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The approval of the JSRs within the JCP is a duty performed by the two Executive Committees. These are appointed bodies representing the members of the community. The ME EC oversees JSRs related to the consumer and embedded space while the SE/EE EC oversees JSRs for the desktop and server space. Together the two ECs also vote on the process-changing JSRs such as JSR 215. There are 16 voting members on each EC; Sun has a permanent seat on each EC. The 15 remaining seats have three-year terms with no limit to the number of terms a member can serve. One seat, one vote. Each year, in October and November, elections are held to appoint JCP members to the seats whose terms have come up. This year for the ME EC four nominated seats come up (Matsushita, Motorola, PalmSource, and Siemens) and two elected seats (BEA and Zucotto). For the SE/EE EC the names are Fujitsu, HP, IB... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the November edition of the JCP column! Each month you can read about the Java Community Process: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP. For November I'll be covering a handful of new JSRs, several final JSRs including one rather longrunning one that has now reached the finish line, a plug for ApacheCon, and a report on the first phase of this year's EC elections. New JSRs Since the writing of last month's column, four new JSRs were submitted by JCP members. The first new JSR of this year was number 203, and th... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the April edition of the JCP column! Each month you can read about the Java Community Process: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP. In this month's column I'm focusing mostly on one new JSR. Java Is a Platform The above is an often-heard description when talking about this technology. While many Java developers may first think of the Java programming language, what makes this technology successful is not only the niceties of the programming language but the richness of the class libraries and the presence o... (more)

Six New Spec Leads Reach JCP Stardom

The red carpet isn't rolled out just on Hollywood Boulevard this time of the year. It happens in our community too. Six new spec leads recently reached stardom and I'm inviting you to meet them in this month's column. Exceptional spec lead performance gets noticed by the community and acknowledged through awards and the Star Spec Leads distinction as a key ingredient for an effective and smooth JSR development process. It's already an established tradition for the community that occurs two or three times a year to raise its most successful spec leads to stardom. Folks like Danny ... (more)

JCP.org Web Site Gets a New Life

It's well known in Java community neighborhoods that the jcp.org site has been the communication lifeline for the JCP program since its inception. It's been the virtual meeting place for members, the primary source of information and updates about Java standards, and the spot where key interactions for the development of JSRs have occurred. This month the JCP program has a new site. The redesigned jcp.org provides for broader and deeper interaction through personalized content, user-friendly navigation, and other newly introduced capabilities. Don't take my word for it though - g... (more)