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WHAT: The JCP Program Management Office (PMO) announced the winners of the 2021 JCP Program Annual Awards, which took place at the 2021 JCP Community Virtual Gathering and Awards event on Tuesday, October 12. The JCP program introduced the Annual Awards in 2003 to recognize excellence in Java platform standards development and innovation. The full list of 2021 nominees can be found in the Program and Awards section of

WHEN: October 12, 2021 1:00 PM PDT

WHERE: Online

The JCP Member/Participant of the Year was awarded to Ken Fogel.

The JCP Spec Lead/JSR of the Year was awarded to JSR 392, Java Standard Edition (Java SE) 17.

Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees!

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, individual and Java User Group participants. More than 390 Java technology specifications are in development in the JCP program. For more information on the JCP program, please visit and


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