This is election time for the JCP: five seats on the Java ME Executive
Committee (EC) and five seats on the Java SE/EE EC are up for re-election.
All JCP members are eligible to vote and may cast one vote for each seat
(hence the recommendation to vote often).
The voting process is in two stages. During October members cast their votes
for three ratified seats on each EC. (Sun nominates the candidates for these
seats.) In November a second round of elections takes place for two elected
seats on each EC. (All JCP members may nominate themselves for elected
The ECs play a very important role within the JCP. Not only are they
responsible for reviewing and voting on JSRs, but they also serve as the
Expert Group for any changes to the organization's Process Document
(http://jcp.org/en/procedures/jcp2) - its rules and procedures - and to the
Java Specification P... (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.
Oracle Session at Cloud Expo
By now I'm sure you're aware that Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems is
complete, and that Oracle is therefore the new steward of Java and the
sponsor of the Java Community Process. It's too soon to say what changes this
may bring, but for an overview of Oracle's Java strategy see the Software
Strategy webcast from Thomas Kurian, Oracle's Executive Vice President of
Product Development. (The Java portion of his presentation starts at the
3-minute mark and lasts for about 10 minutes.)
Register Today and Save $550 !
Explore Sponsorship Opportuniti... (more)
In last month's column Onno Kluyt announced that he would be handing over the
role of JCP chair to me. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Onno for
all of the effort he's put into the JCP over the past several years, to thank
the hard-working staff of the Program Management Office (who thankfully will
not be moving on) for their support, and to introduce myself to the regular
readers of this column.
I've worked at Sun for more years than I can even remember and have spent the
last six years leading the team that develops conformance test suites
(Technology Compatibility K... (more)
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... (more)