OSGI components on server and ECF
One point that's not mentioned in the article: in addition to web servers, collaboration and messaging servers (e.g. IM, file sharing, voip/conferencing, Asterisk, etc., etc) can also
benefit tremendously from being able to run the Eclipse/OSGI component model on the server. For example, for ECF's 'generic server' we will be able to introduce
plugins dynamically on both clients and servers, using the same basic component model and the same
plugin development tools (Eclipse). This is a big deal for ECF.
Here is the Equinox incubator project