JCP and the Future of Java
The JCP plays a critical role in the evolution of Java. This session will explain how the JCP is organized and how JSRs (Java standards) are developed. We will discuss the current state of the Java platforms, and explain how the JCP is helping to develop them. The session will also cover the relationship between the JCP and open-source development processes, and the value of transparency and participation. Finally, we will explore some upcoming changes to the process, and explain how you can get involved. Bring your questions, your suggestions, and your concerns. We want to hear from you, and to encourage and enable your active participation in the advancement of the Java platform.
Patrick Curran is Chair of the JCP. In this role he oversees the activities of the organization's Program Management Office including driving the process, managing its membership, guiding specification leads and experts through the process, leading Executive Committee meetings, and managing the JCP.org web site Patrick has worked in the software industry for more than 25 years, and at Sun (and now Oracle) for almost 20 years. He has a long-standing record in conformance testing, and most recently led the Java Conformance Engineering team in Sun's Client Software Group. He was also chair of Sun's Conformance Council, which was responsible for defining Sun's policies and strategies around Java conformance and compatibility. Patrick has participated actively in several consortia and communities including the W3C (as a member of the Quality Assurance Working Group and co-chair of the Quality Assurance Interest Group), and OASIS (as co-chair of the Test Assertions Guidelines Technical Committee). Patrick's blog is here.
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