JavaEE 7 transparency: JSRs as open projects on

With a good number of JavaEE 7 JSRs officially started after a successful EC vote, it's time to finalize expert groups and actually get to work! To do that, every JSR with Oracle as a spec lead (including the umbrella Java EE 7) will be driven in the open on

Being a project on will have the USERS mailing lists serve as "reflectors" of the expert group lists and also allow list members to post among themselves. The issue tracker (now Jira-based), the wiki and the download area are also all available for each project to use as they see fit.


Here is the list of projects created so far : (JAX-RS 2.0) (JPA 2.1) (JMS 2.0) (Java EE 7) (JSF 2.2) (EL 3.0) (Servlet 3.1)

As you can see the pattern is pretty easy to follow and should let you find your way to the other spec/projects not yet created such as EJB. To either view the archives or join the users list, you first need to become a member if you are not one already. To become a project member simply click on "Bookmark This Project".


The EL spec URL doesn't exist ( Can't find it on

Posted by Antonio Goncalves on March 29, 2011 at 05:37 PM PDT #

Thanks Antonio for the heads up. This one should be available soon.

Posted by Alexis MP on March 29, 2011 at 11:35 PM PDT #

This is clever. Oracle hosts the de facto implementations on and thus controls them while also locks out other competing open source parties (Apache, JBoss, etc.).

Posted by Dimitris on March 30, 2011 at 05:00 PM PDT #

I think you don't understand. This is for developing the the JSRs, not the implementations. I also don't see how this is locking anyone out.

Posted by Alexis MP on March 31, 2011 at 01:21 AM PDT #

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