The Java Community Process (JCP), the standards-development organization for Java, has posted the results of its 2017 Fall Executive Committee (EC) election. Java Champion and Canoo specialist Andres Almiray has been elected to the Associate Seat.
Each year roughly half the seats of the 24-member EC are up for ratification/election. The EC oversees the work of the Expert Groups that define Java specifications, essentially guiding the evolution of Java. This was the second election held under JCP 2.10 rules implemented last year. Among other things, the rules created two new seats on the committee: the new Associate Member seats are part of an ongoing effort by the JCP to get more Java pros involved in the process. The JCP’s Associate Membership is aimed at individuals who want to contribute to a Java Specification Request (JSR). There is no employer approval required and Associate Members get to vote for the two new Associate EC seats.