During the community event, various groups took possession of the
microphone to share announcements of more awards and other happy news.
Onno Kluyt, director of the JCP PMO and Jini Program, Sun, appeared
stunned to discover he was being honored for Best Individual or
Group Contribution to The Java Community. It only makes sense to
recognize Kluyt's successful efforts to evolve the JCP over the
past few years, while maintaining the delicate balance between Sun's
interests and those of the rest of the JCP community. Jim Fawcette,
CEO of Fawcette Technical Publications, presented the award on behalf
of Java Pro, an independent magazine.
It is a surprise and an honor to receive such an award, " said Onno.
"Ever since its start 5 years ago the JCP does its best to find a good balance
between the needs of the original contributor and the needs of the community. It is great to
be part of this unique experiment."
– Onno Kluyt, Director JCP PMO and Jini Program
At the same time, Craig McClanahan, architect, Sun Java Studio
Creator, Sun, was awarded Best Individual or Group Contribution
to Java Technology.
According to editor Kay Keppler, Java Pro underscored the significance
of the annual Java Communities in Action event by using the venue
to present its own Java community awards. A panel of Java Pro editors
had selected the winners.