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Sun Microsystems formed the The Java Community ProcessSM (JCP) in 1995 to include others in guiding the development and approval of Java technical specifications. The JCP is an open group with over 300 registered individuals and companies currently participating as members. While membership will give you additional rights and privileges, all Java programmers are welcome to view and comment on Java Specification Requests (JSRs). Visit the organizations’s home page at

JSRs go through a four step process (Initiation, Community Draft, Public Draft, and Maintenance) which involves the JCP Executive Committee, Members, and the general public. To learn more about the process go to will keep you up to date as new JSRs are announced. Go to the corresponding web page to see specific on each JSR.

New JSRs submitted to JCP


The API is intended to allow software developers to rapidly develop external Service Provider type applications to interact with the GCCS Service.
(JSR Review Ballot: 26 Aug, 2002)

New JSRs for Public Review

Session Description Protocol (SDP) API: JSR-141

The IETF protocol SDP specifies messages that describe multi-media sessions and are included within other protocol messages as payload. The API will enable users to manipulate SDP messages.
(Close of Public Review: 25 August 2002)

JavaTM APIs for WSDL: JSR-110

This JSR is to provide a standard set of APIs for representing and manipulating services described by WSDL (Web Services Description Language) documents. These APIs will define a way to construct and manipulate models of service descriptions.
(Close of Public Review: 29 September 2002)

JavaTM Rule Engine API: JSR-94

This specification defines a Java runtime API for rule engines.
(Close of Public Review: 11 September 2002)

JavaTM OLAP Interface (JOLAP): JSR-69

JOLAP is a pure Java API for the J2EETM environment that supports the creation and maintenance of OLAP data and metadata, in a vendor-independent manner.
(Close of Public Review: 22 August 2002)

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