SANTA CLARA, CA - 29 October 2013
The Java Community Process (JCP) Program Management Office, today announced the final results of the 2013 JCP Executive Committee (EC) elections. All ratified candidates are approved by the JCP membership: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Freescale, Fujitsu, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Red Hat, SAP, Sociedade de Usuários da Tecnologia Java - SouJava, Software AG, TOTVS and V2COM. The winning candidates for the eight open election seats are: ARM, Azul Systems, CloudBees, Eclipse Foundation, Werner Keil, London Java Community, MoroccoJUG and Twitter. For an overview of the 2013 JCP EC elections including results you can visit http://jcp.org/en/whatsnew/elections.
"The number and variety of candidates and the results of the elections testify to the vitality of the organization. The balance between newcomers and re-elected members, large and small corporations, as well as Java User Groups, reflects the diversity of the Java community. I'd like to congratulate the winners, and to thank all of the nominees for their participation. We are looking forward to welcoming the new members at our next meeting on 12 November," said Heather VanCura, Group Manager of the JCP Program Office.
The Executive Committee changeover will take place between 29 October and 11 November, with the new EC members taking office on 12 November. 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 29 candidates participated in the EC elections including corporate entities, Java User Groups and individual developers. View the qualifying statements of all the nominees at http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/elections/2013-nominees.html. For more information regarding the reduced EC to take effect 12 November as JCP 2.9, please refer to JSR 355 and the JCP 2.9 Process Document.
About the Java Community Process (JCP) Program
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 (JCP) program has fostered the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java platform developer community. The JCP program now has over 1,000 corporate and individual participants. More than 350 Java technology specifications are in development in the JCP program. For more information on the JCP program, please visit http://jcp.org and blogs.oracle.com/jcp.
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