, expertise, or a story to share about OSGi technology or the OSGi ecosystem and we are particularly interested in use cases and new initiatives around OSGi in Enterprise, Embedded, Cloud, Telco, and IoT.  See more CFP details and deadlines here.  The Early Bird submission deadline is July 1 and the final submission date is July 15. Get your submission in by July 1 to be considered for the Early Bird pick and chance to receive a €50 Amazon voucher.


We have dedicated OSGi sponsorship packages for the Basic and Premium sponsorship level as well as the Elite Dual OSGi and EclipseCon Europe sponsor package.  This provides you with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your support for OSGi at this co-located event. The sponsorship prospectus is available here.  Early rates apply through June 30 so don’t miss out!


OSGi Alliance Milestones & Achievements

We’re excited to be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year and OSGi Alliance has accomplished so much over the last 20 years.  Take a walk down memory lane and view a two-decade timeline of OSGi Alliance Milestones & Achievements.  Impressive to say the least! The organization’s success can be attributed to our member companies that have kept OSGi Alliance strong and focused on our mission.



Chicago JUG Meetup Event with OSGi Alliance Expert Group

On May 22, the Chicago JUG hosted an evening with the OSGi Alliance Expert Group. 

Raymond Augé, Sr. Software Architect at Liferay, Inc. and BJ Hargrave, Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM, both with the OSGi Alliance Expert Groups presented on the following topics and a recording of the presentations can be viewed here:

OSGi CDI Integration Specification — Raymond Augé, Liferay (View Presentation)

Building OSGi Projects with Bnd in Maven — Raymond Augé, Liferay (View Presentation)

Promises in Java: Using Promises to Recover from Failures — BJ Hargrave, IBM (View Presentation)

Thank you to the Chicago JUG for hosting a great evening.