This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
index.html is probably the default page defined outside of Spring MVC. The model is provided by Spring. You add attributes to it, for example it appears the JSP you have open is expecting a "titre" attribute to be set on the model.