Liferay Takes Leadership Role in OSGi Alliance for Modular Software Standards

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Nomination to Board of Directors underscores Liferay’s increased commitment to extensible, easier to manage software

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Liferay’s expanded role within the OSGi Alliance means greater influence over the direction of OSGi specifications to meet the needs of Liferay customers.

Liferay, Inc., which makes enterprise, open source portals, today announced that it is now a Strategic Member of the OSGi Alliance and has been voted a seat on the Board of Directors. The announcement comes during Liferay’s second year as a member of the worldwide consortium of technology innovators and will give the company representation in both the operations and technical sides of the organization.

Liferay’s Senior Software Architect Ray Augé was elected to the OSGi Alliance Board of Directors. Augé was also selected to co-chair the Enterprise Expert Group, which defines the technical requirements and specifications needed to use the OSGi Service Platform in enterprise business scenarios.

Liferay’s expanded role within the OSGi Alliance means greater influence over the direction of OSGi specifications to meet the needs of Liferay customers. The effort also falls in line with the company’s long-term investment in modularity. First introduced into the product in Liferay Portal 6.2, OSGi is a framework for developing modular Java applications that will continue to be used and developed in future versions of the platform. Liferay believes the increased componentization of applications into software modules will mean greater value for Liferay users—it will simplify portal implementations, lead to an easier development process to quickly deliver new features, and reduce complexity for maintenance and upgrades.

“We at Liferay are believers in the modular approach to software development and in the OSGi Alliance’s role to reducing software complexity for the greater good,” said Ray Augé, Liferay’s Senior Software Architect. “With that mission in mind, we’re excited to work with the smart people and experienced companies at the OSGi Alliance who are solving real-world problems for software developers.”

“Ray and the Liferay team are welcome additions to OSGi Alliance’s leadership group,” said Susan Schwarze, VP and Director of the OSGi Alliance Board. “We look forward to the continued knowledge Liferay brings from nearly 15 years creating Java-based software that is used by some of the world’s biggest companies. The technical expertise that Ray and the team bring will be an asset for the consortium and we look forward to jointly accomplishing our strategic goals for Cloud and the Internet of Things.”

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Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Clients include Allianz, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale, Toyota and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers. Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

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