SpringSource to have a voice in the future of Java
SpringSource has been elected to a seat on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP). Rod Johnson, founder and CEO of SpringSource, will be representing the firm on the committee. Johnson said "I am honored to be elected to the JCP Executive Committee and applaud the group for recognizing the importance of Spring and for being open to new and fresh ideas,”.
The JCP was created as a way to manage the community development of the Java platform, and many noteworthy Java development firms have cooperated within the JCP to further the development of the Java language, libraries, virtual machine and other elements that make up Java. The JCP also develops reference implementations and compatibility tests designed to ensure that implementations of specifications are compliant to their related Java Specification Request (JSR).
The Executive Committee decides on whether suggestions that are submitted are incorporated into a JSR and is the JCP's representative to the outside world. Besides SpringSource, sector heavyweights like SAP, Ericsson, Nokia, Philips, and IBM have taken seats on the Committee. SAP, SpringSource and Ericsson were elected to the SE/EE Executive Committee, while IBM, Nokia and Philips were elected to the ME Executive Committee. The separate elections cater for the two main sectors of Jaja; Java SE/EE, Java on the desktop and server, and Java ME, covering embedded Java.