The Java Community Process works because of its open participation: people from all parts of the Java Community can be Members, contribute to JSRs, lead projects, and even approve or reject projects as part of the JCP Executive Committee.
Each year, the assembled Members of the Java Community Process vote to determine which Members will serve on the Executive Committee through the annual JCP Executive Committee Elections process. The first part of that process is determining the list of candidates.
The JCP will accept nominations for this year's Executive Committee election during the open nominations period: 8 September - 5 October 2020.
The following seats are open for nomination this year:
- 6 Ratified Seats
- 2 Elected Seats
- 1 Associate Seat
When a JCP Member is interested in nominating to be a candidate in the EC Election, the Primary Contact of that JCP Member is the person who will initiate that process. The Primary Contact for each JCP Member will receive instructions and login credentials at the e-mail address we have on file for them on 8 September.
You can find out who your Primary Contact is by logging on to jcp.org, clicking "My Profile," and then "View Membership Info."
In the meantime, any JCP Member interested in nominating for an EC seat should prepare a biography for the two people who will serve as primary and alternate representatives of that JCP Member, a qualification statement, and a position paper.
Further information on each of these items, as well as the elections schedule and an archive of all EC elections' results, can be found on our EC Elections page:
For examples of others' candidacy statements, view last year's nominees:
Even if you do not want to serve on the Executive Committee or aren't sure yet whether you wish to serve or not, if you are the Primary Contact of a JCP Member you will be invited to vote in the JCP EC Elections in November.
Read about the JCP Executive Committee and view their participation statistics:
Read the meeting minutes of the Executive Committee to understand a bit more what the EC does:
View the JCP Executive Committee's voting record: