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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: JSR 291 : OSGi
Date Thu, 02 Mar 2006 00:14:44 GMT

Dain Sundstrom wrote:
> On Mar 1, 2006, at 1:35 PM, Richard S. Hall wrote:
>> From my point of view, it is worthwhile to try to get OSGi R4 into the 
>> JCP. I think it could open up the process, which would be good, but I 
>> hope that it will also give legitimacy to the value that OSGi provides 
>> so that related work (such as JSR277) take OSGi into account. The last 
>> thing I want or that Java needs is a fragmented picture on modularity.
> I understand you the OSGi Alliance would want this, but why would the 
> JCP want to lend it's legitimacy to an outside group?  This just seems 
> like a really really bad idea.  To me this is the JCP giving the nod to 
> big companies to develop specs in private and then later you can come 
> get your stamp.

I think that the JCP crossed that bridge a long time ago.  Like when it 
was founded...

> My guess is the next spec we will see is SCA from IBM, which was 
> specifically developed outside of the JCP process for whatever reason.  

I'd be surprised.  I thought SCA was intended for the opposite - to get 
SOA momentum away from the JCP.  Let it stew in the J2EE mess...


> Is the future of the JCP external specs?
> -dain

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