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SE/EE Executive Committee Candidates

Posted by sean_sheedy on November 1, 2007 at 2:26 PM PDT

Being focused on Java ME, I found that after perusing the candidate list for the SE/EE EC on jcpelection2007.org, I still was not sure who to vote for. So I put this together to be able to compare the candidates and understand their motivations for running for an EC seat.

I'm posting this so that maybe a few people or the candidates themselves can help fill this out, or comment on who they are voting for and why.

All candidates should be commended for selecting EC participation as their way of contributing to the Java community and helping to guide Java's future.

I paraphrased what I found in their candidate statements and things they linked to, so there are bound to be errors. Please let me know if you find any and I will correct them.

For each, a couple of questions came to mind and are listed. For example, I was hoping to see more information in the candidates statements about why they were running for a seat - only two of the seven candidates provided this information.

Disclaimer: I am a candidate for a seat on the Java ME EC.

Voting ends 11/12.CodeGear (Borland)

    History:

  • JBuilder developer tools
  • First all-Java development environment
  • Helped define the Java beans specification
    JSRs:

  • compiler, debugger, ejb, servlets, jsp, jsf, jbi
  • JCP EC for...?
    Goals for the EC:
    Goals for Java:
    Rep:

  • Ravi Kumar, Principal Architect, Java tools group
  • David Intersimone, VP Developer Relations, Chief Evangelist - responsible for CodeGear developer network - 6M SW developers
    Questions:

  • What are your goals for your EC participation?
  • What do you plan to do to change Borland's past EC participation stats?

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Eclipse Foundation, Inc

    History:

  • Hosts Eclipse projects, 100% in Java
  • Tooling support for JSRs
    JSRs:

  • 220, 222, 235, 291, 317
  • New JCP member, joined in 2007
    Goals for the EC:

  • Open source licensing of Java technologies
  • Maintaining a culture of openness and innovation
    Goals for Java:
    Rep:

  • None mentioned on the election site
    Questions:

  • Who do you plan to send to EC meetings, and what are their credentials?
  • What specifically do you propose regarding "maintaining a culture of openness and innovation"?

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Ericsson AB

    History:

  • Mobile device and infrastructure provider
  • Contributing to the open source community
    JSRs:

  • Currently participating in 21 JSRs including 281 and 319.
  • JCP EC for past six years
    Goals for the EC:

  • Offer technology leadership
  • Evolve the JCP
  • (from website) "presently ramping up our engagement in JCP".
    Goals for Java:

  • Promote Java as the technology of choice for the telecom industry
    Rep:

  • Jens Jensen, spec lead for JSR-319
    Questions:

  • In what ways do you wish to see the JCP evolve?
  • Where do you plan to provide technology leadership?
  • In what ways are you ramping up your engagement in the JCP?

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Google Inc.

    History:

  • It's Google
  • Extensive use of the Java platform
    JSRs:

  • Participated actively in 23 JCP EGs
  • JCP EC for past 3 years
    Goals for the EC:
    Goals for Java:

  • Deeply believes in giving back to the community
    Rep:

  • Joshua Bloch, Chief Java Architect and author of a number of Java books, previously Distinguised Engineer at Sun
    Questions:

  • What are your objectives for your JCP EC participation?

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Interface21, Inc.

    History:

  • Creator and supporter of Spring framework
    JSRs:

  • JSF 2.0, JDO 2.0, JPA 2.0, Servlet 2.3, Java EE 6.0, JMX
    Goals for the EC:
    Goals for Java:
    Rep:

  • Rod Johnson, author or several best-selling Java EE books and top speaker at JavaOne, Java Champion and EG member including Java EE 6
    Questions:

  • What are your reasons for running for a position on the EC? What are your EC objectives?

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Klaus Meffert (Individual)

    History:

  • Works for Brandt & Partner (software consulting and implementation) on Java and SAP.
  • Author of a book on JUnit
    JSRs:
    Goals for the EC:
    Goals for Java:
    Rep:

  • Self
    Questions:

  • What are your goals for your EC participation?

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Perret Pierre-Henry (Individual)

    History:

  • Works for Cross Systems in Switzerland.
    JSRs:
    Goals for the EC:
    Goals for Java:
    Rep:

  • Self
    Questions:

  • What are your objectives for your EC participation?