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Re: [jakartaee-platform-dev] [] Request for Release Owners for Jakarta EE 9

Hi Josh and the rest of the Ambassador community,
Thanks for your interest in helping to move Jakarta EE 9 along the path to delivery!  Very good to see the continued excitement on delivering beyond Jakarta EE 8.  Thank you!

At least week's Platform Dev call, Steve Millidge (Payara) and myself (IBM) volunteered to co-lead the Jakarta EE 9 release.  Although we appreciate the offer of helping to lead, I think where we will need more assistance is with the actual work required to deliver Jakarta EE 9.  This delivery will require updates to Specs, APIs, TCKs, and Compatible Implementations across the board.  So, there are plenty of areas where the Ambassador community could help out.

Also, several of the Jakarta components now have the Spec source from Oracle which needs to be "Jakarta-ized".  This is some tedious, yet critical work that needs to be performed.  At last week's Update call, the JAX-RS team was asking for assistance with their Jakarta-izing effort.  I'm sure there are or will be other components that are looking for similar assistance.

Our current goal is to nail down the content for the Jakarta EE 9 release and then figure out an expected delivery date.  The Jakarta EE Steering Committee is requesting a comeback by Dec 9.  These discussions are happening on the Platform Dev mailing list.  We would welcome participation from the Ambassadors as well as the wider Jakarta EE community.  Thanks again!

Kevin Sutter
STSM, MicroProfile and Jakarta EE architect
e-mail:  sutter@xxxxxxxxxx     Twitter:  @kwsutter
phone: tl-553-3620 (office), 507-253-3620 (office)    

From:        Josh Juneau <juneau001@xxxxxxxxx>
To:        Jakarta EE community discussions <>
Cc:        Java EE Guardians <javaee-guardians@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, jakartaee-platform developer discussions <jakartaee-platform-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        11/19/2019 07:30
Subject:        [EXTERNAL] Re: [] [jakartaee-platform-dev] Request for Release Owners for Jakarta EE 9
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The Jakarta EE Ambassadors are on-board with the suggested proposals for the Jakarta EE 9 release, and we would like to help with the release as a community.  Our group would like to request to become partial release owners for Jakarta EE 9.  We anticipate at least two major vendors should also become partial release owners, but in the spirit of moving Jakarta EE forward as an open source community, the Jakarta EE Ambassadors are ready to help out.

We have a number of volunteers who have committed to spending some time each week to help out with the release.  That said, we plan to assist by having each of the volunteers contribute small amounts of time in a collaborative effort to help move the release forward.  We have enough people ready to contribute that should enable a nice impact from community contributions.

Please review and advise what the next steps would be in order to move forward with making the Jakarta EE Ambassadors partial release owners for Jakarta EE 9.

Best Regards

Josh Juneau

On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 11:33 AM reza_rahman <reza_rahman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Broadening this conversation to the community alias for greater visibility. Again, it is understandable that many vendor decision makers were busy with EclipseCon.

However, at least a brief status update would be helpful. Personally I am still unclear if we actually have a formal plan with multilateral resource commitments yet. After all, the whole point of waiting the last two years for the transfer to happen was that Jakarta EE would become a technology driven and owned by more than just Oracle. This is an important checkpoint for many people whether that objective is now closer to reality. I hope we can all come together at this important juncture for so many people.

Reza Rahman
Principal Program Manager
Java on Azure

Please note views expressed here are my own as an individual community member and do not reflect the views of my employer.

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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From: Ryan Cuprak <rcuprak@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 10/30/19 11:34 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: jakartaee-platform developer discussions <jakartaee-platform-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [jakartaee-platform-dev] Request for Release Owners for Jakarta EE 9

 Did this get any responses yet? If it hasn’t gotten any replies yet, I would suggest emailing people who have the requisite knowledge directly. 

 I assume that the person has to be an Eclipse Committer?


On Oct 15, 2019, at 1:53 PM, Ivar Grimstad <ivar.grimstad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


As we discussed in the call today, the first step towards a successful Jakarta EE 9 release is to appoint someone to take on the role of Release Owners.

MicroProfile has had success with having two release owners in order to share the workload and as a mechanism to carry on the experience from release to release.

For Jakarta EE 9, it would be great to have a release owner team with experience from a MicroProfile release and maybe also mixed with someone that participated in the Java EE 8 Platform Expert Group? Just a thought?

I am expecting a lot of volunteers here, so please be quick to sign up by replying to this mail :)


Ivar Grimstad
Jakarta EE Developer Advocate | Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
Eclipse Foundation: The Platform for Open Innovation and Collaboration
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