At the 17th August in Munich there was a JCP-Roundtable Event with some luminaries:
Ed Cobb,BEA Systems, JCP EC Java SE/EE;
Danny Coward, Sun Microsystems, JCP EC Java SE/EE;
Michael DeNicola, Fujitsu, JCP EC Java SE/EE;
Jean-Marie Dautelle, freelancer, JCP EC Java ME;
Calinel Pasteanu, Sun Microsystems, JCP EC Java ME,
senior director of the JCP
as well as jounalists and community leaders. In the first part of this event Ono Kluyt introduced the JCP ECs. The second part - the actual round table, the participants asked questions about the JCP itself, as well as about the Java EE 6, OpenJDK, especially Profiles, Multimedia and "Micro Edition". I was especially curious about the future development of the JCP and especially the transparency of JSR. The JSPA Agreement is still restrictive (see reactions to my post Sorry, but I like the idea of JCP and especially the JSRs), so I asked directly what the future is. In fact it seems like the process itself is going to be more open and especially transparent. In fact some specifications like JSR-310 are already totally open - even the development mailing list. I'm also allowed to blog and discuss Java EE 6, EJB 3.1 and JPA 2.0 stuff and gather the requirements - so stay tuned. My general impression was: the ECs were really interested to make the JCP even more open and transparent.