Saturday Sep 29, 2012

JSR Updates and EC Nominations open

JSR 310, Date and Time API, has published an Early Draft Review 2.  This review closes 14 October.

JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, has published an Early Draft Review.  This review closes 7 October.

JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, has published an Early Draft Review. This review closes 27 October.

JSR 339,  JAX-RS 2.0: The Java API for RESTful Web Services, has published a Public Review. This review closes 12 November.

The EC Nominations are now open until 11 October.  Any JCP Member may nominate themselves for the 2 open seats in the 2012 EC Elections.  Note that both seats will be for a 1 year term only, since all EC Members will stand for Election in 2013.  The merged EC will take effect in November 2012.


Friday Sep 28, 2012

JCP Party at JavOne and other JCP events

Don't miss all of these great opportunities to get involved with the JCP program at JavaOne next week. The details are listed below and listed on the JCP at JavaOne page  as well. Join us for the annual JCP community party on Tuesday evening, 2 October, to be held at the Infusion Lounge. Drop by starting at 6:30 pm to meet fellow Java Community members, JCP members and EC representatives, enjoy appetizers/beer, pick up a door prize, enter a raffle and congratulate the winners and nominees (newly updated nominee information available now) of the 10th annual awards in three categories: JCP Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, and Most Significant JSR.

The day by day breakdown is as follows...


Sunday 9/30/12
JCP and OpenJDK: Using the JUGs' "Adopt" Programs in Your Group
Session ID: UGF10434
Location: Moscone West - 2002
Date and Time: 9/30/12, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

JCP Public Executive Committee Face-to-Face Meeting
Open to Executive Committee Members and the Java Developer Community
Location: Clift Hotel, 495 Geary Street, San Francisco - Rita Room (downstairs from Lobby)
Date and Time: 9/30/12, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Agenda includes open Q&A, JCP.Next, EC Elections - no JavaOne pass required!

Monday 10/1/12
JCP in the OTN Java DEMOgrounds
Location: Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom
Date and Time: 10/1/12, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

JCP.Next: Reinvigorating Java Standards
Session ID: BOF6272
Location: Hilton San Francisco - Plaza A/B
Date and Time: 10/1/12, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

101 Ways to Improve Java: Why Developer Participation Matters
Session ID: BOF6283
Location: Hilton San Francisco - Continental Ballroom 4
Date and Time: 10/1/12, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM


Tuesday 10/2/12

JCP in the OTN Java DEMOgrounds
Location: Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom
Date and Time: 10/2/12, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Spec Leads Meeting with the JCP PMO
Location: Hilton San Francisco - Van Ness Room
Date and Time: 10/2/12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come learn how you benefit from the changes

Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates
Session ID: BOF6307
Location: Hilton San Francisco - Golden Gate 3/4/5
Date and Time: 10/2/12, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

The 10th Annual JCP Awards Presentation and Party
Enjoy an evening with this year's JCP Award nominees and watch as we announce the winners -  no JavaOne pass required!
Location: Infusion Lounge - 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
Date and Time: 10/2/12, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Hope to see you there!

Monday Sep 24, 2012

JCP Open EC Meeting on 30 September 2012

The JCP program office and Executive Committee invites all Java Community members to attend the OPEN EC Meeting on Sunday, 30 September at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco.  The meeting is adjacent to The Zone at JavaOne, but no JavaOne (or any other kind) of pass is required to attend.  It is OPEN to all! 

Agenda topics include: JCP.Next status/overview of JSRs 355 and 358, improving communications between the EC and the community; Open Q&A and reminders of JCP events at JavaOne & Annual awards.  Any other suggestions?  This meeting is for you.  Let us know your questions pmo at jcp.org. Or bring them with you.  Details below.

  • JCP Public Executive Committee Face-to-Face Meeting
    Open to Executive Committee Members and the Java Developer Community
    Location: Clift Hotel, 495 Geary Street, San Francisco - Rita Room (downstairs from Lobby)
    Date and Time: 9/30/12, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

See you there.  Check out all of the JCP @ JavaOne events.

Calling All Potential JCP EC Candidates...

Calling anyone interested in running for a JCP Executive Committee seat!   Now is the time to prepare your nomination and send email to heather at jcp.org.  The official nomination period begins this week.  Exact details for nomination submission will follow on that date, which is Friday, 28 September.

For now, prepare your materials and plan to attend the JCP BoF session at JavaOne as well as the Meet the Candidates call on 18 October at 9:30 AM PDT.  Aas a nominee to the Executive Committee, you are encouraged to attend the "Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates" session at JavaOne on 2 October at 4:30pm at Hilton San Francisco - Golden Gate 3/4/5.

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 Sep 10, 2012

Discover the Latest from the JCP at JavaOne San Francisco

Learn what's happening with the JCP program, JCP.Next, JSRs, meet the 10th Annual JCP Award nominees and potential new JCP Executive Committee (EC) members. There will be plenty of opportunities on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday during JavaOne 2012.  Find out the details here.

Friday Sep 07, 2012

JSR Updates and Inactive JSR ballots

The following are JSRs have posted updates in the last week:

JSR 331, Constraint Programming API, has posted a Maintenance Draft Review; this review closes 29 September.

JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, has posted an Early Draft Review; this review closes 29 September.

JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, has posted an Early Draft Review; this review closes 7 October.

Inactive JSRs: The following JSR proposals have been Inactive for at least two years and are currently on the EC ballot to be declared Dormant, following a period where the community was given an opportunity to express interest in their continued development:

JSR 50, Distributed Real-Time Specification
JSR 282, Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ) 1.1
JSR 307, Network Mobility and Mobile Data API
JSR 327, Dynamic Contents Delivery Service API for Java ME
JSR 328, Change Management API


Tuesday Sep 04, 2012

JCP EC Nomination Materials for 2012

The nomination period of the 2012 Annual JCP EC Elections will begin at the end of September 2012.  The JCP will accept self-nominations for 2 seats on what will become the merged JCP EC, starting 28 September, with the nomination period ending on Thursday, 11 October.

JCP Members (JSPA 2 primary contacts) will receive messages with instructions for nominating and their login credentials via email.  You will need this credential information to login and complete the nomination.

The JCP EC Election schedule is posted online in the JCP calendar, highlights are below:

Nominations for elected seats: 28 September-11 October
Ballot (ratified and elected): 16-29 October
New members take office: 13 November

The ballot with nominees for ratified and nominated seats begins on 16 October. The results will also be available on jcp.org on 30 October.

If you are attending JavaOne 2012 in San Francisco, there are several events happening that you may be interested in attending, in particular the following BOF session.

Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates
Session ID: BOF6307
Location: Hilton San Francisco - Golden Gate 3/4/5
Date and Time: 10/2/12, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM


We will also be hosting a call for all of the candidates following the nomination period. 

The following information is required for self-nomination.

1) Contact information/Biography
 Each EC seat is represented by two people - a primary and alternate representative. Provide the following information for each representative:
 - Name
 - Title
 - Email Address
 - Mailing Address
 - Phone Number
 - Fax
 - A brief biography (3-5 sentences/~100-200 words) for primary contact
 - Photograph (prefer jpg format, head only shot) for primary contact


Bios and photos for the EC members are posted here:
http://jcp.org/en/press/news/ec-feature_ME
http://jcp.org/en/press/news/ec-feature_SE


2) Qualification Statement
A brief (2-3 paragraph) description of your qualifications for an EC seat; this is a Qualification Statement for the organization you represent. It should include the value and perspective you bring to the EC, your interests in the JCP program, as well as a summary of your current participation or planned participation in the JCP program (your entire organization)--JSRs, participation on Expert Groups, meetings/events attended, etc.  This statement will appear on the ballot and will convince community members that they should vote for you, so please include relevant information about your experience within the JCP program and your investments in Java technology.

A few sample qualification statements are available here.

3) Position Paper
One of the pieces of information we make available to the JCP membership for voting purposes is a position paper.  If you would like to provide this type of information for the ballot, please prepare in pdf format for posting.  This would be more detail on areas that you would put focus into during your tenure on the JCP EC.

You can read more about some of the topics under discussion in the EC here, including links to JCP.Next materials.

If you have an interest in participating in the JCP EC, please start preparing these materials now.  We look forward to a successful election process.
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