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January 2008
Contents

From the PMO


2008 JCP Calendar
The Java Community Process (JCP) 2008 Event Calendar is now published at http://jcp.org/en/whatsnew/calendar.

JCP PMO Blog
The JCP PMO has now a web log!
Check out the latest entries from the PMO at http://blogs.sun.com/jcp/ and contribute your own comments and views.

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Recent News

Find out more about the latest happenings and announcements in the JCP program, by visiting the front page of jcp.org. Some recent JCP-related news items are listed below.
  • JSR WATCH: A Look Back at 2007, A Look ahead at 2008

    Dear JCP Members,

    The turn of the year provides an opportunity to review the events of the past and to think about what lies ahead, so I'll address these themes in this month's column*. But first I'd like to wish you all a peaceful and successful New Year and also congratulate you for the steady progress the JCP made in 2007, all owing to your tireless work to create the best Java Standards.

    Patrick Curran, Chair


  • *(Patrick contributes a monthly column in JDJ Magazine)

  • Membership

    Our membership grew by more than 10% to a total of 1,427. More than 70% of the members are individuals and almost all of the remainder are corporations with a small but growing number of non-profit organizations (about 2%). More than half of the new members came from three countries: the U.S., Germany, and Brazil. Just over 50% of the membership is based in North America, followed by Europe and The Russian Federation at 31%, Asia and The Middle East at 11%, South America at 4%, and Oceania at 2%. The trend is definitely toward more individual and non-profit membership although corporate representation remains strong. Read more...
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Events

JCP PMO AND SLS AT JANUARY INDUSTRY EVENTS
In January, Patrick Curran, Chair of the JCP, presented at the Java Mobile and Embedded Developer Days Conference in Santa Clara, The JCP: Your friendly neighborhood standards organization https://developerdays.dev.java.net/
and Max Lanfranconi headed a Poster Session, Java ME and the Java Community Process. More about the JCP participation at the Conference at http://blogs.sun.com/jcp/

**Upcoming Events**



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Noteworthy JSRs

If you want to know more about a JSR of your interest, please take a look at the Community Update Pages accessible from all JSR detail pages. Your comments are much appreciated by Spec Leads and can influence the work of the Expert Groups.

  • JSR 210, OSS Service Quality Management API, published its proposed final draft in late December.
  • JSR 232, Mobile Operational Management posted an updated Maintenance Release.
  • JSR 254, OSS Discovery API, got its Final Draft approved by the EC. You can view the vote results A href=http://jcp.org/en/jsr/results?id=4518>here.
  • JSR 255, Java Management Extensions (JMX) Specification, version 2.0, posted its Early Draft in December.
  • JSR 264, Order Management API, published an update for the RI and TCK release.
  • JSR 289, SIP Servlet v1.1 got its Public Review draft approved.
  • JSR 293, Location API 2.0, recently published its Proposed Final Draft
  • JSR 307, Network Mobility and Mobile Data API, posted its Early Draft.
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Membership Updates



In January the JCP family got bigger again. Welcome to Nicholas Cranwell, Zayen Fradj, Vivante Corporation, Infragistics, Inc., and BT Group CTO/British Telecommunications!

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Invitation to contribute content

The Spec Leads who would like to contribute content to articles in developer publications (print and/or on-line) please contact the JCP PMO. The JCP receives leads from publications on a daily basis and is inviting you to take advantage of the opportunity to share your work under the JCP with broader audiences via our program of contributed articles.
To make sure you are not missing submission deadlines for upcoming articles to which you can contribute content or by line please make sure you make your interest known at the earliest convenience at corina@jcp.org

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PMO Contact Information

Here is how to contact the Program Office:

Expert Group (EG) Coordination: If you have an EG kick-off meeting and would like to get an overview of the JSR 2.6 program please contact the JSR Program Manager, Liz Kiener at: Liz@jcp.org or +1 510 550 4353. Liz is also available to facilitate face to face meetings for your EG or help two or more EGs of related or dependent JSRs to meet.

http://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).

admin@jcp.org: to submit Expert Group lists, in case you misplaced your password, requests for your Member access information, updates to your contact information.

pmo@jcp.org: to reach the PMO for general inquiries.

corina@jcp.org: to submit news items for Press & Analysts, and/or explore further opportunities to talk to press and analysts about your contribution to Java standards development through the JCP program.

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