Bean Validation 1.1 officially reaches the JCP
That's still a significant milestone that has to be reached by the JCP rules. A specification needs to produce a certain amount of output which is regulated by the JCP itself. If you are curious, I encourage you to read the process document.
Note that JSR-349 (Bean Validation 1.1) does run under the previous version of this process but in practice we obey the rules of the current version (especially in openness).