JCP Special election this month
By alexismp on Apr 14, 2011
Voting unanimously on the Java EE 7 JSRs was excellent news for the future of the platform but some were quick to point out that the number of voters was not the same as usual. Indeed the SE/EE Executive Committee was missing 3 out of 15 members with the recent resignations of the Apache Foundation, Doug Lea and Tim Peierls (2 ratified seats and one elected seat).
The good news is that elections to replace these departing members have now been scheduled with Bruno Souza representing SouJava and Goldman Sachs as the Oracle ratified candidates.
Nominations for the elected seat started on April 12th and will close on April 25th. The ballot itself will run from April 26th to May 9th and new EC members will take office the next day. All JCP members are obviously encouraged to vote. Note there will also be an open seat in the ME Executive Committee. You may also find Patrick Curran's InfoQ recent interview to be of interest.
Read all the details on this special election from this JCP page.