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Get Involved in Jakarta EE!

To get involved in any Jakarta EE project or initiative, start by creating an Eclipse Foundation account.

Once you have an account, you can choose any of the methods below to participate.

Join the Conversation

Join our communication channels to learn about the latest community initiatives and determine how you can get involved.

How to Contribute

Select a Jakarta EE project of interest, join the project’s mailing list and start communicating with the team.

Before starting to contribute, you need to make sure your paperwork is in order. When contributing as an individual, login to your EF account and sign the Eclipse Contributor Agreement. You can then work with the project team to contribute your work. Visit the Eclipse Contributor Agreement page to learn more about the agreement. However, in the case your employer is already a member of the Jakarta EE Working Group, your employer has a Member Committer and Contributor Agreement in place that covers all their employees who are contributing, and you do not need to do anything!

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Become a Committer

Jakarta EE contributors are eligible to become committers. Becoming a committer can happen in a couple of ways: 1) For existing Jakarta EE projects, it happens through an election! After you have made contributions that demonstrate that you understand how the open source project works, a current committer on that project will initiate an election. Current committers must vote in the election; so creating a public record of high quality contributions that committers (and the community) can review is the most important part of this entire process. 2) Another option is to become a committer of a new Jakarta EE Specification project, by making initial contributions. The corresponding Project Management Committee (PMC) of the project nominates an initial set of committers for approval by the Executive Director (or his delegates).

If your employer is a member of the Jakarta EE Working Group, they’ve already signed the necessary paperwork and there is no paperwork for you to complete.

If your employer is not a member of the Jakarta EE Working Group, you will need to complete the following forms:

Join the Jakarta EE Working Group

Any individual or organization with an interest in advancing Jakarta EE can join the Jakarta EE Working Group.

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For more information, explore the Jakarta EE website.

Why Developers Should Get Involved



Gain a better understanding of the technology, and have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, a team of experienced engineers and industry leaders



Be more visible and establish your reputation in the community



Contribute and work on your own time and from anywhere in the world



Influence the future of cloud native, open source Java, and build new relationships with leading players in the Java ecosystem. Help advance Jakarta EE technologies, along with the quality and relevance of the Jakarta EE specification, while enjoying the satisfaction of knowing you helped make it happen.


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