EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California

OSGi: Was it good for you too?

OSGi Alliance (OSGi Alliance), BJ Hargrave (IBM), Nicole Wengatz (Siemens AG), John Wells (BEA Systems, Inc.), Robert Dunne (), Chris Aniszczyk (IBM), Jeff McAffer (IBM)

· Panel

Wednesday, 11:10, 50 minutes | Theater


BJ Hargrave

Nicole Wengatz

Chris Aniszczyk

Jeff McAffer

Today we see a lot of OSGi based systems entering the market. The vendors of these systems spent the last years working with OSGi to place their products on top of these specification; gaining a tremendous amount of experience in the process. This panel will let the key players from Eclipse, IBM, Siemens, BEA, Paremus, Oracle, complain, and bitch about the specifications. If you use OSGi, or want to find out if you can use it, then this is the panel to visit to find out what happens in the trenches. The panel will consist of the following OSGi experts:

The OSGi Alliance is an independent non-profit corporation comprised of technology innovators and developers and focused on the interoperability of applications and services based on its component integration platform.

BJ Hargrave is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Lotus with over 20 years of experience as an IBM software architect and developer. His focus is small computer operating systems (kernels, file systems, development tools, application binary interface specifications) and Java technology. He holds multiple patents for JVM performance improvements and is the IBM expert and lead architect for OSGi technologies. BJ holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Miami. BJ has been a leader in the development of the OSGi technology since its inception and was named an OSGi Fellow in 2002 for his technical contributions and leadership in the OSGi Alliance. He is currently CTO of the OSGi Alliance and chair of the OSGi Core Platform Expert Group. BJ is also a committer on the Eclipse Equinox project.

Nicole Wengatz is working as software architect in the Corporate Technology division within Siemens AG. She is involved in several business and research projects that are concerned with Java EE, OSGi and service-oriented architectures.

Robert is a Principal Developer with Paremus working on the Infiniflow product family and the open source distributed OSGi/SCA Newton Project (hosted at He has been working with distributed systems for 8 years, primarily in the finance and telecoms sectors. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from Cambridge University.

Chris Aniszczyk is a software engineer at IBM Lotus focusing on OSGi related development. He is an open source enthusiast at heart, and he works on the Gentoo Linux distribution and is a committer on a few Eclipse projects (PDE, ECF, EMFT). He's always available to discuss open source and Eclipse over a frosty beverage.

Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Rational. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). He is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives included work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.

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