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This month I'll discuss the evolution of the JCP, J2SE 1.5 or "Tiger", Java portlets, and a new JSR from Nokia and Siemens. JSR 215, aka JCP Version 2.6 The Java Community Process is the only standards body with a version number! Currently, we're at 2.5 and hope to soon be at 2.6. Where are we now? About halfway between 2.5 and 2.6. Rule and regulation changes in the JCP happen through the JSRs. JSR 913 modified the JSR ballot voting rules, JSRs 99 and 171 led to JCP 2.5, and JSR 215 is creating JCP 2.6. This JSR just completed the Community Review and ballot. The Program Office together with the Executive Committees will now be working toward Public Review. A few of the things the group will focus on are clarifications around JSRs assigned to both ECs, a draft transparency plan for spec leads to use, and ironing out the mandatory TCK requirements. While the Communit... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the January edition of the JCP column. In the time-honored New Year's tradition of offering a perspective of the past year, I have written a different column on the JCP than in other months. Driven partly by the fifth anniversary milestone and partly by some interesting trends happening around us, I'm taking this opportunity to chat with you about this past year and about what may lie ahead for the Java community in 2004. A Look Back To start with the technology side of things: 2003 saw the J2EE 1.4 JSRs go final. The Executive Committee voted unanimously in favor, thus... (more)

Java Community Process - Annual Awards Winners

In the May column I introduced the candidates nominated by the community for the top 2007 JCP Awards- the JCP Program 5th Annual Awards. For those of you who missed the grand finale at the Community Event organized by the JCP at JavaOne, here's the line-up of winners. JCP Member of the Year: Apache Software Foundation The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) won the JCP Member of the Year award in recognition of its contributions in 2007 and its active participation in the JCP community overall. ASF representatives have served on numerous Expert Groups and helped implement JCP specifi... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the December edition of the JCP column! Every 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. This month I'll cover how the elections are progressing, and a new JSR from Sun, two JSRs in Community Review, two in Public Review, and three on the Final Approval ballot. The Executive Committee Elections, the Open Election Stage This time there are two seats on each EC open for election. When you look at the candidates on the election Web site at http://jcpelection2003.org... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the December 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. This time around I'll cover the recent elections for the Executive Committees and four new J2ME-related JSRs. The Envelope Please! During October and November the annual elections for the two Executive Committees take place. Each year the elections are managed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers to ensure an impartial execution of the proceedings. In October the JCP membership ratified... (more)