Monday Feb 03, 2014

The JCP at the 2014 IOUC Summit

The week of January 20, the International Oracle User Group Community (IOUC)  met at the Oracle Redwood Shores campus for their annual leadership summit. The IOUC is a community of leaders representing Oracle users groups worldwide. Members include leaders from over 900 user groups representing individual countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and North America.  There was a Java track scheduled during the summit, and Java Community Process (JCP) program office members, Patrick Curran and Heather VanCura, led a discussion with the Java User Group (JUG) leaders titled, "How to Increase Participation in the JCP" and provided an update on the JCP.Next effort.  Heather led an interactive conversation with the approximately twenty JUG leaders from all over the world sharing insights and best practices around getting their Java developers more involved in the JCP and Java Specification Request (JSR) development activities.  Drawing on input from the three JUG leaders serving as JCP Executive Committee (EC) Members, Jim Gough (London Java Community), Badr Erelhouari (Morocco JUG), and Bruno Souza (SouJava in Brazil), the leaders discussed the increasing openness and transparency of the latest versions of the JCP and the momentum of the Adopt-a-JSR programs.  These initiatives have put the JCP back into the spotlight, but there are still barriers to participation that center around awareness, complexity, and accessibility of artifacts.  Leaders from China, Japan, Netherlands and the United States shared their experiences and ways to address the remaining barriers, and also made some suggestions that JCP EC Members can implement to help support the international Java developer community.  This is also a topic that the JCP EC discussed at the first EC Face to Face Meeting of 2014.  The January EC Meeting summary and materials will be posted in the next few weeks. Next, Patrick reviewed the items under discussion for the latest iteration of JCP.Next, including: a  modified JSPA, a standard Specification License., a standard Contributor Agreement, open source development processes, standard RI licenses, standard TCK licenses, and developer access to TCKs.

Thank you to all of the amazing JUG leaders who attended and participated in the summit.  I look forward to working with you to increase participation in the coming year!

Friday Jan 07, 2011

JSR 302: Early Draft Review - Safety Critical Java Technology

The Expert Group of the following JSR:

     JSR-000302 Safety Critical Java Technology

has published a draft specification for Early Draft Review (also removing the Inactive status flag).

The review is scheduled to close on 7 April 2011.

 View the original proposal here:

Wednesday Sep 01, 2010

JCP Activities at JavaOne 2010

JavaOne is quickly approaching and we wanted to take this opportunity to invite all JCP program participants, members, expert group member, spec leads, and EC memers to attend the activities planned during the JavaOne conference for JCP program enthusiasts.

Birds Of a Feather (BOF) Sessions:
- Java ME Checkpoint: Current Status and Future Directions - Tuesday, September 21, 7:00PM | Hilton San Francisco, Yosemite C

- Java Community Process: What You Like and What You Don't - Tuesday, September 21, 7:00PM | Parc 55, Cyril Magnin III

Expert Group Meeting Room:
As every year, the JCP PMO has arranged a room for in person meetings for the Expert Groups.
The room is available on a first-come-first served reservation system.
In order to book a slot, please email with the desired schedule and he will confirm or recommend alternative time slots should the room not be available.
The EG room is in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square:
333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, United States 94102
The Hilton is one of the three Hotels where the main JavaOne sessions are going to be held, so it is very conveniently located.

JCP Community Event:

Our annual JCP community Event. Join us to celebrate the recipients of the JCP awards. Join the PMO, Spec Leads, Expert Group Members and Executive Committees members to celebrate. Appetizers and drinks will be served as well as door prizes.  The event will be held at the Pacific Terrace of the Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street on Wednesday, September 22, between 6PM and 8PM on your way to the Oracle Appreciation Event. Shuttle buses to Treasure Island will be available less than a block away.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This is the group blog for the Java Community Process (JCP) program office.


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