Congratulations to the newest Star Spec Lead, Antoine Sabot-Durand. Antoine is the Maintenance Lead for JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) for Java EE version 1.0, and is currently the Spec Lead for JSR 365, CDI 2.0. JSR 365 is scheduled to complete this year and be included in the Java EE 8 Platform. The JSR is currently in the Public Review stage. Antoine has set a great example for other Spec Leads by running the JSRs transparently and inclusively with the community. He always makes himself available to participate in JCP presentations, conference sessions, interviews, hack days, and Adopt-a-JSR events with Java User Group (JUG) leaders around the world.
The Star Spec Lead Program recognizes top Spec Lead performance and rewards exceptional service to the community. Spec Leads' activities are measured around criteria of process and communication with community members. Spec Leads are selected by the JCP program office, based on nominations from fellow Spec Leads, Expert Group (EG) members, Executive Committee (EC) members, community members and the Program Management Office (the administrator of the program). Star Spec Leads are not born into the role--they grow into it by bringing consistent value to the community, which reflects positively both on the process and on the community as a whole.
Spec Leads are key to the JCP program. Without them, none of the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) would have begun, much less crossed the finish line and become implemented in shipping products. The JCP PMO introduced a Spec Leads incentive program for the first time in 2005. Over the past twelve years the program has rewarded and recognized Spec Leads who repeatedly proved their merit by producing high quality specifications, establishing best practices, and mentoring others. The point of such honor is to endorse good work, showcase successful methods for other Spec Leads to emulate, and motivate Java community members to become more involved in JSRs through either the Adopt-a-JSR program, or perhaps, as an Expert Group Member or as Spec Lead of a JSR.
Antoine provided the following comments upon receiving the news that he was selected as Star Spec Lead, he responded "I am happy and honored of such recognition and thanks to all the CDI Expert Group members that did a great work on the spec".
Please join me in congratulating Antoine!