Tuesday Oct 30, 2012

2012 EC Election Results

The 2012 Fall Executive Committee Election process is now complete. The ballot closed at midnight pacific time on Monday, 29 October.

 Congratulations to Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu Limited, Hewlett-Packard (all four candidates were ratified),  and CloudBees and London Java Community (two elected candidates) as the new and re-elected merged EC Members. For more information regarding the merged EC, please refer to JSR 355 and the JCP 2.9 Process Document.

Ratified Seats: Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu Limited and Hewlett-Packard
Open Election Seats: CloudBees and London Java Community

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 13 November 2012.

Detailed Election Results:
Number of Eligible Voters: 1131

Percent of Eligible Members Casting Votes: 23.70%

Ratified Seats:

Candidate Yes Votes (%) No Votes (%) Abstentions
Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH 156 (76) 48 (24) 64
Credit Suisse 205 (85) 35 (15) 28
Fujitsu Limited 195 (85) 35 (15) 38
Hewlett-Packard 182 (81) 44 (19) 42

Open Election Seats:

The top two candidates have been elected.

Candidate Votes (%)
Cisco Systems 37 (7)
CloudBees 101 (20)
Giuseppe Dell'Abate 6 (1)
Liferay, Inc. 35 (7)
London Java Community 164 (33)
MoroccoJUG 46 (9)
North Sixty-One Ltd 26 (5)
Software AG 19 (4)
ZeroTurnaround 64 (13)
None of the above 5 (1)



For more information about the candidates who ran for the 2012 Executive Committee Election, please visit the 2012 Executive Committee Elections Nominees page.

Java ME JSRs approved by the JCP EC

The two new Java ME related JSRs were submitted to the JCP earlier in October have been approved by the Executive Committee (EC) to continue development in the JCP program.  These JSRs are now open for Expert Group nominations. All registered JCP.org users can nominate themselves to serve on the JSR Expert Group, but you must become a JCP Member to be approved to serve on a JSR Expert Group.

JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 8, was approved by the EC with 11 yes votes (AT&T was not eligible to vote).  You can also follow this project on their java.net project.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, was also approved by the EC with 11 yes votes (AT&T was not eligible to vote).  You can also follow this project on their java.net project.


Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Recent EC Meetings - RIM forfeits EC seat

Materials and minutes from the JCP EC Face-to-Face Meeting, held September 2012 in Prague, are now available on the EC Meeting Summaries page.  Topics included JCP.Next, a JCP 2.8 progress report, Inactive JSRs, and two Spec Lead presentations.

In October 2011, new EC Standing Rules went into effect. The Rules include the following: "Missing five meetings in a row, or missing more than two-thirds of all meetings in any consecutive twelve-month period, results in loss of EC membership."  Last week, the JCP EC met for their October EC teleconference meeting.  RIM missed this meeting, and has now missed five meetings in a row (see the attendance chart); therefore, RIM has forfeited their EC membership.

Results from the 2012 EC Elections will be available on 30 October.  The new merged EC will go into effect on 12 November.


Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

JSR Updates

JSR 349, Bean Validation 1.1, has published a Public Review. The review closes on 12 November.

JSR 331, Constraint Programming API, has published a Maintenance Release.

JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, has moved to JCP 2.8!  Check out their java.net project.

JSR 107, JCACHE - Java Temporary Caching API, has posted their Early Draft Release.  The review closes on 22 November.


Friday Oct 19, 2012

Meet the EC Candidates Recording and Materials

Yesterday the JCP hosted a Meet the EC Candidates call for Java Community members.  The recording and materials are now available on the JCP multimedia page. audio only file.  All nominee information is available on JCP.org.  The 2012 EC Election ballot will remain open until 29 October at midnight PDT, and the results of the election will be published on 30 October. 

JCP Members, please take this opportunity you have to influence the members of the EC for the upcoming one year term.

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

2012 EC Election Ballot open; Meet the Candidates Call tomorrow

The JCP Executive Committee (EC) Election ballot is now open and all of the candidates' nominations materials are now available on JCP.org -- note that two new candidates were nominated late last week:  Liferay and North Sixty-One. It is shaping up to be an exciting election this year!

The ratified candidates are:  Cinterion, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu and HP.
The elected candidates are (9 candidates, 2 open seats):  Cisco Systems, CloudBees, Giuseppe Dell'Abate, Liferay, London Java Community, MoroccoJUG, North Sixty-One, Software AG, and Zero Turnaround.

Tomorrow, 18 October, we will hold an open teleconference for the Java Community to meet the candidates and ask questions regarding their nomination.  We hope you will be able to participate in the call.  Should the time be inconvenient, a recording will be made available for download, and candidate questions may be posted on this blog entry or sent to pmo@jcp.org.


Topic: Meet the EC Candidates
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 9:30 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 807 818 225
Meeting Password: MeetEC


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To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices)
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1. Go to https://jcp.webex.com/jcp/j.php?ED=186721592&UID=0&PW=NMmUzNjY5ZTMw&RT=MiM0
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: MeetEC
4. Click "Join".

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:
https://jcp.webex.com/jcp/j.php?ED=186721592&UID=0&PW=NMmUzNjY5ZTMw&ORT=MiM0

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To join the audio conference only
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    +1 (866) 682-4770
    Outside the US: global access numbers  
https://www.intercallonline.com/portlets/scheduling/viewNumbers/listNumbersByCode.do?confCode=6279803
or +1 (408) 774-4073
    Conference code: 9454597
    Security code: JCPEC (52732)


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For assistance
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1. Go to https://jcp.webex.com/jcp/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Saturday Oct 13, 2012

JavaOne pictures and Community Commentary on JCP Awards

We posted some pictures from JCP related events at JavaOne 2012 on the JCP Facebook page today.  The 2012 JCP Program Award winners and some of the nominees responded to the community recognition of their achievements during some of the JCP events last week.    


“Our job on the EC is to balance the need of innovation – so we don’t standardize too early, or too late. We try to find that sweet spot that makes innovation and standardization work together, and not against each other.”

- Ben Evans, CEO of jClarity and Executive Committee (EC) representative of the London Java Community, 2012 JCP Member/Participant of the Year Winner


“SouJava has been evangelizing the Java platform, promoting the Java ecosystem in Brazil, and contributing to JSRs for several years. It’s very gratifying to have our work recognized, on behalf of many developers and Java User Groups around the world. This really is the work of a large group of people, represented by the few that can be here tonight.”

- Michael Santos, representative of SouJava, 2012 JCP Member/Participant of the Year Winner

"In the last years Credit Suisse has contributed to the development of Java EE specifications through participation in many customer advisory boards, through statements of requirements for extensions to the core Java related products in use, and active participation in JSRs. Winning the JCP Outstanding Spec Lead Award 2012 is very encouraging for our engagement and also demonstrates the level of expertise and commitment to drive the evolution of Java. Victor Grazi is happy and honored to receive this award."

- Susanne Cech Previtali, Executive Committee (EC) representative of Credit Suisse, accepting award for 2012 JCP Outstanding Spec Lead Winner

"Managing a JSR is difficult. There are so many decisions to be made and so many good and varied opinions, you never really know if you have decided correctly. The key to success is transparency and collaboration. I am truly humbled by receiving this award, there are so many other active JSRs.” Victor added that going forward in the JCP EC, they would like to simplify and open the process of participation – being addressed in the JCP.Next initiative of the JCP EC. "We would also like to encourage the engagement of universities, professors and students – as an important part of the Java community. While innovation is the lifeblood of our community and industry, without strong standards and compatibility requirements, we all end up in a maze of technology where everything is slightly different and doesn’t quite work with everything else."

Victo Grazi, Executive Committee (EC) representative of Credit Suisse, 2012 JCP Outstanding Spec Lead Winner


“I am very pleased, of course, to accept this award, but the credit really should go to all of those who have participated in the work of the JCP, while pushing for changes in the way it operates.  JCP.Next represents three JSRs. The first two are done, but the final step, JSR 358, is the complicated one, and it will bring in the lawyers. Just to give you an idea of what we’re dealing with, it affects licensing, intellectual property, patents, implementations not based on the Reference Implementation (RI), the role of the RI, compatibility policy, possible changes to the Technical Compatibility Kit (TCK), transparency, where do individuals fit in, open source, and more.”

- Patrick Curran, JCP Chair, Spec Lead on JCP.Next JSRs (JSR 348, JSR 355 and JSR 358), 2012 JCP Most Significant JSR Winner


“I’m especially glad to see the JCP community recognize JCP.Next for its importance. The governance work it represents is KEY to moving the Java platform forward and the success of the technology.”

- John Rizzo, Executive Committee (EC) representative of Aplix Corporation, JSR Expert Group Member

“I am deeply honored to be nominated. I had the privilege to receive two awards on behalf of Expert Groups and Spec Leads two years ago. But this time, I am nominated personally, which values my own contribution to the JCP, and of course, participation in JSRs and the EC work. I’m a fan of Agile Principles and Values Working. Being an Agile Coach and Consultant, I use it for some of the biggest EC Member companies and projects. It fuels my ability to help the JCP become more agile, lean and transparent as part of the JCP.Next effort.”

- Werner Keil, Individual Executive Committee (EC) Member, a 2012 JCP Member/Participant of the Year Nominee, JSR Expert Group Member


“The JCP ever has been some kind of institution for me,” Markus said. “If in technical doubt, I go there, look for the specifications of the implementation I work with at the moment and verify what I had observed. Since the beginning of my Java journey more than 12 years back now, I always had a strong relationship with the JCP. Shaping the future of a technology by joining the JCP – giving feedback and contributing to the road ahead through individual JSRs – that brings you to a whole new level.”

Calling himself, “the new kid on the block,” he explained that for years he was afraid to join the JCP and contribute. But in reality, “Every single one of the big names I meet from the different Expert Groups is a nice person. People you can actually work with,” he says. “And nobody blames you for things you don't know. As long as you are committed and bring what is worth the most: passion, experiences and the desire to make a difference.”


- Markus Eisele, a 2012 JCP Member of the Year Nominee, JSR Expert Group Member

Congratulations again to all of the nominees and winners of the JCP Program Awards.  Next year, we will add another award for the group of JUG members (not an entire JUG) that makes the best contribution to the Adopt-a-JSR program.  Let us know if you have other suggestions or improvements.

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

JCP EC Nominations and Meet the Candidates Call

The Nominations period for the 2012 JCP EC Elections closes tomorrow, 11 October at midnight pacific time.  Eligible JCP Members (all current JSPA 2 signers) may nominate themselves.  You will need your Elections credentials to complete the nomination, which were sent to the primary contacts of all eligible JCP Members via email last week.

This year all ratified (there are 4 proposed ratified candidates) and elected (there are 7 candidates so far) will appear on one ballot; the top 2 candidates will win elected seats. This year, the selected EC Members will serve a single year term.  Following the 2012 Elections, there will be one merged EC (approved through JSR 355), and a new JCP version, JCP 2.9 will be in effect.  In 2013, all EC members will stand for election to complete the merge process described in the JCP 2.9 process document.

All of the candidates' nominations materials are now available. The ratified candidates are:  Cinterion, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu and HP.
The elected candidates are:  Cisco Systems, CloudBees, Giuseppe Dell'Abate, London Java Community, MoroccoJUG, Software AG, and Zero Turnaround.

Next week, 18 October, we will hold an open teleconference for the Java Community to meet the candidates and ask questions regarding their nomination.  We hope you will be able to participate in the call.  Should the time be inconvenient, a recording will be made available for download, and candidate questions may be posted on this blog entry or sent to pmo@jcp.org.


Topic: Meet the EC Candidates
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 9:30 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 807 818 225
Meeting Password: MeetEC


-------------------------------------------------------
To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices)
-------------------------------------------------------
1. Go to https://jcp.webex.com/jcp/j.php?ED=186721592&UID=0&PW=NMmUzNjY5ZTMw&RT=MiM0
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: MeetEC
4. Click "Join".

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:
https://jcp.webex.com/jcp/j.php?ED=186721592&UID=0&PW=NMmUzNjY5ZTMw&ORT=MiM0

-------------------------------------------------------
To join the audio conference only
-------------------------------------------------------

    +1 (866) 682-4770
    Outside the US: global access numbers  
https://www.intercallonline.com/portlets/scheduling/viewNumbers/listNumbersByCode.do?confCode=6279803
or +1 (408) 774-4073
    Conference code: 9454597
    Security code: JCPEC (52732)


-------------------------------------------------------
For assistance
-------------------------------------------------------
1. Go to https://jcp.webex.com/jcp/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Saturday Oct 06, 2012

25 Favorite JCP Award Memories

As we celebrated the 10th Annual JCP Awards and Party at JavaOne last week, we asked attendees to share their favorite memories.  
Add yours to the retrospective list below...
  1. The 10th Award party will be the best :-)
  2. I won a DSLR camera at the 2011 JCP party and have taken many awesome photos of my family with it ever since!  Thanks JCP!
  3. Remembering the password to get in!
  4. It was very fascinating talking to all those JUG Members of last years' (2011) party and hearing about their hopes & expectations.  Especially from members of SouJava and LJC.
  5. Hanging out with my friends
  6. Best food and one of my colleagues won the raffle prize.
  7. My friend Brian won a jacket 3 years ago and my friend Craig won a camera last year.
  8. 2010 when I took home 2 awards on behalf of JSRs I'm on.
  9. When Patrick & Scott sang 'Light My Fire'!
  10. Catch up with friends!
  11. Being able to attend my first JCP party and and joining JCP community.
  12. Of course it's when some people won the award (SouJava and LJC)!  
  13. Meeting Crazy Bob!
  14. This is my first.
  15. Mike  to be JCP Member of the Year in 2011.
  16. When SouJava and London Java Community won Member of the Year award!
  17. JBoss making CDI
  18. Everything!
  19. When SouJava won the JCP Member of the Year award.
  20. I love feeling like it is the Oscars!
  21. First Party!
  22. Winning JCP Member of the Year last year.
  23. The year I was running for it (JCP Award).
  24. 2009 music and hostess.
  25. Obscured on legal advice.

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

New Java ME JSRs submitted

Two new Java ME related JSRs were submitted to the JCP program office this week and are now available for review.

JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 8, has been submitted by Oracle for JSR Review.  This review period is open until 15 October.  The ME EC will vote on the JSR Approval Ballot 16-29 October.

JSR 361 Java ME Embedded Profile, has been submitted by Oracle for JSR Review. This review period is open until 15 October.  The ME EC will vote on the JSR Approval Ballot 16-29 October.


10th Annual JCP Award Winners Announced

The 10th JCP Annual Awards were presented in three categories yesterday evening at the JCP Party during JavaOne.  Congratulations to the winners and the nominees for the contributions to the Java Community!

JCP Member/Participant of the Year
Outstanding Spec Lead
  • Victor Grazi, Credit Suisse, (JSR 354, Money and Currency API) For his dedicated, focused expertise in solving issues representing Money and Currencies.
Most Significant JSR
You can view profiles of all the nominees on jcp.org.

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

JCP Party Tonight...10th Annual JCP Award Unveiling

Tonight is the night-attend the Presentation of the 10th Annual JCP Awards!

This year's JCP Award nominee list has been finalized, and the winners will be announced tonight during the JCP party at the Infusion Lounge.  We will open the doors at 6:30 PM; awards presentation at 7:00 PM. 

This year's three award categories are Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, and Most Significant JSR.

The JCP Member/Participant of the Year shines the light on who has shown the leadership and commitment that led to the most positive impact on the community.

The Outstanding Spec Lead highlights the individual who led a specific JSR with exceptional efficiency and execution.

The Most Significant JSR recognizes the most significant JSR for the Java community in the past year.

Read the final list of the nominees and their profiles now.  Hope to see you there!

Monday Oct 01, 2012

101 Ways to Participate...and make the future Java

 In case you missed it earlier today, and as promised in BOF6283, here are the 101 Ways to Improve (and Make the Future) Java...thanks to Bruno Souza of SouJava and Martijn Verburg of the London Java Community for their contributions!

  1. Join or create a JUG
  2. Come to the meetings
  3. Help promoting your JUG: twitter, facebook, etc
  4. Find someone that can give a talk
  5. Get your company to sponsor (a meeting, an event)
  6. Organize an activity (meetings, hackathons, dojos, etc)
  7. Answer questions on a mailing list (or simply join!)
  8. Volunteer for a small, one time tasks (creating a web page, helping with an activity)
  9. Come early to an event, and help to carry the piano
  10. Moderate a list or add things to the wiki
  11. Participate in the organization meetings or mailing lists
  12. Take pictures of an event or meeting and publish them online
  13. Write a blog about an event or meeting, to help promote the group
  14. Help record and post a session online
  15. Present your JavaOne experience when you get back
  16. Repeat the best talk you saw at JavaOne at a JUG meeting
  17. Send this list of ideas to other Java developers in your area so they can help out too!
  18. Present a step-by-step tutorial
  19. Present GreenFoot and Alice to school students
  20. Present BlueJ and Alice to university students
  21. Teach those tools to teachers and professors
  22. Write a step-by-step tutorial on your blog or to a magazine
  23. Create a page that lists resources
  24. Give a talk about your favorite Java feature or technology
  25. Learn a new Java API and present to your co-workers
  26. Then, present in a JUG meeting, and then, present it in an event in your area, and submit it to JavaOne!
  27. Create a study group to get certified or to learn some new Java technology
  28. Teach a non-Java developer how to download the basic tools and where to find more information
  29. Download and use an open source project
  30. Improve the documentation
  31. Write an article or a blog post about the project
  32. Write an FAQ
  33. Join and participate on the mailing list
  34. Describe a bug in detail and submit a bug report
  35. Fix a bug and submit it to the project
  36. Give a talk about it at a JUG meeting
  37. Teach your co-workers how to use the project
  38. Sign up to Adopt a JSR
  39. Test regular builds of the Reference Implementation (RI)
  40. Report bugs in the RI
  41. Submit Feature Requests to the spec
  42. Triage issues on the issue tracker
  43. Run a hack day to discuss the API
  44. Moderate mailing lists and forums
  45. Create an FAQ or Wiki
  46. Evangelize a specification on Twitter, G+, Hacker News, etc
  47. Give a lightning talk
  48. Help build the RI
  49. Help build the Technical Compatibility Kit (TCK)
  50. Create a Podcast
  51. Learn Latin - e.g. legal language, translate to English
  52. Sign up to Adopt OpenJDK
  53. Run a Bugathon
  54. Fix javac compiler warnings
  55. Build virtual images
  56. Add tests to Java
  57. Submit Javadoc patches
  58. Give a webbing
  59. Teach someone to build OpenJDK
  60. Hold a brown bag session at work
  61. Fix the oldest known bug
  62. Overhaul Javadoc to use HTML
  63. Load the OpenJDK into different IDEs
  64. Run a build farm node
  65. Test your code on a nightly build
  66. Learn how to read Java byte code
  67. Visit JCP.org
  68. Follow jcp_org on Twitter
  69. Friend JCP on Facebook
  70. Read JCP Blog
  71. Register for JCP.org site
  72. Create a JSR Watch List
  73. Review JSRs in progress
  74. Comment on JSRs in progress, write and track bug reports, use cases, etc
  75. Review JSRs in Maintenance
  76. Comment on JSRs in Maintenance
  77. Implement Final JSRs
  78. Review the Transparency of JSRs in progress and provide feedback to the PMO and Spec Lead/community
  79. Become a JCP Member or associate with a current JCP member
  80. Nominate to serve on an Expert Group (EG)
  81. Serve on an EG
  82. Submit a JSR proposal and become Spec Lead
  83. Take a Spec Lead role in an Inactive or Dormant JSR
  84. Nominate for an Executive Committee (EC) seat
  85. Vote in the EC elections
  86. Vote in EC Special Elections
  87. Review EC Meeting Summaries
  88. Attend Spec Lead calls
  89. Write blogs, articles on your experiences
  90. Join the EC project on java.net
  91. Join JCP.Next on java.net/JSR 358
  92. Participate on the JCP forums and join JSR projects on java.net
  93. Suggest agenda items for open EC meetings
  94. Attend public EC teleconference (2x per year)
  95. Attend open EC meetings at JavaOne
  96. Nominate for JCP Annual Awards
  97. Attend annual JavaOne and JCP Annual Awards Ceremony
  98. Attend JCP related BOF sessions and give your feedback to Program Office
  99. Invite JCP program office members to your JUG  or meetup
  100. Invite JSR Spec Leads to your JUG or meetup
  101. And always - hold a party!

Join us for 2 JCP sessions today

Remember to join the 2 JCP sessions at JavaOne this afternoon in the Hilton.  First up the JCP.Next panel with JCP EC Members, followed by the 101 Ways to Participate BOF.  Stop in to learn what's new and how you can make the future Java.  We will also be in the OTN Java Demogrounds in the Hilton Grand Ballroom from 4:00 - 4:30 PM.  Hope to see you there.


  • 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

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