FINAL RESULTS OF 2007 JCP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES ELECTIONS ARE OUT
SANTA CLARA,CA - November 13,2007 The Java Community ProcessSM (JCPSM) Program Management Office, today announced the final results of the 2007 JCP Executive Committees (EC) elections. After two ballot rounds - for ratified and elected seats - the winners are: Apache Software Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Inc., Google Inc., Nortel and Red Hat Middleware LLC for the Java SE/EE EC and Intel Corporation, Orange France SA, Research In Motion, LTD (RIM), Samsung Electronics Corporation and Time Warner Cable Inc. for the Java ME EC. Click here for an overview of the JCP EC elections process including detailed descriptions of the ratified seats and elected seats selection processes.
"I'm pleased to congratulate all the winners of this year's elections and to welcome them to the JCP ECs," said Patrick Curran, Chair of the JCP and director of the JCP Program at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "It's great to see the Eclipse Foundation and Time Warner Cable among the newly elected members. Eclipse adds open source projects expertise which will help the JCP broaden its push towards greater collaboration and openness. TWC brings the perspective of the digital TV industry - a rapidly growing market for Java technology."
The newly elected and re-elected members will take office on November 27 and will meet for their first Executive Committees Meeting on December 4.
EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies by approving and voting on all technology proposals (Java Specification Requests, or JSRs). They are also responsible for defining the JCP's rules of governance and the legal agreement between members and the organization. They provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO) and they represent the interests of the JCP to the broader community.
This year 18 candidates participated in the EC elections race including corporate entities, not-for-profit groups and individual developers. Click here to view the qualifying statements of both winners and runners up. For more information about this year's elections go to http://jcpelection2007.org
About the Java Community Process
. Since its launch in 1998 as the open, inclusive process to develop and revise Java technology specifications, reference implementations, and technology compatibility kits, the Java Community Process program has fostered the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java developer community. The JCP has over 1200 corporate and individual participants; more than 300 Java technology specifications are in development in the JCP program out of which 55% are in final stages. For more information on the JCP program, please visit http://jcp.org.
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