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)
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.
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)
Welcome to the May 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. Before we start, let me
quickly follow up on last month's column: the Groovy JSR was approved
unanimously. Congratulations to Strachan, et al, and I wish them much success
with the JSR.
Coming Soon to a Television in Your Neighborhood
With a new JSR on the ballot, the JCP enters a new world. Cox Communications
with the support of CableLabs, Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable, and oth... (more)
Last month at the 2005 JavaOne Conference, members of the Java Community
Process (JCP) program got together with the other Java communities for our
traditional annual Java Communities in Action event. We mixed, mingled, and
celebrated our ongoing efforts to extend Java technology on all fronts. On
behalf of the JCP Executive Committees I handed out awards for JCP program
achievements over the past year. The Executive Committees (ECs) had selected
the honorees, which were easier to pick out since last year's migration to
JCP version 2.6 encouraged the Expert Groups to work more tr... (more)
Every year the process of choosing the community's best starts with
nominations in five categories: Member of the Year, Most Outstanding Spec
Lead for Java Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition, Most Outstanding Spec Lead
for Java Micro Edition, Most Innovative JSR for Java Standard
Edition/Enterprise Edition, and Most Innovative JSR for Java Micro Edition.
This year the JCP adds a new one: JCP Participant of the Year. At the time of
writing the JCP Executive Committees (EC) representatives selected three to
four nominees in each category and have another 10 days to vote for the