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Jan/Feb 2009

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Dear JCP Members,

Here is your first 2009 edition of the Java Community Process (sm) (JCP sm) Program Management Office (PMO) Newsletter. This Newsletter is sent to JCP Members, Executive Committee (EC) Members, and Spec Leads. This edition covers recent news/events, the EC Special Election, Java Specification Requests (JSR) updates, and new members.

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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.
  • The PMO hosted a webinar on the topic of transparency in December titled "How to Run an Expert Group Efficiently", and spec leads Mike Milikich (Motorola) and Ed Burns (Sun) spoke about tools and techniques that they have used with their expert groups. The December meeting was recorded and is now available; the next meeting will be 11 March and will focus on the topic of Inactive JSRs; watch your inbox for an invitation: http://jcp.org/en/resources/multimedia.
  • Speaking of transparency, the PMO is now making available both the minutes and the materials of JCP EC meetings see: http://jcp.org/en/resources/EC_summaries.
  • For more on the "Transparency Initiative" see the slides from the December 2008 EC meeting on that topic. You can also read the latest JSR case study series on Transparency and public drafts here, featuring JSR 283, JSR 308, JSR 310 & JSR 321: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/transparency.
  • In December the JCP program celebrated ten years of collaborative work from companies, academics, individual developers and not-for-profits who have come together to develop Java standards. You can read about the party and view pictures: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/birthday_story and http://jcpmedia.org/media/party/album.

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**Upcoming Events**





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**Special Election**



The JCP PMO is currently holding a Special Election for one Java Micro Edition EC seat, for a term ending in December 2010. This will fill Intel's vacated seat on the Java ME EC (Intel retains their Java SE/EE EC seat). Four candidates are running in the election: Aplix, Cox Communications, Marlon Luz, and Shawn Fitzgerald.

We are also making our collaborative site for communication between members and candidates. Please check the board for qualification statements and Q&A with the candidates: http://wiki.jcptest.info/boards/index.php?b=2

Voting is open now until 9 March. All JCP program members (JSPA 2) primary contacts were contacted with voting instructions—please remember to vote. Contact the PMO with any questions concerning the election.

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You may have noticed a label for some JSRs being developed through the JCP program—Inactive JSRs have both not posted a Final Release and have not posted a JCP milestone draft for the last 18 months. When the JSR posts a milestone or is withdrawn it will be listed as active again on the appropriate page. You can learn more here.

To view a list of such JSRs: http://jcp.org/en/jsr/stage?listBy=inactive.

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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.



The following new JSRs were submitted and approved by the SE/EE EC:
  • JSR 328 Change Management API
  • JSR 329 Portlet 2.0 Bridge for JavaServer Faces 1.2 Specification

The following Public Review Drafts were submitted and approved by the EC:
  • JSR 249 Mobile Service Architecture 2
  • JSR 316 JavaPlatform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) Specification
  • JSR 307 Network Mobility and Mobile Data API
  • JSR 315 JavaTM Servlet 3.0 Specification
  • JSR 319 Availability Management for Java
  • JSR 303 Bean Validation
  • JSR 314 JavaServer Faces 2.0
  • JSR 299 Web Beans
  • JSR 322 Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6
  • JSR 328 Change Management API
  • JSR 235 Service Data Objects (and also submitted a Proposed Final Draft)

And,
  • JSR 284 Resource Consumption Management API, submitted it's Final Release!
  • JSR 245 JavaServer Pages 2.1 - Maintenance activity
  • JSR 311 JAX-RS: The Java API for RESTful Web Services - Maintenance activity
  • JSR 196 Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers - Maintenance activity


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**New Members**



Join the PMO in giving a warm welcome to new members: JUG-USA, Houston JUG, Connecticut JUG, Oklahoma City JUG, Detroit JUG, Malasia JUG, Polish JUG, Japan JUG, Riviera JUG.

Individuals: Wei Ming You (Canada), Alan McMichael (USA), Darryl West (USA), Paul Cowen (Australia), Nishanth Vepachedu (USA), Jens Wilkes (Germany), Ali OK (Turkey) and to the new corporate member: Caucho Technology (USA).

We extended to Java User Groups (JUG) the opportunity to join the JCP program for free—based on the interest and feedback that we have received from the community, we will be extending that offer past the initial February deadline; see: http://jcp.org/en/participation/jug

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Here is how to contact the Program Office:

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.



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