Saturday Nov 09, 2013

Public JCP EC Meeting on 12 November

The next JCP EC Meeting, and the last public EC Meeting of 2013, is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 November at 08:00 AM PST.  Agenda includes a discussion on invigorating your community participation in the JCP program.

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. Meeting details below.

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Topic: Public EC Meeting
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 8:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
Meeting Number: 809 853 126
Meeting Password: 1234

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Conference code: 5731908  
Security code: 1234
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Or +1 (408) 774-4073   

Thursday Nov 07, 2013

JSR updates - November 2013

 This week has been a busy week for JCP participants! Ten JSRs related to the upcoming Java Standard Edition (Java SE) 8 release posted public reviews--four Public Reviews and six Maintenance Reviews.  All JSRs are operating under the latest version of the JCP program and have public feedback mechanisms and issue trackers.  Please review and comment on these JSRs--your input and participation is wanted and needed! 

JSR 308, Annotations on Java Types, published a Public Review. This review closes 4 December.

JSR 310, Date and Time API, published a Public Review. This review closes 4 December.

JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, published a Public Review. This review closes 4 December.

JSR 337, Java SE 8 Release contents, published a Public Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 221, JDBC 4.0 API, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 199, Java Compiler API, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 160, Java Management Extensions Remote API, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 114, JDBC Rowset Implementations, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 3, Java Management Extensions Specification, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 206, Java API for XML Processing,  published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 22 November.

Two other JSRs also published recent updates: 

JSR 354, Money and Currency API, published a Public Review.  This review closes 23 November. 

JSR 107, JCACHE - Java Temporary Caching API, published a Proposed Final Draft.

Tuesday Oct 29, 2013

2013 EC Elections Results

The 2013 Fall Executive Committee (EC) Elections process is now complete. 

Congratulations to the following JCP Members as the new and re-elected EC Members!  

We had a slight increase in JCP Member voter turnout at ~25% (up from 24% in 2012).  All Ratified candidates and the top eight Elected candidates were elected by the JCP Membership.  As part of the transition to a merged EC, Members elected in 2013 are ranked to determine whether their initial term will be one or two years. The 50% of Ratified and 50% of Elected members who receive the most votes will serve an initial two-year term, while all others will serve an initial one year term (details below).

Ratified Seats: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Freescale, Fujitsu, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Red Hat, SAP, SouJava, Software AG, TOTVS and V2COM.

Open Election Seats: Eclipse Foundation, Twitter, London Java Community, CloudBees, ARM, Azul Systems, Werner Keil and MoroccoJUG.

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 12 November 2013.  More information is available on the JCP Elections page.

Detailed Election Results

Voting Period: 15 - 28 October 2013.

Number of Eligible Voters: 1088
Percent of Eligible Members Casting Votes: 24.77%


Ratified Seats:

Candidate Yes Votes (%) No Votes (%) Abstentions
Credit Suisse (2year term)
196 (84) 38 (16) 36
Ericsson (2 year term)
196 (88) 27 (12) 47
Freescale (1 year term)
151 (74) 53 (26) 66
Fujitsu (2 year term)
194 (87) 29 (13) 47
Gemalto M2M (1 year term)
170 (80) 42 (20) 58
Goldman Sachs (1 year term)
143 (64) 80 (36) 47
Hewlett-Packard (2 year term)
191 (82) 43 (18) 36
IBM (2 year term)
226 (91) 22 (9) 22
Intel (2 year term)
214 (90) 24 (10) 32
Nokia (1 year term)
139 (64) 78 (36) 53
Red Hat (2 year term)
245 (95) 12 (5) 13
SAP (1 year term)
166 (75) 56 (25) 48
SouJava (2 year term)
226 (92) 19 (8) 25
Software AG (1 year term)
167 (78) 47 (22) 56
TOTVS (1 year term)
129 (69) 59 (31) 82
V2COM (1 year term)
135 (71) 54 (29) 81

Open Election Seats:

The top eight candidates have been elected; the top four receive a two year term, and the next four receive a one year term.

Candidate Votes (%)
Eclipse Foundation (2 year term)
221 (14)
Twitter (2 year term)
203 (13)
London Java Community (2 year term)
191 (12)
CloudBees (2 year term)
179 (11)
ARM (1 year term)
176 (11)
Azul Systems (1 year term)
166 (10)
Werner Keil (1 year term)
128 (8)
MoroccoJUG (1 year term)
93 (6)
Karan Malhi 56 (3)
ChinaNanjingJUG 51 (3)
JUG Joglosemar 47 (3)
Viresh Wali 45 (3)
ITP_JAVA 44 (3)
None of the Above 3 (0)

Thursday Oct 17, 2013

JSR updates - October 2013

A handful of JSRs have been making  progress in the JCP program--Java SE, Java ME and Java EE JSRs.  More to come in the next few weeks! Highlights and links to JSR material below.

JSR 337,  Java SE 8 Release Contents, published an Early Draft Review.

JSR 351, Java Identity API, published an Early Draft Review.

JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 8, passed the EC Public Review Ballot with 21 yes votes.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, passed the EC Public Review Ballot with 20 yes votes.

JSR 107, JCACHE-Java Temporary Caching API, published an update to their JSR Community Update Page.  You can find schedule information (plans to submit Proposed Final Draft very soon), Adopt-a-JSR suggestions, and presentation material from JavaOne.

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013

JCP EC Ballot Open for Voting Today

The Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee Election ballot  is now open.  The elections give JCP Members the opportunity to determine the EC members while continuing to help shape the future of Java technology.  As a reminder, the responsibilities of the JCP Executive Committee are as follows:
  • Select JSRs for development within the JCP (vote on all JSR Approval Ballots).
  • Approve draft specifications for Public Review (vote on all Public Review Ballots).
  • Give final approval to completed Specifications and their associated RIs and TCKs (vote on all Final Approval Ballots).
  • Review and approve maintenance releases (vote on all Maintenance Review Ballots).
  • Decide appeals of first-level TCK test challenges.
  • Approve transfer of maintenance duties between Members.
  • Provide guidance to the PMO and serve as Expert Group Members of JCP related process change JSRs (for example, JSRs 348, 355, 358).

 And the candidates appearing on the ballot today:

Ratified election seat candidates (16 candidates):

- Credit Suisse, represented by Susanne Cech Previtali
- Ericsson, represented by Christer Boberg
- Freescale, represented by Maulin Patel
- Fujitsu, represented by Hiroshi Yoshida
- Gemalto M2M, represented by Thomas Lampart
- Goldman Sachs, represented by John Weir
- Hewlett-Packard, represented by Scott Jameson
- IBM, represented by Ed Lynch
- Intel, represented by Anil Kumar
- Nokia, represented by Ben Wang
- Red Hat, represented by Mark Little
- SAP, represented by Steve Winkler
- Sociedade de Usuarios da Tecnologia Java - SouJava, represented by
   Bruno Ferreira de Souza
- Software AG, represented by Greg Luck
- TOTVS, represented by David Britto
- V2COM, represented by Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima

Open election seat candidates (13 candidates for 8 open seats):

- ARM, represented by Zach Shelby
- Azul Systems, represented by Gil Tene
- ChinaNanjingJUG, represented by Tang Yong
- CloudBees, represented by Steven Harris
- Eclipse Foundation, represented by Mike Milinkovich
- ITP_JAVA, represented by Jose Diaz
- JUG Joglosemar, represented by Yosi Pramajaya
- Werner Keil
- London Java Community, represented by Ben Evans
- Karan Malhi
- MoroccoJUG, represented by Mohamed Taman
- Twitter, represented by Chris Aniszczyk
- Viresh Wali

The candidates' profiles and positioning statements are available, as well as the recording of the "Meet the Executive Committee Candidates" call recording to assist and inform voting selections. The 2013 Executive Committee statistics on voting and participation are also available on JCP.org.

Don't miss your chance to shape the future of Java--vote today!  The ballot will be open until 28 October, with results available on 29 October.

Monday Oct 14, 2013

Meet the EC Candidate Call Recording

On Thursday, 10 October,  the JCP hosted a Meet the EC Candidates call for Java Community members.  The recording and materials are now available on JCP.org (audio file); all nominee information is available on the JCP.org 2013 EC Nominees page to follow along with the recording.

As you may recall from the previous blog entry, this year as part of the JCP.Next effort of the JCP EC Merge (and as defined in the Appendix B of the JCP 2.9 Process Document), all of the ratified and elected seats are up for election. Three Ratified and two Elected Seats will be eliminated, reducing the EC to a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle.  We have 16 ratified candidates and 13 elected candidates (8 open seats); a summary of the candidates that you can hear from on the Meet the EC Candidates call:

16 Ratified candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Freescale, Fujitsu, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, HP, IBM, Intel, Nokia (did not attend call), RedHat, SAP, SouJava, Software AG, TOTVS (did not attend call), V2COM;

13 Elected candidates:  ARM, Azul, ChinaNanjingJUG (did not attend call, but sent statement), CloudBees, Eclipse, ITP_Java JUG (did not attend call)JUG Joglosemar, London Java Community, Karan Malhi (did not attend call), Werner Keil, Morocco JUG (did not attend call), Twitter, Viresh Wali (did not attend call).

The 2013 EC Election ballot will open tomorrow for JCP Members to cast their votes, which will determine the JCP EC Members for the 2013 term.  The ballot remain open until 28 October at midnight PDT, and the results of the election will be published on 29 October.  

JCP Members, please take this opportunity you have to influence the members of the EC!

Monday Oct 07, 2013

Meet the EC Candidates Call Scheduled for October 10

The 2013 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations process has closed.  The ballot will open next Tuesday, but the nomination materials for all of the candidates have been posted on JCP.org and we will have a 'Meet the Candidates' call this Thursday, 10 October at 9:30 AM PDT.  This year as part of the JCP.Next effort of the JCP EC Merge (and as defined in the Appendix B of the JCP 2.9 Process Document) all of the ratified and elected seats are up for election. Three Ratified and two Elected Seats will be eliminated, reducing the EC to a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle.  And the candidates this year are...

16 Ratified candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Freescale, Fujitsu, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, HP, IBM, Intel, Nokia, RedHat, SAP, SouJava, Software AG, TOTVS, V2COM;

13 Elected candidates:  ARM, Azul, ChinaNanjingJUG, CloudBees, Eclipse, ITP_Java JUGJUG Joglosemar, London Java Community, Karan Malhi, Werner Keil, Morocco JUG, Twitter, Viresh Wali.

Please join us on Thursday to meet the candidates--the recording will be available on JCP.org multimedia page if you cannot attend live.  Meeting details below.

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Meet the Candidates Meeting information
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Topic: 2013 Meet the Candidates Call
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 9:30 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 802 283 526
Meeting Password: 2424

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Security code: 2424

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Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

11th Annual JCP Program Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 11th 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, drinks, the Java Community Band, Duke photo opportunities, door prizes, a raffle and a Java EE 7 book signing (pics on Flickr).

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 (new category!).  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 were:

JCP Member/Participant of the Year: Azul Systems, Gil Tene

Azul System’s Gil Tene was recognized  for “ working diligently to provide clear advice on matters of Software Patents, IP and licensing that seeks to benefit both non-profits/individuals etc as well as organizations with vested commercial interests in Java. It's not easy delving into the depths of the legal aspects and the potential impacts of changes to the JCP, but with help from folks like Gil we're hopeful for a solid and fair outcome.”

Tene characterized his approach to the JCP as follows: “I represent Azul Systems on the JCP EC, but I try to apply an approach of ‘do the right thing first’ in my choices and positions. Coming from a small company that depends on Java and its ecosystem for its livelihood, I see my role as representing the interests of an entire sector of non-big-company commercial folks and of individual and professional developers out there, and providing some offset and balance to the normal mix of such boards.”

Outstanding Spec Lead: Brian Goetz, Oracle

Brian Goetz, graciously accepted his award, “For tirelessly working away at an incredibly complex JSR - JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language. From a community point of view, we've appreciated his willingness to listen and consider ideas from other technologists as well as spending time with groups of developers to understand the impact of Lambdas on Java.”

Goetz offered a statement in response to the award for his leadership in creating Lambda Expressions for the Java Language, which also won for most significant JSR. He said that lambdas, “represent a coordinated co-evolution of the Java SE platform, including the VM, language, and core libraries to provide developers with a powerful upgrade -- quite likely the largest ever -- to the Java SE programming model. We started this JSR in early 2010, but the topic of closures-in-Java had already been in play in the community for many years prior, and, of course, there was a broad diversity of opinions as to what direction, how far, and how fast to evolve the Java programming model. In the end, the most significant dimension of the challenge turned out to be: how do we integrate these new features in the language and libraries without them feeling grafted on after-the-fact. I think developers will find programming with this ‘new and improved Java’ to be a very pleasant experience -- I know I have.”

Most Significant JSR:  JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language

JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, efforts were praised,  “This brings Java kicking and screaming into the modern programming language age and is seen as a catalyst for the second age of Java. It's underlying discoveries and improvements with regards to Type Inference has also resulted in a stronger JVM for all.”

Spec lead Brian Goetz, in picking up the award, remarked, “This is something we’ve been working on for three-and-a-half-years and it’s nice to be looking at it through the rear-view mirror.”

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant: Morocco JUG and EGJUG, Mohamed Taman, Faissal Boutaounte

The winner was Morocco JUG and EGJUG, Mohamed Taman, and Faissal Boutaounte, who were lauded , “For adopting JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0 specification, along with many other JSRs. One JIRA issue filed by Morocco JUG on JSR 339 was classified as a ‘release-stopper’. A quick JIRA search using the ‘adoptajsr’ tag shows that most of the JIRA issues have been created by MoroccoJUG members. Several presentations and source code have been organized by these groups. Mohamed presented sessions about the upcoming technologies to widen the range of users in the future, especially Java EE 7 JSRs and spreading of community progress and contributions that make us encouraged to participate. Mohamed sent a clear message that Africa is here and is full of talented people who are willing to take it to the next level. Mohamed was responsible for translating an Arabic Adopt-s-JSR web page to allow more Arabs to participate.”

Taman accepted the award and said “Currently, I hold two positions, one as a Business Solutions Systems Architect and design supervisor and Java Team leader, at a big financial services company in Egypt, which affects all the country by building solutions affecting Egyptians every day, by providing more facilities for businesses and enhancing the economy… I am passionate about Java. I really love it and have fun coding, and love seeing it grow, day by day, as if it were my kid.”

Congratulations again to all of the JCP Program Award Nominees and Winners, as well as the attendees of the annual JCP party-- you are truly the best of the best!

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

JCP-related sessions at JavaOne 2013

As promised in my earlier post regarding the upcoming JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, below is a more complete (although not exhaustively comprehensive or official) list of JCP-related sessions happening during the week.  A big 'thank you' to those who contributed their sessions to help build the list!  There is something for everyone, drawing from Java EE, Java SE and Java ME JSR standards. If I missed something, please utilize the comments section below.

Add the sessions of interest to you to Schedule Builder, in advance of the start of the conference, to ensure your spot at your preferred sessions.

Saturday, Java University sessions include:

  • Getting Started with the Java EE 7 New Features with Eduardo Moranchel and Edgar Martinez.
  • JSF from a New Perspective: JSF 2.2, HTML5, Bean Validation 1.1, EL 3.0, JPA 2.1 with Ed Burns and Oliver Szymanski.
  • Java Performance Tuning with Ben Evans.
  • Using Java 7 & 8 Features in your code with Martijn Verburg and Richard Warburton.


Sunday, Java User Group Sunday, sessions led by JUG members and leaders:

  • 8:00-9:00 am UGF10329: Introduction to Java 7 and 8: JVM, Language, and Platform.
  • 9:15-11:15 am UGF9871: GlassFish Community: The Foundation for Opportunity.
  • 10:30-11:30 am UGF10520: Java 8: The Good Parts
  • 12:00-3:00 pm KEY11050 Java Strategy and Technical Keynotes. 
  • 4:45-5:45 pm UGF10363: OpenJDK and JCP: Success Through Contribution.
  • 6:00-7:00 pm UGF10364 & UGF10365: JCP Community Meeting, Part 1 & 2 (aka JCP Public EC Meeting).



Monday

  • 8:30-9:30 am CON10175: Java Caching (JSR 107): The State of the Union, with Spec Leads Greg Luck and Brian Oliver.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON3241 It Takes a Community, with Dalibor Topic, Donald Smith and Iris Clark.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON5919: Easier Messaging with JMS 2.0, with JSR 343 Spec Lead Nigel Deakin. 
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON1861: Enhanced Metadata in Java SE 8, with JSR 308 Spec Leads Alex Buckley, Michael Ernst, and Joe Darcy.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON4951: CLDC 8: New Features and Opportunities for the Small Java Core Libraries, with JSR 360 Spec Lead, Michael Lagally.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON7292: Three Key Concepts for Understanding JSR 352: Batch Applications for the Java Platform, with Expert Group Member, Timothy Fanelli.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON3733: JSR 341: Expression Language 3.0, with Spec Lead, Kin-Man Chung.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON6617: Java EE 7: What’s New in the Java EE Platform, with JSR 342 Spec Leads, Bill Shannon and Linda DeMichiel.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON3436: Inside the Java WebSocket API, with JSR 356 Spec Lead, Danny Coward.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CON6064: Introducing the Java Time API in JDK 8, with JSR 310 Spec Leads, Roger Riggs and Stephen Colebourne.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON4667: JCP.Next Panel Discussion, with JCP Chair, Patrick Curran and EC members, Ben Evans, Scott Jameson, Mike Milinkovich and Bruno Souza.
  • 6:00 pm 11th Annual JCP Party and Awards Ceremony!!


Tuesday

  • 8:30-9:30 am CON3294: JSF 2.2 New Features in Context, with JSR 344 Spec Leads, Ed Burns and Roger Kitain.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON7941: Lambda: A Peek Under the Hood, with JSR 335 Spec Lead, Brian Goetz.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON1924: Seven Deadly Sins, with JSR 342 Expert Group Member, Markus Eisele.
  • 11:30-12:30 am CON9732: The Modular Java Platform and Project Jigsaw, with Java Architect, Mark Reinhold.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CON6700: Java Persistence 2.1, with JSR 338 Spec Lead, Linda DeMichiel.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON7950: Transcending Enterprise Identity with the Java Identity API, with JSR 351 Spec Lead, Ron Monzillo.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON7759: Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2 with Examples, with JSR 345 Spec Lead, Marina Vatkina and Expert Group Member, David Blevins.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON4510: Fifty New Features of Java EE 7 in 50 Minutes, with Java EE Evangelist, Arun Gupta and JSR 342 Expert Group Member, Antonio Goncalves.
  • 4:30-5;15 pm BOF2795: Meet the Java EE Specification Leads, with the Java EE 7 JSR Spec Leads.
  • 6:30-7:15 pm BOF5267: Money and Currency in Java: Best Practices, Libraries, and JSR 354, with Spec Lead, Anatole Tresch, and Expert Group Member, Stephen Colebourne.
  • 7:30 - 8:15 pm BOF4672: Meet the JCP Executive Committee, with the Nominees of the 2013 JCP EC Elections.
  • 8:30-9:15 pm BOF3884: Adopt-a-JSR Workshop, with Martijn Verburg, Brouno Souza and Heather VanCura.


Wednesday

  • 8:30-9:30 am CON4179: Where Next with OpenJDK Community Build and Test?, with Stuart Marks, Martijn Verburg, Ben Evans, Steve Poole, and Richard Warburton.
  • 8:30-9:30 am CON7809: What’s New in Portlet 3.0 and JSF 2.2, with JSR 344 Spec Lead, Ed Burns and JSR 362 Expert Group Member, Neil Griffin.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON7942: Java 8 Streams: Lambda in Top Gear, with JSR 335 Spec Lead, Brian Goetz and Paul Sandoz.
  • 10:00-12:00 pm TUT1805: Build.now(); True Real-Time Applications with Java EE 7 (A Hack Session), with JCP Member, Mohamed Taman.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON:3368: Bean Validation: What Does It Look Like in Practice?, with JSR 349 Spec Lead, Emmanuel Bernard.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CON6091: Converting to the New Date and Time API in JDK 8, with JSR 310 Spec Leads, Roger Riggs and Stephen Colebourne.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CON7731: JSR 353: JSON Processing API in Action, with Spec Lead, Jitu Kotomraju.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON9783: Ask the JDK Architects, with John Rose, Brian Goetz, Mikael Vidstedt, and Mark Reinhold.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON5356: Finally, JAX-RS 2.0 Is Final: A New Standard in RESTful Web Services Development, with JSR 339 Spec Leads, Santiago Pericas Geertsen and Marek Potociar.


Thursday

  • 9:00-10:30 am KEY11027: Community Keynote.
  • 12:00-1:30 pm CON7948: JSR 236: Introduction to Concurrency Utilities for Java EE 1.0, with Spec Lead, Anthony Lai and Expert Group Member, Fred Rowe.
  • 3:30pm-4:30 pm CON2406: Java EE 8 and Beyond, with representatives from IBM, RedHat, Apache Foundation, Oracle, and Antonio Goncalves.
  • 4:30 pm It's s Wrap Party!

Friday Sep 13, 2013

JCP EC Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for the 2013 JCP Executive Committee (EC) are now open!   This year will be an exciting election since the current EC Members and any prospective new EC Members will run for election--24 EC seats will be ratified or elected by the JCP Program Membership.  Exact details for nomination submissions are available on the JCP EC Elections page.

The JCP will accept self-nominations for the 8 Elected Seats through 26 September.  JCP Members (JSPA 2 Primary Contacts) should have received messages with instructions for nominating and their login credentials via email today. 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 15 October until 28 October. The results will be available on jcp.org on 29 October.

Please plan to attend the JCP BoF session at JavaOne as well as the Meet the Candidates call (Thursday, 10 October at 9:30 AM PDT).  We will primarily highlight the elected (vs ratified) candidates at the "Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates" (Session ID: BOF4672) at JavaOne on the 24 September at the Hilton in San Francisco (JavaOne Conference pass required).  These are both great opportunities for the candidates to present their qualification statements to the eligible voters. 

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

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Adopt-a-JSR Success Meeting tomorrow!

We are preparing some material for the upcoming JavaOne conference in San Francisco, discussing the Adopt-a-JSR program--we want to share the success of the program with the community.  There are twenty JUGs as participating in the Adopt-a-JSR program (and now logos for most on the Adopt-a-JSR wiki) in eight languages!


Will you share with me which JSRs your JUG is interested in and any activities you have completed? Any activity makes a difference--discussing with your JUG, reviewing JSR documents, evangelizing the JSR, organizing hack sessions, filing bugs, building applications, etc!  Comments on our activities welcome on blog entry below, or tweet with hashtag #adoptajsr.

We will have a working meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 September, to collect as much as we can together--please join if possible. 

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Meeting information
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Topic: Adopt-a-JSR success
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 9:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 802 563 084
Meeting Password: 23678

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Security code: 23678
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Or +1 (408) 774-4073

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

JSR Updates - August 2013

The latest JSR updates for your comments, review and reading pleasure...

JSR 107, JCACHE - Java Temporary Caching API, posted a Public Review, and is currently on the JCP EC ballot. The Public Review ballot closes on 9 September.

JSR 206, Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) 1.3, posted a Maintenance Release 2.

JSR 302, Safety Critical Java Technology, posted a second Early Draft Review.  This review closes on 26 September.

JSR 333, Content Repository API for Java Technology 2.1, posted a Proposed Final Draft.

JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration 8, posted a Public Review.  This review closes on 26 September.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, posted a Public Review.  This review closes on 26 September.

The JCP.Next effort continues with JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process.  Read about 'Where We Are and How We Are Doing', and attend the JCP happenings at JavaOne 2013 to find out more!

Friday Aug 30, 2013

Join the JCP at JavaOne 2013!

We published a new article on JCP.org this week, detailing some highlights of the JCP related events and happenings during the week of JavaOne, San Francisco (there's still time to register).  Learn what's happening with the JCP program, JCP.Next, the Adopt-a-JSR program, meet the 11th Annual JCP Award nominees and potential new JCP Executive Committee (EC) members (remember all ratified and elected terms expire this year so it will be an exciting election in 2013). As I mentioned, these are just the highlights--I'll be posting a more complete list of conference sessions as we get closer to JavaOne.

There will be plenty of opportunities on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during JavaOne 2013. We will start with the public JCP EC/Community Meeting on Sunday, and the annual JCP party on Monday evening at the top of the Hilton Hotel (CityScape room)--we will also announce the winners of the annual awards at the party--see below for details.   New this year... we will be holding some Meet the Expert sessions in the OTN Lounge (2:30-3:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday--stop by to say hello!) and hosting a Meet and Greet for JCP ‪affectionado‬s on Wednesday afternoon in the Hilton.

Can you believe we will be meeting together in just three weeks!  The countdown begins! 

Sunday 9/22/13

JCP Public Executive Committee Face-to-Face Meeting (aka JCP Community Meeting, as part of JavaOne User Group Sunday). Session IDs: UGF10364 and UGF10365 Open to Executive Committee Members and the Java Developer Community. The first 50 participants will also receive a copy of Antonio Goncalves book Beginning Java EE 7.  Location: Moscone West, Rooms 3020 and 3022. Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (please post suggestions for agenda items in comments below, tweet with hashtag #JCPEC or via email to heather at jcp.org).

Monday 9/23/13

  • JCP Expert Group Meeting Room. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Email PMO for details. Time: Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM throughout the conference JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to pmo@jcp.org.
  • JCP, Expert Drop-in, at the Oracle Technology Network Java DEMOGrounds. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Grand Ballroom. Time: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • JCP.Next Panel Discussion Session ID: CON4667. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Yosemite A. Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The 11th 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 book signing session by Arun Gupta and 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 

Tuesday 9/24/13

  • JCP Expert Group Meeting Room. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Email PMO for details. Time: Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM throughout the conference JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to pmo@jcp.org.
  • JCP, Expert Drop-in, at the Oracle Technology Network Java DEMOGrounds. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Grand Ballroom. Time: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates Session ID: BOF4672. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Imperial Ballroom A. Time: 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Adopt-a-JSR Workshop Session ID: BOF3884. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Imperial Ballroom A Time: 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Wednesday 9/25/13

  • JCP Expert Group Meeting Room. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Email PMO for details. Time: Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM throughout the conference JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to pmo at jcp.org.
  • JCP, Expert Drop-in, at the Oracle Technology Network Java DEMOGrounds. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Grand Ballroom. Time: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • JCP Meet and Greet. Spec Leads, JCP Members, and Adopt-a-JSR participants are encouraged to stop by for an informal meet and greet. Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 13. Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 9/26/13

  • JCP Expert Group Meeting Room Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Email PMO for details. Time: Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM throughout the conference JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to pmo at jcp.org.

Please post your suggestions for the Public JCP Community Meeting/EC Meeting on Sunday in the comments below!  This will ensure we address the topics of interest to you.  Thank you!!

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Announcing the 2013 JCP Award Nominees

Congratulations to the nominees of the 11th Annual JCP Program Awards. The nominations have been posted on JCP.org, where you can read the nomination text and more information about the awards and the nominees.  The community gets together every year during JavaOne to congratulate the nominees at the annual JCP Community Party. The winners will be announced during the evening community party happening this year on Monday 23 September, at the Hilton San Francisco, Cityscape, starting at 6:00 pm.

This year there are four categories: Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR, and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant (new category!).  Thank you to the community members who submitted nominations. The JCP Executive Committee votes will determine the winners of the awards.  And the nominees are...

JCP Member/Participant of the Year

  • Azul Systems, Gil Tene
  • London Java Community (LJC), Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, Richard Warburton, Graham Allan
  • Mohamed Tamen

Outstanding Spec Lead

  • Brian Goetz, Oracle
  • Jitendra Kotamraju, Oracle
  • Anatole Tresch, Credit Suisse
  • Chris Vignola, IBM

Most Significant JSR

  • JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language
  • JSR 344, JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.2
  • JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform
  • JSR 354, Money and Currency API
  • JSR 355, JCP Executive Committee Merge

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant

  • BeJUG, Johan Vos
  • CeJUG, Helio Frota, Hildeberto Mendonça
  • JUG Chennai, Rajmahendra (Raj) Hegde
  • Morocco JUG and EGJUG, Mohamed Tamen, Boutaounte Faissal

Congratulations again to the nominees and we look forward to celebrating together with the community next month!


Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

2013 EC Elections Process Set to Start

Calling anyone interested in running for a JCP Executive Committee seat!   This year will be an exciting election since the current EC Members and any prospective new EC Members will run for election--24 EC seats will be ratified or elected by the JCP Program Membership (specific details on this below).  Now is the time to prepare your nomination! The official nomination period begins 13 September.  Exact details for nomination submissions are available on the JCP EC Elections page.

JCP 2.9 with a Merged EC Took Effect in November 2012. The final step in implementing JCP 2.9 concludes with the 2013 Fall Executive Committee Elections, starting in September. This year, as defined in the Appendix B of the JCP 2.9 Process Document, all of the elected and ratified seats are up for re-election. Three Ratified and two Elected Seats will be eliminated, reducing the EC to a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle America, Inc.

JCP 2.9 defines EC seats will have two year term cycles (instead of three year term cycles). Members elected in 2013 will be ranked to determine whether their initial term will be one or two years. The 50% of Ratified and 50% of Elected members who receive the most votes will serve an initial two-year term, while all others will serve an initial one year term.  All members elected in 2014 and subsequently will serve a two-year term.

The nomination period of the Elections will begin on 13 September. The JCP will accept self-nominations for the 8 Elected Seats through 26 September.  JCP Members (JSPA 2 Primary Contacts) will receive messages with instructions for nominating and their login credentials via email on 13 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 15 October until 28 October. The results will be available on jcp.org on 29 October.

For now, prepare your materials and plan to attend the JCP BoF session at JavaOne as well as the Meet the Candidates call on Thursday, 10 October at 9:30 AM PDT.  As a nominee to the Executive Committee, you are encouraged to attend the "Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates" (Session ID: BOF4672) at JavaOne the week of 22 September at the Hilton in San Francisco (JavaOne Conference pass required).

These are great opportunities to present your qualification statements to the eligible voters. Please notify us if you plan to attend: pmo at jcp.org.

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