OSGi—originally an acronym for Open Services Gateway Initiative—emerged in 1999 to address the needs of the embedded device market. Close to 30 companies, many of which were already invested in the language of the time, Java, worked to develop this initiative, designed to use that language to target the embedded device market for the home.1


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