Posted by brunos
on September 10, 2003 at 6:40 AM PDT
The JCP is one of the most important institutions of the Java world. Trough this process, we try to work together to define the Java standards that are important to our day to day activities. This is also one of the most important topics to be discussed by our community.
The JCP is were we define the Java standards. It is an important process to guarantee at the same time that the technology evolves fast enough to keep it competitive, and also that it maintains the expected compatibility. To make this happen, the process has to reflect the needs and expectations of the full Java Community, not only the point of view of a few vendors.
But the JCP may be not what everybody wants. It may be that the process works in a way that you don't agree with. But we can't just complain. The JCP should be our process, so, we better participate, to make it better.
There's a nice discussion on the JCP going on in the Wiki of java.net, that proposes to Rethink the JCP . Do you have your ideas about it? Come join the discussion, to make the technology you use a better one.