Earlier this week, I updated the Worldwide Java User Group Leaders (JUG) on the Adopt-a-JSR program activities for Java EE 8. There are thirty JUGs participating in Adopt-a-JSR to date, and for the newly approved Java EE 8 JSRs (eight JSRs have been initiated and approved in the last couple of months), there are already thirteen JUGs interested in getting involved in these early stages-- London Java Community, Egypt JUG, Morocco JUG, GUJava SC (Brazil), SouJava (Brazil), Japan JUG, BeJUG (Belgium), JUG Chennai, JUG Hyderabad, Faso JUG, Chicago JUG, and Houston JUG. Take a look at the wiki page where you can join the project and update the wiki. There is also a link to the Adopt-a-JSR Java EE 8 page on the wiki.
In October, we had an impromptu Adopt-a-JSR meeting in Prague with several of the Java EE Spec Leads -- JAX-RS (JSR 370), WebSocket (JSR 356) and JSON-B (JSR 367). You can listen to the recording and view the slides on the JCP.org multimedia page.
We plan to do similar meetings with all of the Java EE 8 Spec Leads in the coming months to facilitate collaboration and participation in the Adopt-a-JSR program.
Right now these JSRs are in the early stages of development and are still forming their Expert Groups, but some of the suggestions for feedback at this early stage include providing feedback on requirements, use case development, or commenting/voting on issues in the JIRA issue tracker. Please use 'adoptajsr' tag in the JIRA issue tracker. You can find all of the links you need on the JCP.org page for each JSR, for example, for JSR 366 the url is: https://jcp.org/en/egc/view?id=366 (just change the last 3 characters of the url to the JSR number you are interested in: https://jcp.org/en/egc/view?id=xxx) or see full list of the Java EE 8 JSRs, filed to date
We are planning our next Adopt-a-JSR online meeting on 5 December at 10 am pacific time on Java EE 8, JSR 366, with the Spec Lead, Linda DeMichiel. If you cannot join the meeting at this time, do not worry! It will be recorded on posted on the JCP.org multimedia page.
Details for Java EE 8, JSR 366 Adopt-a-JSR call:
Friday, 5 December 10 am PST
Join WebEx meeting: https://jcp.webex.com
Meeting number: 800 152 302
Meeting password: 23678
1 866 682 4770 (in the US)
Outside the US find your country number or dial : +1 (408) 774-4073
conference code: 5731908
Please let me know if you have any questions or discuss on the mailing list with each other! I will also be hosting some office hour times next month if people want to chat more informally. Or if you have questions or would like to discuss in more detail on a 1:1 basis, I'm happy to do so. You can ping me on twitter @heathervc or @jcp_org.