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JSR-000040 The Java Metadata Interface (JMI) Specification - Final Release

JSR-000040 The JavaTM Metadata Interface (JMI) Specification
(Final Release)

This is the Final Release of this Specification, as described in Section 3.4 of the Java Community ProcessSM Program, version 2.1.


  • Java Metadata Interface (JMI) API 1.0 Specification, pdf format


  • Sample Class Interfaces, zip format


Maintenance Lead: Reference Implementation:
  • The Reference Implementation is available from the Unisys eCommunity site. You will need to register to download the RI, but registration is free. This is a direct link to the RI.

Technology Compatibility Kit:

  • The TCK is available free of charge under a modified SCSL license, and can be obtained by contacting Chuck Mosher at and requesting a license. Once a copy of the license has been executed and returned to Sun, both the binaries and source to the JMI TCK will be provided.
See Also
JSR-000040 The JavaTM Metadata Interface Specification Page
Final Release Page
Community Process Main Page