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Mar/Apr 2009

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Dear JCP Members,

This is the March/April edition of the Java Community Process (sm) (JCP sm) Program Management Office (PMO) Newsletter. This Newsletter is sent to JCP Members, Executive Committee (EC) Members, Spec Leads. This edition covers recent news/events, the JCP Program Annual Awards, the EC Special Election results, Java Specification Requests (JSR) updates and new members.

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Find out more about the latest happenings and announcements in the JCP program, by visiting the front page of jcp.org. Some recent JCP-related news items are listed below.
  • The beta for the new jcp.org site has begun. If you are still interested in volunteering as a beta tester of the new jcp.org site, please email the PMO now: pmo@jcp.org.
  • The minutes and the materials of the January and February JCP EC meetings are available: http://jcp.org/en/resources/EC_summaries.
  • For an update on the PMO “Transparency Initiative” see the slides from the January 2009 EC meeting on that topic. There is also a “JCP Year in Review” with some interesting data.
  • The EC has submitted JSR 215, JCP version 2.6, for Maintenance Review. Please review the change log and send your comments to jsr-215-comments@jcp.org! Download here: http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=215.
  • You can read the latest JSR case study series on Transparency and Collaboration, part 3 of 3, featuring JSR 113, JSR 231, JSR 241, JSR 243 & JSR 303: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/transparency3 .
  • March was Women's History Month and also International Women's Day; read about some of the women of the JCP program here: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/womens_day
In The News


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**Upcoming Events**



  • The 2009 JavaOne Conference, San Francisco, CA 2-5 June http://java.sun.com/javaone/index.jsp The Early Bird rate for registration has been extended. The PMO is making preparations for JavaOne...watch for more details soon.


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This year the JCP program office will accept nominations from the community for the the JCP Program Awards in six categories. There is still time to submit nominations—please submit online or via email to pmo@jcp.org by 4 May. http://wiki.jcptest.info/boards/index.php?b=3

The winner in each category will be determined by Executive Committee (EC) vote. Please register and submit your nomination and justification for each category –if your nomination wins the award, you will receive a gift from the JCP program office.

For more information on the Awards visit: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/awards/awards_main

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**Special Election**



Please welcome our new EC Member, Aplix, represented primarily by John Rizzo. The JCP PMO held a Special Election for one Java Micro Edition EC seat, with a term ending in December 2010: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/ec-feature_ME091206#rizzo .

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To listen to the Spec Lead call that took place in March on the topic of Inactive JSRs, visit the JCP Multimedia page: http://jcp.org/en/resources/multimedia

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If you want to know more about a JSR of your interest, please take a look at the Community Update Pages accessible from all JSR detail pages. Your comments are much appreciated by Spec Leads and can influence the work of the Expert Groups.



The following JSRs submitted an Early Draft Review (EDR):

  • JSR 321, Trusted Computing API for Java.
  • JSR 329, Portlet 2.0 Bridge for JavaServer Faces 1.2 Specification
  • JSR 282, Real-Time Specification for Java 1.1

JSR 325 submitted a Public Review for approval and comment; the EC ballot closes on 18 May.

The following JSRs submitted Proposed Final Drafts (PFD):

JSR 235, Service Data Objects, passed Final Approval Ballot by the SE/EE EC.

JSR 109, Implementing Enterprise Web Services; JSR 179, Location API for J2ME; JSR 224, Java API for XML-Based Web Services.; JSR 256, Mobile Sensor API; JSR 257, Contactless Communication API.; JSR 281, IMS Services API; and JSR 215, JCP version 2.6 were active in Maintenance phases.

Spec Leads: A reminder that if you have notified the PMO of an upcoming posting in the JavaOne time frame, all of your materials must be sent to spec-submit@jcp.org on or before 13 May 2009. Materials submitted after this time may not be posted before JavaOne. It is unlikely that any postings will happen during the conference. Instructions for submitting materials for posting are found in the Spec Lead Guide online: http://jcp.org/en/resources/guide


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**New Members**



Join the PMO in giving a warm welcome to new members!

The following Java User Groups (JUG) joined in March and April: JUG-RU, JUG-Macedonna, JUG-Utah, JUG-RIO, JUG-WUG, JUG-Duchess.

There were 2 new corporate members: TQTVD Software Ltda (Brasil) and Dynatrace Software GmBH (Austria).

And the following Individuals joined: Brian Diekelman, Scott Dierbeck Baiyun Gao, Sathish Jayapal, Michael Lee, Ravi Pandya, Jigar Sutaria, Matthew K. Walter (all USA), Werner Denzin (Brazil), Hanh Nguyen (Quebec), Yschak Rubin (South Africa), Philippe Marschall (Switzerland), Felipe Vieira Silva (Switzerland), Fournie-Taillant Pascal (France), Jacob Feldman (Ireland).



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Here is how to contact the Program Office:

http://jcp.org/en/jsr/proposal: to submit proposals for new JSRs.

spec-submit@jcp.org: to send in your draft and/or final specification documents and related materials (as .pdf or Zip archive, please. Other formats will not be posted).

admin@jcp.org: to submit Expert Group lists, in case you misplaced your password, requests for your Member access information, updates to your contact information.

pmo@jcp.org: to reach the PMO for general inquiries.

http://blogs.sun.com/jcp: to follow latest announcements on the JCP program.



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Best Regards, Heather VanCura on behalf of the JCP PMO



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JCP Program Newsletter March/April 2009