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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Aries incubator for Enterprise OSGi
Date Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:27:32 GMT
Since there have been several edits, can you repost the latest proposal?

Also, I'm looking forward to contribute and to help integrate any 
changes needed to support OpenJPA for RFC 143.


Jeremy Hughes wrote:
> 2009/9/2 Leo Simons <>:
>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Jeremy Hughes<> wrote:
>>> We appreciate any feedback and comments on the proposal.
> ...
>> * Projects that consist of groups of components often have some
>> problems maintaining sufficient cohesion as a community. I hope you
>> guys will give that the specific attention it probably requires and
>> tune the project charter appropriately.
> I've modified the Community section of the proposal adding the section
> between *** this:
> OSGi is a mature Java modularity technology that is well-used in many
> environments but, in the enterprise space, has more typically been
> exploited by the internals of the runtime infrastructure than the
> applications that run on it. This is primarily because of a lack of a
> clear enterprise OSGi application programming model and implementation
> of OSGi-enabled Java technology to support enterprise applications.
> There is a need for open source implementations of these technologies
> and there is currently no Apache project focused on the wider goal of
> delivering components for an enterprise OSGi application programming
> model. *** We recognise that projects comprising multiple components
> face challenges maintaining cohesion as a community but believe the
> common focus on the enterprise OSGi programming model is a strong
> theme that will guide the activities of the community as a whole. ***
> Aries aims to build a community of developers interested in the
> definition and delivery of software components that support an
> enterprise OSGi programming model and which can be integrated into a
> number of different runtime environments. By maintaining independence
> of both the target runtime and underlying OSGi framework it is our
> intention to build the broadest possible community of developers.
> I hope this shows that this is on our radar.
> Thanks,
> Jeremy
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