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EC Elections 2004

The 2004 Java Community Process (JCP) Program Executive Committee (EC) elections process is complete. The EC Elections process was launched in June 2000. This years' elections were hosted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and ran November 2 - November 15, 2004.

Voting in the 2004 elections is complete, and of the 17 members nominated by the JCP membership, 5 new EC members have been elected for this term.
The following seats were up for the 2004 JCP EC Elections: Ratified Seats: Apache, Borland, SCO on the SE/EE EC; Insignia, RIM, Sony on the ME EC. Elected Seats: Macromedia, Nokia, Richard Monson-Haefel (1-year seat was vacant and goes to the third-place vote getter in the SE/EE election) on the SE/EE EC; Intel, Texas Instruments on the ME EC.

Election Results

Results from the Election Voting period November 2 - 15, 2004.

Standard / Enterprise Edition Executive Committee

Number of eligible voters: 755
Percent voting members casting votes:29.3%

The top two members have been elected and will serve for the next three years. The 3rd place finisher will receive a one-year term.

Google, Inc
28.3%
JBoss, Inc
17.9%
Intel Corp
15.1%
Novell, Inc
12.2%
Suleiman, Hani
9.9%
JetBrains s.r.o
7%
SeeBeyond Technology Corp
4.3%
Bajwa, Awais
1.9%
Harby, John
1.9%
Oral, Burc
.9%

Micro Edition Executive Committee

Number of eligible voters: 755
Percent voting members casting votes: 29.3%

The top two members have been elected and will serve for the next three years.

Intel Corp
25.3%
Orange France SA
19.8%
Aplix Corporation
17.7%
Telecom Italia
11.9%
Ortiz, C. Enrique
11.9%
Cox Communications, Inc
8.5%
Micacchi, Gino
4.5%

Ratification Results

The Java Community Process (JCP) has 2 Executive Committees (EC) - Standard/Enterprise & Micro Edition, each targets different markets for the Java Platform. Voting Members on each EC serve 3-year terms; there are 10 Ratified Seats, 5 Elected Seats, and the permanent seat held by Sun Microsystems, Inc. The 3-year terms are staggered. This year, 3 seats on each committee are up for ratification, and 3 seats on the SE/EE and 2 seats on the ME are up for election.

Results from the Ratification Voting period October 5-18, 2004:

Standard / Enterprise Edition Executive Committee
Number of eligible voters: 710
Percent voting members casting votes: 21.3%

Apache Software Foundation
94.4%
Borland Software Corporation
78.3%
Nortel Networks
62.9%

Micro Edition Executive Committee
Number of eligible voters: 619
Percent voting members casting votes: 26.2%

NTT DoCoMo, Inc
87.8%
Samsung Electronics Corporation 
86.3%
Research In Motion, LTD (RIM) 
84%

ABOUT THE JAVA COMMUNITY PROCESS (JCP) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES

The JCP has two Executive Committees (EC) - Standard/Enterprise & Micro Edition, each targets different markets for the Java Platform. Voting Members on each EC serve 3-year terms; there are 10 Ratified Seats, 5 Elected Seats, and the permanent seat held by Sun Microsystems, Inc. The 3-year terms are staggered so that 5 of the 15 seats are normally up for ratification/election each year.

The EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies. The EC represents a cross-section of both major stakeholders and other members of the Java Community. Duties are: select JSRs for development, approve draft Specifications for Public Review, approve Final Specifications, review TCK appeals, approve Maintenance revisions and possibly defer some features to a new JSR, approve transfer of maintenance duties between members and provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO). For more information on the EC, see the Executive Committee Info page http://jcp.org/en/participation/committee.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR RATIFIED SEATS

Ratified Seats are filled by a simple ratification process. Members are selected for the Ratified Seats using a ratification ballot that is carried out starting the first week of October of each year.

The ratification ballot is carried out as follows:

The PMO nominates Members to fill the vacant Ratified Seats with due regard for balanced community and regional representation. Eligible Members vote to ratify each nominee over a 14-day voting period. Each nominee is ratified by a simple majority of the Community Members who cast a vote.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR ELECTED SEATS

Elected Seats are filled by a straightforward election process. Members are selected for the Elected Seats using an election process that begins the third week of October of each year. Any Member may nominate themselves.

The election ballot is carried out as follows:

The PMO accepts nominations from the Community for a period of 14 days. Eligible Members vote for as many nominees as there are vacant Elected Seats over a 14 day period. The nominees who receive the most votes will fill the vacant Elected Seats.

TIMELINE FOR 2004
September 28, 2004 Ratification voter eligibility deadline
October 5-18, 2004 Ratified voting
October 19 - November 1, 2004 Nominations open for Elected Seats
October 26, 2004
Election voter eligibility deadline
November 2-15, 2004
Election Voting
November 16, 2004
Election Results
November 30, 2004
New EC Members take office

For 2003 EC Elections results, please look here. For 2002 EC Elections results, please look here.

For more information on the JCP, see the JCP Overview page http://jcp.org/en/introduction/overview
Contact the PMO for election questions at pmo@jcp.org