Saturday May 14, 2016

Java Community Process (JCP) version 2.10 with a Focus on Broadening JCP Membership

As part of the JCP.Next effort, the third JSR to be released as part of the JCP program reforms, JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, will take effect as JCP 2.10. The first in the effort was JSR 348, which increased JSR Expert Group transparency, took effect as JCP 2.8 in 2011. The second in the effort was JSR 355, EC Merge, which merged the two Executive Committees into one, took effect in 2012, and was finished being implemented in 2013. The EC serves as the Expert Group for these efforts.  EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies by approving and voting on all technology proposals (Java Specification Requests, or JSRs). They are also responsible for defining the JCP's rules of governance and the legal agreement between members and the organization. They provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO) and they represent the interests of the JCP to the broader community.


As of 12 May, JCP 2.10 is in effect.  Heather VanCura, Director of the Program Management Office (PMO) served as Specification Lead for JSR 364 and the Executive Committee served as the Expert Group. We are excited to introduce the latest version of the JCP program to the community. In 2014, the EC started working group meetings around the participation of Individual Java developers interested in contributing through the JCP program. We decided to initiate JSR 364 to broaden JCP membership by defining new membership classes, changing existing membership categories, enabling participation by the community, while at the same time eliminating barriers to participation and ensuring the appropriate Intellectual Property commitments were in place from JCP Members.  We think the community will be empowered to increase their participation in the JCP program.


JCP 2.10 includes the following updates designed to eliminate barriers to membership in the JCP Program and ensure that participation in the JCP Program is covered by an appropriate agreement.

  • Process definitions added to JCP Process Document.
  • Introduce new membership levels to the JCP Program - Associate (no employer signature required), Partner, Full Memberships. See workflow chart and membership page.
  • Implement support for new membership levels, including Electronic Signatures.
  • Change in Maintenance process timing - flexibility in review times, length of ballot.
  • Eliminate all membership fees.
  • Add Contributor Role to JSR Expert Groups - Associate and Full Members can serve as Contributors on Expert Groups.
  • Changes to Spec must be received at least 10 days prior to end of Public Review period and published at least 7 days prior to end of Review.
  • At Final Release and Maintenance Release, Spec Leads and Maintenance Leads must state whether they anticipate further changes through (additional) Maintenance Releases.
  • Modify JCP EC Elections process to add Associate Seats and flexibility in timing of Elections.
  • Add Evaluation Checklist for Process Change JSRs.
  • Transition period for the EC from JCP 2.9 to JCP 2.10.


For more information regarding the new version of the JCP Program, please refer to the JCP 2.10 Process Document and the JCP Participation Page, including a Process Flow chart and Participation Roles chart.


Wednesday Mar 09, 2016

Last Day Sessions in Early Adopter Area of JavaLand Conference

This is the week of the JavaLand conference in Bruhl Germany.  We have been having fun in the Community Hall of the conference with many Java community project leaders and members.  Today in the Early Adopter Area and tables we will have the following scheduled discussion sessions and a contest and instruction on getting OpenJDK running on your machine.  The sessions for today are as follows:
  • CDI and Security JSR - Anatole Tresch and David Blevins - 11:00 a.m.
  • Broadening JCP Membership - Heather VanCura - 12:00 p.m.
  • JavaServer Faces and Servlet 4.0 - Ed Burns - 1:00 p.m.
  • Agorava - Werner Keil - 2:00 p.m.

If you are attending JavaLand this week, please stop by and see us!

Thursday Mar 03, 2016

JavaLand 2016 is Almost Here - Join us in the Early Adopter Area

JavaLand is coming to Germany 8-10 March 2016!  Learn more about Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK.  Get in contact with the makers of Java technology in the Community Hall. Many Specification Leads and members of the Expert Groups from Java Community Process (JCP) program can be found in the Early Adopters Area.

There, everything is about the two community-driven programs Adopt-a-JSR and Adopt OpenJDK. If you want to, you can directly contribute by working 'hands on' and hacking away.

In addition to Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK, we will work on other topics, which will be accompanied by the following representatives:

  • JCP and the inclusion of the Community (and of companies): Heather VanCura, JCP Program Office Director
  • Java Server Faces, Servlet 4.0 - Ed Burns
  • MVC 1.0 - Ivar Grimstad and Christian Kaltepoth
  • Desktop Application API - Andres Almiray
  • CDI and Security JSR - Anatole Tresch and David Blevins
  • Jolokia 2.0 and Java EE Management API 2.0 - Roland Huß
  • JAX-RS 2.1 and SSE, JAX-RS / Bytecode analysis (JAX-RS Analyzer) - Sebastian Daschner
  • Hypermedia REST with JAX-RS - Sebastian Daschner
  • SnoopEE - a Microservice Discovery mechanism for Java EE - Ivar Grimstad
  • Fun with the OpenJDK Compiler ("invent" new Java keywords) - Sebastian Daschner

In addition to the exchange of views on the topics above, there will also be timed sessions:

  • Java EE 8 “New Hot Stuff” - Ivar Grimstad, Anatole Tresch and Ed Burns - Tuesday 11:00 a.m.
  • Desktop Application API - Andres Almiray - Tuesday 2:00 p.m.
  • REST / JAX-RS und Microservices - Sebastian Daschner and Ivar Grimstad - Tuesday 4:00 p.m.
  • CDI and Security JSR - Anatole Tresch and David Blevins - Wednesday 11:00 a.m.
  • Broadening JCP Membership - Heather VanCura - Wednesday
  • JavaServer Faces and Servlet 4.0 - Ed Burns - Wednesday 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
  • Agorava - Werner Keil - Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Check out more of the planned Community activities at the conference on the Community Program page.

Wednesday Jan 20, 2016

JSR Updates - End of 2015

Happy New Year 2016!  The JCP Executive Committee (EC) is meeting for the first time in 2016 tomorrow at the TOTVS Offices in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and I am preparing the materials to review the JCP in Year in Review for 2015.  The first and one of the most important parts of this task is to look at JSR Updates.  So here are the JSR Updates from the last part of 2015.  I noticed that I have not posted the updates on the blog lately - I have been posting them on Twitter handle @JCP_org with the #JSRUpdate hash tag. ;)!.  I will post the JCP Year in Review for 2015 later this week.

New JSRs:

  • JSR 378, Portlet 3.0 Bridge for JavaServer Faces 2.2 Specification.

Early Draft Reviews:

  • JSR 362, Portlet Specification 3.0.
  • JSR 365, Contexts and Dependency Injection 2.0 Specification.
  • JSR 366, Java EE 8 Platform Specification.
  • JSR 367, Java API for JSON Binding (JSON-B).
  • JSR 368, Java Message Service (JMS) 2.1. 
  • JSR 369, Java Servlet 4.0 Specification.
  • JSR 371, Model View Controller (MVC) 1.0 Specification. 
  • JSR 372, JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.3 Specification.

Public Review:

  • JSR 363, Units of Measurement API.

Proposed Final Draft:

  • JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership.

Final Release:

Maintenance Review:

  •  JSR 56, Java Network Launching Protocol & API.
  • JSR 286, Portlet Specification 2.0.
  • JSR 329, Portlet 2.0 Bridge for JSF.
  • JSR 342, Java EE 7 Platform Specification.

Saturday Dec 12, 2015

JCP Public EC Meeting 15 December

The 2015 JCP Executive Committee (EC) Elections are complete and the first meeting of the EC will happen on Tuesday 15 December. Join us for a one hour meeting to hear from each of the EC members about their involvement in Java and the JCP - how they feel about the work we've done in the past year or two, and what they hope to accomplish in the coming year.

JCP Public EC Meeting

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

8:00 am  |  Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)  |  1 hr

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Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

Meet the JCP EC Candidates on Friday 6 November

The 2015 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations process has closed.  The ballot will open Tuesday, 10 November, but the nomination materials have been posted on JCP.org and we will have a 'Meet the Candidates' call on Friday, 6 November at 10:00 AM PST. 

The EC has a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle.  This year there are 8 Ratified seats and 3 Elected seats up for election by the JCP Membership. And the candidates this year are...

RATIFIED - 8 Candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Red Hat, SouJava, IBM. 

ELECTED - 6 Candidates (for 3 open seats): Eclipse, Jelastic, Jokl Technologies, London Java Community, Tomitribe, Twitter.

Meet the JCP EC Candidates Call (will be recorded and published on JCP.org) details:

Friday, November 6, 2015

10:00 am | Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00) | 1 hr

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The ballot will be open 10-23 November 2015 with results published on 24 November! 

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

Congrats to the JCP 2015 Annual Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 13th Annual JCP Program Awards! The winners are posted on JCP.org, where you can read the nomination text and more information about the awards and all of the esteemed nominees.  The community gets together every year during JavaOne to congratulate the nominees at the annual JCP Community Party--this year the JCP party was held at the  the Hilton San Francisco, Cityscape (top of the Hilton Hotel in Union Square), overlooking the San Francisco Bay with panoramic views of the Golden Gate and East Bay bridges.  There were a plethora of networking opportunities, food, cake, drinks, the NullPointers aka the Java Community Band, Duke photo opportunities, door prizes, and a raffle.

This year there were four award categories (added a new awards category for Adopt-a-JSR program participants): Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR, and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant.  Many community members submitted nominations, and the JCP Executive Committee voted to determine the winners of the awards.  

The room was full of good cheer, playful humor, a music band of Java developers, and enthusiastic appreciation of much that has been accomplished on behalf of Java technology in the previous year.

The winners in their respective categories for the 2015 JCP Annual Awards::

JCP Member/Participant of the Year: Adam Bien

Outstanding Spec Lead: Anatole Tresch

Most Significant JSR:  JSR 363, Units of Measurement API

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant: Raj Hegde, JUG Chennai

Congratulations again to all of the JCP Program Award Nominees and Winners, as well as the attendees of the annual JCP party-- the Java Community (YOU) make the party!

Sunday Oct 18, 2015

The JCP 2015 Executive Committee Nominees & Meeting

The 2015 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations period has closed. The ballot will not open until Tuesday, 10 November, but the nomination materials for all of the candidates have been posted on JCP.org. This year we decided to allow the community to have a bit more time to get to know the candidates - we have extended the time between the nominations period and the opening of the ballot.  To that end, we will have a 'Meet the Candidates' meeting during the week of JavaOne in San Francisco, CA USA on Sunday 25 October at 6:30 pm as part of User Group Sunday in Moscone South (this is also known as the Public JCP EC Meeting) and will include some tasty beverages to get the conversation started, read beer ;).

UGF11076    JCP Meet the Executive Committee: Main Room in Moscone South, 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

The EC has a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle. This year there are 8 Ratified seats and 3 Elected seats up for election by the JCP Membership. JCP Members vote on the ballot to determine the JCP EC Members for the upcoming term.  And the candidates this year are... 

RATIFIED - 8 Candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Red Hat, SouJava, IBM. 

ELECTED - 6 Candidates (for 3 open seats): Eclipse, Jelastic, Jokl Technologies, London Java Community, Tomitribe, Twitter.

Please join us on next week to meet the candidates! If you are not attending JavaOne 2015 (and I highly recommend that you do - check out the other JCP related activities at JavaOne, including the Hackergarten), we will also host a teleconference with the candidates are Thursday, 6 November at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The recording of this call will be available on the JCP.org multimedia page if you cannot attend live.

The 2015 EC Election ballot will open on 10 November for JCP Members to cast their votes, which will determine the JCP EC Members for the 2015-2016 term. The ballot will remain open until 23 November at midnight PST, and the results of the election will be published on 24 November.

JCP Members: please take this opportunity you have to influence the direction of Java by being informed and voting for the members of the EC!

Friday Oct 02, 2015

Learn the Latest from the JCP at JavaOne 2015 San Francisco

It is that time of year again!  Time to attend the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.  Learn what's happening with the JCP program, JCP.Next, Adopt-a-JSR, meet the 13th Annual JCP Award nominees and potential new JCP Executive Committee (EC) members. There will be plenty of opportunities on Sunday through Thursday during JavaOne 2015. We look forward to seeing you there (full article).

Sunday 10/25/15
  • JCP Public EC Meeting & Meeting the EC Candidates at JavaOne
    Session ID:UGF11083

    This event is also known as the JCP Public Executive Committee Face-to-Face Meeting.
    Location: Moscone South, Rooms 308/309
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Monday 10/26/15
  • Hackergarten
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Java Hub at the Java Exhibition Hall
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • The 13th Annual JCP Awards Presentation and Party
    JCP members, JUG members, Adopt-a-JSR participants, JavaOne attendees... all are invited to the always anticipated JCP Party. This is the place to interact with colleagues from around the world--Expert Group members, Spec Leads of the most popular Java standards, JUG Leaders and EC members. Participants will enjoy spectacular views of the city in the evening, appetizers and drinks, pick up door prizes, enter our annual raffle and cheer on the recipients of the coveted JCP Program Awards. Plus a photo opportunities with Duke.
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Cityscape (at the top of the Hilton Hotel)
    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Reserve your ticket now!


Tuesday 10/27/15
  • Hackergarten
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Java Hub at the Java Exhibition Hall
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • JCP Meeting Room
    JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to admin@jcp.org.
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Time: Open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM throughout the conference

  • Participate in the Future of Java.next
    Session ID: CON5434

    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 2/3
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Meet the Java Standards Leaders
    Session ID: BOF3770

    Location: Parc 55 Wyndham, Mission
    Time: 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Wednesday 10/1/14
  • Hackergarten
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Java Hub at the Java Exhibition Hall
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • JCP Meeting Room
    JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to admin@jcp.org.
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Time: Open 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

  • JCP Meet and Greet
    Spec Leads, JCP Members, and Adopt-a-JSR participants are encouraged to stop by for drinks and appetizers.
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 22
    Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday 10/2/14
  • JCP Meeting Room
    JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to admin@jcp.org.
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Time: Open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM throughout the conference

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

2015 JCP EC Nominations Open

It is that time of year again! Nominations for the 2015 JCP Executive Committee (EC) have opened! The JCP will accept self-nominations for the 3 Elected Seats through Monday, 28 September.  More on the JCP Elections process is on Elections page of JCP.org.

JCP Members (JSPA 2 Primary Contacts) should have received email messages with instructions for nominating and their login credentials via email yesterday (on Tuesday 15 September). You will need this credential information to login and complete the nomination. The ballot with nominees for Ratified and Elected seats will be open from 10-23 November. All JCP Members can then cast their votes for the open EC seats. The results will be available on JCP.org on 24 November.

If you are interested in learning more about the role of JCP EC, see the JCP Process section on the EC and the current EC page on JCP.org.

Please also plan to attend the Public EC Meeting and Meet the Candidates during the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco on Sunday, 25 October in Moscone West (last session of the day - time TBD) and the Meet the Candidates call (Thursday, 6 November at 10:00 AM Pacific Time). We will primarily highlight the elected (vs ratified) candidates at the "Meet the Candidates Call". This is a great opportunity for the candidates to present their qualification statements to the eligible voters.

I will be highlighting nominations on Twitter (@jcp_org), and am looking forward to seeing many JCP members step forward in this nomination process!  

Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

JCP 2015 Award Nominees


Congratulations to the nominees of the 13th Annual JCP Program Awards!  The community gets together every year during JavaOne to celebrate the nominees at the JCP Party.  The winners will be announced during the evening at the party, happening on Monday, 26 October, at the amazing Cityscape venue on top of the Hilton in San Francisco.  This year there are four categories of awards:  Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR, and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant.  Thank you to the community members who submitted nominations the JCP Executive Committee will vote to determine the winners of the awards. The nominees for 2015 are....

Member/Participant of the Year:

  • Arjan Tijms (Zeef): Arjan has been very active and provides great input into many expert groups including Java EE, JSF and Java EE Security. He also actively evangelizes Java EE. He is a great example of what we should expect from an individual in the JCP and deserves to be recognized.
  • Adam Bien: Adam has consistently been part of key Java EE JSRs and consistently helps evangelize them in the community. In fact it would not be inaccurate to say that Adam is the highest profile evangelist for Java EE and the JCP. We should recognize Adam for his continued contributions.
  • Ivar Grimstad: Ivar is a newcomer to the JCP but is already leaving his mark. Most notably as a member of the MVC specification he has been putting a lot of effort towards evangelizing it in addition to Java EE generally. We should encourage Ivar by recognizing his efforts.
  • David Blevins (Tomitribe): David has long been a strong supporter of the JCP in many Java EE related JSRs and continues his sincere hard work. He has also long been a strong advocate of Java EE in the community. We should recognize David for his contributions.
  • Alex Soto: Alex has jumped into the JSON-P EG and in a few weeks, he became the most active (non Oracle) EG member for this JSR. He has also contributed part of the RI. Alex also does a lot of evangelism for 'his' JSR (JUGs, Devoxx, JavaOne, etc.).

Outstanding Spec Lead: 

  • Anatole Tresch: Anatole has successfully seen the Money & Currency API, JSR 354, to completion. In doing so, he has collaborated extensively with his Expert Group members as well as the broader Java community by actively participating in many hack days and hackergartens around the word, and speaking at numerous developer conferences.
  • Manfred Riem and Santiago Pericas-Geertsen: Despite the resource and scheduling challenges in Java EE 8 JSRs, Santiago and Manfred have made steady progress in the JSR 370, MVC 1.0 specification. They have also successfully engaged a number of folks from the community in the specification and RI.
  • Antoine Sabot-Durand: Antoine has made solid and fast progress in the key CDI specification. He has an ambitious set of technical goals, runs an open community and operates extremely transparently. We should recognize Antoine as a measure of encouragement. 
  • Greg Luck, Brian Oliver and Cameron Purdy: After an extended development process, Greg, Brian and Cameron successfully led JSR 107, JCACHE - Java Temporary Caching API, to completion and in the year since final release have five compatible implementations listed on JCP.org: https://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/implementations/jsr107/index.html.

Most Significant JSR:

  • JSR 365, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) 2: CDI has long been a key enabler for Java EE and an important specification to the community. CDI 2 is a very timely major investment in the specification. The CDI 2 specification is also moving steadily forward with it's ambitious technical goals in a completely transparent fashion.
  • JSR 371, Model View Controller (MVC) 1.0: MVC is attempting to standardize a very mature space with strong non-standard competitors. The specification also needs to contend with the strong JSF ecosystem. So far the spec leads have done a great job of creating traction behind the specification and community excitement. MVC 1.0  Give us a action based MVC based on REST, is so helpful and easy to learn. This is the end of JSF vs Spring MVC battle. Now we'll have two MVC frameworks, standards and both are great.
  • JSR 363, Units of Measurement API: It's the first JSR targeted to help with the Internet of Things, tackling sensor readings from edge devices and measurements in a standard way. Made to work on multiple environments, both Java ME 8 Embedded and Java SE makes it versatile across a large number of platforms and devices. JSR 363 is also the first and so far only JSR other than the core Java ME 8 JSR 361 (MEEP) utilizing optionality and modularity towards both a minimal footprint on very small devices and a Java 9 / Jigsaw compliant future.
  • JSR 354, Money and Currency API: As one of the few "domain driven" JSRs it helped solve problems like consistent monetary representation, rounding or formatting amounts in areas that had long been unresolved by the JDK. As well as exchange rate providers for the most important institutions making rates available or specialized FX providers that are now able to offer their rates and services in a standard compliant manner. Most importantly, JSR 354 seems the only JSR so far to offer a dual-platform RI for Java 8 and older versions at the same time when it went Final. 

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant:

  • Josh Juneau/Chicago JUG: Josh has done a great job engaging with Java EE 8 specifications and evangelizing the Adopt-a-JSR program itself. This is both within the Chicago JUG but also in the broader community. His efforts should be recognized as encouragement to him and others. 
  • Olena Syrota and Oleg Tsal-Tsalko/Ukraine JUG: Contributing to JSR 367 test code-base (https://github.com/olegts/jsonb-spec), promoting ‘Adopt a JSR’ and JSON-B spec at JUG UA meetings (http://jug.ua/2015/04/json-binding/) and also at JavaDay Lviv conference (http://www.slideshare.net/olegtsaltsalko9/jsonb-spec).
  • Anakar Parida/JUG Hyderabad: Anakar helped through Adopt-a-JSR with JSR 363 and related Units of Measurement projects. Especially UoM-Tools to import and sync Unit data like CLDR (in this case helping apply JSR 353/374 JSON-P he also adopted these 2 JSRs) or a Fitbit client for Units of Measurement utilizing the Agorava Project and with it CDI, JAX-RS, JSON and other standards like OAuth. 
  • Rajmahendra Hegde/JUG Chennai: JUG Chennai been the first JUG from India to Adopt-a-JSR and have been contributing in the program as a Community over the last four years. They've been part of Adopt Java EE 7, Java Money and Currency and Unit of Measurement JSR. They also serve as Expert Group Members in JSR 354, Money and Currency API, JSR 363, Units of Measurement API and JSR 365, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0. Apart from core JSR contribution, the Chennai JUG also participates in regular JSR review program, Hackergartens and contributed to many open source projects.

Tuesday Aug 25, 2015

2015 JCP EC Elections Start in September

The 2015 Fall Executive Committee Elections will be starting in September.

The nominations period of the Elections will begin on 15 September. The JCP will accept nominations for Elected seats through 28 September. The ballot will be open from 10-23 November. The results will be available on jcp.org on 24 November.

If you have an interest in participating in the JCP EC, please start preparing the materials now. If you have any questions, please send us an email: pmo@jcp.org.

Monday Aug 03, 2015

Nominations for the 13th Annual JCP Program Awards are OPEN

The nominations for the 13th annual JCP Program Awards are now open - the Java Community Process (JCP) program celebrates success and the awards are an excellent opportunity to highlight the success of leaders in the Java community.

Members of the community nominate worthy participants, Spec Leads, and Java Specification Requests (JSRs) in order to cheer on the hard work and creativity that produces ground-breaking results for the community and industry in the Java Standard Edition (SE), Java Enterprise Edition (EE), or Java Micro Edition (ME) platforms. The community gets together every year at the JavaOne conference to applaud in person the winners of four awards: JCP Member/Participant of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant.

This year’s unveiling will occur at JavaOne in October 2015, and the nomination period will be open until August 17.

Descriptions of the 2015 JCP Award Categories:

JCP Member/Participant of the Year - This award recognizes the corporate or individual member (either Member or Participant) who has made the most significant positive impact on the community in the past year. Leadership, investment in the community, and innovation are some of the qualities that EC Members look for in voting for this award.

Outstanding Spec Lead - The role of Spec Lead is not an easy one, and the person who takes that responsibility must be, among other things, technically savvy, able to build consensus in spite of diverse corporate goals, and focused on efficiency and execution. This award recognizes the person who has brought together these qualities the best in the past year, in leading a JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME).

Most Significant JSR - Specification development is key to the success of the JCP program and helps ensure we remain a fresh and vibrant community. This award recognizes the Spec Lead and Expert Group that have contributed (either in progress or final) the most significant JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME) in the past year.

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant - This award recognizes the Java User Group (JUG) that has made the most exemplary contribution through the Adopt-a-JSR program in the past year. The London Java Community and SouJava initiated, and are thereby implicitly recognized, in this effort for JUGs around the world to become more involved in the work of JSRs. Innovation, community engagement and technical impact are some of the characteristics that EC Members look for in voting for this award.

Nomination Form is open to the public for nominations until 17 August. 

Friday May 15, 2015

Devoxx UK Adopt Summit & Hackergarten

As part of Devoxx UK, we are organizing an Adopt Programs Summit on Wednesday 17 June from 10:00 - 18:00. This all day Summit is specifically for JUG leaders to share knowledge and learn how to participate in the Adopt-a-JSR and Adopt OpenJDK programs - we will demonstrate hands on activities for you to take back to your user groups using technologies currently being developed through the JCP Program.

We will run session on Adopt OpenJDK, Adopt-a-JSR, How to run a Hackday and an interactive Panel Discussion as part of the agenda, covering JSRs for Java EE 8 such as CDI 2.0 and MVC, as well as JSR 363 Units of Measurement for the Internet of Things.  Speakers will include Spec Leads, Evangelists, Java User Group, CJP and OpenJDK leaders:  Daniel Bryant, Patrick Curran, David Delabassee, Antuine Sabot-Durand, Leonardo Lima, Mani Sarkar, Heather VanCura, Martijn Verburg and Richard Warburton. 

Discount codes for up to 25 JUG leaders who would like to participate and attend the Adopt Programs Summit in London are available - each code is 1 time use and gives 50% discount to be used only by the JUG leader. Please contact me asap to receive your code and complete your registration.

We will also have a Hackergarten during Devoxx UK on Thursday and Friday, 18-19 June. If you would like to participate please let me know. We had fun last year, as you can see from the pictures in the link.

smile emoticoEarlier in the week we will have our second JCP EC F2F meeting of 2015 hosted by Hazelcast in London, Looking for two Spec Leads to present an update to the EC!

Hackergarten Interview - Heather interviews Hackers from Hackergarten in 2014.

I look forward to greeting many of you in London next month!


Tuesday May 05, 2015

Public JCP EC Meeting 12 May at 8:00 am PDT

The next JCP EC Meeting, and the first Public JCP EC Meeting open to the Java Community, is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 May at 08:00 AM Pacific (GMT -07:00).  The meeting will include an update on the latest JCP.Next JSR, JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership.  Meeting details are below.

We hope you will join us, but if you cannot attend, the recording and materials will also be public on the JCP.org multimedia page.  The minutes and materials from the April 2015 Teleconference, are available if you want to catch up on the latest discussions. Looking forward to it!

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