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Mar 2005
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Recent News
Find out more about the latest happenings in the Java Community Process (JCP) program, by visiting the front page of the JCP program web site. Some recent new items are listed below, including a feature on the JCP 2.6 one year anniversary.
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New White Paper Published
A new white paper entitled "Java Standards: The Mandate for Interoperability and Compatibility" is available on the JCP.org site in pdf format. In this META Group Research Whitepaper, the role of the Java Community Process (JCP) Program is explored and it illustrates how the JCPit delivers platform independence and interoperability to the users of Java technology.
 
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The JCP @ Upcoming Industry Events
The JCP is participating at several industry events in the coming months.
 
JCP EC Member, Orange, will be taking their second Code Camp event for members of its developer programme to Sarasota, Florida (US) 18-20 April (registration info). During the event comprising 72 hours of learning, coding, demonstrating and building Orange will be actively seeking input from developers about the shape of MID-P 3.0 and feeding it back to the JCP program. Registration is encouraged now as places are limited ($249 including accommodation and food for 72 hours).
 
TeleManagement World (TMW), Nice (France), 17-19 May. This conference, organized every year by the Telemanagement Forum (TMF), is the largest conference worldwide dedicated to OSS: http://www.tmforum.org. The quarterly JCP program Executive Committee (EC) meeting and JCP Training session will be collocated with TMW, leading to multiple interactions between both events.
 
The JavaOne Conference, San Francisco (US), 27-30 June. This conference, now in its tenth year, is one of the largest gatherings in the world of developers, IT managers, and business professionals who are focused on Java technology: http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf/. The JCP program will have activities planned during the conference-stay tuned for details.
 
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JCP European Training
The European edition of the JCP Training & Communication session will be held in a one and a half day format on 19 (half day afternoon session) & 20 May (full day), following TeleManagement World in Nice, France:
 
Training times: 19 May 13:00 - 17:00 and 20 May 9:00 - 17:00
 
This will be a hands-on, interactive session that includes modeling a JSR Expert Group and tips on how to utilize the JCP 2.6 enhancements introduced last March to increase the transparency, efficiency and participation of JSRs. The JCP Training and Communication Sessions present an unique opportunity for future Spec Leads and Expert Group Members to meet with members of the PMO and experienced Spec Leads & Experts.
 
The sessions are hosted by the PMO free of charge and are open to everyone with interest in the JCP Program. If you wish to attend, know someone who would like to attend, or would like some more information regarding the Training sessions, please contact Liz Kiener at Liz@jcp.org or +1 510 550 4353. Additional information is available here: JCPtraining05.
 
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Noteworthy JSRs
There are several new JSRs being developed through the JCP program. You can nominate to serve on the expert group of these JSRs by clicking on the "Join Expert Group" link on the JSR detail page urls listed below. You can also request to join the Observer Alias of JCP 2.6 JSRs by emailing the spec lead (listed on the JSR detail page).
  • JSR-271, Mobile Information Device Profile 3, is now available for review. This JSR will specify the 3rd generation Mobile Information Device Profile (MID-P), expanding upon the functionality in all areas as well as improving interoperability across devices. The review closes 21 March.
  • JSR 208 Java Business Integration (JBI), is now available for Public Review; this review closes 4 April.
  • JSR 106, XML Digital Encryption APIs, is now available for Community Review, this review closes 4 April.
  • JSR 113, Java Speech API 2.0, is available for Public Review. This specification defines a cross-platform interface to support speech recognizers and synthesizers.
  • JSR 228, Information Module Profile - Next Generation, has passed Public Review ballot. Final release is planned for April 2005.
  • JSR 226, Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME, has completed its work and published the Final Release of the specification.
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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@jcp.org or at 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: Expert Group lists, in case you misplaced your Member access information.
pmo@ jcp.org: to reach the PMO.
 
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Best regards,
Heather VanCura for the JCP PMO
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