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Last updated October 24, 2015 22:30, by Martijn Verburg

Adopt a JSR Program

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This program is intended to encourage JUG members, individuals, corporations and other organisations to get involved in Java Specification Requests (JSRs). This means more grass roots, developer level participation in existing and emerging Java standards. JSRs cover all aspects of the Java ecosystem such as the new Date and Time API that came into Java 8, the existing JavaEE 7 APIS and the upcoming JavaEE 8 APIs for the cloud and more! For example:

  1. Spring & Java EE Developers : Servlet 4.0 coming out for support for HTTP 2. JAX-RS 2.1 with support for Server-Sent Events (SSE) from HTML 5. Maintenance release Java API for WebSocket and much more
  2. Clojure, Scala Developers and Java SE developers: Modularised Java (Jigsaw), Collection Literals and more!
  3. Embedded developers will have Java embedded SE 9 and Java embedded ME 9

We try to have a Laser-like focus on what we do!

A short guide on the How the Java Community Process (JCP) works might help as well!


Also see Benefits of joining the programme.

Who's Adopting JSRs?

See Who Is Adopting JSRs.

You can also look at the Active JSRs, Status of active JSRs.

Getting Started

We've got all of the steps outlined for you!

Sign Up

You can participate in the program via:

  1. Joining this project!
  2. Sign up to the mailing lists - You need to be logged into - (Adopt a JSR Etiquette)
    1. - the global mailing list (in English)
    2. - for Portugese speakers (Adote uma JSR - Portugues)
  3. IRC: #adoptajsr channel on (Adopt a JSR Etiquette)
  4. Twitter: @adoptajsr (follow the #adoptajsr hash tag on twitter)
  5. (News)paper: (subscribe)
  6. Facebook: Like the Facebook Page
  7. Github: Join the Adopt a JSR Github Organisation
  8. Glassfish: See Glassfish's Adopt a JSR Page - Glassfish is often the Reference Implementation for new Java EE JSRs
  9. Getting Started Kit' - ideal resource to refer to before attending hackday and hands-on events. Also a good one-stop point for materials for organisers of such events.

Initial Steps

See Initial Steps

Leading an Adopt a JSR effort

See Leading an Adopt a JSR effort

What do we work on for a JSR?

See What to work on for a JSR

Talks, Presentations and Resources

See Talks and Presentations

Projects and Code

See our GitHub Repo

Success Stories

We try to highlight where we've made a difference! See our Success Stories

Frequently Asked Questions

Please submit your favorite questions here and we will post an FAQ to the wiki. Thanks! Back to Home

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