Tuesday Mar 20, 2012

Social Media JSR 357 NOT approved by Executive Committee

JSR 357 (Social Media API) has not passed the initial ballot which means, according to the JCP rules, that "the JSR submitter(s) who may revise the JSR and resubmit it within 14 days".

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Given the comments associated with the negative votes, it may be challenging for the submitters to address the concerns about the scope assessed by many as being too wide.

Standardization is a difficult task and the JCP (the Executive Committee in fact) played its role by pointing out the challenges ahead of such a JSR as it was envisioned by its submitters, and thus the risk of never completing. If anything this proves that the JCP is working as expected.

For those disappointed that Java will not get a standard "Social Media API" (for now at least), let me remind you of the recent open-sourcing of DaliCore.

Tuesday Mar 06, 2012

Introducing JSR 357: Social Media API

Following up on the related news of the open-sourcing on java.net of DaliCore, here's JSR 357: Social Media API.

This is a JSR to define an "API for accessing social information networks, both Public (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Xing, Yammer,...) and Corporate."

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The Spec Leads are two individuals (Werner Keil and Antoine Sabot-Durand), the JSR Review Ballot starts today (March 6th, 2012) and the schedule is pretty aggressive with a final release dues out in Q1 2013. Mailings lists have been set up here.