News:JSR 291 (OSGi) passes Public Review ballot
The ballot was 9 "yes" votes, 2 "no" votes, 4 non-votes and 1 abstention. Sun points out in their comment that they believe that there is technical merit in the OSGi work and say that it is being included in JSR 277. Unfortunately, the Expert Group for JSR 277 have been rather quiet, with Stanley Ho, the spec lead, not commenting on his blog about it since early November. More..
OSGi technology is Universal Middleware.
From a code point of view, Equinox is an implementation of the OSGi R4 core framework specification, a set of bundles that implement various optional OSGi services and other infrastructure for running OSGi-based systems.