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.

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Adopt-a-JSR Meeting 11 July

Please join us for the next Adopt-a-JSR meeting scheduled for Thursday, 11 July at 10:00 am PDT (meeting details below).  Arun Gupta and Martijn Verburg will be joining to discuss how to contribute to Completed/Final JSRs, including the Java EE 7 JSRs, through the Adopt-a-JSR program.  We will also celebrate the success of translating the Adopt-a-JSR wiki into eight languages--we now have Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.  We will discuss progress, and interest to translate into other languages. You choose the next language!

New, current and curious or interested Adopt-a-JSR participants are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you cannot attend, not to worry. We will record the audio and post the materials following the meeting on the JCP.org multimedia page.  We will also hold another meeting later in the summer.

Topic: Adopt-a-JSR
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 804 965 169
Meeting Password: 23678

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Tuesday Jun 18, 2013

2013 JCP Award Nominations Open

The time has arrived to open nominations for the 2013 JCP Annual Awards (Hall of Fame page)!  The JCP program celebrates success. 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 the JCP Program Awards.  This year we have four categories: JCP Member/Participant of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant (new category), and Most Significant JSR. This year’s unveiling will again occur at the Annual JCP Community Party held in San Francisco. 

The 11th JCP Annual Awards Nominations are now open until 12 July 2013. Submit nominations via email to pmo@jcp.org or use the nomination form on java.net.

Descriptions of the award categories for this year:

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.

JSR updates - June 2013

Last week, Oracle and Java Community Process members announced the launch of Java Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7).  The fourteen new JSRs had published their Final Releases previously as announced in an earlier blog entry.  You can view the Java EE 7 launch event on-demand, or the GlassFish YouTube channel; the May/June issue of Java Magazine has a Java EE 7 theme with interviews and contributed articles from myriad JCP Members, Executive Committee Members, Spec Leads, Expert Group Members, and Adopt-a-JSR participants; see twitter link for list.  You can also listen to Java Spotlight podcast interviews with fifteen of the Java EE JSR Spec Leads.  Or catch up on the Java EE media coverage using the list provided by the Aquarium. 

In the last week, there were ten Java EE related JSRs that published their Maintenance Releases--see below for list and links.

  • JSR 322, Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6, published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 919, JavaMail, published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 109, Implementing Enterprise Web Services, published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 115, Java Authorization Contract for Containers, published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 245, JavaServer Pages 2.1, published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 196, Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers, published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 250, Common Annotations for the Java Platform, published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 907 , Java Transaction API (JTA), published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 318, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1, published a Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 181, Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform, published a Maintenance Release.

JSR 206, Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) 1.3, published a Maintenance Review; this review closes 15 July 2013.

In addition, JSR 333, Content Repository API for Java Technology 2.1, published its Public Review; this review is open until 8 July 2013.  The EC ballot will be open 2-8 July 2013 (since this is a JCP version 2.7 JSR, the ballot happens while the review is still open and it is a seven day ballot). 

Thursday Jun 06, 2013

Public EC Meeting coming up on Tuesday 11 June

The next JCP EC Meeting, and the first public EC Meeting of 2013, is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 June at 08:00 AM PDT. The agenda includes a JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process aka JCP.next.3, update and status report.  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 2013 EC Teleconference are now available and the May 2013 Face to Face materials are also available.

Agenda: JCP.Next update; materials are on java.net.

Meeting information
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Topic: JCP Public EC Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 800 896 687
Meeting Password: 2345

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Wednesday Jun 05, 2013

Adopt-a-JSR for Non-English Speakers

The JCP hosted an online meeting last week on the Adopt-a-JSR program for Non-English speakers.  There over twenty Java User Group (JUG) participants on the call, and there was interest from French, German, Spanish, Portuguese JUG members. We discussed the global collaboration ideals of the Adopt-a-JSR program, some tips and use cases for developing wiki pages in local languages, as well as some best practices for leading an Adopt-a-JSR effort.  We will meet again later in June to continue the momentum for participation in the Adopt-a-JSR program and also check in on progress for development of wiki pages in other languages.  Following the meeting, there has already been some interest in Arabic, French and Spanish!   Let me know if you would like assistance, have questions, or want help getting started.  The meeting recording and materials are posted on the JCP.org multimedia page now for your reading and listening pleasure.

Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

JSR updates and upcoming Public EC Meeting

The remaining Java EE 7 JSRs have published their Final Releases.  Java ME Embedded continues to move forward, as well as JCP.Next.

JSR 342, Java Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) Specification, has published its Final Release.  Remember to register for the Java EE Launch Webinar next week on 12 June.

JSR 236, Concurrency Utilities for Java EE, has published its Final Release.

JSR 340, Java Servlet 3.1, has published its Final Release.

JSR 345, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2, has published its Final Release.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, Early Draft Review.  The review closes 30 June.

JSR 358, A Major Revision of the Java Community Process, has passed its JSR Renewal Ballot. From the Renewal Ballot: The subject-matter of this JSR (licensing, compatibility, intellectual-property) are extremely complex and require a great deal of discussion and negotiation between the lawyers and business representatives of the various EC companies and organizations. We've been working diligently on the JSR and have made significant progress. We held extensive discussions during our recent face-to-face meeting in Zurich (as we have done at each f2f meeting since the JSR was submitted) and during that meeting the Expert Group agreed to move forward with a series of proposals. Nevertheless, it is likely to be several months before we can produce an Early Draft for review.

Attend the first public EC Meeting of 2013 next week, on 11 June, to hear an update on JSR 358 and JCP.Next progress--details to follow later this week.

Friday May 24, 2013

JSR updates - May 2013

This month the JCP has been busy posting the Final Releases for the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 7 JSRs.  There were also two JSR Early Draft Reviews this month (see below for details). In April, the Java EE 7 JSRs passed the JCP EC Final Approval Ballots, and this month, ten of the fourteen Java EE 7 JSRs have posted their Final Releases.  The other four JSRs will post their Final Release next week.  Congratulations to the Spec Leads, Expert Group Members and Adopt-a-JSR participants who worked tirelessly to bring these JSRs to completion.  Remember to register for the Java EE 7 Live Webcast on 12/13 June to learn more about these JSRs. 


JSR 354, Money and Currency API,  has posted an Early Draft Review.  The review closes 31 May 2013.

JSR 359, SIP Servlet 2.0, has posted an Early Draft Review.  The review closes 15 June 2013.

JSR 338,  Java Persistence 2.1, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 339, Java API for RESTful Web Services, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 341, Expression Language 3.0, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 343, Java Message Service 2.0, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 344, JavaServer Faces 2.2, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 349, Bean Validation 1.1 has posted its Final Release.

JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 236, 340, 342, and 345 Final Releases will be posted next week!

Wednesday May 22, 2013

Adopt-a-JSR Meeting 31 May

Please join us for the next Adopt-a-JSR meeting scheduled for Friday, 31 May at 08:00 am PDT (meeting details below).  Bruno Souza and Martijn Verburg will be joining to discuss how to expand the Adopt-a-JSR programs into other languages beyond English and Portuguese--Arabic, French, German, Spanish...you choose!

New, current and curious or interested Adopt-a-JSR participants are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you cannot attend, not to worry. We will record the audio and post the materials following the meeting on the JCP.org multimedia page.  We will also hold another meeting in June.

Topic: Adopt-a-JSR for Non-English Speakers
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 8:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 801 638 650
Meeting Password: 23678

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Tuesday May 07, 2013

New Star Spec Leads

Congratulations to the newest JCP Star Spec Leads: Pete Muir, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen and Marek Potociar.  Pete is the Spec Lead of JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) for Java EE 1.1, and Santiago and Marek are co-spec leads of JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0: The Java API for RESTful Web Services. Both of these JSRs are part of Java EE 7, the next version of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition, and recently passed their Final Approval Ballots.  

The Star Spec Lead Program recognizes top Spec Lead performance and rewards exceptional service to the community. Spec Leads' activities are measured around criteria of process and communication with community members.  Spec Leads are selected based on nominations from fellow Spec Leads, Expert Group (EG) members, Executive Committee (EC) members, community members and the Program Management Office (the administrator of the program).  Star Spec Leads are not born into the role--they grow into it by bringing consistent value to the community, which reflects positively both on the process and on the community as a whole. 

Spec Leads are key to the JCP program. Without them, none of the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) would have begun, much less crossed the finish line and become implemented in shipping products. The JCP PMO introduced a Spec Leads incentive program for the first time in 2005. Over the past eight years the program has rewarded and recognized Spec Leads who repeatedly proved their merit by producing high quality specifications, establishing best practices, and mentoring others. The point of such honor is to endorse good work, showcase successful methods for other Spec Leads to emulate, and motivate Java community members to become more involved in JSRs through either the Adopt-a-JSR program, or perhaps, as an Expert Group Member or as Spec Lead of a JSR.

Please join me in congratulating Pete, Santiago and Marek!  These leaders exemplify the principles that have guided the ongoing JCP.Next effort in terms of agility, participation, and transparency to the community.  

Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

JSR updates - April 30

The final set of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 7 Platform JSRs have passed their Executive Committee (EC) Final Approval Ballots yesterday!

  • JSR 236, Concurrency Utilities for Java EE, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.
  • JSR 340, Java Servlet 3.1, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.
  • JSR 342, Java EE 7, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.
  • JSR 345, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.
  • JSR 346,  Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.

Last week, the following four JSRs passed their EC Final Approval Ballots.

  • JSR 338, Java Persistence 2.1, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 22 yes votes.
  • JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 22 yes votes.
  • JSR 341, Expression Language 3.0, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 22 yes votes.
  • JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 22 yes votes.


On 15 April,  JSR 344, JavaServer Faces 2.2, passed EC Final Approval Ballot with 20 'yes' votes.

And as you may recall from earlier this month, the following four JSRs also passed their Final Approval Ballots.

  • JSR 343, Java Message Service 2.0,  passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.
  • JSR 349,  Bean Validation 1.1, passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.
  • JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, passed the FAB with 21 Executive Committee 'yes' votes, and 1 'abstain'.
  • JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.

These fourteen (!) Java EE 7 JSRs will soon be posting their Final Releases on JCP.org.

In addition, JSR 360, CLDC 8, recently posted their Early Draft Review; the review closes on 14 May.  There are more JSRs entering Early Draft Reviews that will be posted soon, as well as many Maintenance Releases following the active period of Maintenance Reviews that closed in the last month. Stay tuned for details!  


Tuesday Apr 09, 2013

JSR updates - Java EE 7 JSRs

The first Java EE 7 JSRs have successfully passed their JCP Final Approval Ballots (FAB), the final JCP Executive Committee (EC) vote of the JSR lifecycle, and will progress to Final Release as their next milestone.

JSR 343, Java Message Service 2.0,  passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.

JSR 349,  Bean Validation 1.1, passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.

JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, passed the FAB with 21 Executive Committee 'yes' votes, and 1 'abstain'.

 JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.

 More JSR updates coming later this week...stay tuned for details!  

Wednesday Apr 03, 2013

JSR updates

JSR updates for February and March 2013!  Busy times for the JCP, particularly for Java EE 7 Java Specification Requests (JSRs).  A few Java SE 8 JSRs have posted updated milestone drafts, as well.  See below for more...

New JSR approved:  JSR 362, Portlet Specification 3.0; now accepting Expert Group Nominations.

Java SE JSRs:

  • JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, posted an Early Draft Review 3.
  • JSR 308, Annotations on Java Types, posted an Early Draft Review 3; review closes on 19 April 2013.

Java EE JSRs: 

  • JSR 342, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) Specification passed Public Review Ballot and posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 236, Concurrency Utilities for Java EE passed Public Review Ballot and posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 338, Java Persistence 2.1, passed Public Review Ballot and posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0: The Java API for RESTful Web Services, posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 340, Java Servlet 3.1 Specification, passed Public Review Ballot and posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 341, Expression Language 3.0, posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 345, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2, passed Public Review Ballot and posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1, posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, passed Public Review Ballot and posted a Proposed Final Draft.
  • JSR 344, JavaServer Faces 2.2, Proposed Final Draft posted and in EC Final Approval Ballot-last day to vote: 15 April 2013. 
  • JSR 343, Java Message Service, Proposed Final Draft posted and in EC Final Approval Ballot-last day to vote: 8 April 2013.
  • JSR 349, Bean Validation 1.1, Proposed Final Draft posted and in EC Final Approval Ballot- last day to vote: 8 April 2013.
  • JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, Proposed Final Draft posted and in EC Final Approval Ballot-last day to vote: 8 April 2013.
  • JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, Proposed Final Draft posted and in EC Final Approval Ballot-last day to vote: 8 April 2013.
Maintenance Reviews:

  • JSR 322, Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6, posted a Maintenance Review.
  • JSR 919, JavaMail, posted a Maintenance Review 3.
  • JSR 109, Implementing Enterprise Web Services, posted a Maintenance Review 5.
  • JSR 115, Java Authorization Contract for Containers, posted a Maintenance Review 8.
  • JSR 245, JavaServer Pages 2.1, posted a Maintenance Review 3.
  • JSR 250, Common Annotations for the Java Platform, posted a Maintenance Review 2.
  • JSR 907 - Java Transaction API (JTA), posted a Maintenance Review 5. Last day to submit Item Exceptions: 5 April 2013 (review was extended).
  • JSR 196, Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers, posted a Maintenance Review 2. Last day to submit Item Exceptions: 7 April 2013.
  • JSR 318, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1, posted a Maintenance Review 2. Last day to submit Item Exceptions: 14 April 2013 (the review was extended).

 

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

Opportunities at JFokus to Participate in the Future of Java

This week is the annual JFokus Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference has 1500 attendees and is sold out!  

Today Georges Saab, opened the conference with a keynote following a welcome by conference organizer, Mattius Karlsson. The keynote included a focus on the Java Community through Java User Groups, the JCP, Adopt-a-JSR program, and OpenJDK as ways for community participation in the Future of Java.

If you are fortunate enough to attend JFokus this year, there are several opportunities in the next couple of days learn more about how developers can participate (but if you are not, we'll make the materials available for you)!

5 February

  • 15:35 Java.net Community Update, Sonya Barry, Room C4.
  • 20:00 OpenJDK, JCP, Adopt-a-JSR, and AdoptOpenJDK BOF session, with Cecilia Borg, Heather VanCura and Martijn Verburg, Room C1.

6 February

  • 13:00 How to Participate in the Future of Java, with Heather VanCura, Martijn Verburg and Arun Gupta, Room C4.
  • 15:00 Community Corner of Exhibit floor, stop by to chat!

Sunday Feb 03, 2013

FOSDEM 2013

This weekend is FOSDEM 2013--5000+ hackers, 486 lectures, 7 session tracks, 30 devrooms, lightning talks and plenty of beer!  Keynotes from Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Amelia Andersdotter and Leslie Hawthorn. The JCP is participating and presenting in the Free Java devroom; we cover Community Statistics, JCP.Next and participation though the Adopt-a-JSR program in the JCP session. Our talk title is JCP State of the nation and future directions. The Free Java devroom has a great range of talks and speakers and has been full throughout the two day conference.  It was awesome to see many Java User Group members and women at the conference. You can see the slides from the JCP session on Slideshare now.

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