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June 2005
Contents

Recent News
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.
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2005 JCP Program Awards Nominees
The JCP Program Executive Committee member nominations for the 2005 JCP Program Awards have been posted in the following five categories:
View the nominees
 
The results will be announced at the JavaOne Conference, during the "Java Communities in Action Event" being held on 28 June, 6 PM, The Argent Hotel, Metro II & III rooms.
 
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License Feature & Reference
A new feature article is now available on jcp.org: "Java Technology Licensing Update, Options provide JCP Program Spec Leads with Choice & Flexibility". Itís easy to get overwhelmed when trying to choose the best option licensing model. This article provides information on some the choices for Java Specification Request (JSR) licenses, with examples of several of the licenses currently in use. Read the article.
 
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The JCP @ Javaone
The 10th iteration of the JavaOne Conference, San Francisco (US), will be held 27-30 June celebrating "The Power of Java" and Java's 10th birthday.
 
The JCP program has many activities planned during the conference, including a JCP Training session, BOF session, pod in the Sun booth, and the annual Community Event, where the JCP Program Awards will be presented. The PMO looks forward to seeing you there!
 
Sunday
JCP training, Argent Hotel, Franciscan I, 12-5 pm, rsvp to liz@jcp.org
 
Monday
The birds-of-a-feather session #1102, 8:30 pm, The Marriott Hotel, Pacific J; "The Java Community Process (JCP) Program: How the Java Technology Binary Software Standard Is Managed and Evolves." Come ask your favorite questions and share experiences.
 
Tuesday
"Java Communities in Action Event", The Argent Hotel, Metro II & III, 6 pm. Don't miss the third annual reception style event, hosted by JCP Chair, Onno Kluyt. Meet and mingle with other JCP program members, experts, spec leads and EC members, The JCP Program Awards will be presented here and Duke will be making a guest appearance! View evite here: http://jcp.org/files/Community_evite2005.pdf
 
Monday - Thursday
JCP EG Meeting Room, The Argent Hotel, Civic, 24 hour hold. Open to all JCP EGs, contact Liz (liz@jcp.org) for details and to reserve the room.
 
Monday - Wednesday (Pavilion or FC badge required)
JCP pod #811 in the Sun Microsystems booth at the Pavilion. Gifts will be handed out and representatives of the JCP PMO will be on hand to talk and answer questions JCP members, EC members, experts, and spec leads can drop by to pick up a JCP program ribbon to add to their JavaOne attendee badge.
 
Note: JavaOne badge not required for The Argent Hotel events. Read more details on JCP activities at JavaOne.
 
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Building & Strengthening the Java Brand
During the JavaOne conference, the next generation of the Java platform will be detailed. The next releases of the platforms will incorporate a new naming structure:
  • JavaTM Platform, Standard Edition 6 (shorthand: JavaTM SE 6)
  • JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (JavaTM EE 5)
  • JavaTM Platform, Micro Edition (JavaTM ME)
The name change only applies to future versions of the platform, beginning with products shipping after the JavaOne conference. Current and older versions should continue to carry the current naming structure. More information, including a 1-pager (At-A-Glance) document, and FAQs is posted on java.sun.com. If you have additional questions, please e-mail the Java Naming Help Desk: javanaming@sun.com.
 
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Noteworthy JSRs
Did you know that the PMO offers Public Relations support to spec leads? The JCP conducts outreach to the press with JSR news on an ongoing bi-weekly basis. If would like to highlight your JSR, please contact Corina Ulescu at corina@jcp.org.
  • JSR 276,  Design-Time Metadata for JavaServer Faces Components, is now available for review. This JSR will define a standard mechanism for associating design-time information with JavaServer Faces components.
  • JSR 277, Java Module System, is now available for review. The specification will define a distribution format and a repository for collections of Java code and related resources. It also defines the discovery, loading, and integrity mechanisms at runtime.
  • JSR 275, Units Specification has been approved for development in the JCP program. This JSR specifies Java packages for modeling and working with standard measures known as units.
  • JSR 198, A Standard Extension API for Integrated Development Environments, is now available for Early Draft Review. This JSR has the goal of defining a standard IDE API that allows developers to implement IDE plugins once and have them run with any IDE supporting the specification; the review closes on 6 July.
  • JSR 224,  Java API for XML-Based RPC 2.0, is now available for Public Review. This review closes on 18 July.
  • JSR 209, Advanced Graphics and User Interface Optional Package for the J2ME Platform, is now available for Public Review. The Advanced Graphics and User Interface (AGUI) Optional Package will migrate the core APIs for advanced graphics and user interface facilities from the J2SE platform to the J2ME platform. This review closes on 18 July.
The following Expert Groups have published their Final Release during the month of June:
  • JSR 234, Advanced Multimedia Supplements, led by Nokia Corporation
  • JSR 170, Content Repository for Java Technology API, led by Day Software
  • JSR 80, Java USB API, led by IBM
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PMO Holiday Closure
The PMO will be closed 4-8 July.  This means no ballots will begin or end during this week.  There will be no Draft Approval Ballots starting on 28 June, and no JSR Approval Ballots and Final Approval Ballots starting on 5 July; and, no JCP stages will begin during this week, but non-balloted stages may end during this week.  In addition, no EG updates will occur during this week.  See the 2005 JCP Calendar.
 
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PMO Contact Information

Here is how to contact the Program Office:
 
Expert Group (EG) Coordination: If you have an EG kick-off meeting and would like to get an overview of the JSR 2.6 program please contact the JSR Program Manager:
Liz@jcp.org or at 1 510 550 4353.
 
Liz is also available to facilitate face to face meetings for your EG or help two or more EGs of related or dependent JSRs to meet.
 
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: Expert Group lists, in case you misplaced your Member access information.
pmo@ jcp.org: to reach the PMO.
 
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Best regards,
Heather VanCura for the JCP PMO
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