Java Community Process

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Java Community Process

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(JCP) An organization controlled by Sun Microsystems to further the growth of the Java language and runtime. The JCP produces standards called Java Standard Requests, which are "requests" in the same sense as RFCs.

Java Community Process

A system for allowing third parties to submit requests for new features to Java. JCP is a formal process, and fees are involved. In 1999, Sun submitted Java to the ECMA standards body, but withdrew its J2SE specification later in the year. Prior to being acquired by Oracle, Sun continued to promote its own JCP methodology. For more information, visit http://jcp.org/en/home/index.
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6 is an important step in that evolution," said Aaron Williams, specification lead for JSR 215 and JCP Executive Relations manager.
For a complete listing of the JSR 215 EG members please visit http://jcp.
The future direction of the JCP program is outlined in JSR 215 which, based on feedback from specification leads, experts, EC members and the JCP Program Office, proposes a series of changes aimed at increasing the transparency and the efficiency of the process while maintaining the focus of the community on the establishment of the Java technology binary software standard.
To find out more about the proposed JSR 215 and timeline, please visit http://jcp.
Among the recommended changes, JSR 215 proposes a new class of membership -- "Expert Group Observer" -- to enable a wider Java(tm) developer audience to contribute feedback to specifications development.
One of JCP's largest, JSR 215 Expert Group has 28 participants including Apache Software Foundation, Apple Computer, BEA Systems, Borland Software Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IONA Technologies, Insignia Solutions, Doug Lea, professor of computer science at the State University of New York at Oswego, Macromedia, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Motorola, Nokia Corporation, Nokia Networks, Oracle, PalmSource, Philips, Research In Motion (RIM), SAP, Siemens, SONY International (Europe) GmbH, Sony Ericsson Mobile, Sun Microsystems, Symbian, Texas Instruments, The SCO Group.