Posted by Srini Penchikala on Nov 20, 2007 02:11 PM
Google, Inc. and Eclipse Foundation, Inc. were the top vote getters in Java SE/EE group. Other elected members are Apache Software Foundation, Nortel, and Red Hat Middleware LLC. The other nominations in this group were Interface21 Inc. (the company behind Spring Framework), Ericsson AB, CodeGear, Klaus Meffert, and Perret Pierre-Henry.
Chair of the JCP and director of the JCP Program at Sun Microsystems Patrick Curran's comments about Eclipse becoming the new member of JCP executive committee were:
Eclipse itself is a membership-driven organization and it has provided tooling support for many JSRs to date. Paul Krill wrote an InfoWorld article about this announcement. He said that:
It will be interesting to see how Sun which has a permanent seat in JCP executive committee and Eclipse will co-exist in the committee with both having their own IDE platforms.
Time Warner Cable is among the newly elected members in Java Micro Edition (ME) group. The other elected members are Intel Corp., Orange France SA, Research In Motion, Ltd (RIM), and Samsung Electronics Corporation. The organizations and individuals who were nominated in this category but didn't get enough votes are Sean Sheedy, Luiz Carlos Bentes dos Anjos, and Marlon Faria da Luz.
All the members (both newly elected and re-elected) will take the office on November 27 and will serve for next three years. They will meet for the first EC meeting to be held on December 4 and 5. This year's JCP election was hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the voting process took place from October 30 to November 12.