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JCPSM Program announces 5th Annual Awards Nominations

Adds New Award Category, JCP Participant of the Year
SANTA CLARA, CA - May 3, 2007 – The Java Community Process SM (JCP) Program Management Office and the Executive Committees , today announced the nominations for the 2007 JCP Program Annual Awards. The Executive Committees (EC) selected members, specifications leads and Java Specifications Requests (JSRs) in six categories:
Member of the Year, Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition, Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java Micro Edition, Most Innovative JSR for Java Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition, Most Innovative JSR for Java Micro Edition and JCP Participant of the Year. The JCP Participant of the Year is a new category the JCP is introducing this year.

“With the rising number of individual JCP members we felt we needed to introduce a new award category to recognize individuals at the same level as corporate entities”, said Onno Kluyt, senior director, JCP Program at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Chair of the JCP. “This award recognizes the corporate or individual member participant (individual name) who has made the most significant positive impact on the community in the past year.”

Among the leading international honors for Java technology, the JCP Program Annual Awards recognize excellence in Java standards development and innovation. The winners of the 5th JCP Program Annual Awards will be announced on May 9, 2007 at the JCP Community event at the JavaOne(sm) Conference. For details about the event and the awards ceremony, please go to

Top of The Community

The nominees in the JCP Member of the Year category are the Apache Software Foundation, Nokia and Orange France. All three will participate at JavaOne, the Apache Software Foundation will present on the topic of The Apache Harmony Project and will join Sun and other companies on the Java Technology Libre Panel. Nokia will present and co-present in at least ten technical sessions and BOFs combined. Orange will participate in two technical sessions one of which is about “Tackling Java ME Device Fragmentation: Orange and Sun Collaboration.”

The nominees in the new award category of JCP Participant of the Year are Wayne Carr, Jean-Marie Dautelle and Doug Lea. For more information on these three nominees visit
Jean-Marie Dautelle will participate at JavaOne on the panel of the Java ME
BOF-5697, Take the Guessing out of the Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) Future: Latest JSRs Predict Exciting Technology Developments Ahead.

Innovation Recognized

The Most Innovative JSR for Java SE/EE award recognizes the Spec Lead and Expert Group that have introduced the most innovative new JSR for the Java SE or Java EE communities in the past year. The JSR candidates put forward this year are JSR 299, Web Beans, JSR 308, Annotations on Java Types and JSR 309, Media Server Control API. JSR 299, Web Beans, is featured in the technical session TS-4089, Web Beans Update, given by Gavin King, JBoss and Bob Lee, Google at JavaOne.

Excellence in JSR innovation on the Java ME side is recognized with the Most Innovative JSR for Java ME award. The ME JSRs nominated by the EC members this year are JSR 298, Telematics API for Java ME, JSR 300, DRM API for Java ME and JSR 307, Network Mobility and Mobile Data API.

JSR Leadership Acknowledged

The nominees this year for the Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java SE/EE are Alan Bateman (JSR 203, More New I/O APIs for the JavaTM Platform ("NIO.2")), Nasir Khan (JSR 289, Sip Servlet v1.1) and David Nuescheler (JSR 283, Content Repository for JavaTM Technology API Version 2.0). Alan Bateman will present at JavaOne at BOF “Troubleshooting and Diagnostic Utilities in JDK Release 5 and 6”.

For the Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java ME the Executive Committee members have voted as nominees Shai Gotlib (JSR 190 - Event Tracking API for J2ME), Mike Milikich (JSR 271 - Mobile Information Device Profile 3) and Antti Rantalahti & Ivan Wong ( - Mobile Broadcast Service API for Handheld Terminals).

The winners will be officially announced at the awards ceremony the JCP is hosting at JavaOne on May 9. Don't miss this community event that the JCP brings to JavaOne every year. For members of the press and analysts the JCP organizes a round table on Wednesday, May 9, The Java Standards Advantage, from 3:15 pm. - 4:15 p.m. at the Moscone Conference Center, Room 123. Panelists include some of the nominees for the 5th JCP Annual Awards and some of last year's winners.

To view the honorees of the past four editions of the JCP Program Annual Awards go to

The Growing Community Behind The Success

To date the JCP program has 1224 members an increase of over 16 percent from last reporting at the 2006 JavaOne Conference (1048 members then). The new members are from all fields academia, corporate, not-for-profit including University of South Florida, Eclipse Foundation Inc., Institute for Information Industry of Taiwan, Huawei Technologies, Ltd. of Hong Kong, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., India and many individual members from around the world.

To find out more about the JCP program events at this year's edition of the JavaOne Conference go to To build your JSRs itinerary and preview the sessions featuring the awards nominated JSRs and spec leads visit the JavaOne Conference web site at and explore the Sessions Catalog.

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 1200 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 8-11, 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 technology innovations with Java technology, scripting, open source, Web 2.0 and more. Developers get hands-on experience with the technology, can network with their peers, and have the opportunity to network directly with technology experts from technology industry leaders. For more information about the JavaOne conference, visit

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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Corina Ulescu
JCP Program Office
Sun Microsystems, Inc.