Updated: August 3rd, 2020 by the Editor
Since its inception in June 2016 and the release of 1.0, the MicroProfile platform has come a long way. MicroProfile 4.0 release was scheduled to be released in June 2020, however the release is on hold. The Eclipse Foundation Management has ordered this community to hold off releases until the Working Group is formed. This blog provides background information and explains what to expect and how to help.
In these last + 4 years, the MicroProfile community has grown beyond the most optimistic expectations. We believe that the core values that have been part of MicroProfile since it’s very beginning, like a lightweight process, vendor-neutrality, transparency, accountability, innovation, and implementation first, are the keys to the project’s success.
While these core values will always be part of the project, MicroProfile has come to a point where it needs to take a step forward. If you are not aware, starting with the very first Working Group discussion on January 14th, 2020, minutes here, the MicroProfile community has been working steadfast to establish the MicroProfile Working Group while protecting its values and processes.
The Working Group is a vendor-neutral governance structure that will complement the current regular activities of MicroProfile, overseeing the marketing, branding, specification development, developer advocacy and IP protection. You can learn more about the Eclipse Foundation Working Groups here.
MicroProfilers working on the MicroProfile APIs should continue their work delivering milestones. Your questions are welcomed on the MicroProfile 4.0 Candidate Release 1 thread. To understand more, please check the Community call video dated June 23rd about the Milestone 1 vs RC 1 release for the Platform here.
You can help MicroProfile by:
- Becoming a Member & participant of its public google forum mailing list
- Providing your written feedback directly on the public working document of the MicroProfile Stand Alone Working Group Charter Proposal with thread forum conversation
- Importing the MicroProfile public Calendar and joining the dedicated discussions on the MicroProfile APIs & Community Hangouts or the MP WG discussions.
This Open Source ecosystem cares about its members and will do its best to keep the hurdles of getting involved as low as possible. With the current work, we hope that the MicroProfile Working Group continues to sustain and protect not only the MicroProfile Community of active Contributors but also support the path of improvement of cloud-native microservices technologies.
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Git issue: tracking this Community Update blog here.