The clock is ticking!

Jakarta EE needs a logo — Submissions extended to March 21 [UPDATE]

Gabriela Motroc
Jakarta EE

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You’ve chosen the name, now it’s time to submit a logo for Jakarta EE. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 21st so if want to try your luck, you have a few more days to wow them with your artwork.

So long Java EE, welcome Jakarta EE!

It’s been a long journey but the brand name saga has finally come to an end. Now that the technology formerly known as Java EE has a name, we need a logo. This is where you come into play —again—.

You can submit a new logo for Jakarta EE here for review. You’ll have to add a copy of the graphics, as well as information on how they can contact you. If your design is chosen, you will have to assign ownership of the artwork to the Eclipse Foundation.

The deadline for submission is March 21 so if want to try your luck, you have one week to wow them with your artwork.

Some helpful information 

This logo will be used on printed flyers, websites, clothing, etc so treat it seriously — make sure it’s “clean, crisp and easily readable.” Furthermore, your design should make sense not only in monochrome but also in full color.

Target audience: Developers, software architects, software executives, enterprise executives, DevOps/IT specialists, global audience.

Keywords: Cloud native, innovation, platform, professional

Color: No gradients. The designer can choose any color they’d like. Needs to work in full color, black on white, white on black and monochrome.

Orientation: please have a version of the logo with the wordmark on the right and well as one with the logo above the wordmark

Last but not least, the logo should not have any connection to the Java coffee cup, Apache or Apache Jakarta, island of Java, Eclipse, or the city of Jakarta, cannot say ‘Java’ or reference ‘JEE’ and nothing whimsical.

SEE ALSO: Habemus nomen: Enterprise Java is now Jakarta EE

Jakarta EE b-day

By the way, if you were wondering, Jakarta EE’s birthday is February 26 — for future celebrations.

If you want to know what’s next for Jakarta EE, read this blog post by Alex Theedom.

Just to refresh your memory: Java EE is now Jakarta EE, Glassfish is Eclipse Glassfish and Java Community Process (JCP) is now Eclipse Working Group ( — even though the Java Community Process is not going anywhere, it will not be the place where Jakarta EE specifications will be developed.

If you want to read more about Working Group, check out this article.

How about EE4J?

“Permission for products to formally use the Jakarta EE trademark will be dependent upon passing an as-yet-to-be-defined compatibility program run by 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,” Mike wrote in the blog post announcing the new name.

Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc is editor of and JAX Magazine. Before working at S&S Media she studied International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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