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Oracle proposal would create single committee to oversee Java specs

Jan 27, 2012, 19:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Kanaracus)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"The JSR (Java Specification Request) is being overseen by an Expert Group consisting of representatives from a wide variety of companies, including Oracle, IBM, Intel and Siemens. Its work is expected to take about six months, "thereby permitting the changes to be initiated during the 2012 elections," according to the site. 'The [Expert Group] recognizes, however, that the changes may need to be phased in over time.'

"In the interest of fairness, all members would 'have an equal chance of losing their seats through elimination,' it adds. In addition, 'Oracle should have the greatest possible flexibility in reallocating ratified seats to ensure that the merged EC adequately and fairly represents the entire Java ecosystem.'"

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