Sheikh Sajid edited this page Oct 20, 2013 · 10 revisions


OSGi (originally known as Open Services Gateway interface) is a dynamic module system for Java. It is the first and most popular solution for module system in Java. Based on open standards, OSGi is a robust solution for managing complexity.

This wiki documents the various participants in the OSGi ecosystem (tools, technologies, etc.) to help new or experienced user to understand the scope of OSGi.

The Specification

The Implementations

Web Servers

  • Jetty
  • Eclipse Virgo

Application Servers

  • Glassfish
  • JBoss
  • Websphere
  • Apache Geronimo


  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans


  • Bnd
  • Bndtools
  • Eclipse Plugin Development Environment (PDE)
  • Maven


  • Apache CXF
  • Apache Karaf
  • Apache Aries
  • Apache ACE
  • Amdatu
  • Eclipse Communication Framework
  • Eclipse Gyre

Supporting Applications

  • Eclipse Gemini

Alternate Module Systems

  • JBoss Microkernel
  • Netbeans Module System
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