Becoming a JCP Member
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Java technology evolves through a continual process of improvement, made possible by the work of the Java community. The JCP is the official organization for making your improvements to the platform, and this is largely possible through Membership to the JCP. Non-Member public participants who have registered for an account on jcp.org can provide suggestions and review materials posted to JSR Community tabs, but the best way to contribute ideas, and the only way to contribute JSRs for review, is as a JCP member.
Membership in the JCP offers you a chance to become a permanent part of the Java platform's history by contributing your work and recommendations to the various standard specifications. JCP Program Membership entitles you to:
Registration vs. Membership
Regular users of jcp.org are encouraged to register for the site, which enables such features as JSR Watch Lists and access to JSR Community tabs.
But JCP Membership is separate from registering as a user of jcp.org. If you have registered on the jcp.org site, you are a registered user of the site, but it does not make you a JCP Member. Registration enables a number of features of the web site; Membership empowers registered users to participate in the additional ways mentioned above.
Participation as a Member requires you or your organization to sign the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA). The JSPA is a one-year, renewable agreement between you and Oracle America. The agreement carries an annual fee, depending on your Member category:
Note: As of February 15, 2010, Sun Microsystems, Inc. has been renamed Oracle America, Inc. JSPAs that were in force as of that date, as well as JSPAs entered into subsequently, whether for the first time or by renewal pursuant to Section 10 of the JSPA, shall be understood to be between the signatory ("You") and Oracle America, Inc., and shorthand references to "Sun" shall be understood to refer to "Oracle America, Inc" (shorthand, "Oracle").