JCP holds elections, contemplates OpenJDK
December 23, 2009 —
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The JCP Executive Committee elections proved to be about as popular as America's off-year general elections: only 21% of the membership actually voted.
The results placed Doug Lea in a one-year seat on the executive committee for Java SE/EE. Lea is a professor of computer science at the State University of New York at Oswego. He was the chair of JSR 166 and the author of “Concurrent Programming in Java: Design Principles and Patterns.”
Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Oracle were also elected to the executive committee. Lea and all four of these companies were re-elected to their existing seats. Nortel was not re-elected.
The open seat elections were more contentious, and concurrency expert Tim Peierls won out over Liferay, Terracotta and Matthew McCullough, a Denver-based software development consultant.
The Java ME executive committee elections saw AT&T, Siemens, SK Telecom, T-Mobile and Vodafone all elected to seats. Ericsson, Motorola and Qisda all lost their seats.
Jacob Feldman, the specification lead on JSR 331: Constraint Programming API, won election to the open seat on the Java ME executive committee.