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Java Community ProcessSM — November 2003 Newsletter


JCP News Bulletin
November 2003

Here is your November edition of the PMO News Bulletin.  This Bulletin
is sent to JCP (sm) Members, Spec Leads and Experts and is scheduled to
be a monthly insert in your email inbox. This edition covers some recent
news, a JCP survey, the 2003 Executive Committee Elections, the JCP at
ApacheCon 2003, JavaOne 2004 call for papers, upcoming JCP training
dates, JCP closure dates and some noteworthy JSRs.  
                            
 ** RECENT NEWS **
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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: http://jcp.org/en/whatsnew/jcp 


 ** EC ELECTIONS:  5 MORE DAYS TO VOTE **
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Elections for the remaining JCP EC seats close in five days--the
election ballot will be open until 17 October, midnight
Pacific.  The JSPA contact(s) for each JCP member company or
individual are eligible to vote and should have received their voting
PIN number.  Please remember to vote: http://jcpelection2003.org 


 ** CELEBRATE WITH THE JCP AT APACHECON 2003 **
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The JCP will celebrate its five year anniversary this November at
ApacheCon 2003 in Las Vegas! If you plan to attend, please join us for
cake, ice cream and more.
When: 16 - 19 November
Where: Alexis Park Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
For more information: http://www.apachecon.com/2003/US/index.html


 ** 2004 JAVAONE CALL FOR PAPERS **
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The 2004 JavaOne conference Call for Papers is now open! The Call for
Papers is open until 21 November. Here is your chance to share your
expertise and to educate and influence the entire developer community
with in-depth technical talks on various Java technologies.
Should you have any further questions, please contact: j1papers@sun.com 
http://servlet.java.sun.com/javaone/apps/cfp/sf2004/index.jsp


 ** UPCOMING JCP TRAINING **
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Mark your calendars for the upcoming JCP Training and Communication
sessions.  All JCP Members are invited and EC Members, Spec Leads,
Expert Group Members and Program-Product Managers are especially
encouraged to attend the Communication session.  Both The West Coast and
the European training will take place after JSR 215 is final and JCP 2.6
has started.
- West Coast - Sun Campus in Santa Clara or Newark, CA - 23 - 24 Feb 04 
- Europe - Sun Campus in Grenoble, France - 10 - 11 May 04 
You can reserve your seat now by contacting Liz Cadd at +1 510 550 4353
or via email Liz.Cadd@sun.com.  Please contact Liz for questions.

                           
 ** NOTEWORTHY JSRs **
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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 pmo@jcp.org.

- JSR 160, JMX Remote API, has gone final-the spec and RI are now
available for public download: http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=160.  
This JSR consists of a mandatory part and an optional part; the
mandatory part will be included in JSR 176, J2SE 1.5 "Tiger".

- JSR 175 , A Metadata Facility for the Java tm Programming Language,
just entered public review.  Among the most eagerly anticipated 
component JSRs in JSR 176, J2SE 1.5 "Tiger", this JSR enables a wide
variety of powerful tools for use with the Java programming language. 
View and comment on the JSR here:
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=175

- JSR 75, PDA Optional Packages for the J2ME tm Platform, is in final
ballot. The ballot closes 17 November; you can view the JSR here:  
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=75

- JSR 7, Industrial Automation Extension, is back on track and has
updated its home page with minutes from the recent meeting to show the
progress and planned tasks for development over the next few months.  
You can view the JSR here: http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=7

Remember, all JSRs operating under JCP 2.5 (the current version of the
JCP) require that all expert group member entities have signed the JSPA2
located here: http://jcp.org/en/participation/membership.


 ** JCP PMO CLOSURE DATES **
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The EC is changing during the week of 18 - 25 November 2004.  This means
no 2 week ballots can start on 18 November.  Community Review ballots
can start on 18 November and end on 24 November.  The PMO will be on
winter holiday vacation from 24 December 2003 - 5 January 2004.  This
means no 2 week ballots can start on 16, 23 or 30 December.  Also, no
Community Review ballot can start on 23 or 30 December and no
Maintenance Review can end between 24 December 2003 and 5 January 2004.


 ** CONTACT INFORMATION **
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Here is how to contact the Program Office:

- http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/proposal: to submit proposals for new JSRs.

- spec-submit@jcp.org: to send in your draft and/or final specification
documents and
related materials (as .pdf or zip archive, please. Other formats will
not be posted).

- participant-access@jcp.org: in case you misplaced your Member
password....

- pmo@jcp.org: to reach the PMO.


See Also
Community Process Main Page