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EC Elections 2005

The 2005 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 1 - November 14, 2005.

Voting in the 2005 elections is complete, and of the 19 members nominated by the JCP membership, 4 new EC members have been elected for this term.
The following seats were up for the 2005 JCP EC Elections: Ratified Seats: Apple, BEA, SAP on the SE/EE EC; Nokia, IBM, Philips on the ME EC.
Elected Seats: Intel, IONA on the SE/EE EC; Symbian, Sony Ericsson on the ME EC.

Election Results

Results from the Election Voting period November 1 - 14, 2005.

Standard / Enterprise Edition Executive Committee

Number of eligible voters: 726
Percent voting members casting votes:35.3%

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

Intel Corp.
31.4%
Suleiman, Hani
22.3%
Iona Technologies PLC
21.3%
EMC Corporation
12.8%
Bajwa, Awais
3.2%
Anne, Srinivas
3%
Meffert, Klaus
2%
Sirf Technology Holdings, Inc.
1.7%
Patel, Mihir
1%
Acharya, Praveen S.
1%

Micro Edition Executive Committee

Number of eligible voters: 726
Percent voting members casting votes: 35.3%

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

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
31.1%
Symbian Ltd
18.8%
BenQ Corporation
14%
LG Electronics, Inc.
12.5%
Aplix Corporation
9.7%
Cox Communications, Inc
6.5%
Patel, Mihir
2.7%
Sirf Technology Holdings, Inc.
2.2%
Acharya, Praveen S.
2%

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 2 seats on the SE/EE and 2 seats on the ME are up for election.

Results from the Ratification Voting period October 4-17, 2005:

Standard / Enterprise Edition Executive Committee
Number of eligible voters: 688
Percent voting members casting votes: 32.0%

BEA Systems
92.9%
SAP AG
79.2%
SAS Institute Inc.
74.5%

Micro Edition Executive Committee
Number of eligible voters: 688
Percent voting members casting votes: 32.0%

Nokia Corporation
89.8%
IBM
86.9%
Philips Electronics UK Ltd
82.1%

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 2005
September 27, 2005 Ratification voter eligibility deadline
October 4-17, 2005 Ratified voting
October 18 - October 30, 2005 Nominations open for Elected Seats
October 25, 2005
Election voter eligibility deadline
November 1-14, 2005
Election Voting
November 15, 2005
Election Results
November 29, 2005
New EC Members take office

For 2004 EC Elections results, please look here. For 2003 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