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EC Elections 2008

The 2008 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 4 - November 17, 2008.

Voting in the 2008 elections is complete, and of the 7 members nominated by the JCP membership, 4 new EC members have been elected for this term.
The following seats were up for the 2007 JCP EC Elections: Bea Systems, Intel, SA P, SAS Institute Inc., Hani Suleiman on the SE/EE EC, and on the ME EC Jean-Marie Dautelle, IBM, Nokia and Sony-Ericsson.
Elected Seats:

Election Results

Results from the Election Voting period November 4 - November 17, 2008.

Standard / Enterprise Edition Executive Committee

Number of eligible voters: 948
Percent voting members casting votes:26.9%

The top member has been elected and will serve for the next three years.

Intel Corp.
46.4%
Keil, Werner
24.9%
McCullough, Matthew
15.8%
Tiwari, Shashank
12.7%

Micro Edition Executive Committee

Number of eligible voters: 948
Percent voting members casting votes: 26.9%

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

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
45.1%
Sheedy, Sean
36.8%
Aplix Corporation
17.9%

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 each committee are up for election.

Results from the Ratification Voting period October 7-20, 2008:

Standard / Enterprise Edition Executive Committee
Number of eligible voters: 931
Percent voting members casting votes: 21.1%

Ericsson
80.5%
Springsource
78.9%
SAP
77.2%

Micro Edition Executive Committee
Number of eligible voters: 931
Percent voting members casting votes: 21.1%

Nokia
92.6%
Philips
80.6%
IBM
80.6%

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 2008
September 30, 2008 Ratification voter eligibility deadline
October 7 - 20, 2008 Ratified voting
October 21 - 31, 2008 Nominations open for Elected Seats
October 30, 2008 Election voter eligibility deadline
November 4 - 17, 2008 Election voting
November 18, 2008 Election results
December 2, 2008 New EC Members take office
December 9 - 10, 2008 1st EC Meeting

For 2000 EC Elections results, please look here.

For 2001 EC Elections results, please look here.

For 2002 EC Elections results, please look here.

For 2003 EC Elections results, please look here.

For 2004 EC Elections results, please look here.

For 2005 EC Elections results, please look here.

For 2006 EC Elections results, please look here.

For 2007 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