SANTA CLARA, CA - 24 November 2015
The Java Community Process (JCP) Program Management Office today announced the final results of the 2015 JCP Executive Committee (EC) elections. All ratified candidates are approved by the JCP membership: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Red Hat and Sociedade de Usuários da Tecnologia Java - SouJava. The winning candidates for the three open election seats are: Eclipse Foundation, London Java Community and Twitter. For an overview of the 2015 JCP EC elections including results you can visit https://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 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 15 December," said Heather VanCura, Group Director of the JCP Program Office.
The Executive Committee changeover will take place between 24 November and 7 December, with the new EC members taking office on 8 December. 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 13 candidates participated in the EC elections including corporate entities and Java User Groups. View the qualifying statements of all the nominees at https://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/elections/2015-nominees.html.
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 800 corporate, Java User Group 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 https://jcp.org and blogs.oracle.com/jcp.
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