The OSGi is an industry group working to define and promote an open standard for connecting the coming generation of smart consumer and small business appliances with commercial Internet services. The group was founded in March, 1999 and has set the following objectives:
Provide a forum for the development of open specifications for the delivery of multiple services over wide area networks to local home networks and devices.
Accelerate the demand for products and services based on those specifications worldwide through the sponsorship of market and user education programs.
The group started out with 15 companies that were the founders and original members. At the time of writing this guide, OSGi had grown to more than 30 companies ...