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2009 JCP Program Awards and Videos

Posted by editor on June 23, 2009 at 5:48 AM PDT

Felipe Gaucho attended the 2009 JCP Program Awards ceremony, and provides some videos of the event in his recent blog post. The awards ceremony took place during JavaOne.

I wasn't able to attend this event, so I did some reasearch on the award categories and winners. Here they are, with some links to help you get to know a bit more about the people and JSRs that won the awards in each category:

At JavaOne, I had the good fortune to record a podcast of the JCP roundtable that took place in the booth as part of Community Corner 2009. It was a very interesting conversation (I expect that the podcast will be available soon) that included Patrick Curran, Ed Burns, and others.

The Java Community Process has come under a lot of fire. However, my experience is that open standards are critical for the long-term success of technologies and technology platforms. A standards body by necessity moves at a somewhat deliberate pace. During the roundtable at JavaOne, this was discussed at length, along with the reasons behind it, and the delicate balance between tracking new innovation, embodying it in standards (to better enable its application by a broader spectrum of developers), and getting too far ahead of what's new in a particular technology space. You don't want to stifle innovation by coming in too soon and defining standards before emerging technologies have sufficiently coalesced around a more or less clear mode of implementation and direction. Rather, there is a "sweet spot" (my term) where establishment of a standard is both timely and beneficial for the long-term advancement of the technology. Based on observing the roundtable at our Community Corner, it's clear to me that the JCP is very much aware of these issues, and takes their role in the long-term advancement of Java technologies very seriously.

I wish I had been able to attend this year's JCP Program Awards. I'm sure it must have been an interesting event. Thanks again to Felipe for attending and providing videos that capture some of the winning moments.

In Java Today, Felipe Gaucho shows us the JCP 2009 Annual Awards Winners (with videos): "Several pictures and short movies are here in the JavaOne folder, including the announcement of some of the winners of the 2009 JCP Program Awards 2009... Congratulations for all winners, and thanks SUN for the very nice party."

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