"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.'"