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The Java Community Process Program -- November 2002 Newsletter

Java Community ProcessSM — November 2002 Newsletter

JCP News Bulletin
November 2002 

Here is your November edition of the Program Management Office (PMO)
News Bulletin.  This Bulletin is sent to Java Community Process (sm)
(JCP sm) Members, Spec Leads and Experts and is scheduled to be a
monthly insert in your email inbox. This edition covers details on how
the launch of JCP version 2.5, the Executive Committee (EC) Elections,
an update to Test Compatibility Kit (TCK) tools, a San Francisco
Java (tm) Meetup, and some important news for Spec Leads.

** Recent News **
Find out about more about the latest happenings in the Java Community
Process (sm) (JCP sm) program, by visiting  the "What's New" area of the
JCP web site.  The latest news is around the launch of JCP, version 2.5:

** JCP 2.5 and the new JSPA **
The PMO launched version 2.5 of the JCP on October 29.  Any JSRs
submitted on or after October 29, 2002 will be under JCP 2.5 rules, and
any existing JSRs may transition to JCP 2.5; see

In order to operate under JCP 2.5, all expert group members on the JSR
must sign the new JSPA or IEPA.  In order to participate on any new
JSRs, you must first sign the new agreement.  We are already receiving
JSR proposals that will operate under JCP 2.5 and several EC members
have submitted new agreements, including Apache, BEA, IONA, Nokia,
and Motorola. The JSPA2 is now available for downlaod:

For your reference there is also a JCP 2.5 FAQ:

** EC Elections: Ballot for Remaining Seats Closes November 15, 2002 **
As you know the Executive Committee (EC) Elections are in progress. If
you voted during the Ratification period, thank you!  The Election
ballot for the remaining EC seats is open now until November 15 at
midnight PST.  Every vote matters. Please vote.

To cast your vote and to view the results of the ratification ballot:


The JSPA contacts for each JCP member/company are eligible to vote and
were sent their PIN number on October 1 via email.  Remember, the ballot
closes on Friday, November 15; please cast your vote now.  If you lost
your PIN, send email to

** Java (tm) Compatibility Test Tools Update **
Sun has released an update to the Java Compatibility Test Tools (Java
CTT). The Java CTT bundle contains tools and documents that are useful
for creating high quality TCKs. This update, Java CTT 1.1.1, is now
available on the JCP/TCK website. Sun would also like you to complete a
survey to help them understand how the tools might be improved.  You can
download the Java CTT 1.1.1 bundle and the survey:

** San Francisco Java Meetup **
"Meetup" with other local Java developers and a few of the JCP PMO
members to network with each other and talk about jobs, code,
architecture and innovation at the upcoming Java Meetup on Monday,
November 18 in the San Francisco area. For more details see:

** Noteworthy JSRs **
This section of the News Bulletin calls out JSRs that have news to share
with the Java Community. If your JSR has something newsworthy to report
then send an alert ("Hey PMO!") to

-The SE/EE Executive Committee has approved the Final Approval Ballot
of:  JSR-109 Implementing Enterprise Web Services.  View the JSR here:

-The ME Executive Committee has approved the Final Approval Ballot of:
JSR-118 Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.0.  View the JSR

** For Spec Leads **
The PMO is sending you a new Expert Group list with nominations that are
received by the PMO.  These nominations are listed with their contact
info already in the appropriate fields.  Color coding shows you whether
or not the candidate is a JCP Member.  You can then choose from the list
provided and add nominations that you receive directly.  You can return
the list to at any time.  You will receive the spreadsheet
back with future nominations and confirmation of the already entered
Expert Group.  Please do not forget to let the PMO know when you wish to
close the Expert Group.

In addition, your EG private page has a new look.  As the Spec Lead, you
will see an edit field for contact information for yourself and your
current Experts.  You can change telephone, fax and email information
and correct spelling errors in the names.  Any changes you make on this
page will take 24 hours to update.  Please check to be sure that a
change in email does not change the JCP membership status of an Expert:  If in doubt, please
contact the PMO.

More good news for Spec Leads - effective immediately the PMO will host
all JSRs' stages from Public Review (PR) to the Final Approval Ballot
(FAB).  We are providing the Export Classification and the eval license
for your spec.  Should you wish to host these stages, please provide the
PMO with your link and your spec eval license.

** Comment Merge Utility To Assist Spec Authors **
Sun is implementing a utility that can merge doc comments from
a spec (written as stub files) into the source files of a reference
implementation.  Sun is are looking for potential users and for feedback
on the design.  Please see:

** Contact Information **
Here is how to contact the Program Office:

        - To submit proposals for new JSRs.

        - To send in your draft and/or final specification documents and
related materials. (as HTML or Zip file, please. Other formats are
harder for us to open).

        -In case you misplaced your Member password....

         - To reach the PMO.


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JCP News Bulletin
November 2002

See Also
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