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Java Community ProcessSM — September, 2001 Newsletter

JCP PMO News Bulletin
September 2001

Hello JCP Members,
Here is your late September edition of the PMO News Bulletin.

This Bulletin is sent to JCP Members, Spec Leads and Experts and is
scheduled to be a monthly insert in your email inbox. This edition
informs you about the EC elections, Spec Lead case studies and
JavaOne Japan.

Read on for all the details!


** Recent News **
-----------------
Find out about more about the latest happenings in the JCP program,
by visiting  the "What's New" area of the JCP web site:
http://www.jcp.org/whatsnew/jcp/index.jsp.


** Spec Lead Case Studies **
----------------------------
Always wanted to know what life is like as a Spec Lead? Now you can.
The first two Spec Lead Case Studies are on line!

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road: JSR 53 Case Study"
See http://www.jcp.org/resources/guide/jsr53.jsp

"Operating a Consensus-Driven Small Expert Group: JSR 80 Case Study"
See http://www.jcp.org/resources/guide/jsr80.jsp


** JCP EC Elections - October 1 - November 14, 2001 **
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The time has arrived for the Executive Committee (EC) elections--the
ratification ballot opens on October 1. As a JCP member, you are
eligible to vote in the elections--each JCP member company casts one
collective vote. The JSPA contact for your company will receive voting
instructions shortly via email. To confirm that we have the correct JSPA
contact within your company please send e-mail to
participant-access@jcp.org.

Following the ratifications, nominations for the open elections can be
submitted. If you or your company is interested in joining one of the
ECs this is a good time to prepare your nomination. The nomination
template will become available from the web site on October 17.

You can influence the evolution of Java technologies by casting
your vote for the EC Nominees. The international Java community develops
and evolves Java technology specifications using the JCP.  The EC has a
major role to play in this process--they are responsible for guiding the
evolution of Java technologies by approving specifications.

Don't be left out of this opportunity to shape the future of Java
technologies--participate in the election of the ECs, starting Oct 1.


** JavaOne(sm) Conference Goes Global **
----------------------------------------
The first ever JavaOne conference outside of San Francisco will be in
Yokohama, Japan, November 28-30, 2001. Meet and network with Java (tm)
technology developers from around the world to help take your code to
the next level.

The JCP will host an evening reception for JCP Members on Tuesday,
November 27, 2001, immediately following the Java Licensee event.
Stay tuned for more details.

For 2001 Conference information, go to: http://java.sun.com/javaone/


** Notable JSRs **
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This section of the News Bulltin calls out JSRs that have news to share
with the Java Community. If your JSR has something newsworthy to report
then send an alert ("Hey PMO!") to pmo@jcp.org.

Check out the case studies for JSR 53 and 80 that were added to the Spec
Lead Guide at http://www.jcp.org/resources/guide/index.jsp.


** Contact information **
-------------------------
Here is how to contact the Program Office:

- http://www.jcp.org/jsr/proposal/index.jsp
            - To submit proposals for new JSRs.
- spec-submit@jcp.org
            - To send in your draft and/or final specification
              documents and related materials.
              (as HTML or Zip file, please.
              Other formats are harder for us to open).
- participant-access@jcp.org
            - In case you misplaced your Member password....
- pmo@jcp.org
            - To reach the PMO.


See Also
Community Process Main Page