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Profiles of JCP EC Representatives

The job of an Executive Committee (EC) representative is a serious commitment. The time required is extensive, and includes reading of specifications, Reference Implementations (RIs), and Technology Compatibility Kits (TCKs), as well as regular attendance at EC meetings and teleconferences to discuss and vote on various technical and process topics. Besides voting on Java Specification Requests (JSRs) at various stages, the EC guides the Program Management Office (PMO) in the evolution of the Java Community Process (JCP) program. EC decisions can have significant, long-term consequences to not only the community, but also in the industry and the market. Still, plenty of JCP participants relish the task of representing a corporation, non-profit, open source group, or themselves.

Danny Coward
Danny Coward is Platform Lead for Java SE. He has been an active contributor to the JCP and to Java Platform development since 1999. He has initiated and led several important technologies in each of the three Java Platforms Java EE, Java SE and Java ME, and contributed as an expert group member on a number of other JSRs. He is a strong advocate for the JCP as the primary forum for producing compatible standards for the Java ecosystem, balancing the frequently conflicting forces of the inclusion of all viewpoints with the timley production of market-relevant technology. Danny holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics and doctorate in Number Theory from the University of Oxford.

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