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The Java Community Process Program -- February 2003 Newsletter

Java Community ProcessSM — February 2003 Newsletter

JCP News Bulletin
February 2003

Dear JCP Members,
Here is your February 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, community resources available from the JCP,  Executive Committee
meeting summaries, and some news for spec leads, including an upcoming
spec lead training session.
** 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:  

Some recent items include:

- An interview with JCP Chair Rob Gingell on open source licensing,
binary standards, and compatibility.

- A interview with Don Deutsch, JCP Executive Committee
(EC) member, in which he describes the process of evolving the JCP to
version 2.5.

- A round table article of the newly elected JCP EC members on their
participation in the JCP.

The Community Resources section of has been updated and expanded
to include information on JCP 2.5, JCP Datasheet, Whitepapers,
Presentation on JCP, TCK Tools information, and Sun Community Source 
Licensing (SCSL) information and license template.

Summaries of JCP EC meetings are now available for JCP members who are
interested in following the work of the EC.  You will need your your JCP
Community Draft user ID and password (not your Expert Group user ID) to
access the summaries:

 ** 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

- JSR 185, Java Technology for the Wireless Industry, has updated the
JSR 185 detail page with an open letter from the Expert Group and the
Java Wireless Architecture Roadmap:

- JSR 31, XML Data Binding Specification, passed the Final Approval
ballot on 27 January 2003.  View the original Java Specification Request

Remember, all JSRs operating under JCP 2.5 (the current version of the
JCP) require that all expert group member entities have signed the new
JSPA2 located here:

** For Spec Leads **
- The PMO has updated the Spec Lead Guide with license templates for
proposed business terms under JCP 2.5, including SCSL 3.0, SPL 1.0 and
SISSL 1/0.  You can find the Spec Lead Guide here:

- After the completion of a successful spec lead training on the West
Coast in January, the PMO is planning the next session for the first
week of March in Grenoble, France.  Stay tuned for upcoming sessions in
other regions. Please send RSVPs, requests and/or questions to:

- Please note the following dates when the PMO will be closed and 
ballots will not take place:
--Summer vacation from 30 Jun - 7 Jul 2003
--EC changing from 18 - 25 Nov 2003 (no 2 week ballot can start on 18
--Winter holiday vacation from 24 Dec 2003 - 5 Jan 2004

As JavaOne approaches, be sure to provide the PMO with approximate dates
(asap) for your JSRs going through Public Review - Final Release before
JavaOne, especially if you have a JavaOne deadline for any particular
stage to be reached.

You can contact your JSR Program Manager, Liz Cadd, for any
questions you may have at any time.  She can be reached at or +1 510.550.4353.

** 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
February 2003

See Also
Community Process Main Page