By Patrick Curran on Nov 14, 2007
The second and final round of this year's Executive Committee (EC) elections has been completed and it's time for congratulations.
The winners for the Java SE/EE EC are Apache Software Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Inc., Google Inc., Nortel, and Red Hat Middleware LLC. On the Java ME EC, Intel Corporation, Orange France SA, Research In Motion, LTD (RIM), Samsung Electronics Corporation, and Time Warner Cable Inc. were elected.
I'm especially glad to be able to welcome two new members to the ECs: the Eclipse Foundation, who will help the JCP broaden its push towards greater collaboration and openness, and Time Warner Cable, who bring the perspective of the digital TV industry – a rapidly growing market for Java technology.
We should also not forget the runners-up. In each EC the third-place candidates were individuals who put up a strong showing: Rod Johnson from Interface21 for the SE/EE EC and Sean Sheedy for the ME EC. The other runners-up were Ericsson AB, CodeGear, Klaus Meffert, and Pierre-Henry Perret for the SE/EE EC, and Luiz Carlos Bentes dos Anjos and Marlon Faria da Luz for the ME EC.
If you haven't already done so I encourage you to review the campaign material for all the candidates – both the winners and the runners-up – at http://www.jcpelection2007.org/.I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the elections. As you can see from the picture, the new ECs are already hard at work!