A couple of months ago, the Java EE Guardians group began working with the Eclipse Foundation to go through the effort of changing to a new and more relevant title as the Jakarta EE Ambassadors. We are excited to announce that after much coordination, time, effort, and assistance from the Eclipse Foundation, the rebranding is now complete!
As part of the rebranding, you will notice that the website has been updated to utilize a new URL: https://jakartaee-ambassadors.io and visitors to the old website will be redirected. When visiting the site, you will notice that much work has gone into updating the content and the group now has a new logo. Fellow Jakarta EE Ambassadors are encouraged to use the new logo to proudly associate themselves with the group. Also of note, the group Twitter handle has been renamed to @jee_ambassadors, and the Google Group has been renamed: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/jakartaee-ambassadors.
This is an important time to be a part of the Jakarta EE community. The Jakarta EE working group and community have been working tirelessly to establish the best path forward to Jakarta EE 9. This path includes a major update from the javax.* to the new jakarta.* namespace, cleaning up the release by deprecating older and rarely used APIs, and working to move specifications forward under the new Eclipse Foundation Specification Process. Jakarta EE 9 is on-target to be released later this year.
All of that said, the Jakarta EE ecosystem will need to band together as a strong, unified community and partake in contributing towards making the changes that need to be made to get us to Jakarta EE 9 and beyond. As the Jakarta EE Ambassadors, we should continue to help out, assisting wherever we can, to help move the Jakarta EE platform forward for the entire Java ecosystem. Your role as a Jakarta EE supporter is as important as ever and we urge you to continue to do your part.
Congratulations to all Jakarta EE Ambassadors around the world, and thank you for your efforts!