Although I'm not too familiar with with the intricacies of the JCP and
JSR 227 history. I would like to mention that before working with ADF
back in the JDev 10g days, I was impressed by the fact that Oracle
made an effort to push forward a standard for the Java community.
Also, donating ADF Faces to Apache was seen as a good step towards
wider adoption. Like many of us in this group (non oracle employees)
who has made evangelistic contributions for ADF, I am certainly
perplexed by this status change. I work with ADF because the
organization I joined maintained a legacy application developed with
Forms and coming from a open source background I thought I it would be
nice to change of pace. I would not have to keep track of hipster
frameworks or worse reading code from seospamcodeforum.com
. I believe
working with ADF has certainly granted me this freedom but I have also
lost ability staying versatile within IT market. Enough digression, I
would also like to hear official comments as Jan said.