JSR 348, Towards a new version of the Java Community Process, has been submitted to the JCP program for Executive Committee (EC) vote--the JSR review ballot closes on 30 May. Patrick Curran, the JCP Chair, will serve as the Spec Lead and the EC will serve as the Expert Group. The JSR will go through the same development process that
is used for Java technologies. Please review the JSR proposal and send comments to patrick at jcp dot org.
This JSR is the first of two JSRs that will be submitted to the JCP program. JSR 348 will focus on changes to the JCP Process Document in the
following areas: transparency, participation, agility and governance. The Process Document describes the formal procedures used in the JCP program. The second JSR will include more complex changes to the JCP Process Document and will also impact the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA). The JSPA is the membership agreement of the JCP program; it describes each Community Member's rights and obligations when
participating on the development of Java technology specifications. JSR 348 is expected to take approximately 6 months to complete and the second JSR (to be submitted soon) will take approximately 12-18 months to complete. Both JSRs are expected to operate transparently. You can view the EC working group meeting meeting minutes and materials here, and remember that you can view the EC Meeting minutes and materials here.
See also: Oracle press release on the submission of JSR 348.