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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: JSR 291 : OSGi
Date Wed, 01 Mar 2006 17:34:56 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote, On 3/1/2006 9:27 AM:

> Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>> I'm curious if this means that the OSGi spec committee outside of the 
>> JCP will shutdown.  Otherwise I expect we will be rubber stamping 
>> everyone's outside specs.
> The answer to the org.osgi question was that yes, the idea is to 
> preserve the existing namespace, similar to org.omg...
> And I don't think that OSGi will shutdown.  I think that the purpose 
> here is to have the JCP produce a statement regarding how OSGi is used 
> in a standard way.
>> I am concerned about any JSR or any path to a JSR that subverts the 
>> community process.
> I'm not sure what is subverted here.  There are a bunch of things, 
> such as webservices, for which the JCP does a similar thing - namely 
> define the official API to work with the technology...

Your analogy does not hold.  The difference is that OSGi _already_ has a 
Java API spec.  WS-* was in need of Java APIs, hence the need for JCP 

I do not understand where the value add is in bringing in the 
participation of the JCP.


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