I'm happy to announce that, thanks to the work of many individuals, we've come to a positive resolution on this issue. Here are the key points:
* JSR-299 will be updated to use the JSR-330 annotations
* The initial draft of JSR-330 has evolved to take into account requirements coming from JSR-299
* Both JSRs will be part of the Java EE 6 Platform
This very late addition of a new JSR changes the release date of the platform to sometime in November:
Overall, we expect these changes to add four-six weeks to the schedule for Java EE 6. That would put the final release some time in November.