Each Adopt a JSR group works on JSRs in their own way. Some meet Face to Face, some co-ordinate over email, others have Skype sessions, whatever way works with your group is fine.
Every JUG/individual/organisation will want to work differently, we simply suggest is that you put together a wiki similar to LJC's Adopt a JSR Program for your overal program and for each JSR, a wiki similar to LJC's Adoption page for JSR-310 - New Date and Time.
Also see Java EE Adopt-a-JSR page for a list of Java EE JSRs and the Spec Lead requests from Adopt-a-JSR program participants.
This section (taken from Somay Nakhal's work) contains some guidance for JUG members who are leading an Adopt a JSR group as used by the LJC. Take as much or as little of it as you need!
Once a group has really gotten going the leader(s) of the Adopt a JSR group might find it useful to:
Create a collaboration space for your efforts, e.g. LJC JSR-310 page
- This space can contain the links to resources such as the JSR project page (typically a java.net projects), mailing lists, conference talks, presentations downloads... etc related to the JSR
- Add the link to this on the JSR wiki page on the Global Matrix at Who is Adopting JSRs
- Contact the Spec Lead for the JSR, introducing yourself and explaining your intended involvement.
Send an initial email to interested adoptees
- Introduce yourself and why you are interested in the JSR
- Briefly explain the JCP process (depending on the familiarity of the adoptees)
- Talk about the JSR and it's current state
- Ask them to introduce themselves and why they are interested in the JSR
- Ask interested adoptees to check the details on the Adopt a JSR page and provide their opinion.
Identify areas where the JSR needs help / or areas that your group want to work on. See What to work on for a JSR
- Co-ordinate your activities with the spec lead and expert group on the official JSR mailing lists.
- Encourage genuine experts within the adoptees to join the Expert Group.
- Email the adoptees about updates related to the JSR: eg voting results, availability of drafts...etc.
- Give lighting talk(s) or full length presentations about the subject matter and the JSR by yourself/adoptees.
- Arrange F2F hackdays/meet-ups to work on the JSR - (How to Run a Hackday).
It's vital that after a talk or a hackday that all of the feedback is collated and sent back into the Spec Lead and the EG