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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: JSR 291 : OSGi
Date Wed, 01 Mar 2006 10:52:31 GMT

Dain Sundstrom wrote:
> I find this JSR very confusing.  Why is the package name 
> org.osgi.framework? 

Reasonable question...  I'll ask.  We'll probably hear that it's either 
an oversight, or more - more likely - there to "preserve compatibilty" 
with existing users of OSGi.

> Is this just a rubber stamp for a spec not 
> developed within the JCP?

I don't know.  It very well could be.  I can imagine ways that this 
could go that would be useful - such as devise a way to do 
componentization w/ a runtime lifecycle for which OSGi is one 
implementation - and ways which it would be "less useful" - like 
rubberstamping an external spec.

Now that I just re-read the JSR, looking at the proposed timeline, I 
think I'll take "rubberstamp for $400", since I can't imagine how much 
new technical work will get done in the 4 month timeline they are 
proposing for the whole JSR.

I'll ask about that too....


> -dain
> On Feb 28, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> Today a new JSR was officially announced  :
>> http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=291
>> As you can see, this is for OSGi.
>> I've told IBM that we support the JSR, and will participate in the 
>> Expert Group.
>> Please volunteer if you are interested in representing the ASF on this 
>> EG.
>> I've CC-ed felix-dev.  Please don't crosspost, but discuss on 
>> jcp-open@apache.org
>> geir

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