David Neuscheler, CTO of Day Software, was just nominated by the JCP for the Most Outstanding Spec Lead Award for his work on JSR 283. JSR 283 takes the Java Content Repository (JSR 170) further by adding enhancements like federation, remoting, more standard node types, and better access control. JSR 283 was first introduced in October 2005 and these things typically take a long time to make their way through. In the first go around with JSR 170, the team kept momentum by building an open source reference implementation: Apache JackRabbit. According to Zukka Zitting, JackRabbit (or at least a branch of it) will be used as a reference implementation for JCR 283.