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Final Results of 2016 JCP Executive Committee Elections

SANTA CLARA, CA - November 2016: The Java Community Process (JCP) Program Management Office today announced the final results of the 2016 JCP Executive Committee (EC) elections. All ratified candidates are approved by the JCP membership: Gemalto M2M GmbH, Goldman Sachs, MicroDoc, NXP, SAP, Software AG, and V2COM; all ratified candidates will serve a 2 year term. The winning candidates for the six open election seats are: Eclipse, London Java Community and Azul Systems (will serve a 2 year term); and, Twitter, Tomitribe and Hazelcast (will serve a 1 year term). The winning candidates for the two open Associate Seats are: Ivar Grimstad (2 year term), Werner Keil (1 year term).

For an overview of the 2016 JCP EC elections including results you can visit

"We had an increase in JCP Member voter turnout at 36% overall; 25% for Full and Partner Members, and 75% for Associate Members! These are very strong representation numbers, especially from the new Associate Membership category. I'd like to congratulate the winners, and thank all of the nominees for their participation. We are looking forward to welcoming the new members at our next meeting in December," said Heather VanCura, Group Director of the JCP Program Office.

The Executive Committee members will be taking office on 29 November. EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies by approving and voting on all technology proposals (Java Specification Requests, or JSRs). They are also responsible for defining the JCP's rules of governance and the legal agreement between members and the organization. They provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO) and they represent the interests of the JCP to the broader community.

This year 16 candidates participated in the EC elections including individual developers, corporate entities and Java User Groups. View the qualifying statements of all the nominees at

About the Java Community Process (JCP) Program
Since its launch in 1998 as the open, inclusive process to develop and revise Java technology specifications, reference implementations, and technology compatibility kits, the Java Community Process (JCP) program has fostered the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java platform developer community. The JCP program now has over 1,000 corporate and individual participants. More than 350 Java technology specifications are in development in the JCP program. For more information on the JCP program, please visit and


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