The first round of this year's JCP elections is complete. In this round Sun
nominates members for election to six ratified seats on the Executive
Committees (ECs): three seats on the Java ME Executive Committee (EC) and
three on the Java SE/EE EC. A second round of elections takes place in
November, during which members vote on candidates who nominate themselves for
elected seats on the ECs. If you're a JCP member please cast your vote at
All six nominees were elected. Five of them are currently serving as EC
representatives: RIM, Samsung, the Apache Software Foundation, Red Hat
Middleware, and Nortel. One winner is new to the ECs: Time Warner Cable.
In the elections for the Java ME EC, JCP members re-elected two strong
proponents of Java in the smartphone space. Research in Motion (RIM) has been
a member of the JCP for seven years, and ... (more)
As I write this article the 2008 FOSDEM (www.fosdem.org/2008/) (Free and Open
Source software Developers European Meeting) is about to start. Of course, by
the time you read this the meeting will be long over (that's the name of the
game with publishing deadlines). I will not be attending, but several members
of Sun's OpenJDK (http://openjdk.java.net/) team are gathering in Brussels to
meet with the movers and shakers of the free and open source software world.
This suggested the topic for this month's column, in which I will explore the
relationship between open source and open ... (more)
A couple of recent Brazil-related news events suggested the theme for this
column: Java in Brazil. First, the annual International Free Software Forum
(FISL) was recently held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. FISL is one of the
world’s most important free software conferences, and more than 7,400
people attended this year, including many from Sun’s Java organization.
Second, Sun Microsystems and the Brazilian organization responsible for
digital television (DTV) conversion announced that they would join forces
to develop an open source content platform based on Java technolo... (more)
In the May issue of JDJ, I wrote about Java and free software in Brazil. This
month, after some recent visits to Europe (to Antwerp for JavaPolis late last
year, to London for the QCon conference in March, and to Paris for a JCP
Executive Committee meeting in May), it seems logical to follow up with an
article about Java in Europe.
Government, Open Source, and Open Standards
Government intervention and direction has long been critical to the
development of the computer industry. The Internet, after all, was derived
from the ARPANET, developed in the early 1970s from a U.S.
The JCP's annual elections for our Executive Committees (ECs) are now
complete. As a reminder, during the first round the following members were
nominated by Sun and ratified by the community:
Nokia, Philips, and IBM for the Java ME EC Ericsson, SpringSource, and SAP
for the Java SE/EE EC.
In the second round of the elections, during which all members are free to
nominate themselves, voters had to choose two members for each EC. For the
Java SE/EE EC the candidates were long-serving EC member Intel and three
individual members: Werner Keil, Matthew McCullogh, and Shashank Tiwari. ... (more)