Patterns are at the heart of OSA. They bring together a number of elements in order to show how the practitioner can solve a specific architectural problem with a known quality solution. The elements are:
To make this easier we have a standard pattern template that you can edit in Open Office or your preferred HTML editor (such as gedit). We also have a diagram template in SVG format that you can use with vector packages such as Inkscape (remember to download the icon pack too).
11_02_Pattern_000_01_template_pack.zip (Release 11.02 patterns pack including HTML and SVG templates)