Last week the following resolution was passed unanimously by the Jakarta EE Steering Committee:
The Jakarta EE Working Group Steering Committee would be open to proposals for collaborative processes that may achieve a consensus approach to a joint Working Group, or working with a standalone MicroProfile Working Group. If a single Cloud Native for Java (CN4J) Working Group is preferred by both communities then the Jakarta EE Working Group is open to considering the possibility of forming a joint Working Group with the MicroProfile community. We recognize that forming a joint Working Group would require significant modifications to the current Jakarta EE Working Group charter, and are open to that prospect. We are open to considering the current CN4J Working Group proposal, and/or evolving that proposal, and potentially other proposals, together with the MicroProfile community, in an effort to best meet the needs of MicroProfile and Jakarta EE, and to create more opportunities for synergy between the two efforts. We are open to discuss whatever approach works best, and would welcome MicroProfile community feedback.
There is active discussion on this topic at the MicroProfile sandbox, with a proposal for an alternative option as well. Please join in. We're hoping these two efforts can be combined in a way that maximizes synergies between them for market success. We're sure there will be more discussion on this topic in coming days and weeks.