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Launches New Star Spec Leads Program at The 2008 JavaOne(sm) Conference

SANTA CLARA,CA - April 28,2008 - The Java Community ProcessSM (JCPSM) Program Management Office (PMO) and the Executive Committees, today announced the nominations for the 2008 JCP Program Annual Awards. Among the leading international honors for Java technology, the JCP Program Awards recognize excellence in Java standards development and innovation. This year the Executive Committees (EC) nominated the following members, specifications leads and Java Specifications Requests (JSRs) as candidates in six categories:

JCP Member of the Year:
The Apache Software Foundation, Intel, Nokia, and the TM Forum.

JCP Participant of the Year:
Patrick Curran, Doug Lea, and Stephen Colebourne and Michael Nascimento Santos (JSR 310).

Most Innovative JSR for Java SE/EE:
JSR 294, Improved Modularity Support in the Java Programming Language; JSR 316, Java EE 6; and JSR 319, Availability Management.

Most Innovative JSR for Java ME:
JSR 287, Scalable Vector Graphics for Java ME; JSR 290, Java Language and User Interface Markup Integration; and JSR 320, Service Framework.

Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java SE/EE:
Alan Bateman (JSR 203, More New I/O APIs for the JavaTM Platform ("NIO.2"); Stefan Hepper (JSR 286); John Rose (JSR 292); and Michael Ernst and Alex Buckley (JSR 308).

Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java ME:
Stefan Svenberg and Piotr Kessler (JSR 281); Jean Yves Bitterlich (JSR 280, JSR 290) Jaana Majakangas (JSR 293) and Dnyanesh R Pathak (JSR 300).

“The JCP Program Annual Awards are a tribute to excellence”, said Patrick Curran, Chair of the JCP and director of the JCP Program at Sun Microsystems. “They acknowledge tireless work by Spec Leads, member companies and organizations, academics and individual developers, who use their creativity and commitment to advance Java technologies through standards and innovation for the benefit of all developers. Congratulations to this year's nominees!”


JSRs Featured at JavaOne
Some of the JSRs nominated for the JCP Annual Awards are also featured in technical sessions, panels, labs and BOFs at JavaOne including milestone JSR 316, Java EE 6 (BOF-4984). Other milestone JSRs spotlighted at JavaOne are JSR 248 and JSR 249 (TS-5140 and PAN-5577), and JSR 270, Java SE 6 (TS-4864). For a complete list of JSR based sessions at the JavaOne Conference visit the on-line Content Catalog.

A New Star Spec Leads Program
The JCP PMO is launching a new Star Spec Leads Program at the 2008 JavaOne Conference. The new program will recognize top Spec Lead performance, and will encourage and reward exceptional service to the community. Spec Leads activity will be measured against criteria in two categories: JCP Program Process and Communications. For details about the new program check out the Star Spec Leads Program page on and stop by the JCP pod 114 at JavaOne where JCP PMO staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

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 1400 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

About the JavaOne Conference
Located at Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 6-9, the annual JavaOne conference is one of the leading events for Java technology developers. Established in 1996, the Conference provides technology enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations with Java technology, scripting, open source, Web 2.0 and more. Developers get hands-on experience, can network with their peers and have the opportunity to interact with experts and industry leaders. For more information about the JavaOne conference, visit

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Corina Ulescu
JCP Program Office
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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