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Sun Community Process Elections Java Community ProcessSM Election Results Are In!

Election results are in and final. The new Executive Committee Members for the Java Community ProcessSM (JCP) program, who won ratification and election balloting conducted in October and early November are:
Standard/Enterprise Edition Executive Committee (SE/EE EC) Micro Edition Executive Committee (ME EC)
Accenture New Media
Apache
Apple
BEA Systems
Borland
Caldera
Cisco Systems
Compaq
Fujitsu
HP
IBM
IONA Technologies PLC
Doug Lea
Oracle
WebGain
36%
96%
85%
87%
85%
86%
52%
79%
80%
85%
98%
56%
39%
91%
39%
BEA Systems
Cisco Systems
Ericsson, Inc.
IBM
Insignia
Matsushita
Motorola
Nokia
Palm
Philips
RIM
Siemens
SONY
Wind River Systems, Inc.
Zucotto Wireless Inc.
58%
68%
87%
90%
86%
83%
98%
98%
95%
92%
83%
88%
87%
80%
55%

The JCP program is the community process for evolving JavaTM technology. These 30 EC members, who were voted into office by the Java technology developer community through the JCP program, will guide the development of the Java platform for a 3-year term staggered, allowing for 5 of the 15 seats of each Executive Committee to come up for election each year. There are 10 Ratified Seats, 5 Elected Seats, and the permanent seat held by Sun Microsystems. The 3-year terms are staggered so that 5 of the 15 seats are normally up for ratification/election each year.

The JCP 2.0 elections process was launched in June 2000. This years' elections for the first Executive Committees with ratified and elected seats were hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The new EC members will take office on December 12, 2000.

All Java Community Process Program Members who met the eligibility requirements could vote in the Executive Committee Elections.

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 (JCP 2.0).

To help kickstart the JCP 2.0 and ensure a smooth transition between JCP 1.0 and 2.0, Sun appointed two Interim ECs in June. Many of these interim EC members were part of a "blue ribbon" advisory group that formed last winter to help create the JCP 2.0. Members of the Standard/Enterprise Interim Executive Committee include Apache, Apple, BEA, Caldera, Compaq, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Inprise, IONA, Novell, Oracle and Sun. Members of the Micro Edition Interim Executive Committee include IBM, Insignia, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, RIM, Philips, Siemens, SONY, Sun and Wind River.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR RATIFIED SEATS

Ratified Seats are filled by a simple ratification process. Members are selected for the 10 Ratified Seats using a ratification ballot that is carried out starting the first week of October of each year.

The voter eligibility deadline for this year's Ratification was September 27, 2000. The ratification ballot was 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. If one or more of the nominees are not ratified by the vote, the PMO nominates additional Members as needed and holds additional ratification ballots until the vacant seats are filled.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR ELECTED SEATS

Elected Seats are filled by a straightforward election process. Members are selected for the 5 Elected Seats using an election process that begins the third week of October of each year. This year nominations for these elected seats were accepted October 18-31, 2000. Any Member may nominate themselves.

The voter eligibility deadline for this year's Election was October 27, 2000. The election ballot was 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; the top 5 are elected. Ties will be decided by drawing lots.

TIMELINE
September 27, 2000 Ratification voter eligibility deadline
September 29, 2000 Post Ratification Ballot
October 1-16, 2000

Ratification voting of ten nominated seats per EC
(Note: If any of the ten are voted down, a new ratification vote must be held)
October 17, 2000 Ratified Voting Results available now!
October 18-31, 2000 Nominations open for Elected Seats
October 27, 2000 Election voter eligibility deadline
October 31, 2000 Post Election Ballot
November 1-14, 2000 Elections for the remaining five seats on each EC
December 12, 2000 Elected EC Members take office

Contact PMO for election questions at pmo@sun.com.