Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

2014 JCP EC Final Election Results

The 2014 Fall Executive Committee (EC) Elections process is now complete. Congratulations to the JCP Members as the new and re-elected EC Members! We had an increase in JCP Member voter turnout at 28% (up from 25% in 2013) - not enough JCP Members voting though! 

This year, there were 8 Ratified and 5 Elected Seats open for election. Since we are planning to transition to JCP 2.10 in 2015, all those who won Elected Seats will serve a one year term.

Congratulations to the following JCP Members as the new and re-elected EC Members - note that MicroDoc, Hazelcast and Geir Magnusson Jr. are new EC Members.

Ratified Seats: Freescale, Gemalto M2M GmbH, Goldman Sachs, MicroDoc, SAP, Software AG, TOTVS and V2COM

Open Election Seats: ARM Inc., Azul Systems, Hazelcast, Inc., Werner Keil and Geir Magnusson Jr.

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. The first EC Meeting for the new EC will be a teleconference on Tuesday 9 December at 7 am Pacific time (2nd hour is open to the public), and the first Face to Face is 13-14 January in San Jose, California, hosted by Freescale. Congratulations to all and thank you to our departing EC Members, CloudBees, Morocco JUG and Nokia. 

More information is available on the JCP Elections page.

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

The 2014 JCP EC Election Ballot Now Open

The Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee Election ballot for 2014 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 348355, 358, 364).

Ratified election seat candidates (8 candidates) on the ballot:

- Freescale, represented by Maulin Patel

- Gemalto M2M, represented by Thomas Lampart

- Goldman Sachs, represented by John Weir

-SAP, represented by Steve Winkler

- MicroDoc, represented by Hans Kamutzki

- Software AG, represented by Prasad Yendluri

- TOTVS, represented by David Britto

- V2COM, represented by Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima

Open election seat candidates (11 candidates for 5 open seats):

- ARM, represented by Zach Shelby

- Azul Systems, represented by Gil Tene

- Hazelcast, represented by Greg Luck

- Jelastic, represented by Ruslan Synytsky

- Werner Keil

- Geir Magnusson Jr

- Karan Malhi

- MoroccoJUG, represented by Mohamed Taman

- Vladimir Safonov

- TimeSys Corporation, represented by Atul Bansal

- Waratak, represented by by Nigel Daniels 

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. 

Don't miss your chance to shape the future of Java--vote today!  The ballot opened today 28 October, and closes on 10 November. The results will be available 11 November on JCP.org. 

Tuesday Oct 14, 2014

Meet the JCP EC Candidates on 23 October

The 2014 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations process has closed.  The ballot will open Tuesday, 28 October, but the nomination materials for all of the candidates have been posted on JCP.org and we will have a 'Meet the Candidates' call next Thursday, 23 October at 9:30 AM PDT. 

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 5 Elected seats up for election by the JCP Membership. And the candidates this year are...

8 Ratified candidates:  Freescale, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, MicroDoc, SAP, Software AG, TOTVS, and V2COM.

11 Elected candidates (for 5 open seats):  ARM, Azul, Hazelcast, Jelastic, Karan Malhi, Geir Magnusson Jr., Werner Keil, Morocco JUG, Vladimir Safonov, TimeSys and Waratak.

Current EC Members,  Nokia and Cloudbees, will not be running in the 2014 Elections.  

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

Meet the Candidates Meeting information
Topic: 2014 Meet the Candidates Call
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 9:30 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Password: 2424

To join the online meeting
Go to https://jcp.webex.com/

Audio conference information  
+1 (866) 682-4770 (US)  

Conference code: 5731908

Security code: 2424

For global access numbers see https://www.intercallonline.com/listNumbersByCode.action?confCode=5731908

        Or +1 (408) 774-4073  

The 2014 EC Election will open on 28 October for JCP Members to cast their votes, which will determine the JCP EC Members for the 2014-2015 term.  The ballot will remain open until 10 November at midnight PDT, and the results of the election will be published on 11 November.  

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

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

EC Nominations open until Monday

It is that time of year again! Nominations for the 2014 JCP Executive Committee (EC) have opened! The JCP will accept self-nominations for the 4 Elected Seats through Monday, 29 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 28 October until 10 November. All JCP Members can then cast their votes for the open EC seats. The results will be available on jcp.org on 11 November.

Please also plan to attend the Meet the Candidates call (Thursday, 23 October at 9:30 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 23, 2014

JCP Office Hour 24 September

JCP Office Hour with Heather VanCura tomorrow (Wednesday) at 08:00 am PDT.  Bring your membership, JSR, EG, Adopt-a-JSR, Hackergarten, JavaOne questions. All welcome!

JCP Office Hour

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

8:00 am | Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00) | 1 hr

Join WebEx meeting

Meeting number: 285 362 251

Meeting password: 23678

Join by phone

+1 (866) 682-4770

Outside the US: global access numbers or +1 (408) 774-4073


Conference code: 5731908

Security code: 23678

Monday Sep 22, 2014

September JSR Updates - Java EE 8 JSRs Unanimously Approved

The seven JSRs submitted in August for Java EE 8 have been unanimously approved, with 24 Yes votes, by the JCP Executive Committee, and are now open for Expert Group Nominations.  JCP Members are eligible to nominate themselves to serve on the JSR Expert Groups.  Instructions for joining the JCP program are on JCP.org.  Java User Group (JUG) members can also volunteer to help with these JSRs through the Adopt-a-JSR Program.

JSR 366, Java Platform Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8) Specification, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 367, Java API for JSON Binding (JSON-B), has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 368, Java Message Service (JMS) 2.1, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 369, Java Servlet 4.0, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot . 

JSR 370, Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) 2.1, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 371, Model-View Controller (MVC) 1.0, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 372, JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.3, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

Friday Sep 12, 2014

Join the Hackergarten at JavaOne 2014

Contribute to your favorite open source projects at the Hackergarten during the JavaOne 2014 Conference in San Francisco. We will have a dedicated space at the Java Hub in the Exhibit Hall, Hilton Union Square.  The space has power, a private internet network, white boards and seating for 16. Stop by any time, join a group, pick a feature or bug you want to tackle, and submit your results. Attendees will learn from Java EE, Java SE, Oracle Java Embedded, JSR Specification Leads from the JCP, and JavaFX experts on how you can impact the future of Java technologies. Bring your laptop and join us for an hour (more or less). Wi-Fi and power are available. Monday and Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Java Hub in the JavaOne Exhibition Hall.  

We are just starting to fill out a preliminary schedule of the sessions for the Hackergarten now - you can sign up your project or some to one of the sessions to contribute to your favorite project.  If the time you are looking for is full,  no worries!  Just head over to the Hackergarten and we fill find space for you!  Bring your laptop and stay as long as you want--less than an hour, or most of the three days. The format remains open, the same as other Hackergartens around the world. Let me know know if you want to be added via this blog or on Twitter @jcp_org.

During Devoxx UK 2014 Hackergarten, we organized many sessions, including Java EE with Arun Gupta, Peter Pilgrim and Roberto Cortez; Java 8 sessions  with Raoul Urma, Richard Warburton, Graham Allen, Stephen Colebourne (see hands-on code examples/exercises);  David Brimley and Peter Lawrey on Data Grids--exercises with OpenHFT Collections' Shared HashMap, and using memory profilers and systems tools to see what difference SHM makes;  Anatole Tresch organized some hands-on activities with JSR 354, Money & Currency API; Mani Sarkar was leading hacking on the JDK itself, including a review of the Adopt OpenJDK Getting Started Kit and there were also sessions on JSR 364, JCP.Next.

Andres Almiray talks about the Hackergarten during Devoxx UK 2014 in this video. 

Heather VanCura interviews two of the Devoxx UK 2014 Java 8/Lambdas participants in this video.

You can view some of the pictures from the Devoxx UK Hackergarten to see how much fun we had :-). So come join us at the JavaOne 2014 Hackergarten!!

Monday Sep 08, 2014

JCP Activities at JavaOne 2014

Learn what's happening with the JCP program, JCP.Next, Adopt-a-JSR, meet the 12th Annual JCP Award nominees and potential new JCP Executive Committee (EC) members. There will be plenty of opportunities on Sunday through Thursday during JavaOne 2014.

Sunday 9/28/14

  • The JCP: Meet the Board, Improve Java, Have a Beer and Meet the Executive Committee Candidates!
    Session ID: UGF9734

    This event, also known as the JCP Public Executive Committee Face-to-Face Meeting, also includes a book signing with Richard Warburton.
    Location: Moscone South, Room 236 (listed two times in the tool, but this is one event)
    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monday 9/29/14

  • Hackergarten
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Java Hub at the Java Exhibition Hall
    Times: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

  • The 12th 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 Raoul-Gabriel Urma 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. Reserve your ticket now!

Tuesday 9/30/14

  • Hackergarten
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Java Hub at the Java Exhibition Hall
    Times: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

  • Adopt-a-JSR for Java EE 7 and Java EE 8
    Session ID: CON6289

    Location: Parc 55 Wyndham, Powell I/II
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • JCP, Adopt-a-JSR, and You
    Session ID: BOF6299

    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Yosemite A
    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: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

  • 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, Sutter
    Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday 10/2/14

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

  • Broadening JCP Program Participation Panel
    Session ID: CON9775

    Location: Parc 55 Wyndham, Powell I/II
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Thursday Sep 04, 2014

Nominations for the 12th Annual JCP Program Awards are...

Congratulations to the nominees of the 12th 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 29 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

  • Bruno Souza
  • Heather VanCura
  • Richard Warburton 

Outstanding Spec Lead

  • Stephen Colebourne (JSR 310)
  • Michael Lagally (JSR 360)
  • Anatole Tresch (JSR 354) 

Most Significant JSR 

  • JSR 310, Date & Time API
  • JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 8
  • JSR 363, Units of Measurement API

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant

  • JUG Chennai
  • Otávio Gonçalves de Santana
  • Martijn Verburg 

Congratulations again to the nominees and we look forward to celebrating together with the community during the JCP party at JavaOne on Monday evening; register for your ticket (mandatory)

Friday Aug 29, 2014

JCP EC Nominations will be open 16-19 September

The 2014 Fall Executive Committee Elections will be starting in September.

The nominations period of the Elections will begin on 16 September. The JCP will accept nominations for 8 Ratified and 4 Elected seats through 29 September. The ballot will be open from 28 October until 10 November. The results will be available on jcp.org on 11 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 at pmo@jcp.org.

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

July & August JSR Updates - Java EE focus!

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Friday Aug 22, 2014

The JCP Celebrates 15 Years in 2014

The JCP Program is celebrating fifteen years of collaborative work from companies, academics, individual developers and not-for-profits from all over the world who have come together to develop Java technology through the JCP.  In June, we held a party at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Java User Group (SVJUG). You can check out the Nighthacking videos and pictures from the party:

Video Interview with James Gosling

Video Interview with Van Riper & Kevin Nilson

Video Interview with Rob Gingell

If you missed the party, we have kits for Java User Groups (JUG) to order to celebrate with your Java User Group (JUG) in 2014.  Fill out the order form and we will send a presentation, party favors, posters and a raffle item for your local JUG 15 year JCP Celebration!

And next month we will have another celebration during the annual JavaOne Conference in San Francisco.  The JCP Party & Awards ceremony will be Monday, 29 September at the Hilton in Union Square.  Reserve your ticket early!

Monday Jul 21, 2014

Meet us at OSCON 2014

OSCON 2014 has started in Portland! Looking forward to catching up with Java community member friends--old and new this week. 

Tomorrow (Tuesday), visit 'Office Hours' with Heather VanCura from 14:30 - 15:10. This is an informal time to ask your questions and have a roundtable discussion in the Expo Hall, O'Reilly Booth, at Table A.

Following the Office Hour, come to our session 'Bringing Java into the Open' with Heather VanCura and Patrick Curran, from 17:00 - 17:40 in room D136.  

Find us in the Attendee Directory if you want to meet up another time during the week or on Twitter @jcp_org. 

Monday Jun 30, 2014

June JSR Updates

The meeting and materials from the May JCP EC Face-to-Face Meeting in London and the June public EC teleconference meeting are now available on JCP.org.

This month we opened the nominations for the annual JCP Program Awards - anyone can nominate participants using the form on java.net.  You can review the Spec Lead Profiles page, List of Active JSRs page, or the EC Membership page for inspiration.

JSR updates in June 2014 included the following:

JSR 359, SIP Servlet 2.0, passed the Public Review ballot with 23 Yes votes.

JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, posted a Maintenance Review, the draft is open for review and comments until 24 July.

JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, passed the Maintenance Review ballot with 19 yes votes, and will post a Maintenance Release soon.

JSR 48,  WBEM Services Specification, passed the Final Reconsideration Approval Ballot with 21 Yes votes, and will post a Final Release soon.

Monday Jun 23, 2014

2014 JCP Annual Awards Nominations Open

The time has arrived to open nominations for the 2014 JCP Annual Awards!  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, and Most Significant JSR. The award ceremony will again occur at the Annual JCP Community Party held in San Francisco, on Monday evening, 29 September. 

The 12th JCP Annual Awards Nominations are now open until 19 July 2014. Submit nominations via email to pmo@jcp.org or use the nomination form on java.net. The JCP EC will vote to select the winners following the nomination period.  We look forward to receiving your nominations! 

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.


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