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Welcome to jcp.org, home of the Java Community ProcessSM (JCPSM) Program. The JCP is the mechanism for developing standard technical specifications for Java technology. Anyone can register for the site and participate in reviewing and providing feedback for the Java Specification Requests (JSRs), and anyone can sign up to become a JCP Member and then participate on the Expert Group of a JSR or even submit their own JSR Proposals.
 
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EC Elections Results Posted
Results of the 2016 Fall EC Elections are posted. Congratulations to the elected EC Members.

14th Annual JCP Program Awards Winners Announced
The winners of the 14th annual JCP Program Awards were announced at the Annual JCP Community Party.

JCP Membership Drive 2016
Join the JCP during our Memberhip Drive and pick up a JCP T-shirt or PluralSight voucher (limited quantity, first come, first served for new Associate JCP Memberships)!

JCP Memberships and the JSR 364 Final Release
The JCP Program Office and Executive Committee (EC) are excited to announce the release of JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership! With this release, the JCP Process Document is upgraded to version 2.10 from version 2.9.

A significant change in this JSR is the introduction of new levels of Membership - Full Membership, Partner Membership, and Associate Membership. For more information about the Memberships the JCP offers, please see the JCP Participation Overview page and check the flowchart list to see which Membership applies to you.


Login Change
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JSR Updates

New JSRs
JSR 380, Bean Validation 2.0
JSR 379, Java SE 9 Release Contents

Early Draft Reviews
JSR 366, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8

Public Reviews
JSR 362, Portlet Specification 3.0

Proposed Final Drafts
 

Final Releases
JSR 363, Units of Measurement API

Maintenance Reviews
JSR 223, Scripting for the Java Platform

Maintenance Releases
JSR 250, Common Annotations for the Java Platform
JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership


Recent Members
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Individual Membership Renewal Process
The Program Management Office is completing the individual JCP Membership renewal process now. The individual JCP Membership of those who have not responded will be canceled.

JCP.Next Progress Update
JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, has posted a Proposed Final Draft.
JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process, also continues development in parallel.
JSR 355, JCP Executive Committee Merge, completed its work and went final on 22 August 2012.

JSR 355 Final Release delivered the current version of the JCP -- published as the JCP Process Document (version 2.9) and the EC Standing Rules (version 2.2).

Read JCP.next: Where Are We and How Are We Doing? to learn more about JCP.next.


JUGs or Individuals, Complete the Transparency Checks or Audits on JSRs

There is a transparency sub-project introduced as part of the Adopt-a-JSR program. We need JUGs or individuals to do transparency checks or audits on JSRs.


EC Meetings
The latest EC meeting summaries have been posted.

Materials for Spec Leads
Following the upgrade to the JCP 2.8 Program, the Program Office has made available the following materials for Spec Leads on the Multimedia page of jcp.org:
  • Adopt-a-JSR for Spec Leads (February 2013 call)
  • JCP 2.9 and Transparency (November 2012 call)
  • Meet the Candidates (October 2012 call)
  • Expert Group Nominations (June 2012 call)
  • Leveraging the JCP Community (February 2012 call)
  • Transparency (December 2011 call)
  • JCP 2.8 Overview (October 2011 call)


JUG Members Learn the Benefits of Active JCP Participation
The Java Community Process (JCP) program has seen a dramatic rise in worldwide participation. Read more here...



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News JSR 366 Java EE 8 Early Draft Review 2
 
JSR 362 Portlet Specification 3.0 Public Review
 
JSR 223 Scripting for the Java Platform Maintenance Review
 
JSR 364 Broadening JCP Membership Maintenance Release
 
JSR 363 Units of Measurement API Final Release
 
JSR 250 Common Annotations for the Java Platform Maintenance Release 2
 
JSR 364 Broadening JCP Membership Maintenance Review
 
JSR 363 Units of Measurement API Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 362 Portlet Specification 3.0 Early Draft Review 2
 
JSR 380 Bean Validation 2.0 JSR Proposal
 
JSR 173 Streaming API for XML Maintenance Review 5
 
JSR 250 Common Annotations for the Java Platform Maintenance Review 3
 
JSR 367 Java API for JSON Binding Public Review
 
JSR 379 Java SE 9 Release Contents JSR Review
 
JSR 364 Broadening JCP Membership Final Release
 
JSR 363 Units of Measurement API Public Review
 
JSR 368 Java Message Service 2.1 Early Draft Review
 
JSR 366 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 Early Draft Review
 
JSR 372 JavaServer Faces 2.3 Specification Early Draft Review
 
JSR 369 Java Servlet 4.0 Specification Early Draft Review
 
JSR 362 Portlet Specification 3.0 Early Draft Review
 
JSR 371 Model-View-Controller 1.0 Specification Early Draft Review 2
 
JSR 56 Java Network Launching Protocol and API Maintenance Review 8
 
JSR 367 Java API for JSON Binding Early Draft Review
 
JSR 374 Java API for JSON Processing 1.1 Early Draft Review
 
JSR 329 Portlet 2.0 Bridge for JavaServer Faces 1.2 Specification Maintenance Review
 
JSR 286 Portlet 2.0 Specification Maintenance Review
 
JSR 365 CDI 2.0 Early Draft Review
 
JSR 342 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 Maintenance Release
 
JSR 378 Portlet 3.0 Bridge for JavaServer Faces 2.2 Specification JSR Review
 
JSR 364 Broadening JCP Membership Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 354 Money and Currency API Final Release
 
JSR 342 Java EE 7 Maintenance Review
 
JSR 359 SIP Servlet 2.0 Specification Final Release
 
JSR 371 Model-View-Controller 1.0 Specification Early Draft Review
 
JSR 343 Java Message Service 2.0 Maintenance Release
 
JSR 354 Money and Currency API Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 336 Java SE 7 Release Contents Maintenance Release
 
JSR 364 Broadening JCP Membership Public Review
 
JSR 337 Java SE 8 Release Contents Maintenance Release
 
JSR 336 Java SE 7 Release Contents Maintenance Review
 
JSR 270 Java SE 6 Release Contents Maintenance Review
 
JSR 282 RTSJ 2.0 Early Draft Review 2
 
JSR 343 Java Message Service 2.0 Maintenance Review
 
JSR 337 Java SE 8 Release Contents Maintenance Review
 
JSR 359 SIP Servlet 2.0 Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 363 Units of Measurement API Early Draft Review
 
JSR 377 Desktop|Embedded Application API JSR Review
 
JSR 376 JavaTM Platform Module System JSR Review
 
JSR 375 JavaTM EE Security API JSR Review
 
JSR 374 JavaTM API for JSON Processing 1.1 JSR Review
 
JSR 373 JavaTM EE Management API 2.0 JSR Review
 
JSR 372 JavaTM Server Faces 2.3 Specification JSR Review
 
JSR 371 Model-View-Controller 1.0 Specification JSR Review
 
JSR 370 JavaTM API for RESTful Web Services 2.1 Specification JSR Review
 
JSR 369 JavaTM Servlet 4.0 Specification JSR Review
 
JSR 368 JavaTM Message Service 2.1 JSR Review
 
JSR 367 Java API for JSON Binding JSR Review
 
JSR 366 Java EE 8 JSR Review
 
JSR 339 JAX-RS Maintenance Review
 
JSR 356 Java API for WebSocket Maintenance Release
 
JSR 365 Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0 JSR Review
 
JSR 364 Broadening JCP Membership Early Draft Review
 
JSR 356 Java API for WebSocket Maintenance Review
 
JSR 361 Java ME Embedded Profile Final Release
 
JSR 360 CLDC 8 Final Release
 
JSR 359 SIP Servlet 2.0 Public Review
 
JSR 352 Batch Applications for the Java Platform Maintenance Review
 
JSR 364 Broadening JCP Membership JSR Review
 
JSR 56 Java Network Launching Protocol and API Maintenance Review 7
 
JSR 354 Money and Currency API Public Review 2
 
JSR 363 Units of Measurement API
 
JSR 337 Java SE 8 Final Release
 
JSR 335 Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language Final Release
 
JSR 310 Date and Time API Final Release
 
JSR 308 Annotations on Java Types Final Release
 
JSR 269 Pluggable Annotation Processing API Maintenance Release 2
 
JSR 221 JDBC Maintenance Release 2
 
JSR 206 JAXP Maintenance Release 3
 
JSR 199 Java Compiler Maintenance Release
 
JSR 173 Streaming API for XML Maintenance Release
 
JSR 160 JMX Remote API Maintenance Release 2
 
JSR 114 JDBC Rowset Implementations Maintenance Release 3
 
JSR 3 JMX Specification Maintenance Release 4
 
JSR 361 Java ME Embedded Profile Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 360 CLDC 8 Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 346 Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1 Maintenance Review
 
JSR 269 Pluggable Annotation Processing API Maintenance Review 2
 
JSR 173 Streaming API for XML Maintenance Review 4
 
JSR 337 Java SE 8 Release Contents Public Review
 
JSR 335 Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language Public Review
 
JSR 310 Date and Time API Public Review
 
JSR 308 Annotations on Java Types Public Review
 
JSR 221 JDBC 4.0 API Specification Maintenance Review 2
 
JSR 199 Java Compiler API Maintenance Review
 
JSR 160 JMX Remote API Maintenance Review 3
 
JSR 114 JDBC Rowset Implementations Maintenance Review 3
 
JSR 003 JMX Specification Maintenance Review 6
 
JSR 354 Money and Currency API Public Review
 
JSR 206 Java API for XML Processing Maintenance Review 3
 
JSR 351 Java Identity API Early Draft Review
 
JSR 361 Java ME Embedded Profile Public Review
 
JSR 360 Connected Limited Device Configuration 8 Public Review
 
Martijn Verburg, London JUG co-lead, interview
 
JCP.next News Article
 
Interview with Patrick Curran, JCP Chair
 
Oracle completes acquisition of Sun
 
JCP Blog
 
Java Community Process now open, transparent, and agile (or not)
 
Java Body to Open Smoke-Filled Rooms
 
Java specs and governance
 
CMIS Plugfest, JCR and Star Spec Leads