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Star Spec Lead Profiles

The Java Community Process (JCP) program applauds the community's Star Spec Leads. These leaders earned this honor through their efficient, prompt, and transparent communication with their Expert Group, the Program Management Office (PMO), and the Executive Committee (EC). They used community web pages, observer aliases, and other tools to communicate with their expert group, the JCP program community, and the public. They kept their Java Specification Requests (JSRs) on schedule by making sure their team stayed focused and felt appreciated. The JCP program congratulates and honors these Star Spec Leads.

Bill Shannon
Bill Shannon is a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he has worked since 1982. In the early years, he worked on the JavaMail API, the HotJava Views product, the Common Desktop Environment, the Solaris operating system, and all versions of SunOS.
In more recent years, Bill became one of the primary architects of Java Enterprise Edition (EE). Within the JCP program, he served as Spec Lead to revise the Java EE specification:
JSR 58 Java EE 1.3 Specification
JSR 151 Java EE 1.4 Specification
JSR 244 Java EE 5 Specification
In June 2005, Bill was awarded Most Outstanding Spec Lead for Java Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition 2005 at the annual JCP Awards ceremony. He earned this distinction for his technical acumen, his ability to build consensus among Experts who may not share identical goals, and his efficiency in guiding the specification - development process.
Bill graduated from Case Western Reserve University with an MS in Computer Engineering. Case is a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio that shapes "renaissance" students who are well grounded in science, technology, and liberal arts.
Go to the Star Spec Lead Program page for more information.
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