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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.

Scott Jameson
Hewlett-Packard is committed to Java technology and the JCP program and backs up that commitment by dedicating $3.5 billion annually to its research and development of products, solutions, and new technologies. From high-end Superdome servers to the PC product families, Java technology is implemented in virtually all of HP's computing product lines.

HP has been actively involved in the JCP Executive Committee (EC) from its beginning. HP has an enviable record for 2004-2006, having attended every face-to-face EC meeting and teleconference, as well as voting on every ballot except one during that period. HP has participated in many of the community process related activities as well, such as working on updates to the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA).

Scott Jameson has served as Hewlett-Packard's principal representative on the SE/EE EC since April, 2001. Scott is director of standards strategy in the HP Software CTO office and has participated in many standardization activities since 1978, including developing programming language and operating system standards. He has represented HP at the management level of numerous standards organizations in his career, and he is currently chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology.

HP's emphasis in the EC has been to improve the openness and inclusiveness of the JCP program. Toward that end, HP supported the changes contained in JSPA 2 and the Java Community Process revision in JSR 215.

Scott says, "We've long been an advocate of a more open and transparent JCP. In a similar vein, we welcome Sun's announcement of their intention to open-source Java. We look forward to working with the rest of the EC members to ensure the JCP meets the needs of this new paradigm."

During the next few years, HP intends to continue helping evolve the JCP program into a more open and fair process that keeps Java technology on the leading edge of the marketplace.

In addition to our work on the EC, HP is currently a member of more than 30 JCP Expert Groups. We actively contribute to the growth and enhancement of Java technologies in several areas, including the Java EE and Java SE platforms, performance measurement and management.

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