The 2015 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations period has closed. The ballot will not open until Tuesday, 10 November, but the nomination materials for all of the candidates have been posted on JCP.org. This year we decided to allow the community to have a bit more time to get to know the candidates - we have extended the time between the nominations period and the opening of the ballot. To that end, we will have a 'Meet the Candidates' meeting during the week of JavaOne in San Francisco, CA USA on Sunday 25 October at 6:30 pm as part of User Group Sunday in Moscone South (this is also known as the Public JCP EC Meeting) and will include some tasty beverages to get the conversation started, read beer ;).
UGF11076 JCP Meet the Executive Committee: Main Room in Moscone South, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The EC has a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle. This year there are 8 Ratified seats and 3 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 - 8 Candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Red Hat, SouJava, IBM.
ELECTED - 6 Candidates (for 3 open seats): Eclipse, Jelastic, Jokl Technologies, London Java Community, Tomitribe, Twitter.
Please join us on next week to meet the candidates! If you are not attending JavaOne 2015 (and I highly recommend that you do - check out the other JCP related activities at JavaOne, including the Hackergarten), we will also host a teleconference with the candidates are Thursday, 6 November 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 2015 EC Election ballot will open on 10 November for JCP Members to cast their votes, which will determine the JCP EC Members for the 2015-2016 term. The ballot will remain open until 23 November at midnight PST, and the results of the election will be published on 24 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!