Tuesday Oct 29, 2013

2013 EC Elections Results

The 2013 Fall Executive Committee (EC) Elections process is now complete. 

Congratulations to the following JCP Members as the new and re-elected EC Members!  

We had a slight increase in JCP Member voter turnout at ~25% (up from 24% in 2012).  All Ratified candidates and the top eight Elected candidates were elected by the JCP Membership.  As part of the transition to a merged EC, Members elected in 2013 are ranked to determine whether their initial term will be one or two years. The 50% of Ratified and 50% of Elected members who receive the most votes will serve an initial two-year term, while all others will serve an initial one year term (details below).

Ratified Seats: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Freescale, Fujitsu, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Red Hat, SAP, SouJava, Software AG, TOTVS and V2COM.

Open Election Seats: Eclipse Foundation, Twitter, London Java Community, CloudBees, ARM, Azul Systems, Werner Keil and MoroccoJUG.

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 12 November 2013.  More information is available on the JCP Elections page.

Detailed Election Results

Voting Period: 15 - 28 October 2013.

Number of Eligible Voters: 1088
Percent of Eligible Members Casting Votes: 24.77%

Ratified Seats:

Candidate Yes Votes (%) No Votes (%) Abstentions
Credit Suisse (2year term)
196 (84) 38 (16) 36
Ericsson (2 year term)
196 (88) 27 (12) 47
Freescale (1 year term)
151 (74) 53 (26) 66
Fujitsu (2 year term)
194 (87) 29 (13) 47
Gemalto M2M (1 year term)
170 (80) 42 (20) 58
Goldman Sachs (1 year term)
143 (64) 80 (36) 47
Hewlett-Packard (2 year term)
191 (82) 43 (18) 36
IBM (2 year term)
226 (91) 22 (9) 22
Intel (2 year term)
214 (90) 24 (10) 32
Nokia (1 year term)
139 (64) 78 (36) 53
Red Hat (2 year term)
245 (95) 12 (5) 13
SAP (1 year term)
166 (75) 56 (25) 48
SouJava (2 year term)
226 (92) 19 (8) 25
Software AG (1 year term)
167 (78) 47 (22) 56
TOTVS (1 year term)
129 (69) 59 (31) 82
V2COM (1 year term)
135 (71) 54 (29) 81

Open Election Seats:

The top eight candidates have been elected; the top four receive a two year term, and the next four receive a one year term.

Candidate Votes (%)
Eclipse Foundation (2 year term)
221 (14)
Twitter (2 year term)
203 (13)
London Java Community (2 year term)
191 (12)
CloudBees (2 year term)
179 (11)
ARM (1 year term)
176 (11)
Azul Systems (1 year term)
166 (10)
Werner Keil (1 year term)
128 (8)
MoroccoJUG (1 year term)
93 (6)
Karan Malhi 56 (3)
ChinaNanjingJUG 51 (3)
JUG Joglosemar 47 (3)
Viresh Wali 45 (3)
ITP_JAVA 44 (3)
None of the Above 3 (0)

Monday Oct 07, 2013

Meet the EC Candidates Call Scheduled for October 10

The 2013 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations process has closed.  The ballot will open next Tuesday, but the nomination materials for all of the candidates have been posted on JCP.org and we will have a 'Meet the Candidates' call this Thursday, 10 October at 9:30 AM PDT.  This year as part of the JCP.Next effort of the JCP EC Merge (and as defined in the Appendix B of the JCP 2.9 Process Document) all of the ratified and elected seats are up for election. Three Ratified and two Elected Seats will be eliminated, reducing the EC to a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle.  And the candidates this year are...

16 Ratified candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Freescale, Fujitsu, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, HP, IBM, Intel, Nokia, RedHat, SAP, SouJava, Software AG, TOTVS, V2COM;

13 Elected candidates:  ARM, Azul, ChinaNanjingJUG, CloudBees, Eclipse, ITP_Java JUGJUG Joglosemar, London Java Community, Karan Malhi, Werner Keil, Morocco JUG, Twitter, Viresh Wali.

Please join us on Thursday to meet the candidates--the recording will be available on JCP.org multimedia page if you cannot attend live.  Meeting details below.

Meet the Candidates Meeting information
Topic: 2013 Meet the Candidates Call
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 9:30 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 802 283 526
Meeting Password: 2424

To join the online meeting
Go to https://jcp.webex.com/

Audio conference information  
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Conference code: 5731908

Security code: 2424

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Saturday Jan 26, 2013

JCP EC Meeting and IOUC last week

Last week was a busy week for the JCP program!  Along with many JSR updates and the Adopt-a-JSR meeting blogged about earlier this week, the JCP participated in the IOUC in Redwood Shores, held the first EC face to face meeting of 2013 in Santa Clara, and hosted a JCP dinner in Santa Clara for the JUG leaders attending the IOUC and JCP EC Members at The Fish Market.

The JCP session slides --with Patrick Curran, Heather VanCura, Bruno Souza and Ben Evans-- at the IOUC are available.  The agenda, meeting materials and minutes will be published from the January EC Meeting will be published on JCP.org soon (the December 2012 EC materials are available now).  We had several Spec Lead presentations at the EC Meeting in January--JSR status updates (15 minutes each) from JSR 339: JAX-RS 2.0: The Java API for RESTful Web Services (Santiago Pericas-Geertsen), JSR 352: Batch Applications for the Java Platform (Chris Vignola), JSR 354: Money and Currency API (Susanne Cech, Werner Keil); and three Spec Lead presentations (~1 hour each) from JSR 342: Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) Specification (Linda DeMichiel), JSR 236: Concurrency Utilities for Java EE (Anthony Lai), and JSR 335: Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language (Brian Goetz).   The agenda also included the annual year end report and summary, and a JSR 358 A major revision to the Java Community Process, Expert Group discussion.  Stay tuned for the full agenda, minutes and materials.

Thursday Dec 06, 2012

November EC Meeting Minutes and Materials

The JCP EC meeting minutes and materials from the EC only portion of the 20 November meeting are now available on the EC Meeting Summaries page.


Part 1: Private EC meeting at 2:00 pm PST

Part 2: Public EC meeting at 3:00 pm PST

Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

Public EC Meeting Audio and Materials posted

The meeting materials and recording from the 20 November Public EC Meeting has been published on the multimedia page of JCP.org.


Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

Public EC Meeting Today at 15:00; new WebEx password

Update:  Public EC Meeting is today at 15:00 PST; note new WebEx meeting password is 12345; login from https://jcp.webex.com.

Audio remains the same:

Monday Nov 19, 2012

JSR Updates and EC Meeting Tuesday @ 15:00 PST

JSR 310, Date and Time API, has moved to JCP 2.9 (first JCP 2.9 JSR!)

JSR 236, Concurrency Utilities for Java EE, has published an Early Draft Review. This review ends 15 December 2012.

 Tomorrow, Tuesday 20 November is the last Public EC Meeting of 2012, and the first EC meeting with the merged EC. The second hour of this meeting will be open to the public at 3:00 PM PST. The agenda includes  JSR 355,  EC merge implementation report, JSR 358 (JCP.next.3) status report, JCP 2.8 status update and community audit program.  Details are below. We hope you will join us, but if you cannot attend, not to worry--the recording and materials will also be public on the JCP.org multimedia page.

Meeting details

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday November 20, 2012, 3:00 - 4:00 pm PST
  • Location
    • Teleconference
  • Dial-in
  • WebEx
    • Browse for the meeting from https://jcp.webex.com
    • No registration required (enter your name and email address)
    • Password: 12345 (updated!)


  • JSR 355 (the EC merge) implementation report
  • JSR 358 (JCP.next.3) status report
  • 2.8 status update and community audit program
  • Discussion/Q&A


  • The call will be recorded and the recording published on jcp.org, so those who are unable to join in real-time will still be able to participate.

Tuesday Nov 13, 2012

Public EC Meeting scheduled for 20 November

The minutes and materials from the October 2012 JCP EC Teleconference are now available.  The next JCP EC Meeting, and the first EC Meeting under JCP 2.9, with the Merged EC, is scheduled for 20 November.  The second hour of this meeting will be open to the public at 3:00 PM PST. The agenda includes  JSR 355,  EC merge implementation report, JSR 358 (JCP.next.3) status report, JCP 2.8 status update and community audit program.  Details are below. We hope you will join us, but if you cannot attend, not to worry--the recording and materials will also be public on the JCP.org multimedia page.

Meeting details

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday November 20, 2012, 3:00 - 4:00 pm PST
  • Location
    • Teleconference


  • JSR 355 (the EC merge) implementation report
  • JSR 358 (JCP.next.3) status report
  • 2.8 status update and community audit program
  • Discussion/Q&A


  • The call will be recorded and the recording published on jcp.org, so those who are unable to join in real-time will still be able to participate.

Friday Nov 09, 2012

Welcome to the newly merged JCP EC!

As part of the JCP.Next effort, the second JSR as part of the JCP program reforms, JSR 355, Executive Committee (EC) Merge, will take effect on Tuesday as JCP 2.9. The first in the effort was JSR 348, which took effect as JCP 2.8 in October 2011. EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies by approving and voting on all technology proposals (Java Specification Requests, or JSRs). They are also responsible for defining the JCP's rules of governance and the legal agreement between members and the organization. They provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO) and they represent the interests of the JCP to the broader community.

Starting on Tuesday, 13 November, JCP 2.9 is in effect, and the EC is merged from two ECs -- one representing Java SE/EE and one representing Java ME -- to one merged EC. IBM and Oracle each gave up one of their two seats (one per EC) and the terms expired for four members who did not run for re-election: AT&T, Deutsch Telekom, Siemens and Vodafone. All four remain JCP members. In addition, the seat occupied by RIM was forfeited due to lack of participation in October 2012. The JCP values the organizations and representatives for their contribution to the JCP EC, and looks forward to their continued participation in the JCP Program. The complete listing of the EC, 24 members total at the moment, is now available.

We asked the two newcomers to the EC, Cinterion and CloudBees, and the re-elected London Java Community, to comment on their plans for their term in the EC. Read about their plans in the article published on JCP.org, "JCP 2.9 with a Merged EC Takes Effect 13 November". Also, plan to attend the public (open to all community members) EC Meeting planned for 20 November at 15:00 PST.  Details will be posted here and on the JCP.org home page next week.

Tuesday Oct 30, 2012

2012 EC Election Results

The 2012 Fall Executive Committee Election process is now complete. The ballot closed at midnight pacific time on Monday, 29 October.

 Congratulations to Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu Limited, Hewlett-Packard (all four candidates were ratified),  and CloudBees and London Java Community (two elected candidates) as the new and re-elected merged EC Members. For more information regarding the merged EC, please refer to JSR 355 and the JCP 2.9 Process Document.

Ratified Seats: Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu Limited and Hewlett-Packard
Open Election Seats: CloudBees and London Java Community

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 13 November 2012.

Detailed Election Results:
Number of Eligible Voters: 1131

Percent of Eligible Members Casting Votes: 23.70%

Ratified Seats:

Candidate Yes Votes (%) No Votes (%) Abstentions
Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH 156 (76) 48 (24) 64
Credit Suisse 205 (85) 35 (15) 28
Fujitsu Limited 195 (85) 35 (15) 38
Hewlett-Packard 182 (81) 44 (19) 42

Open Election Seats:

The top two candidates have been elected.

Candidate Votes (%)
Cisco Systems 37 (7)
CloudBees 101 (20)
Giuseppe Dell'Abate 6 (1)
Liferay, Inc. 35 (7)
London Java Community 164 (33)
MoroccoJUG 46 (9)
North Sixty-One Ltd 26 (5)
Software AG 19 (4)
ZeroTurnaround 64 (13)
None of the above 5 (1)

For more information about the candidates who ran for the 2012 Executive Committee Election, please visit the 2012 Executive Committee Elections Nominees page.

Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Recent EC Meetings - RIM forfeits EC seat

Materials and minutes from the JCP EC Face-to-Face Meeting, held September 2012 in Prague, are now available on the EC Meeting Summaries page.  Topics included JCP.Next, a JCP 2.8 progress report, Inactive JSRs, and two Spec Lead presentations.

In October 2011, new EC Standing Rules went into effect. The Rules include the following: "Missing five meetings in a row, or missing more than two-thirds of all meetings in any consecutive twelve-month period, results in loss of EC membership."  Last week, the JCP EC met for their October EC teleconference meeting.  RIM missed this meeting, and has now missed five meetings in a row (see the attendance chart); therefore, RIM has forfeited their EC membership.

Results from the 2012 EC Elections will be available on 30 October.  The new merged EC will go into effect on 12 November.

Friday Oct 19, 2012

Meet the EC Candidates Recording and Materials

Yesterday the JCP hosted a Meet the EC Candidates call for Java Community members.  The recording and materials are now available on the JCP multimedia page. audio only file.  All nominee information is available on JCP.org.  The 2012 EC Election ballot will remain open until 29 October at midnight PDT, and the results of the election will be published on 30 October. 

JCP Members, please take this opportunity you have to influence the members of the EC for the upcoming one year term.

Saturday Oct 13, 2012

JavaOne pictures and Community Commentary on JCP Awards

We posted some pictures from JCP related events at JavaOne 2012 on the JCP Facebook page today.  The 2012 JCP Program Award winners and some of the nominees responded to the community recognition of their achievements during some of the JCP events last week.    

“Our job on the EC is to balance the need of innovation – so we don’t standardize too early, or too late. We try to find that sweet spot that makes innovation and standardization work together, and not against each other.”

- Ben Evans, CEO of jClarity and Executive Committee (EC) representative of the London Java Community, 2012 JCP Member/Participant of the Year Winner

“SouJava has been evangelizing the Java platform, promoting the Java ecosystem in Brazil, and contributing to JSRs for several years. It’s very gratifying to have our work recognized, on behalf of many developers and Java User Groups around the world. This really is the work of a large group of people, represented by the few that can be here tonight.”

- Michael Santos, representative of SouJava, 2012 JCP Member/Participant of the Year Winner

"In the last years Credit Suisse has contributed to the development of Java EE specifications through participation in many customer advisory boards, through statements of requirements for extensions to the core Java related products in use, and active participation in JSRs. Winning the JCP Outstanding Spec Lead Award 2012 is very encouraging for our engagement and also demonstrates the level of expertise and commitment to drive the evolution of Java. Victor Grazi is happy and honored to receive this award."

- Susanne Cech Previtali, Executive Committee (EC) representative of Credit Suisse, accepting award for 2012 JCP Outstanding Spec Lead Winner

"Managing a JSR is difficult. There are so many decisions to be made and so many good and varied opinions, you never really know if you have decided correctly. The key to success is transparency and collaboration. I am truly humbled by receiving this award, there are so many other active JSRs.” Victor added that going forward in the JCP EC, they would like to simplify and open the process of participation – being addressed in the JCP.Next initiative of the JCP EC. "We would also like to encourage the engagement of universities, professors and students – as an important part of the Java community. While innovation is the lifeblood of our community and industry, without strong standards and compatibility requirements, we all end up in a maze of technology where everything is slightly different and doesn’t quite work with everything else."

Victo Grazi, Executive Committee (EC) representative of Credit Suisse, 2012 JCP Outstanding Spec Lead Winner

“I am very pleased, of course, to accept this award, but the credit really should go to all of those who have participated in the work of the JCP, while pushing for changes in the way it operates.  JCP.Next represents three JSRs. The first two are done, but the final step, JSR 358, is the complicated one, and it will bring in the lawyers. Just to give you an idea of what we’re dealing with, it affects licensing, intellectual property, patents, implementations not based on the Reference Implementation (RI), the role of the RI, compatibility policy, possible changes to the Technical Compatibility Kit (TCK), transparency, where do individuals fit in, open source, and more.”

- Patrick Curran, JCP Chair, Spec Lead on JCP.Next JSRs (JSR 348, JSR 355 and JSR 358), 2012 JCP Most Significant JSR Winner

“I’m especially glad to see the JCP community recognize JCP.Next for its importance. The governance work it represents is KEY to moving the Java platform forward and the success of the technology.”

- John Rizzo, Executive Committee (EC) representative of Aplix Corporation, JSR Expert Group Member

“I am deeply honored to be nominated. I had the privilege to receive two awards on behalf of Expert Groups and Spec Leads two years ago. But this time, I am nominated personally, which values my own contribution to the JCP, and of course, participation in JSRs and the EC work. I’m a fan of Agile Principles and Values Working. Being an Agile Coach and Consultant, I use it for some of the biggest EC Member companies and projects. It fuels my ability to help the JCP become more agile, lean and transparent as part of the JCP.Next effort.”

- Werner Keil, Individual Executive Committee (EC) Member, a 2012 JCP Member/Participant of the Year Nominee, JSR Expert Group Member

“The JCP ever has been some kind of institution for me,” Markus said. “If in technical doubt, I go there, look for the specifications of the implementation I work with at the moment and verify what I had observed. Since the beginning of my Java journey more than 12 years back now, I always had a strong relationship with the JCP. Shaping the future of a technology by joining the JCP – giving feedback and contributing to the road ahead through individual JSRs – that brings you to a whole new level.”

Calling himself, “the new kid on the block,” he explained that for years he was afraid to join the JCP and contribute. But in reality, “Every single one of the big names I meet from the different Expert Groups is a nice person. People you can actually work with,” he says. “And nobody blames you for things you don't know. As long as you are committed and bring what is worth the most: passion, experiences and the desire to make a difference.”

- Markus Eisele, a 2012 JCP Member of the Year Nominee, JSR Expert Group Member

Congratulations again to all of the nominees and winners of the JCP Program Awards.  Next year, we will add another award for the group of JUG members (not an entire JUG) that makes the best contribution to the Adopt-a-JSR program.  Let us know if you have other suggestions or improvements.

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

JCP EC Nominations and Meet the Candidates Call

The Nominations period for the 2012 JCP EC Elections closes tomorrow, 11 October at midnight pacific time.  Eligible JCP Members (all current JSPA 2 signers) may nominate themselves.  You will need your Elections credentials to complete the nomination, which were sent to the primary contacts of all eligible JCP Members via email last week.

This year all ratified (there are 4 proposed ratified candidates) and elected (there are 7 candidates so far) will appear on one ballot; the top 2 candidates will win elected seats. This year, the selected EC Members will serve a single year term.  Following the 2012 Elections, there will be one merged EC (approved through JSR 355), and a new JCP version, JCP 2.9 will be in effect.  In 2013, all EC members will stand for election to complete the merge process described in the JCP 2.9 process document.

All of the candidates' nominations materials are now available. The ratified candidates are:  Cinterion, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu and HP.
The elected candidates are:  Cisco Systems, CloudBees, Giuseppe Dell'Abate, London Java Community, MoroccoJUG, Software AG, and Zero Turnaround.

Next week, 18 October, we will hold an open teleconference for the Java Community to meet the candidates and ask questions regarding their nomination.  We hope you will be able to participate in the call.  Should the time be inconvenient, a recording will be made available for download, and candidate questions may be posted on this blog entry or sent to pmo@jcp.org.

Topic: Meet the EC Candidates
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 9:30 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 807 818 225
Meeting Password: MeetEC

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Saturday Sep 29, 2012

JSR Updates and EC Nominations open

JSR 310, Date and Time API, has published an Early Draft Review 2.  This review closes 14 October.

JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, has published an Early Draft Review.  This review closes 7 October.

JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, has published an Early Draft Review. This review closes 27 October.

JSR 339,  JAX-RS 2.0: The Java API for RESTful Web Services, has published a Public Review. This review closes 12 November.

The EC Nominations are now open until 11 October.  Any JCP Member may nominate themselves for the 2 open seats in the 2012 EC Elections.  Note that both seats will be for a 1 year term only, since all EC Members will stand for Election in 2013.  The merged EC will take effect in November 2012.


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