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Spec Lead Guide: Overview of JCP 2.10 changes
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In April 2016, the revised JCP document was released as a Final Release of JSR 364 and the related changes to the process were activated.

Changes to JCP Membership | Changes to JSRs | Changes to the Executive Committee

Changes to JCP Membership

  • There is now no fee for JCP Membership. (3.1.6)
  • There are now three membership levels in the JCP (3.1):
    1. Partner Membership is for Java User Groups and other non-profit organizations without legal entity status who wish to vote or serve on the Executive Committee (3.1.2)
    2. Associate Membership is for individuals who wish to Contribute to a JSR and/or vote for Associate seats on the Executive Committee (3.1.3)
    3. Full Membership is for legal entities who wish to join Expert Groups, lead JSRs, and/or vote or serve on the Executive Committee (3.1.4)

Changes to JSR processes

  • All ballots, including Maintenance Review Ballots, are 7 days in length (3.7.7)
  • Updates to a Public Review or Maintenance Review must be submitted to the PMO no later than 3 days before the end of the review and posted before the review closes (3.4.4 and 3.6.2).
  • Maintenance Leads can request an exception to reduce the length of a Maintenance Review to 14 days (3.6.2)
  • Public Draft Specification Approval Ballots are now called Public Review Ballots (3.4.5)
  • Full and Associate Members can be listed as Contributors to a JSR (3.2.1)

Changes to the Executive Committee

  • There are now three types of seat on the Executive Committee: Ratified, Elected, and Associate (Appendix B)
  • Full and Partner Members can serve on the Executive Committee (3.7.2)
  • Full and Partner Members ratify Ratified seats (3.7.5)
  • Full and Partner Members vote for Elected seats (3.7.6)
  • Associate Members vote for Associate seats (3.7.6)

The PMO welcomes suggestions and requests from the Spec Leads for improvements of this guide and the process: