It took a bit longer than expected but the JSR 375 Expert Group is now formed! The EG is led by Alex Kosowski (Oracle) and is composed of the following members (companies representatives and individuals) :
|Adam Bien||David Blevins (Tomitribe)|
|Rudy De Busscher||Ivar Grimstad|
|Les Hazlewood (Stormpath, Inc.)||Will Hopkins (Oracle)|
|Werner Keil||Matt Konda (Jemurai)|
|Darran Lofthouse (RedHat)||Jean-Louis Monteiro (Tomitribe)|
|Pedro Igor Silva (RedHat)||Arjan Tijms (ZEEF)|
At that at this stage, IBM’s participation is not yet confirmed but this should be, hopefully, resolved quickly.
Now that the EG is formed, the technical discussions can take place. So make sure to watch the discussions as they happen over the JSR 375 user mailing list. The JSR 375 Issue Tracker is also a good resource to keep track of.
It is also worth to mention that this topic will be discussed during the upcoming weeks in 2 conferences. David Blevins and Jean-Louis Monteiro, both from Tomitribe and both EG members will present “Java EE Security: Let's Make Something Useful” during JavaLand (Germany). In addition, Alex Kosowski (JSR 375 Spec Lead) will give, at Devoxx France, a session on JSR 375. So if you happen to attend one of those conferences, make sure to add those sessions to your schedule.