Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

JCP.Next - Early Adopters of JCP 2.8

JCP.Next is a series of three JSRs (JSR 348JSR 355 and JSR 358), to be defined through the JCP process itself, with the JCP Executive Committee serving as the Expert Group. The proposed JSRs will modify the JCP's processes  - the Process Document and Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA) and will apply to all new JSRs for all Java platforms.  

The first - JCP.next.1, or more formally JSR 348, Towards a new version of the Java Community Process - was completed and put into effect in October 2011 as JCP 2.8. This focused on a small number of simple but important changes to make our process more transparent and to enable broader participation. We're already seeing the benefits of these changes as new and existing JSRs adopt the new requirements.

The second - JSR 355, Executive Committee Merge, is also Final. You can read the JCP 2.9 Process Document .  As part of the JSR 355 Final Release, the JCP Executive Committee published revisions to the JCP Process Document (version 2.9) and the EC Standing Rules (version 2.2).  The changes went into effect following the 2012 EC Elections in November.

The third JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process was submitted in June 2012.  This JSR will modify the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA) as well as the Process Document, and will tackle a large number of complex issues, many of them postponed from JSR 348. For these reasons, the JCP EC (acting as the Expert Group for this JSR), expects to spend a considerable amount of time working on this JSR. The JSPA is defined by the JCP as "a one-year, renewable agreement between the Member and Oracle. The success of the Java community depends upon an open and transparent JCP program.  JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process, is now in process and can be followed on java.net.

The following JSRs and Spec Leads were the early adopters of JCP 2.8, who voluntarily migrated their JSRs from JCP 2.x to JCP 2.8 or above.  More candidates for 2012 JCP Star Spec Leads!


  1. JSR 236, Concurrency Utilities for Java EE (Anthony Lai/Oracle), migrated April 2012

  2. JSR 308, Annotations on Java Types (Michael Ernst, Alex Buckley/Oracle), migrated September 2012

  3. JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language (Brian Goetz/Oracle), migrated October 2012

  4. JSR 337, Java SE 8 Release Contents (Mark Reinhold/Oracle) – EG Formation, migrated September 2012

  5. JSR 338, Java Persistence 2.1 (Linda DeMichiel/Oracle), migrated January 2012

  6. JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0: The Java API for RESTful Web Services (Santiago Pericas-Geertsen, Marek Potociar/Oracle), migrated July 2012

  7. JSR 340, Java Servlet 3.1 Specification (Shing Wai Chan, Rajiv Mordani/Oracle), migrated August 2012

  8. JSR 341, Expression Language 3.0 (Kin-man Chung/Oracle), migrated August 2012

  9. JSR 343, Java Message Service 2.0 (Nigel Deakin/Oracle), migrated March 2012

  10. JSR 344, JavaServer Faces 2.2 (Ed Burns/Oracle), migrated September 2012

  11. JSR 345, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2 (Marina Vatkina/Oracle), migrated February 2012

  12. JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1 (Pete Muir/RedHat) – migrated December 2011


Monday Dec 10, 2012

Developing a TCK: Spec Lead Call for Spec Leads 20 December

The JCP Program will be hosting a Spec Lead call on 20 December on the topic of developing a Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK).  A Technology Compatibility Kit is a required output of a JSR at Final Release, along with the Specification and Reference Implementation (RI).   The TCK must test all aspects of a specification that impact how compatible an implementation of that specification would be, such as the public API and all mandatory elements of the specification. The Reference Implementation is required to pass the TCK. A vendor's implementation of a specification is only considered compatible if the implementation passes the TCK fully and completely.  The TCK is used to test implementations of the Final Specification to make sure that they are fully compatible.

The call will be recorded and posted on the JCP.org multimedia page along with any related materials.   Webex invitation details for the online meeting:

Login to jcp.webex.com  for the meeting.
Topic: SL Call: Developing a TCK
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Time: 9:30 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
Meeting Number: 804 390 892
Meeting Password: 2222


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        Or +1 (408) 774-4073

Wednesday Dec 14, 2011

Star Spec Lead Nominations for 2011

The JCP program is preparing to select the 2011 Star Spec Leads.  Do you have candidates for 2011 Star Spec Leads? Please post them here or send email to heather at jcp dot org, if you would like to nominate a Spec Lead for this honor.  Please send your nomination before 31 December 2011 and include a couple of sentences in support of your nomination and keep in mind the selection criteria:

Spec Lead Process Category (Baseline):
  • Timely responses to EG, PMO and EC concerns
  • EG meetings and sharing of JSR comments on a regular basis
  • Leadership and Team performance (input needs to come from EG)
  • JSR progress, staying on schedule, updating schedule, staying on track and delivering on promises
Spec Lead Communications Category (Baseline):
  • Communication in the EG and w/the PMO
  • Transparency and JSR progress reports (using the tools) - use of community update pages, observer aliases, java.net community or other tool, etc.
The following criteria is used to measure exceptional performance. It is important that Spec Leads and EG members let us know about exceptional behavior observed especially in areas where the PMO usually has no insight.

Spec Lead Process Category (Exceptional):
  • Participating in mentorships of other community members
  • Submit tutorial material to publish on jcp.org
  • Managing unusual obstacles in a JSR, i.e. Spec Lead transfers JSR transfers to different entity, loss of valuable EG members.
  • New, effective and innovative ways to run-manage Egs, i.e. running active and observer groups, having voting rights and duties documented, using a java.net project (or similar collaborative tool).
  • Maintaining the expected behavior w/a large expert group
  • Resurrect stalled JSRs
  • Dealing w/a politically sticky or tricky situation i.e. mergers and acquisitions, negotiating inclusion into umbrella JSRs
  • Engagement in evangelism in general promoting the importance of standards
Spec Lead Communications Category (Exceptional):
  • Active blogging/mentioning their JSR/JCP standards in their blog (Spec Leads are encouraged to send us links to their blogs)
  • Participate in JCP PMO podcasts or WebEx calls
  • Promoting the JCP and the Community to broader audiences (JUGs, non-Java developers, students and more)
  • Public speaking/presentations that mention standards and the JCP at industry events
  • Contributing articles and becoming a resource for contributed articles about the JCP and JSRs
  • Sharing JSR related news with the Community
  • Utilizing social media consistently including blogging for promoting and attracting support for their JSRs
  • Conducting media interviews about their JSRs

For more information on the Star Spec Lead program, see: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/star2 .

Wednesday Sep 15, 2010

JavaOne is approaching!

The approach of JavaOne (next week!) tends to galvanize activity within the JCP program. It's a perfect time to publish drafts of specifications and to meet face to face with Expert Groups, fellow Spec Leads, and members of the Executive Committee at the annual JCP program community event.  Read more and RSVP to JCP events at JavaOne .


JavaOne is also a great time for the PMO to publish fresh information, too. You can expect to get notices about the following goodies in the coming week or two, so stay tuned for more about...
- the JCP Annual Award nominees
- case studies about the great efforts of JSR spec leads, in particular, on the topic of agility
- an article about what happens when a JSR is recognized as "Inactive"

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 max@jcp.org 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!

Monday Jul 19, 2010

Nominations Open for 2010 JCP Program Awards

Nominations for the eighth annual JCP Program Awards are now open!

As has become customary, the JCP program office will present the JCP program annual awards during JavaOne.  Last year we opened nominations to the community, and the plan is to open a board similar to last years' where nominations from the community can be posted for six award categories (see below). There is an open board for nominations on jcp.org--community members may submit nominations online or via email to pmo@jcp.org until 31 July.  The EC will vote on the nominations in early August, and the results will be announced/presented during the conference in September.  We are requesting nominations for the following categories (full descriptions of the categories are listed on the nomination page):

  • JCP member of the year
  • JCP participant of the year
  • Outstanding Java SE/EE Spec Lead
  • Outstanding Java ME Spec Lead
  • Most Innovative Java SE/EE JSR
  • Most Innovative Java ME JSR

You can view the 2009 award nominees and winners here.

Tuesday Feb 16, 2010

2010 Star Spec Leads

The program office is preparing to select the 2010 Star Spec Leads, as announced in the December 2009 newsletter.

Do you have candidates for 2010 Star Spec Leads? Please post them here or send email to heather at jcp dot org, if you would like to nominate a Spec Lead for this honor.  Please include a couple of sentences in support of your nomination and keep in mind the selection criteria:


Spec Lead Process Category (Baseline):
  • Timely responses to EG, PMO and EC concerns
  • EG meetings and sharing of JSR comments on a regular basis
  • Leadership and Team performance (input needs to come from EG)
  • JSR progress, staying on schedule, updating schedule, staying on track and delivering on promises
  • Transparency and JSR progress reports (using the tools) - use of community update pages, observer aliases, java.net jsr community or other tool, etc
Spec Lead Communications Category (Baseline):
  • Communication in the EG and w/the PMO

Spec Lead Process Category (Exceptional):
  • Active blogging/mentioning their JSR/JCP standards in their blog (Spec Leads are encouraged to send us links to their blogs)
  • Participating in mentorships
  • Participate in JCP PMO podcasts or WebEx calls
  • Submit tutorial material to publish on jcp.org
  • Managing unusual obstacles in a JSR, i.e. Spec Lead transfers JSR transfers to different entity, loss of valuable EG members.
  • New, effective and innovative ways to run-manage Egs, i.e. running active and observer groups, having voting rights and duties documented, using a java.net project.
  • Maintaining the expected behavior w/a huge expert group
  • Resurrect stalled JSRs IF THESE ARE NOT THEIR JSRs
  • Dealing w/a politically sticky or tricky situation i.e. mergers and acquisitions, negotiating inclusion into umbrella JSRs
  • Engagement in evangelism in general promoting the importance of standards
Spec Lead Communications Category (Exceptional):
  • Promoting the JCP and the Community to broader audiences (JUGs, non-Java developers, students and more)
  • Public speaking/presentations that mention standards and the JCP at industry events
  • Contributing articles and becoming a resource for contributed articles about the JCP and JSRs
  • Sharing JSR related news with the Community
  • Utilizing social media consistently including blogging for promoting and attracting support for their JSRs
  • Conducting media interviews about their JSRs

For more information on the Star Spec Lead program, see: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/star2 .

Thursday Oct 22, 2009

JCP WebEx session and conference call: Discussion Boards

Next Wednesday, 28 October 2009, the PMO will host the next call for Spec Leads and other interested JCP Members on the use of the discussion boards on jcp.org, including a discussion of what the boards are, how to access the boards, and how they differ from the aliases that we used to have on jcp.org.

Topic: SL call: Discussion Boards
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time: 8:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 827 540 388
Meeting Password: 1Board

Information for the teleconference numbers will display once you log in to your WebEx session.

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To join the online meeting (Now from iPhones too!)
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1. Go to https://java.webex.com/java/j.php?ED=128960662&UID=0&PW=NYmMxZjE0MTIx&RT=MiM0
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: 1Board
4. Click "Join Now". 

Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

New jcp.org information and training

So the next revision to jcp.org is here, in conjunction with the roll-out of JCP 2.7 for all the JSRs that were previously operating under JCP 2.6. It's a lot for one day. But we in the PMO are holding a few events this week to help you with the transition, as well as some online guides to help people understand the changes and new features.

Here's the new site launch announcement: http://jcp.org/en/press/pmo/launch

Here's an overview of the new features: http://jcp.org/en/introduction/intro

We'll be having a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, 18 June. Details are here: http://jcp.org/en/whatsnew/townhall 

Here's an overview of the changes for everyone in JCP 2.7: http://jcp.org/en/resources/2.7

Tomorrow, 17 June 2009, the PMO will host 2 calls for Spec Leads to present the new site's features and to answer any questions. the first call is at 08:00 PT, the second is at 17:00 PT; the content should be the same, other than the questions asked.

Call #1:

Topic: SL call for new jcp.org
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Time: 8:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -07:00, San Francisco)

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To register for this meeting
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1. Go to https://java.webex.com/java/j.php?ED=108932222&RG=1&UID=0
2. Register for the meeting.

Once you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

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Call #2:

Topic: SL Training for new jcp.org
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Time: 5:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -07:00, San Francisco)

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To register for this meeting
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1. Go to https://java.webex.com/java/j.php?ED=108932247&RG=1&UID=0
2. Register for the meeting.

Once you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.


Thursday May 28, 2009

Introducing JCP program version 2.7

Yesterday the JCP introduced a new version of the program -- JCP 2.7.  This is a Maintenance Release of JSR 215.  We also announced the nominees of the 2009 JCP Program Annual Awards.  See the release here


Spec Leads can find out more out these changes by attending the workshop sponsored by the PMO on Monday 1 June in San Francisco, CA.  There are still a few spots left--contact the PMO if you are interested in attending.  Read about all of the JCP sponsored events at JavaOne, including the annual JCP program community party here .  Duke will be there, and the 2009 JCP Awards will also be presented there.  Plenty of food and drink as usual, and this year we will have t-shirts as well as a raffle/prize drawing!


Thursday May 14, 2009

JavaOne is coming...

It's just over two weeks until the 2009 JavaOne Conference.  The JCP program office is busy planning some of the regular favorite events for the community, including the annual party on Tuesday June 2--the annual awards will be presented and Duke will be there.  Check out the details here...more to come as we get closer to June.

Monday May 11, 2009

JCP in the headlines

Some of the most recent headlines on the JCP program are below.

\* [LOTD] CMIS Plugfest, JCR and Star Spec Leads -- Content Management Collection, 5/4

\* JCP Program Unveils 2009 Star Spec Leads: Program recognizes Spec Leads who consistently showcase their value -- Sys-Con, 5/2 (Also in Sys-Con Open Source Magazine)

\* JCP Announces 2009 Star Spec Leads -- Java Entrepreneur, 5/1

\* The JCP up close and personal -- JavaWorld, 4/10

 \*HOnline Interview with Patrick Curran, JCP Chair:
http://www.h-online.com/open/Interview-Patrick-Curran-chair-of-the-JCP--/features/112862


The JCP Executive Committee heads to London/Winchester, United Kingdom this week for the second face to face meeting of the year and a press round table.  Look for updates on jcp.org.

Monday May 04, 2009

Congratulations to the 2009 Star Spec Leads

The program office announced the 2009 JCP Program Star Spec Leads on Friday.

The new Star Spec Leads are Ed Burns, Mike Milikich and David Nuescheler--a big congratulations and sincere thank you to these Stars for their exceptional performance, service and contribution to the commuinty!

The Star Spec Leads Program was launched by the JCP program office four years ago, and recognizes JCP program Spec Leads  who consistently showcase their value through their JSR leadership in their Expert Group (EG) as well as in areas outside their EG, such as establishing best practices, operating transparently and mentoring others.

You can also read about past Star Spec Leads in the JCP Star Spec Lead Hall of Fame .

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