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Java Community Process (JCP) Program Unveils Newest Star Spec Leads
WHAT: The Java Community Process(SM) (JCP(SM)) Program Management Office (PMO) today announced the 2013 Star Spec Lead, distinguishing top Spec Lead performance and rewarding exceptional service to the community. The Star Spec Lead Program recognizes JCP Spec Leads who consistently showcase their value through high quality specifications and establishing best practices, including transparency and participation.

WHEN: January 17, 2014

WHERE: Santa Clara, CA USA

WHO: The JCP PMO introduced the Spec Leads incentive program for the first time in 2005 and modified the program in 2008. JCP Star Spec Leads are selected based on feedback from fellow Spec Leads, Expert Group members, Executive Committee members, JCP Community members and PMO staff.

INDUCTEES: The newest Star Spec Lead is Brian Goetz of Oracle.

To find out more about this community initiative, the new Star Spec Leads as well as about other Spec Leads previously honored with this distinction, go to

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

Heather VanCura
Group Manager, JCP Program Office