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Re: [ljc] Adopt a JSR Program

From: Barry C.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 2:06 PM
Amazing to see this, brilliant news! It will be great to see a follow up in 4-6 weeks of the uptake, especially from an LJC perspective.

I have written a short post on­uk of the career benefits to developers for getting involved. As Martijn wrote, the benefits are probably obvious, although digging deeper there are a lot more personal benefits than you may realise at first and it serves as a great chance to start increasing your profile. Here is the link for those that are interested:­

As always I would be very grateful of any feedback on the post.

Warm regards,


On 1 Nov 2011, at 10:46, Martijn Verburg wrote:

> Hi all,
> FYI - We've launched this program!  I just sent out the following
> message to the global JUG leaders list and a few other Java community
> folks.
> ------------
> Hi all,
> As mentioned at JavaOne and on yesterday's JUG leaders call we've
> started an 'Adopt a JSR' program for Java User Groups:
> **­ **
> The idea behind this program is to have a greater involvement of JUGs
> into the Java standards process so that:
> * Standards get earlier feedback, leading to more developer friendly APIs
> * Standards get 'end user/developer' expert input
> * Standards get developed faster as we can help with some of the heavy
> lifting of building Reference Implementations (RI) and Technical
> Compatibility Kits (TCK)
> * JUGs can help with the management of the open source project that
> springs up around a JSR (managing mailing lists, triaging issues etc)
> The benefits to JUGs and individual members adopting a JSR are
> hopefully obvious.  It looks great on the CV, gives you new technical
> and community skills and much more!
> With JSR-348 bringing openness and transparency to the way in which
> JSRs are run, this is a great opportunity for all of us to help the
> Java ecosystem thrive.  Please don't hesitate to contact myself or Ben
> Evans (CC'd in) if you'd like to get your JUG involved or any other
> questions, comments etc that you may have.
> Cheers,
> Martijn (on behalf of the LJC)
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