Frequently Asked Questions

  1. General
  2. Contributing

1. General

What is the Connection Between the OSGi Alliance and the Virtual OSGi Users’ Forum?

The Virtual OSGi Users’ Forum is an open, worldwide forum for users of OSGi technology. The OSGi Alliance has granted us permission to use the OSGi trademark in certain limited ways.

The OSGi Alliance does not fund the Users’ Forum. Members of the Users’ Forum are not automatically members of the OSGi Alliance or vice versa – though there is some natural overlap.

How can I Join the Virtual OSGi Users’ Forum?

Membership is free, just sign up at our registration page.

How can I Join the OSGi Alliance?

See the OSGi Alliance membership page.

What does OSGi Stand For?

Just like Harry S. Truman’s middle initial, OSGi does not actually stand for anything! The full name of the technology is simply OSGi.

The OSGi Alliance was formerly known as the “Open Services Gateway initiative”, but that name is obsolete.

2. Contributing

How Can I Contribute Articles to this Site?

The content of this site is managed on GitHub. If you would like publish an article here, simply fork us on GitHub and submit a Pull Request. See the GitHub Help Documentation for guidance.

Note: this site is curated for quality and compliance with the terms of our Trademark License Agreement with the OSGi Alliance, so we cannot guarantee to publish your content. If you are considering producing content for us, it may be a good idea to discuss it on the mailing list first.

All content published here remains the property of its original author, however we require it to be licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License.