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2017 Executive Committee (EC) Election

Update on 17 November 2017, as noted at 10:00 AM PST:

The result of the 2017 EC Elections tiebreaker for the Associate Seat is:
Andres Almiray has been elected to the Associate Seat.

The result was determined as per the procedure specified in section 3.7.6 of the JCP 2.10 document, using the two-step tiebreaker process described on 14 November 2017.
The step one results were determined Thursday 16 November 2017, with Andres Almiray assigned number 1 and Werner Keil assigned number 2.
The step two results were determined Friday 17 November 2017, with the PMO entering the numbers taken from 16 November 2017 into the form at https://www.w3.org/2001/05/rfc2777, as follows:

Size of pool: 2
Random number #1: 2585 (closing value of the S&P 500 Index, ignoring any fractional part of the number)
Random number #2: 23458 (closing value of Dow Jones Industrial Average, ignoring any fractional part of the number)
Random number #3: 92 (final, winning score of the Golden State Warriors-Boston Celtics basketball game)

Using those numbers, the form returns the number 1 which corresponds to the number assigned to Andres Almiray.
Therefore Andres Almiray has been elected to the Associate Seat.


Update on 16 November 2017, as noted at 10:00 AM PST: the closing value whole number of the NASDAQ Composite Index for 15 November 2017 was 6706, an even number. Today the PMO assigned 1 and 2 to the candidates alphabetically by last name, per step one of the predefined JCP EC Election tiebreaker process described on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Thus, candidate Andres Almiray has been assigned number 1, and candidate Werner Keil has been assigned number 2. On Friday 17 November 2017, these assigned numbers will be used to determine who has been elected to the Associate Seat, as described in step two of the JCP EC Election tiebreaker process.


Balloting for the 2017 Fall Executive Committee Elections has completed and the results have been posted.

This year, as defined in the JCP 2.10 Process Document, 8 Ratified, 3 Elected, and 1 Associate Seats are open for election.

All votes for the 2017 JCP Executive Committee Elections have been tallied by Votenet, and the results of the Associate seat voting are a tie. Determining the winner requires using the tie-breaker procedure originally defined on October 18, 2011.

Per section 3.7.6 of the JCP document version 2.10, we will use the RFC2777 Gateway Form at https://www.w3.org/2001/05/rfc2777 to determine the winner. In order for the numbers to be random, we will take the following steps:

1) On Thursday, 16 November 2017, at 10 AM PST, the PMO will assign a number (1 or 2) to each of the two candidates based on the closing value of the NASDAQ Composite Index as shown on http://quotes.wsj.com/index/NASDAQ/historical-prices for Wednesday 15 November 2017. If the closing value's whole number (ignoring any fractional part of the number) is even, the PMO will assign the 1 and 2 to the candidates alphabetically by last name. If the closing value's whole number is odd, the PMO will assign the 1 and 2 to the candidates in reverse alphabetical order by last name.

2) On Friday, 17 November 2017, at 10 AM PST, the PMO will use the RFC 2777 form. First, the PMO will enter "2" into the "Size of pool" field. Then the PMO will enter whole number values into the three "Random Number" fields in the RFC2777 form, noted at the same time and as described below:
a) For "Random Number #1": the closing value of the S&P 500 Index (ignoring any fractional part of the number) as shown on http://quotes.wsj.com/index/SPX/historical-prices for 16 November 2017
b) For "Random Number #2": the closing value of Dow Jones Industrial Average (ignoring any fractional part of the number) as shown on http://quotes/wsj.com/index/DJIA/historical-prices for 16 November 2017 (*)
c) For "Random Number #3": the final, winning score of the Golden State Warriors-Boston Celtics basketball game played on 16 November 2017 as shown on http://www.nba.com/scores#/

As of this writing, each of these events is in the future so the outcomes are unknown and cannot be influenced by either candidate.

On Friday, 17 November 2017, at 10 AM PST, the PMO will enter the numbers from step 2 into the fields. The form will then return a number, 1 or 2, and whichever candidate corresponds to that number will be elected to the Associate Seat.

The 2017 Fall Executive Committee Election final results will then be announced on Friday, 17 November 2017.

* - The PMO decided on Wednesday 15 November 2017 to use the Dow Jones Industrial Average as a different number of greater variance than what was originally described. The PMO had intended to use the peak temperature in San Jose, California but made the change after realizing that San Jose's predicted vs reported peak temperature for Thursday didn't have sufficient variance.


Take a look at the list of 2017 Executive Committee Elections Nominees and their materials.

A public EC meeting and Meet the JCP EC Candidates session was held at JavaOne San Francisco as part of Java User Group Sunday on 1 October.

You may listen to a recording of the Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates conference call held on Thursday, 26 October:
Meet the Candidates call recording
Meet the Candidates call presentation materials

Please refer to the Executive Committee Information page for more information on the current Executive Committee.


TIMELINE FOR 2017 EC ELECTION
26 September - 9 October 2017 Nominations open for Elected and Associate Seats
1 October 2017 Public EC meeting at JavaOne (EC nominees should attend)
26 October 2017 Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates Teleconference @ 10 AM PDT
26 October 2017 Voter eligibility deadline
31 October - 13 November 2017 Ballot open for voting
14 November 2017 Election results available
28 November 2017 New EC members take office



ABOUT THE JAVA COMMUNITY PROCESS (JCP) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES

Under the JCP 2.10 rules, there are 16 Ratified Seats, 6 Elected Seats, 2 Associate Seats and the permanent seat held by Oracle America. Members serve 2-year terms that are staggered so that 12 of the 24 seats are normally up for ratification/election each year.

The EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies. The EC represents a cross-section of both major stakeholders and other members of the Java Community. Duties are: select JSRs for development, approve draft Specifications for Public Review, approve Final Specifications, review TCK appeals, approve Maintenance revisions and possibly defer some features to a new JSR, approve transfer of maintenance duties between members and provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO). For more information on the EC, see the Executive Committee Info page.

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For more information on the JCP, see the JCP Overview page.

Contact the PMO for election questions at pmo@jcp.org

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