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[wtp-pmc] proposed charter revisions



Attached please find the revised charter proposal for WTP. Please review the changes and let me know if you approve. We need to vote on the final amendments at the PMC level, get initial approval from the EMO (Bjorn and Mike), and then submit the final edits for Board approval. Thanks,






There are five conceptual changes:


  • Clarify that additional (sub) projects may be added to WTP so long as they are consistent with the Charter
  • Clarify that implementations of draft standards are acceptable so long as the completed standard is consistent with the Charter
  • Clarify that relevant J2*S*E standards may be implemented when relevant to app development
  • Move to the standard Charter scheme (most of the boilerplate language replaced by an annotated link)
  • Explicitly remove data tools from scope


Specific edits:




Additional projects will be created within the overall Scope where resources and interest allow.


J2SE standards (for example, JAX-RPC 2.0) may be implemented by JST to enable Web or J2EE application development.

WTP may implement draft standards provided the final version remains consistent with this Charter.

Data and database management tools are within the purview of the Data Tools Project (DTP), and as such are outside the scope of WTP, although both projects cooperate in areas where data modeling and application development overlap.



Other Terms This Charter inherits all terms not otherwise defined herein from the " Eclipse Standard Charter v1.0". This includes, but is not limited to, sections on the Program Management Committee, Roles, Project Organization, The Development Process, and Licensing. [replaces inlined boilerplate]


a wide range of standard languages (for example, HTML, CSS, Web services, etc.) [Removed XQuery and SQL, replacing with CSS]


The picture (not shown in attachment) will be modified as follows:

  • JSF *in* scope
  • JDO “above the line” but out of scope
  • SQL out of scope (but still above the line)


I would also consider making the picture non-normative if that is supported by others, since it seems to have been the cause of some confusion. Thoughts?

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