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WebSphere AppServer based on OSGi

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A recent announcement by Jeff McAffer on the Equinox-Dev mailing list highlighed the fact that the IBM WebSphere AppServer version 6.1 is now based on the OSGi model. There's a narrated presentation on the changes at IBM's WebSphere 6.1 componentization layer presentation. It's one of serveral server-side projects that are being based on the OSGi model, and with open-source engines such as Felix available as well as Eclipse's Equniox, it's not going to be long before other servers are following suit. All that really needs to happen now is that Maven needs to be migrated to the OSGi model, and we'll see OSGi engines across the board.