The 2016 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations period has closed. The ballot will open on Tuesday, 1 November, but the nomination materials for all of the candidates have been posted on JCP.org. This year the elections are a bit different as a result of the changes introduced in the latest version of the JCP program, JCP 2.10 implemented earlier this year.
JCP 2.10 introduced classes of membership - Full Members, Partner Members, Associate Members. JCP 2.10 also changes the composition of the EC to 16 Ratified
seats, 6 Elected seats and 2 Associate seats. The two Associate seats are taken from the existing
Elected seats. Full and Partner Members vote for the Ratified and Elected
seats. Associate Members vote for the Associate seats. Nominees (who must be Full or Partner members) must
specify whether they will run for an Elected or an Associate
seat at the time of nomination.
We decided to allow the community to have a bit more time to get to know the candidates - We will have a 'Meet the Candidates' teleconference hosted by the Program Office, with the candidates on Thursday, 13 October at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The recording of this call will be available on the JCP.org multimedia page if you cannot attend live.
The EC has a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 6 Elected Seats, 2 Associate Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle. This year there are 8 Ratified seats and 6 Elected seats up for election by the JCP Membership. JCP Members vote on the ballot to determine the JCP EC Members for the upcoming term. And the candidates this year are...
RATIFIED - 7 Candidates: Gemalto, Goldman Sachs, MicroDoc, NXP,
SAP, Software AG, V2COM. One seat remains empty due to the recent resignation of TOTVS. The JCP will hold a special election to fill this seat.
ELECTED - 11 Candidates (for 6 open seats): Alibaba, Azul, Eclipse, Green Tea JUG, Hazelcast, iJUG, Jelastic, London Java Community, Geir Magnusson Jr., Tomitribe, Twitter.
ASSOCIATE - 5 Candidates (for 2 open seats): Luca Botti, Ivar Grimstad, Werner Keil, Morocco JUG, Peter Pilgrim.
Please join us to meet the candidates next Thursday (details for call to be posted soon)! You can find the following information on the candidates: biography of primary contact, picture, qualification statement and position paper (optional).
The 2016 EC Election ballot will open on 1 November for JCP Members to cast their votes, which will determine the JCP EC Members for the 2016-2017 term. The ballot will remain open until 14November at midnight PST, and the results of the election will be published on 15 November.
JCP Members: please take this opportunity you have to influence the direction of Java by being informed and voting for the members of the EC! JCP Members can nominate themselves to serve as Expert Group Members or Contributors to JSRs and can vote in the annual Elections in November (you must join by 27 October to participate in the 2016 Elections). If you are not yet a JCP member, I encourage you to join the JCP now and take part in the JCP Membership Drive - if you join before 27 October you can participate in the Elections.