http://wiki.ops4j.org/display/ops4j/Pax) is an umbrella project for a set of OSGi-based tools. It is itself part of the Open Participation Software for Java (OPS4J) community, whose open source model is more decentralized and open than that of some other communities. Pax projects are all about OSGi: some provide basic yet very useful utility bundles, like Pax Logging or Pax URL, and others build on top of these utilities to provide more advanced tools, like Pax Web.
We'll focus here on two projects from the Pax family:
Pax Runner—A tool for provisioning and launching an OSGi container
Pax Construct—A Maven-based build-management system for OSGi
Both can be very helpful for any OSGi-related task, ...