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Final Results of 2017 JCP Executive Committee Elections

SANTA CLARA, CA - November 2017: The Java Community Process (JCP) Program Management Office today announced the final results of the 2017 Fall JCP Executive Committee (EC) elections. All Ratified Seat candidates are approved by the JCP membership: ARM, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Red Hat and Sociedade de Usários da Tecnologia Java - SouJava. The winning candidates for the three Elected Seats are: Twitter, Hazelcast and Tomitribe. The winning candidate for the Associate Seat is: Andres Almiray. All the re-elected and new EC Members will serve a 2-year term.

For an overview of the 2017 JCP EC elections including results you can visit

"We had a successful JCP EC election this year with JCP Member voter turnout at 33% overall; 24% for Full and Partner Members, and 50% for Associate Members! These are very strong representation numbers, especially from the Associate Membership category. I'd like to congratulate the winners, and thank all of the nominees for their participation. We are looking forward to welcoming the new members at our next meeting in December," said Heather VanCura, Group Director of the JCP Program Office.

The Executive Committee members will be taking office on 28 November 2017. 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, 19 candidates participated in the EC elections including individual developers, corporate entities and Java User Groups. View the qualifying statements of all the nominees at

This year, the election ballot result for the Associate Seat was a tie; see the 2017 Executive Committee (EC) Election page for more details on the EC Election tiebreaker process.

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 and


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