CloudBees and London Java Community in JCP Executive Committee
This year's election process to determine the Executive Committee (EC) of the Java Community Process (JCP) is now complete. The London Java Community (LJC) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) provider CloudBees prevailed against seven other nominees and will join the ratified members, Cinterion Wireless Modules, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard to form the committee that steers the development of Java. At 23.7 per cent, the voter turnout was slightly higher than in 2011 (23 per cent). 1,131 persons were eligible to vote.
The LJC had held a place on the committee last year, and its re-election is an acknowledgement of its contribution. The JCP Executive Committee consists of 24 members, 16 of whom are ratified and eight are elected. More than half of the committee seats are re-appointed every year; Oracle, as the owner of the Java trademark, is the only permanent member. The term of office is two years. Ratified members are nominated by the Program Management Office and approved or rejected via a majority vote. Among the EC's tasks are the selection of Java Specification Requests (JSRs) for development within the Community Process, the checking of draft specifications before they are submitted to the public review process, and the monitoring and recommendation of Java maintenance adjustments.