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Newly Elected Executive Committee Members To Take Office on November 20, 2001

SANTA CLARA, CA - November 20, 2001 - The Program Management Office of the Java Community Process (JCP SM) program and PricewaterhouseCoopers who managed the elections process, today announced the new Executive Committee (EC) members of the JCP. Between October 1 and November 14, 2001 the Java community cast their votes to elect the new members of the JCP ECs who will help shape the future of JavaTM technology over the next three years. Voting Members on each EC serve 3-year terms which are staggered so that five of the 15 seats are up for ratification/election each year.

This year's open elections voted in Macromedia and Nokia Networks as new members on the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard and Enterprise Editions (SE/EE) EC and Texas Instruments on the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Micro Edition (ME) EC and re-elected Zucotto Wireless to the ME EC. They are joining the other members of the JCP ECs called to make key decisions concerning Java(TM) technology specifications as they progress through the JCP approval processes. The newly elected JCP EC members will take office immediately and will participate in the first post elections EC meeting scheduled for November 20.

"The JCP program provides its members with a variety of processes and tools that enable their collective creative force to keep Java the vital and important technology that it is," said Rob Gingell, Chair, JCP program. "One such process is the JCP EC elections. We are pleased to see an increasing number of JCP-eligible voters take advantage of this important membership right and cast their votes to elect from their peers those who will represent them and guide the overall program for the community's best interest."

The JCP elections are an open, democratic process that votes into office the members of the Executive Committees. Two JCP ECs are responsible for overseeing the development of Java technology specifications: the EC for the Java 2 Platform, Standard (J2SE TM) and Enterprise Editions (J2EE TM) and the EC for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME TM).

"PricewaterCoopers was pleased to be invited for the second year by the JCP to manage the JCP EC elections process," said Jay Bolton, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers. "We used our broad expertise to ensure an impartial, objective process for all participants and helped create a one-stop elections portal that streamlined and improved voters' experience."

In this year's elections a high number of candidates ran for the remaining elected seats on each EC: 12 candidates entered the competition for the two seats on the J2SE/J2EE EC and nine for the two seats on the J2ME EC. It is a reaffirmation of the commitment of the software industry and of the Java developer community to the JCP program's goal of developing standards-based platform-independent specifications that deliver advanced technological values and business benefits to developers and corporations.

Newly Elected Members Commenting on their election to the JCP ECs:


"Macromedia looks forward to this great opportunity to work with other industry leaders to steer the direction of the J2EE platform," said Mike Bergeron, Vice President of Business Development, Macromedia. "Our customers represent a very large community of developers who want to rapidly build compelling user experiences on this widely available platform, and they will benefit from our involvement with the Java Community Process Executive Committee."

Texas Instruments

"Texas Instruments is excited to share our wireless expertise by serving on the JCP J2ME Executive Committee, and we look forward to collaborating with industry leaders on the future of the J2ME platform. The committee selection highlights TI's commitment to open standards, including J2ME technology, which we will continue to support in products ranging from next-generation mobile devices to residential gateways," said Marion Lineberry, TI Fellow.

Final elections results are posted on the JCP elections portal maintained by PricewaterhouseCoopers at For a complete list of JCP EC members, please go to

About the Java Community Process

Since its introduction in 1995 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. More than 150 Java technology specifications are in development in the JCP program, which has over 400 company and individual participants. For more information on the JCP program, please visit

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