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JCP Membership Drive 2017

Becoming a Member |  Instructions for Full Membership |  Instructions for Associate Membership |  Instructions for Partner Membership |  JCP Membership Info |  Why Join  

"Joining the JCP, especially being a member of several expert groups, has had a big impact on my career. Mostly by making it visible for the leadership and managers in my company that I am actually a part of forming the future of the platform. I also think, or hope, that it is an inspiration for my colleagues."  - Ivar Grimstad

"Joining the JCP is like being a Java citizen."  - Heinz Kabutz

JCP Sweepstakes

Join the JCP or convert your Individual Full Membership to an Associate Membership between 1 October and 31 December 2017 and enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a 90-day Pluralsight training voucher! 10 prize winners will be selected at random each month from Members who successfully joined or converted in October, November, and December.

Once you have joined or converted your JCP Membership, fill out the JCP online sweeptakes form to be entered into the drawing (1).

JCP Membership

Have your organization join the JCP as a Full or Partner Member before 26 October, 2017 and participate in the 2017 EC Election!

The changes to the Java Community Process introduced through JCP.Next (JSRs 348 and 355) make the JCP more open, transparent, and collaborative. Developed as JSR 364, the latest version of the JCP, JCP v2.10, enables even broader participation and membership in the JCP program. Your organization can join as a Full Member or as a Partner Member, or you can join as an Associate Member. Existing Individual Full Members can convert to Associate Memberships.

Instructions for Full Membership

JCP Full Members are legal entities such as companies that can propose new JSRs, participate as Experts on JSRs, be listed as Contributors to JSRs, and can vote in and serve on the JCP Executive Committee.

Instructions for Partner Membership

JCP Partner Members are Java User Groups, clubs, and other organizations that are not legal entities that can vote in and serve on the Executive Committee.

Instrutions for Associate Membership

Associate Members are individuals who want to contribute to JSRs and vote for the Associate Seats on the JCP Executive Committee.

Instructions for converting Individual Full Membership to Associate Membership

Individual Full Members of the JCP who wish to convert to Associate Memberships should visit the JCP Member Renewal page, select "Convert," and submit the form.

Then they should follow the instructions for Associate Membership to become Associate Members.

JCP Member Quotes

We asked some of our Members why they joined the JCP Program.

"Participating in the JCP heavily extended my Java EE knowledge as I started to deep dive into the standardizations being currently developed when I observed the progress and even more when I started to serve as an JAX-RS Expert Group member. Besides gaining knowledge about various specifications it's also very interesting to see how the future of Java will look like. Of course it is always a nice benefit to write JCP participation into your CV -- nothing says more that somebody knows Java EE than that they actually helped working on the specifications."
- Sebastian Daschner

"1) Networking, you meet important guys from different countries that is really cool. Maybe some of these guys could be your next colleagues.
2) Soft skill, you improve many soft skill such as communication, oratory, speak English, to non native.
3) Popularity
4) Technical skill. Once you open pull requests, suggest path, help in documentation, study the code, you will receive code review, mentoring and learn how companies such Red Hat, Tomitribe, IBM do their structure code.
5) Work in mainstream company, company that work with technology, became easier once you contribute in the most popular technology in the world."

- Otavio Santana

"As an employee of large corporation getting the permission for the Exhibit B is a long process. Getting signed up as an Associate Member was done in no time - all on-line simplified process - just awesome!"
- Sven Reimers

"I learned Java in the early days, reading the specifications of the language. Since then, I have found that getting involved with the process that defines the technology is an excellent boost to my career. It has allowed me to learn first what is being created, it helped me meet with some of the most important developers of the Java world, and enabled me to give my customers the best advice for their projects."
- Bruno Souza, Java Developer, member of the JCP since 2000

1 - No purchase necessary. Open to new JCP Members and existing Individual Full JCP Members converting to Associate Membership, 18 or older. Government employees, Oracle employees and their family members, and residents of Quebec, Italy, and countries under US embargo are not eligible to participate. Ends: December 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM. For complete Official Rules, see