By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Jun 08, 2011
Did you know it takes a JSR to change the JCP process? JSR 348, titled "Towards a New Version of the Java Community Process," has been approved by both Executive Committees, who will now serve as the Expert Group for this JSR. The Early Draft Review is planned for early this (Northern Hemisphere) summer 2011.
JSR 348 focuses on changes to the JCP Process Document in the following areas: transparency, participation, agility and governance. The JCP program office has posted a new article detailing plans for JSR 348 (AKA JCP.next). This article explains the background of the JSR, how to find the java.net project, and how to follow the workings of the JCP Executive Committee and how you can get involved. On the java.net project page you can find instructions for joining the Observer alias, a link to the discussion forum, a document archive and an (upcoming) issue tracker. Now is the time for community members to get involved!
JCP Article: The JCP Program Moves Towards a New Version: JCP.next
JCP Program Office Blog: How to Participate in JCP.Next
JSR 348: Towards a New Version of the Java Community Process
JSR 348 Java.net Project Page