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And the Name Is…

We are happy to announce that the new name for the technology formerly known as Java EE is….[insert drumroll]… Jakarta EE.

Almost 7,000 people voted in our community poll, and over 64% voted in favour of Jakarta EE. Thanks to everyone who voted, blogged, or tweeted! This has been quite the process, and we are all really happy with the community support throughout.

naming_poll_results

As we have been making progress on migrating Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation there have been a lot of moving pieces and parallel threads, especially around naming. Thankfully, we think we are getting to the end of this, and the names at least are starting to sort themselves out.  We have prepared this handy table to assist with the translation from the old names to the new names.

Eclipse Jakarta Working Group

Old Name New Name
Java EE Jakarta EE
Glassfish Eclipse Glassfish
Java Community Process (JCP) [*] Jakarta EE Working Group (Jakarta EE)
Oracle development management Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J)
Project Management Committee (PMC)

Note that permission for products to formally use the Jakarta EE trademark will be dependent upon passing a as-yet-to-be-defined compatibility program run by EE.next. However, as of today, it is preferred that when you are generically referring to this open source software platform that you call it Jakarta EE rather than EE4J. EE4J, the Eclipse Top-level project,  is the only name we’ve had for a couple of months, but as we at least tried to make clear, that was never intended to be the brand name.

Update: Fixed a typo plus the formatting of the Glassfish row in the translation table.
Update 2: [*] To be clear, the Java Community Process will continue to exist and to support the Java SE and ME communities. However, it will not be the place where Jakarta EE specifications will be developed.
Update 3: Corrected the name of the working group from EE.next to Jakarta EE.

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Written by Mike Milinkovich

February 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm

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  1. […] der Teilnehmer stimmten für Jakarta EE, womit das Ergebnis recht eindeutig ausfällt. Auf seinem Blog teilte Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director der Eclipse Foundation, eine Grafik zum […]

  2. So what is Jakarta actually?

    Untung

    February 27, 2018 at 12:14 am

  3. Reblogged this on Harinath Kuntamukkala.

    harinathk

    February 27, 2018 at 12:33 am

  4. […] Weitere Infos zu dem Abstimmungen gibt es hier ‚Life at Eclipse‚ […]

  5. […] Details lassen sich dem Blog von Mike Milinkovich, dem Geschäftsführer der Eclipse Foundation […]

  6. […] And the Name Is… Mike Milinkovich’s article about the name change […]

    Java EE has a new name….

    February 27, 2018 at 10:58 am

  7. […] der Abstimmung. Grafik aus dem Blog von Mike Milinkovich: Aus Java EE wird Jakarta […]

  8. […] “It is preferred that when you are generically referring to this open source software platform that you call it Jakarta EE rather than EE4J. EE4J, the Eclipse Top-level project,  is the only name we’ve had for a couple of months, but as we at least tried to make clear, that was never intended to be the brand name,” Mike Milinkovich, executive director for the Eclipse Foundation, wrote on his blog. […]

  9. […] “It is preferred that when you are generically referring to this open source software platform that you call it Jakarta EE rather than EE4J. EE4J, the Eclipse Top-level project,  is the only name we’ve had for a couple of months, but as we at least tried to make clear, that was never intended to be the brand name,” Mike Milinkovich, executive director for the Eclipse Foundation, wrote on his blog. […]

  10. […] “It is preferred that when you are generically referring to this open source software platform that you call it Jakarta EE rather than EE4J. EE4J, the Eclipse Top-level project,  is the only name we’ve had for a couple of months, but as we at least tried to make clear, that was never intended to be the brand name,” Mike Milinkovich, executive director for the Eclipse Foundation, wrote on his blog. […]

  11. […] “It is preferred that when you are generically referring to this open source software platform that you call it Jakarta EE rather than EE4J. EE4J, the Eclipse Top-level project,  is the only name we’ve had for a couple of months, but as we at least tried to make clear, that was never intended to be the brand name,” Mike Milinkovich, executive director for the Eclipse Foundation, wrote on his blog. […]

  12. […] “It is preferred that when you are generically referring to this open source software platform that you call it Jakarta EE rather than EE4J. EE4J, the Eclipse Top-level project,  is the only name we’ve had for a couple of months, but as we at least tried to make clear, that was never intended to be the brand name,” Mike Milinkovich, executive director for the Eclipse Foundation, wrote on his blog. […]

  13. […] announcement was made by The Eclipse Foundation’s executive director, Mike Milinkovich on his Life at Eclipse […]

    Our Blog

    February 28, 2018 at 6:35 am

  14. […] And the Name Is… […]

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    February 28, 2018 at 4:52 pm

  15. […] And the Name Is… Mike Milinkovich’s article about the name change […]

  16. EE = Shit (in Indonesia)
    Jakarta EE = sound like Jakarta shit

    Indonesian

    March 1, 2018 at 3:03 am

    • I don’t get it, isn’t ‘shit’ in Indonesia ‘kotoran’?(I googled it~) Sounds not like EE

      doctorwhogs

      March 11, 2018 at 5:19 am

      • The letter “E”, in Indonesian intonation is pronounced like “Ey” (as in “hey there”, or quite like how one would pronounce “a” in English).

        Ey-Ey or E’ek with some nasal sounding of ‘n’ between y/k is slang for doing a number two, or as the noun for faeces.

        The commenter is correct, unfortunately.

        KA, another Indonesian

        March 20, 2018 at 10:32 pm

        • Sure. But since this technology has been called “Java EE” for 16 years, I don’t think we’re making the problem any worse

          Mike Milinkovich

          March 20, 2018 at 10:39 pm

          • A valid point, however, I think people don’t associate Java with just Indonesia, it’s very much the tech and coffee. Jakarta, on the other hand, is much more visibly Indonesian.

            Personally, however, and I suspect most Indonesians (we are a chill bunch), would not worry about it — it is just somewhat amusing, and sad at the same time. Had a good laugh with a friend over it.

            KA

            March 20, 2018 at 10:45 pm

            • You did get me thinking about why JavaEE never struck the same chord… Java is spelt “Jawa” in Indonesia, so that’s yet another reason. Just mental associations. 🙂

              KA

              March 20, 2018 at 10:48 pm

        • LOL!

          My life is better for knowing this.

          Jeremy Johnson

          March 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm

  17. […] Milinkovich, the current Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation announced it a few days ago, Java EE’s new name will be : Jakarta […]

  18. […] Quelle: And the Name Is… […]

  19. […] Milinkovich, le directeur général de la fondation Eclipse a annoncé le résultat il y a quelques jours : Le nouveau nom de Java EE sera : Jakarta […]

  20. Awalnya saya tidak percaya, ternyata benar JAVA EE berubah nama jadi JAKARTA EE

    chatarizeii

    March 1, 2018 at 7:42 pm

  21. […] The results are out and it’s official: Java EE has been retired. This announcement was made by The Eclipse Foundation’s executive director, Mike Milinkovich on his Life at Eclipse blog. […]

  22. […] Mike Milinkovich, govt director on the Eclipse Foundation, virtually 7,000 other people voted, and over 64% voted in favour of Jakarta EE. The different finalist, “Enterprise Profile,” got here in at simply 35.6% of the votes […]

  23. […] An anonymous reader quotes i-Programmer: The results are in for the vote on the new name for Java Enterprise Edition, and unsurprisingly the voters have chosen Jakarta EE. The renaming has to happen because Oracle refused to let the name Java be used. The vote was to choose between two options – ‘Jakarta EE’ and ‘Enterprise Profile’. According to Mike Milinkovich, executive director at the Eclipse Foundation, almost 7,000 people voted, and over 64% […]

  24. […] El nuevo nombre fue elegido por casi 7.000 personas que votaron en una encuesta hecha a la comunidad de Eclipse. La decisión estaba entre usar “Jakarta EE” o “Enterprise Profile” y la primera opción ganó con el 64% de los votos. […]

  25. […] El nuevo nombre fue elegido por casi 7.000 personas que votaron en una encuesta hecha a la comunidad de Eclipse. La decisión estaba entre usar “Jakarta EE” o “Enterprise Profile” y la primera opción ganó con el 64% de los votos. […]

  26. […] La plateforme de développement d’entreprise Java EE, un ensemble de spécifications qui étend Java SE (édition standard) pour les entreprises avec des fonctionnalités telles que les services web ou le calcul distribué, change de nom. […]

  27. […] El nuevo nombre fue elegido por casi 7.000 personas que votaron en una encuesta hecha a la comunidad de Eclipse. La decisión estaba entre usar “Jakarta EE” o “Enterprise Profile” y la primera opción ganó con el 64% de los votos. […]

  28. […] El nuevo nombre fue elegido por casi 7.000 personas que votaron en una encuesta hecha a la comunidad de Eclipse. La decisión estaba entre usar “Jakarta EE” o “Enterprise Profile” y la primera opción ganó con el 64% de los votos. […]

  29. […] El nuevo nombre fue elegido por casi 7.000 personas que votaron en una encuesta hecha a la comunidad de Eclipse. La decisión estaba entre usar “Jakarta EE” o “Enterprise Profile” y la primera opción ganó con el 64% de los votos. […]

    Ceo Bolivia

    March 5, 2018 at 8:14 pm

  30. […] Med nesten 2/3 flertall ble navnet Jakarta EE valgt. Motforslaget det i siste runde skulle stemmes over, var Enterprise Profile.  […]

  31. […] estaba entre usar “Jakarta EE” o “Enterprise Profile” y la primera opción ganó con el 64% de los votos […]

  32. […]  OracleがSun Microsystemsを買収したときのことを覚えているだろうか。当時、この買収に関して理にかなっているように思えたのは、Oracleが「Java」を手に入れたことだ。それから約10年後、Oracleは「Java Enterprise Edition」(Java EE)に見切りを付け、今も高い人気を誇るこのJavaのエンタープライズミドルウェアプラットフォームのEclipse Foundationへの移管に着手した。今回、Eclipse Foundationの管理下で、Java EEが「Jakarta EE」に改名されることが決定した。 […]

  33. […] Executive Director hat in seinem Beitrag noch weitere Namensänderungen aufgeführt, die mit der Übergabe von Java EE an die Stiftung […]

  34. […] đây, trên trang web chính thức của Life at Eclipse. Giám đốc điều hành của Eclipse Foundation – Mike Milinkovich đã đưa ra thông […]

  35. […] đây, trên trang web chính thức của Life at Eclipse. Giám đốc điều hành của Eclipse Foundation – Mike Milinkovich đã đưa ra thông báo […]

  36. I love Eclipse, and I love Java, and I believe Eclipse foundation will make a good improvement on Jakarta EE!!!

    doctorwhogs

    March 11, 2018 at 5:11 am

  37. […] и управление Java EE (Java Platform Enterprise Edition), подвела итоги голосования по изменению названия проекта. Oracle […]


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