As a young JUG Leader I’ve been invited by Sun to JavaOne (thanks to Aaron Houston). It‘s my first time at JavaOne so I‘m very excited to attend conferences, BOFs and plenty of organized diners or unconferences. It‘s going to be a busy week, but I‘m ready (I arrived yesterday in San Francisco and already had a good night sleep to recover the 12 hours flight and 9 hours difference with Paris).
I came here to grab as much information as I can (on Java and JUGs) and take it back home. But, surprisingly, I‘ve just been asked by Corina Ulescu (JCP PMO) to talk about the JCP. I bit like what I did at the QCon back in March. I am going to participate at a round table moderated by Patrick Curran (Chair of the JCP). I will share the table with Stephen Colebourne, Michael Nascimento Santos, Alex Buckley, Kay Glahn, Rod Johnson and Dalibor Topic. We will be asked the following questions :
- Do we need standards at all in an open-source world? Why not just build systems on top of open-source implementations?
- How can the JCP call itself an open standards organization when it‘s dominated by the big corporate players and it conducts its business behind closed doors?
- Should the JCP adopt open-source processes for developing specifications, reference implementations, and conformance test suites (TCKs)?
- What role can non-corporate members (individuals, user-groups, open-source projects) play in the JCP? Isn‘t the deck stacked against them?
The audience will be technology press, technology analysts, bloggers, Executive Committee members (Michael DeNicola, Geir Magnusson, Calinel Pasteanu, Scott Jameson, Bryn Rahm, Christopher David), Spec Leads and EG members.
So if you want to know more about these topics, meet us Wednesday 7th May from 3pm to 4:30pm at the Intercontinental Hotel, Sutter Room, 5th Floor.