Tuesday Feb 24, 2009

JCP Special Election: Voting starts today !


As you know, the JCP is where Java APIs, including all those in Java ME and Java SE are developed. Engineers form groups called expert groups to work on projects known as JSRs, and each JSR produces a specification (including the API), a reference implementation (a working implementation of the API), and a test suite which tests that other implementations do what the specification says they need to.

The JSRs are overseen by the Executive Committees (ECs) - one for Java SE and Java EE, and one for Java ME - who vote at key stages of a JSR (like the public review vote on Java EE 6 which finished today) to make sure its on track.

And when an open slot comes up on one of the ECs, there's an election. Votes and everything.

There's a vote now, to fill a vacant seat on the Java ME EC. There are 4 candidates fighting for this seat. Aplix, who build Java implementations for mobile phones, Cox Communications, big in home entertainment (particularly TV), and two active Java ME developers Shawn Fitzgerald and Marlon Luz, standing as individuals.

The JCP sent out the voting instructions this morning: directly to JCP members who are individuals, or for corporate members, to the primary rep. You can ask questions of the candidates here. Voting closes March 9th !

Wednesday Oct 08, 2008

Java and JavaFX reminders


No, the Janitor can't see Russia from the Planetarium, instead he brings a reminder list for ya.

The Devoxx conference (the euro-JavaOne and previously called Javapolis), this December, has an open call for papers. The Euro-JavaOne, it gets bigger every year. Why not submit something before it closes October 15th ?

Don't forget to vote for your favorite software projects at the Developer.com Product of the Year Awards. Voting ends Monday.

And, the JCP is holding its elections for the Executive Committee, check out the election website. Right now, JCP members can vote to ratify the candidates nominated by the PMO. Next month, JCP members can vote for the open seats. Check out the voting and attendence record of the Executive Committee to help decide who to vote for !!
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